My vision for Cork City South Central
I see Cork City South Central as the heart of a new city, with new people blending with the historic city. Encouraging new thinking along with different and better ways of doing things. Protecting and enhancing our heritage while encouraging development of the new city.
What I stand for
I stand for people-centred planning. For people and communities to become fully involved in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Encouraging the construction of a river barrage as the best technical means of dealing with problem of city centre flooding, thus protecting our historic quay walls, and not having them turned in concrete slabs.
- Having Cork City Council strengthen its role as a housing authority to help build the large number of social housing units that are needed to meet demand.
- The development of Tramore Valley Park, and allowing the immediate and highest level of public use there. The park should also include the land around Vernon Mount in Grange, with this land to be connected to the main park by a new pedestrian bridge over the Southern Ring Road.
- To make Cork a more Green city by maximising energy efficiency in all public buildings; to help create a better used public transport system and to seek to eliminate all unnecessary waste in any work done by Cork County Council.
11 years as a member of Cork City Council representing the South East and South Central electoral areas. A TD for the Cork South Central constituency in the 29th Dáil. Deputy Leader of Seanad Éireann for the 23rd Seanad.