My vision for Dublin Bay South
Imagine a Dublin with better planning provisions and housing solutions, with an integrated world class public transport system and where a Mayor and City Council have real powers to make the city work.
What I stand for
We need to look at real solutions to the problems that we face and work constructively to bring about the change we need. Our motto is “think globally, act locally” inspired by a belief that looking after nature goes hand in hand with looking after each other.
It has to start with a long-term vision for our city. I stand for a Dublin that is designed around people and the environment.
I stand for a Dublin where good education and skilled work are available for those that seek it, where people can afford to rent or buy a house, where access to an efficient and reliable public transport system is guaranteed and where cycling and walking are also a viable and healthy option for people getting in and out of the city centre.
- To bring forward radical and innovative solutions to the problems that our city faces, from the cost-rental model of public housing to demanding 20% of the capital transport budget being spent on walking and cycling infrastructure and pushing for a Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin.
- To represent my constituents and Green Party members across a spectrum of issues, from helping with local issues to representing them in the Dáil on national and international issues.
- To make Dublin one of the most sustainable, social and creative cities in the world.
I currently represent the constituency of Dublin Bay South, covering areas of the city such as Dublin 2, Dublin 4, Dublin 6 and parts of Dublin 6W. I previously served as TD for Dublin South from 2002 to 2011, and was Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources from 2007 to 2011.
I was founding chairman of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, and before entering politics ran two successful business, Irish Cycling Safaris and Belfield Bike Shop. I am married to writer Victoria White and have four children.