- Property Tax: Fight for our property tax to be invested back into our community.
- Local Business: Seek essential reductions in the taxes & charges burdening local employers.
- Education: Strive to ensure that our children receive the 21st century skills they will need to succeed; including languages, technology and entrepreneurship.
- Community: Work for a safe, clean & family focused environment that enhances the quality of life for all in our area.
Next Monday’s scheduled meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has several important pieces of business on the agenda. In addition to the normal Councillor submitted motions, we will have the opportunity to discuss our ABP submission on the proposed €18,000,000 plan to develop cruise liner facilities in the harbour. It also falls to us to determine if […]
I have been clear about the reasons behind my opinion that FF are wrong to oppose the privatisation of Dublin Bus routes. My position is contrary to ‘current‘ FF policy on this issue, however as an elected public representative I have just submitted the following motion for discussion at the next meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County […]
The role of a party in opposition is not just to oppose, it’s to offer the voters an alternative. Yes, there is a part to be played as a watchdog, to scrutinise the government’s actions, to keep it on it’s toes… and it’s ok to score a few points from time to time. Why then […]
At tomorrow night’s meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I will support a motion put forward by the Green Party to call for referendum to constitutionally prohibit the privatisation of Irish Water. The Irish Water issue has exercised most of the population and it is only right that the Irish people get to have […]
Council Meeting 8th September: Motion on the agenda but no time at the meeting so deferred to the October meeting. Council Meeting 13th October: As we are so close to the budget it was agreed to take this motion directly to the Council’s Corporate Policy Group who will determine if and where it can be accommodated […]
I welcome any initiative that encourages a flow of credit to small and medium sized enterprises in this country. In this regard I very much welcome the establishment of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). At the same time I am concerned as to how effective this is likely to prove to be. The […]
It is concerning to see that Irish banks appear to have passed up on the opportunity to avail of the full €8Bn in cheap funding offered by the European Central Bank for onward lending to individuals and businesses within the Irish economy. Of particular concern is the demand for credit from viable SME’s that is very […]
There is a critical need to address the housing shortage in the Dublin area. Private and public sector building programmes must be encouraged in order to meet the growing demand for homes. Rents will stabilise, and potentially fall, once there is a marked increase in the housing supply. The accepted problem with rent controls is […]
I am very concerned about the lack of credit available to SME’s at this stage in our recovery. There is one upcoming opportunity that has the potential to create up to €8Bn of cheap funding for Irish SME’s, but only if the Irish banks get both fully on board with the scheme and are also transparent about […]
I recently put forward the following council motion to DLR Co. Co.: Motion: “That this Council considers the establishment of a Commercial Rates Relief Fund equivalent to 2% of the 2014 Rates collection, and that this fund is used to pay the 2014 Rates bill of successful applicant businesses qualifying on the following criteria: Receipt of assistance […]