My vision for FingalI want to see a vibrant county, that cherishes diversity, equality and its natural environment. A place where our villages and towns offer communities a safe, healthy and interconnected place to grow up and grow old in.
What I stand forI am a progressive voice for Dublin Fingal that stands for:
- Equality and human rights
- Transparency and integrity in public and political life
- Innovation and sustainability in how we develop our local and national economies
- Protection of our natural environment at a local, national and global level
- Housing and homelessness. We need stronger voices to hold the government to account on its failure to provide affordable homes for an increasing number of people. The crisis is escalating and I will bring my record on standing up to injustice and inaction to the table. A larger-scale State house building programme is required.
- Community friendly development. Dublin Fingal needs to develop in a well-planned manner to ensure that our housing, transport, education, childcare and leisure infrastructure are well integrated and designed to nurture community and family life.
- A fair and sustainable economy. Our vulnerable economy needs to be strengthened in a very fundamental way. We need to focus on supporting indigenous business and innovation to create higher quality sustainable jobs. The economic adaptations required due to climate change offer opportunities to move the economy away from over-dependence on fossil fuel imports, multinationals and the tax we allow them to forgo.
My experienceA candidate at the most recent General and Local Elections, I am leading the rebuilding of the Green Party in Dublin Fingal. I have been an advocate for human rights all my professional life at home and abroad. I have carried out influential research, policy and advocacy work on minority access issues to the social protection and homelessness systems. A former whistleblower on undercounting of homelessness I am a strong advocate of greater transparency in public and political life.
3rd November 2020
Wellbeing Indicators and not GDP should be used to indicate progress in Ireland
2nd July 2020
Three new Green Ministers announced
4th June 2020
Mandatory face coverings needed on public transport
22nd May 2020
Local Authorities must push cultural shift in driver attitudes towards speed limits
15th May 2020
Any State stake in Aer Lingus must come with conditions, including worker protection and decarbonisation
13th May 2020
Public transport projects need priority post Covid-19 – Greens
30th April 2020
Greens call for cash refunds for airline customers
30th April 2020
Green Party News
29th April 2020
Greens call for the protection of regional rail routes
21st April 2020
Green Party calls for free fares on Bus Éireann for essential workers
17th April 2020
Greens ask for State recognition of frontline Covid-19 victims and protection for their families
27th February 2020
Green Party welcomes newly co-opted councillors.
12th December 2019
Families, the elderly, and people with disabilities are being discriminated against by Irish Rail, case taken by Green TD proves
27th November 2019
Greens amend Fingal Budget to fund climate action, parking enforcement and motorway noise reduction
19th November 2019
Fine Gael must cut ties with Verona Murphy over dangerous comments
13th November 2019
Green Party water expert warns Ireland is heading for more European fines over sewage
7th November 2019
Greens welcome new ‘School Street’ scheme – where an entire road is pedestrianised around school pick-up and drop-off
4th November 2019
Taoiseach’s comments on migrants risk taking debate on immigration down a dangerous path
25th September 2019