We can no longer afford the mass production of packaging and plastic! We should increase the charges for the producers of packaging and plastic, have street bins with separate compartments and more dedicated dog waste bins.
Culture and an Gaelige really matter. I want to see opportunities for everyone to learn and speak Irish, the creation of artists’ studios, and outdoor cinemas in the summer months.
South Dublin County Council must invest in more music and sporting facilities and involve our young people in running them. For example, we need to restore Corkagh fishing ponds, build football skills courts and fix Clondalkin Swimming Pool.
A third of Irish bee species are threatened with extinction! Bees pollinate food crops and flowers. Let’s have more wild flower meadows (“Cluain” as Gaeilge) to allow them to thrive.
Local government organizes childcare services in many European countries, and provides recreation facilities for children, teenagers and families. South Dublin County Council can too!
The private housing market is failing us. Rents and house prices are exorbitant. I stand for an end to land speculation and hoarding; action to tackle dereliction; and building on public land – now!