Citizens’ agenda
Local elections 2019
 

Put pressure on the Department of Environment to release more funding for social homes. More financing for "Rebuilding Ireland" [the government's flagship housing programme] for affordable homes.

   

For DCC to work in conjunction with Respond and Peter Mcverry-type organisations to identify and put the funding into the areas that can provided sustainable supported living.

 

I have called for compulsory purchase orders on vacant sites before, e.g. the Tayto site. Sites similar to this that have been idle for over a decade should be immediate used for social and affordable housing.

 

As a member of the council's Transport Stragic Policy Committee, I have pushed – and will continue to push – for vast improvements in public transport services, including more buses and vast improvements with the BusConnects, and more taxis, especially wheelchair-accessable vehicles. I have also requested that the DublinBike scheme be extended to areas including Raheny. I feel that a massive shift to people using bikes is needed. I called for rickshaws to be licensed.

 

I have been a strong voice on the Sutton-to-Sandycove (S2S) Cycle Route and the Liffey Cycle Route. As outlined above, I have also requested that the DublinBikes scheme be extended to areas including Raheny. I feel that a massive shift to people using bikes is needed. I had a motion for the bike-training school in Clontarf to be reopened to educate and support communities in cycling.

 

Tacking climate change is one the biggest issues. The government needs to have a functional plan in place to increase renewable electricity, stop trade pollution permits, and implement full decarbonisation.

 

I would have more signage and bins installed in relation to dog poo. I want dog-fouling bins and bags to installed in key offending areas. I want movable surveillance in litter hotspots. I wanted to increase the number of litter wardens and increase the fines associated with the offences.

 

I have been in the forefront of the campaign to prevent a private developer from building at St Anne's Park for may reasons, including the fact it is the green lung of the north side of Dublin.

 

I have been in favour of the College Green plaza and new Liffey Street plaza. At a local level, I have campaigned for Raheny village to be poster free.

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