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PRIMARY POLICY ISSUES

 PRIMARY POLICY ISSUES

 

 

I have consistently campaigned on issues of concern to the communities of North Kildare, however I have also been involved in campaigning for and implementing policies at national and EU level, I was for example an alternate member of the EU Committee on the Regions.

 

My main political and community involvements are listed below along with some of the issues that are of concern to me. 

  

  

  

 

 

PLANNING

Truly integrated and sustainable national, regional and local planning.

 

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES

It’s not just about building houses but about providing sufficient sports, leisure, and social facilities to meet the needs of new and growing communities.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Improved public transport, IT, and road facilities are essential to our continued growth as an economy and a society.

 

EDUCATION

We urgently need an injection of funding to improve both the built environment and pupil teacher ratio’s in our schools. We also need to ensure that adequate funding is provided for special needs education and facilities.

OPEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Council meetings must be held in public for true accountability.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENT

There must be proper accounting and spending of the taxpayers money at both local and national level. Funds must also be allocated to Local Authorities in a more equitable manner than is currently in operation.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Responsible waste disposal, and recycling must be encouraged through the provision of adequate recycling facilities countrywide.

 

HOUSING

Local Authority and Affordable Housing together with estate management issues must be tackled in order that those in need of housing are not kept waiting for years on end. Equally, estate management must be addressed through legislation which acknowledges and regulates the existence of estate and property management companies.

 

OTHER ISSUES

There are many other areas local and national government that are of interest to me, however my overall aim is to do all I can to promote social justice, sustainable and responsible development, and achieve a society that is proud of it’s health, education and transport services.