Daniel Whooley

Councillor for Ongar

My vision

I have lived in Hartstown my whole life – it’s my home. I am passionate about improving our environment and building a better community. I can bring a new voice – a fresh voice – to Fingal County Council.

What I stand for

I stand for my community, a community that has always been there for me. I want young people like me to be able to bring up a family here .

My priorities

    • Affordable housing. We need a housing market that works for everyone by creating enough social & affordable housing to meet the current needs in our area and longer-term plans to ensure that the current housing crisis will not repeat.
    • Schools & Facilities for Young People. Dublin 15 has one of the youngest populations in the entire country. I will work to ensure that Fingal Council and the Department of Education plan and build enough primary and secondary schools in the area and that there are facilities in place for young people..
    • Public Transport & Cycling. Our bus services need to get better – not worse. I will oppose any proposals that leave communities isolated with a lesser bus service. We need to see the Maynooth/Dunboyne line upgraded to DART standard and we must build safe cycle lanes.

My experience

In May 2019, I was honoured to be elected Green Party Councillor for Huntstown, Hartstown, Littlepace, Ongar and Hansfield. I sit on the Housing Strategic Policy Committee, the Blanchardstown Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force, the Joint Policing Committee and the Ongar Development Group. I grew up and live in Rusheeney Village, and I am currently studying Cyber Security in IT Blanchardstown. I went to Hartstown Community College and I was on the National Council of Foroige working for young people in my community.