“I encourage regular contact with constituents through clinics and local visits. This is an integral part of a public representatives work. If you would like to discuss any issue or arrange a meeting then please call / text me on my mobile 086 8290570 or email me sbrennan@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

My Priorities for Our Community:
  • 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.
Councillor Shay Brennan


Council Budget 2017

I was proud to play my part on the team that negotiated the 2017 budget for the County.  We have delivered a budget that will provide for a €5m increase in services while maintaining the reduction of the maximum 15% allowable to the basic rate of Local Property Tax. To encourage local employment and small […]

Transfer of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to the Council

Following the recent publication of a due diligence report into Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, prior to its proposed transfer to Council ownership, I voiced significant concern at the prospect that that residents throughout the county will be financially burdened with any legacy financial commitments the company may have  … “Fianna Fáil councillor Shay Brennan said […]

Does Anybody Want a More Efficient Council?

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 […]

Council Motion Supporting Privatisation Of Dublin Bus Routes.

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 […]

Irish Water Needs Professional Help

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 […]

Banks Reject €6.4Bn Opportunity to Lend To Irish SMEs

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 […]

Rent Controls are Short Sighted

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 […]