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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

    • Ireland 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.
    • We must empower community development. As we face the challenges of today we can come together to help and support each other. The community sector has been let down again and again. The Green Party will reform community development structures so they empower communities.
    • Ireland needs sustainable transport – we need to support cycling, walking and public transport. This will not only help us face the challenge of climate change, it will also make our towns and cities cleaner and more accessible.
    • We need to face up to Climate Change. While we can all make individual changes what is needed is serious action from government to make a real difference in relation to Climate Change. This government has failed again and again. We need a new government that will act now.

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, and I am the Green Party Spokesperson on Transport.

Latest activities

26th November 2019

Dublin City Council budget: key win for cycling amid government cuts – Greens

18th November 2019

How many other routes could be 24-hour with proper investment? – Greens

8th November 2019

Now we are at ‘peak car’ can we please invest in public transport?

8th November 2019

Greens call on Minister to show leadership on cycling safety

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