Citizens’ agenda
Local elections 2019
 

Yes, we need to cut out the excessive red tape involved in the provision of social housing from the department. We also need to look at small infill sites that could be used for small-scale developments

 

Yes, while we will need stronger legislation from the Oireachtas to ensure this happens, I will do whatever I can on the council to make renting more affordable and easier to access

 

Yes, I firmly believe the only way we can solve the homelessness crisis in our city is to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place. Restrictions on landlords issuing notices to quit, greater supply of rental accommodation, and greater roll out of the financial contribution scheme for older people should be prioritised.

 

Yes, we can do this by increasing the vacant sites levy every second year to encorage landowners to put their sites back into use.

 

While councillors do not currently have much control over public transport, I believe they should. There are too many statutory agencies looking after public transport in the city and not enough joined-up thinking.

 

Within the city centre we need to provide much more cycling infrastructure. I believe most of our suburbs have an adequate amount.

 

Yes, it’s a subject we must all address urgently and while we may need legislation to ultimately make a difference in climate change, the local authorities must also play their part.

 

Year on year, Dublin City Council is spending more and more of its budget on tackling illegal dumping. I believe the council should take back control of the city’s bin collection which will have a huge impact on the amount of litter on our streets.

 

Yes, I have been a strong supporter of more green spaces in our city. I believe these should be used for sporting use and for general amenities. The benefits green spaces and parks have for our communities are vital.

 

Yes, we need open spaces and public areas within the city centre and I would see College Green as the perfect example for one.

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