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Ciarán Cuffe

Councillor for North Inner City

My vision for Dublin

I want to work with our European neighbours to make Dublin the best city in Europe for living, working, and raising a family. That means taming the traffic, providing decent housing that people can afford, creating quality jobs and ensuring we’ve clean air, parks and play spaces.

 

What I stand for

I am the Green Party’s candidate for the European elections in Dublin. I have the passion and experience needed for the job: I am proud to be a City Councillor for the North Inner City, and to represent all Dubliners, new and old. I’m not afraid to speak truth to power, and will make sure that Dublin’s voice will be heard at the heart of Europe.

 

My priorities

I want Dublin to be a green, caring and fair city for all.

  • Quality public housing is my number one priority. If elected I will work with my European colleagues to make sure Dublin provides well-designed housing for people of all ages and incomes.
  • Dublin deserves a world-class transport system, starting with investment in walking, cycling and bus priority systems.
  • Our children should have the best start in life. I want to ensure that young people, regardless of their background, have access to good food, education, healthcare and training. Postcodes shouldn’t determine your future.
  • Climate change requires action in Brussels and at home. I’ll work hard to create well-paid jobs in renewable energy and upgrading homes.

 

My experience

I chair Dublin City Council’s Transport Committee and am passionate about walkable, bikeable and livable cities. I served two terms in Dáil Éireann, and was a Minister of State with responsibility for Climate Change, Planning, and Sustainable Transport. During my time in government, I reformed the Irish planning system to focus on evidence-led decision-making, and published legislation to tackle climate change. I chair a Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology. I am currently undertaking an MSc in Cities at the London School of Economics and hold degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from University College Dublin.