Paul was educated at De La Salle Primary School, Beneavin College Secondary School and the National College of Ireland. His family has lived in Finglas for almost 50 years. Both grandparents settled here when Finglas was only a small village on the outskirts of Dublin. Before becoming involved in politics, Paul was principally involved in the Finglas no-name Club for a ten year period dealing with young people in the area and giving them skills to develop as young adults, helping them resist peer pressures of alcohol and drugs. He is committed to youth development work and recognises it as an important tool to empower young people. He is currently Chairperson of the Kilmore West Youth Project.
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Paul McAuliffe was elected to Dublin City Council on the 6th of June 2009 where he serves as a Fianna Fáil Councillor for the Ballymun – Finglas ward.
As a member of the Council he has been appointed to the Lord Mayor’s Commission on Employment, the Committee on Planning & Economic Development and the Committee on Housing. He was also elected as the Chairperson of the local Joint Policing Committee.
Before his election he served as a political and communications advisor to a wide range of organisations and individuals, including The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the former leaders of the Progressive Democrats Michael Mc Dowell & Mary Harney and a number of commercial organisations.