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Patrick Costello

Councillor for Kimmage Rathmines

My vision for Dublin Bay South

I want Dublin to be a more community focused and sustainable city; a vibrant city built for people.

What I stand for

I stand for investing in communities – working to ensure that they are well planned, sustainable and have space for all.

My priorities

    • Dublin needs quality public housing – We need to build more homes, for all ages and incomes. Yet there is very little building happening, either public or private. This needs to change.
    • Dublin needs sustainable transport – we need to support cycling, walking and public transport. This will not only help us face the challenge of climate change but also make the city cleaner and accessible.
    • Dublin needs to remain a creative city – we need to ensure there is space for culture and creativity at all levels, supporting markets, artists studios, community groups and social enterprise.
    • Dublin needs to face up to climate change – we need to do what we can to reduce our carbon emissions, but also get ready for rising sea levels.

My experience

I am a child protection social worker who previously worked in homeless and addiction services. I am a local scout leader and a volunteer board member of a youth project in Crumlin. I currently sit on the Housing Committee and the Planning Committee of Dublin City Council.

Latest activities

8th October 2019

Budget 2020 treats cycling as a mere token investment – Greens

6th August 2019

No investment in electric charge points since 2016 shows lack of leadership from Minister Ross: Greens

26th July 2019

Planning refusal for supervised injection facility puts lives at risk – Green Party

8th June 2019

Green Party Councillors Secure Progressive Green Charter for Dublin City

23rd May 2019

Green Party concerned at ongoing failure to manage coach parking for 3 Arena concerts

12th April 2019

Airbnb regulations will not be effective without the ‘sharing platform’ sharing information with the authorities: Greens

3rd March 2019

Greens on Dublin City Council call for protection of abortion service

22nd February 2019

We need to alter not abandon southside MetroLink: Greens

23rd January 2019

Byrne expresses disappointment at An Bord Pleanala approval for hotel development on Portobello Harbour

18th December 2018

Greens reiterate call for reliefs for homeowners of legacy defects

25th October 2018

Action on Short-term Lettings is Too little Too Late, Variation of Development Plan Now Needed

17th October 2018

Greens Express Dismay at Bord Pleanála Decision to Refuse College Green Plaza

31st May 2018

Costello: Full-time commercial AirBnB landlords not paying rates

30th May 2018

Government grossly exaggerating housing completions by including ‘turnkey acquisitions’ in figures

15th May 2018

Action at EU level the only way to end bloodshed in Palestine

6th April 2018

Minister for Housing has questions to answer over Poolbeg SDZ social housing appeal