Local Priorities

Youth services and investment: Our young people are being left behind. We need increased investment for Youth Service projects and facilities for young people. We need extra funding for Outreach workers to engage with young people particularly in the Lucan area.

Recycling & waste: We need more recycling facilities in local areas to encourage more recycling and decrease dumping. I have been fighting for bottle banks in North Clondalkin. I will also campaign to end single use plastics.

Democracy: Local authorities in Ireland are very undemocratic. Most decisions are made by unelected officials. South Dublin is the only council in Dublin where council meetings are not broadcast online. I will fight to make the council more democratic including having the meetings broadcast online.

Council Tenants: We need more staff carrying out repairs and an independent complaints body for council tenants.

End the outsourcing of maintenance works and cleansing and hire more council staff. This would improve efficiency by removing the unnecessary delays arising from the tendering process.