Who is Christy Burke?
In the early 80s he became involved in local politics. He was involved in anti-illegal drug activism in Dublin, particular in Concerned Parents Against Drugs, and criticised the Garda Síochána for their treatment of anti-illegal drug activists. He was first elected to Dublin City Council in 1985.
After winning a seat in the 2009 local election, he left the party 3 days after winning the seat as a Sinn Féin candidate, leading to criticism by Aengus Ó Snodaigh that Sinn Féin had promoted him in the campaign as its longest serving councillor.
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