Priorities

Some of the biggest decisions for our environment and our communities are taken at local level, which is why I am campaigning on the pledge of building ‘A Sustainable Future for Our Community’.

The challenges that the incoming Council will face, such as housing and transport need solutions that will last well into the future, so that our children and grandchildren can benefit from the choices we make now.

Here is a snapshot of where my priorities lie:

  1. Housing

It’s virtually impossible for many people to find a home to rent, let alone get a foot on the property ladder.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Continue to call for standards to be enforced in our housing and rental sectors.
  • Call for penalisation on hoarding of vacant or derelict land.
  • Put forward proposals for cost rental housing.
  • Support speedier planning permission for affordable and social housing.
  • Continue to call for the completion or demolition of half-finished buildings.
  1. Transport

Traffic in Dublin is at a standstill. We need smarter solutions to support all road users.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Advocate for safer cycling and walking routes, so we don’t have to taxi our children to school and afterschool activities.
  • Support public transport reforms to alleviate congestion.
  • Expand safe cycle lanes.
  • Give pedestrians priority at busy junctions.
  1. Climate Action

Everybody wants to do their part to tackle climate change. It should be easier to make these choices in our day-to-day lives.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Continue to call for systemic changes to our transport network; our waste and recycling systems; and for making our homes warmer.
  • Support local businesses to lower their emissions.
  • Make it easier to reduce plastic and microplastic waste.
  • Put forward proposals for free electric charging stations and water fountains.
  1. Environment and Green Spaces

We live in a beautiful part of the city, close to the Dublin Mountains and Dublin Bay. We need the Council to do more to protect our environment and green spaces.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Protect our green spaces.
  • Put forward proposals for better recycling facilities.
  • Support creation of more attractive walking routes.
  • Support the completion of the ‘Sutton to Sandycove’ cycle route.
  1. Community and Culture

Our Council should prioritise our community’s local amenities and cultural spaces.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Continue to call for the reopening of Glenalbyn Swimming.
  • Support the ‘Give Us The Night’ campaign’s aims to improve nightlife and the night-time economy in Ireland.
  • Advocate for local artists and more cultural spaces.

     

  1. Campaigning for Change

We live in a new Ireland and we need a political system that reflects that.

On Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, I will:

  • Continue to stand up for clear, progressive, open, and inclusive values.
  • Support measures that protect our local wildlife and support animal welfare.
  • Continue to call for a more family-friendly political system, so all members of society can actively participate.