Saving the Poolbeg Chimneys is only the first step –

Saving the Poolbeg Chimneys is only the first step     Green Party councillors in Dublin are calling for a wider focus in discussions around the Poolbeg Chimneys. Saving the iconic landmarks is only the first step in the regeneration of the whole area. An emergency motion is to be put to Dublin City Council by Cllr Patrick Costello and …

School Shortages and Other Planning Disasters

We need more school places in our area.   I have met numerous families who struggle to get a place for their child. The importance of education is clear to everyone but there is something of a crisis in our area: people cannot get their children into local schools such is the demand for places and a lack of supply. …

The Growing Monster of Homelessness.

With so much happening in the past few years with crisis after crisis it seemed convenient to ignore the quietly growing monster that is homelessness. We are looking into a crisis in terms of homelessness – each day Dublin City Council is spending thousands to put families into hotels and B&B’s. Recent news stories of families living in their cars …

Long Term thinking and Homelessness

Every Christmas the problem of homelessness gets big press, and with steadily rising number of people out of home and sleeping rough it is only right that this issue gets some serious coverage. However I have worked in a variety of homeless services in Dublin and I know that when the Christmas spotlight fades the problem doesn’t. Homelessness is a …

Repair and Upkeep of Deirdre Kelly Memorial, Ranelagh

I stood proudly with my local scout group the day they unveiled the memorial to local historian Deirdre Kelly on the triangle in Ranelagh. Deirdre had been the Group leader of Leeson Park Scout Group at one time as well as been a local historian and conservation activist, and it was fitting to see a memorial dedicated to her. However, …

New Election Area – New Candidate!

Dear neighbours, I want to introduce myself to you as the new Green Party representative for our area and the new electoral ward of Rathmines/Rathgar. I will be using this website as a place to keep you updated about my work and my campaign…but before all that I felt that as a new candidate it was important for me to …