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Local Election Candidate Questionnaire 2024 (Part 2)

Updated: 6 days ago

Please note: due to the number of responses to our questionnaire, we have had to split the results into two pages. The first four questions, along with the background and editorial notes, can be found in Part 1.


5. How much do you agree with the statement "Bus lanes should be 24/7 to ease congestion, especially for workers who commute by bus in the evenings and on Sundays"?

Dublin City Council


Josh O’Rourke (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

I agree somewhat with the statement. However there are very limited 24 hour bus services in the city and surrounding areas. Until such a time that there is a frequent 24 hour bus service in/out of the city, the bus lane timings should be kept under constant review

Niamh Mongey (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot - Drimnagh 

I agree with this statement, we need a regular bus service 24/7 for our city. 

Patrick Dempsey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot Drimnagh

Depending on the bus lane and the road. Not all roads are congested in evenings or sundays. There may not actually be a need 24/7 in many locations and I know this as a bus user in the area. This could then better spread traffic, and again, reduce pollution from car idling. I agree with it if and where it makes sense.

Ray Cunningham (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

100%. On/off bus lanes are confusing for drivers, and harder to enforce. 24/7 bus lanes can be clearer and supported with road design. If traffic is light, drivers don't need an extra lane. If traffic is heavy, buses should not be held up by drivers.

Arnold Guo (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

I believe that 24/7 bus lanes make sense where service is provided at high frequency throughout the day and night, seven days a week.


John Lonergan (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

Cllr Cat O'Driscoll (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

I agree for bus lanes with 24/7 services. If the service isn't 24/7 than it it can be more targeted. 

Feljin Jose (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

I fully agree

Garrett Greene (The Workers’ Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Where there are 24/7 bus routes there should absolutely be 24/7 bus lanes. As always we need to lead with improving public transport capacity. If there's no viable alternative then restricting car space alone won't achieve much.

Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

Fully agree.

Catherine Stocker (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA

Strongly Agree

Donna Cooney  (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA 

Yes 

Tamara Kearns (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Donaghmeade / Kilbarrack

At present, there is no 24 hour public transport service operating in Dublin or outside of the capital.  Therefore, Sinn Féin candidates and councillors would be unable to support 24 hour bus lanes until such time that a 24 hour public transport service is introduced.  As more commuters return to offices and physical workplaces and demand for bus services increases during off-peak times, the extension of timing on bus lanes must be kept under review.


Janet Horner (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Dublin's North Inner City

Have pushed for this in this Council term and will continue to do so

Cllr. Fiona Connelly (Labour), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

yes - it would better serve the community as a whole and provide more clarity for all road users

Cllr. Pat Dunne (Independents 4 Change), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

I have lobbied for this proposal on many occasions.

Shay L'Estrange  (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Carolyn Moore (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Fully agree - every part of the city should be serviced by a 24 hour route and bus lanes on these routes should be 24/7

Eoin Hayes (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Kimmage-Rathmines

Strong agree

Alan Whelan (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: North Inner City

While I think the idea of bus lanes being 24/7 is an excellent proposal, I do not think it is something that should be enforced until we have 24/7 public transport services. I do think the extension of timings on bus lanes is something that should be constantly kept under review. 

Hazel Chu (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Agree

Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

I would agree

Darragh Moriarty (Labour), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Depends on the bus lane 

Jen Cummins (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

I completely agree. 

Michael Pidgeon (Green Party), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Very much.

Zoe Obeimhen (Independent), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City, Liberties, Tenters, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto

100%

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Dan Carson (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

I don't think this is necessary, especially when there is no traffic on a Sunday evening. 

Conor Dowling (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Strongly agree

Martha Fanning (Labour), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Fully agree. We also need bus frequency enable evening and Sunday workers to commute in a timely manner


Callie Nic Rállaigh (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Strongly Agree but evening commutes need to be made safe for for drivers and for passengers


Eoin O'Driscoll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

I am broadly in agreement but would want to see assessment of impact on individual bus lanes and implementation on case-by-case rather than blanket implementation.

Robert Jones (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

100%

Fiona Murray (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum LEA

70%

Mary Carroll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Fully agree

Cllr. Tom Kivlehan (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Oisín O'Connor  (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Glencullen-Sandyford

Yes.

Roland Kennedy (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Killarney/Ballybrack ward

Yes - again only if the staff who work for Dublin bus are being paid what they should be 

John Hurley (Social Democrats), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Stillorgan

Not at all. Only when bus services run 24/7, it might make sense to consider it in the city centre but congestion is not a problem in my area between the hours of 8pm and 6am. (Also 24/7 bus lanes remain so regardless of who is using the bus)

Fingal County Council


Karen Power (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Balbriggan

Strongly agree

Louise Kavanagh (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

As there is no 24/7 bus lanes in Dublin and beyond, i cannot support until one is introduced. However the demand for bus services increases during off-peak times changes all the time so it is important to keep reviewing the needs of users.

Robbie Loughlin (Aontú), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Somewhat

Angela Donnelly (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Ongar LEA

There are no 24 hour bus services at present and therefore I am unable to support this statement at this time. If a 24 hour public transport service is introduced, and demand for a 24 bus service grows then of course I am happy to revisit.

Corina Johnston  (Labour), Fingal County Council: Rush Lusk 

Yes agree 

Suzanne Young (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Rush/Lusk

The allocation of scare resources is important when considering changes to the service. I think this could be work well in some areas where the demand is there, particularly around hospitals and possibly the airport. For many areas I think it would be a waste of resources that could be spent on adding new routes or increasing frequency at peak times.

Adrian Henchy (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Rush-Lusk LEA

No issue with it. Need more buses operating 24/7. 

Brigid Manton (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Swords

Well I’m not sure about this one as it does ease congestion for motorists at weekends when families are having time together. Definitely give priority to busses but a lot of people are off Sundays

Kildare County Council


Rachael Wall (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Athy LEA

I agree

David Monaghan (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Celbridge LEA

At present, there is no 24 hour public transport service operating in Dublin or outside of the capital.  Therefore, Sinn Féin candidates and councillors would be unable to support 24 hour bus lanes until such time that a 24 hour public transport service is introduced.  As more commuters return to offices and physical workplaces and demand for bus services increases during off-peak times, the extension of timing on bus lanes must be kept under review.



William Durkan (Fine Gael), Kildare County Council: Clane

Somewhat Agree - I think this would need to be considered with more review of specific cases and impact. 

Joan O Boyle (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Leixlip

Yes

Evelyn Gaynor (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

At present, there is no 24 hour public transport service operating in Dublin or outside of the capital. Therefore, Sinn Féin candidates and councillors would be unable to support 24 hour bus lanes until such time that a 24 hour public transport service is introduced. As more commuters return to offices and physical workplaces and demand for bus services increases during off-peak times, the extension of timing on bus lanes must be kept under review.

Peter Melrose (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Strongly agree. 

Bill Clear (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Naas md

Urs

James Garvin (Independent), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

I do agree in principle with this statement. However bus services and connectivity will need to increase to make it a viable option for people who are currently using their cars.

Ronan Maher (Green Party), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

100%

Meath County Council


Conor Tormey (Fianna Fáil), Meath County Council: Ashbourne

Not on Sundays

South Dublin County Council


Cllr Eoin Ó Broin (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

It is not something I have thought about but it sounds reasonable.

Laura Donaghy (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Broadly agree

Sarah Adedeji (Fine Gael), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

I don't fully agree, as I do believe it depends on the road and bus lanes, but this should definitely be enforced during busy/traffic times

Josh Ellul  (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin 

Yes

Lynn Tierney (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin LEA incl. Saggart Rathcoole Newcaste Brittas

I mostly agree with this statement. There are already 24/7 bus routes in places which is positive where this has already been identified as necessary. I do think the opening of bus lanes in the evenings helps with general congestion, which ultimately also positively affects public transport. I would be in favour of bus lanes being in place on Sundays to align with Monday to Saturday times, again up until 7pm like week days. 

Róisín Mannion (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena

As at present, there is little to no 24 hour public transport services operating in Dublin or outside of the capital.  Therefore, I would be unable to support implementation of 24 hour bus lanes until such time that a 24 hour public transport service is introduced and the need for same identified.  As more commuters return to offices and physical workplaces and demand for bus services increases during off-peak times, the extension of timing on bus lanes must be kept under review.

Cllr Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena 

Yes

Stephen Nolan (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Lican

I do not fully agree with this statement. I think that an analysis should be carried out on a case-by-case basis that would mean the best use of every bus lane at any time

Derren Ó Brádaigh  (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

I fully agree.

Mark Kerins (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

I have spent so many years frustrated sitting on buses into the city centre in traffic, I agree 100% that bus lanes should be 24/7 to ease congestion.

Madeleine Johansson (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Palmerstown-Fonthill

Agree

Ciarán Ahern (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

100%

Mark Lynch (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

100%

Cllr Justin Sinnott (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue Greenhills

I would support this on the basis of the need been proven and research undertaken so there is clear evidence that there is a need for 24/7 bus lanes. . 

Conor Kelly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham-Templeogue

100%

Jess Spear (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central

100%

Vanessa Mulhall (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central 

I strongly agree

Wicklow County Council


Laurie Kearon (Fine Gael), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

I would need to look at this in consultation 

Connor Byrne (Sinn Féin), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass

Completely Agree

John Mullen (Fianna Fáil), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass MD

Where logical - can be reasons to ease congestion to allow bus lane use by cars

Anne Ferris (Labour), Wicklow County Council: Bray East

100%

Caroline Winstanley (Social Democrats), Wicklow County Council: Bray West LEA

I agree

Stephen Stokes (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Greystones Municipal District

Yes

John J Larkin (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Wicklow Municipal District

Yes

6. The RSA’s Vision Zero Plan aims for a 34% reduction in road deaths in 2024 from the previous year. Do you support the implementation of 30kph default speeds in urban areas to make our roads and streets safer?

Dublin City Council


Josh O’Rourke (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

With the introduction of the new Road Traffic Act 2024, speed limits across the country are set to change in a blanket move.  However, powers have now been decentralised to local councils to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns.  Sinn Féin supports the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas. 

Niamh Mongey (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot - Drimnagh 

Yes, I agree with this. 

Patrick Dempsey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot Drimnagh

Yes, where it makes sense.

Ray Cunningham (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Yes. Reducing speed limits is the first step, changing road designs to match those limits is the second.

Arnold Guo (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

I support the general idea behind the 30kph default speed limit, but would generally be supportive of a more holistic approach to making our streets safer, quieter and cleaner. While a lot of streets in the city already have a 30kph limit, this is frequently broken by speeders, especially in quiet residential areas. We must make sure that our streets are fit for purpose, and that we have the necessary tools to enforce the law in order to effectively reduce road deaths.


John Lonergan (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

Cllr Cat O'Driscoll (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

A strong YES

Feljin Jose (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Garrett Greene (The Workers’ Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

I would support a 30kph limit between the canals in Dublin and in all urban residential areas.

Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

I fully support 30kph. After living in Australia for 7yrs it has become the norm in many areas. 

Catherine Stocker (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA

yes and voted for same in DCC vote on extending 30KM. Unfortunately this was derailed. 

Donna Cooney  (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA 

Yes have been a long time campaigner for Love 30kmph 

Tamara Kearns (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Donaghmeade / Kilbarrack

With the introduction of the new Road Traffic Act 2024, speed limits across the country are set to change in a blanket move.  However, powers have now been decentralised to local councils to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns.  Sinn Féin supports the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas. 


Janet Horner (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Dublin's North Inner City

Yes

Cllr. Fiona Connelly (Labour), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes - it would be a big improvement to reduce speed limits to 30kmph 

Cllr. Pat Dunne (Independents 4 Change), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

I support all of the Dublin City Council area to be a 30kph zone for all vehicles. I support the Love 30 campaign and have consistently voted for the 30kpm on Dublin city council.

Shay L'Estrange  (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Carolyn Moore (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Eoin Hayes (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Kimmage-Rathmines

Yes, absolutely

Alan Whelan (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: North Inner City

I would absolutely support the ability of councils to make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for individual areas. The powers to do so have now been decentralised to local councils and allows this to happen going forward.



I think this reduction to 30kph would be overwhelming be supported by residents of small, medium and large estates. As someone who lives in an estate that is often used as a rat run for through-passing traffic, we much too often see cars travelling down our narrow roads at much to quick a speed. 

Hazel Chu (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

yes

Darragh Moriarty (Labour), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes - one of the first votes I ever had at Full Council was on this issue and I supported a proposal on the night to "send it back to Area Committee" for further review - I voted with Labour Party colleagues that evening and it had the effect of killing the proposal. Being a more experienced and informed Councillor now, I wouldn't make that mistake again and fully support introduction of 30kph. I regret my vote that night. 

Jen Cummins (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

100%

Michael Pidgeon (Green Party), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes.

Zoe Obeimhen (Independent), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City, Liberties, Tenters, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto

I came up with this idea of 30kmph default speed limits for Dublin City, and posted it on Twitter a few years ago, after studying defaults as part of my Masters in Financial module ‘Behavioural Finance’ based on the book Nudge by Thaler & Sunstein. I was not credited for my idea. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Dan Carson (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes, especially in residential zones.

Conor Dowling (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Martha Fanning (Labour), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes. Delighted that DLR adopted this at our council meeting of May 13th


Callie Nic Rállaigh (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Eoin O'Driscoll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes. I have advocated strongly for the implementation of a 30 kph zone for all fully residential streets within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Robert Jones (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Fiona Murray (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum LEA

yes 

Mary Carroll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Cllr. Tom Kivlehan (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Oisín O'Connor  (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Glencullen-Sandyford

Yes. We are bringing this in DLR in May 2024 and as chair of transport committee I have championed it and ensured the principle of default 30kph has been applied to my own area.

Roland Kennedy (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Killarney/Ballybrack ward

Yes

John Hurley (Social Democrats), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Stillorgan

Yes

Fingal County Council


Karen Power (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Balbriggan

Yes

Louise Kavanagh (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes, and it is welcomed that councils can now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas.

Robbie Loughlin (Aontú), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes

Angela Donnelly (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Ongar LEA


Local councils now have the powers to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns.  I support the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas. 

Corina Johnston  (Labour), Fingal County Council: Rush Lusk 

Yes 

Suzanne Young (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Rush/Lusk

Absolutely, it has been shown repeatedly that excessive speed is the main cause of road deaths in the country. Speed limits need to be backed up with enforcement.


Adrian Henchy (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Rush-Lusk LEA

Yes

Brigid Manton (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Swords

yes in built up areas. 

Kildare County Council


Rachael Wall (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Athy LEA

Yes

David Monaghan (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Celbridge LEA

With the introduction of the new Road Traffic Act 2024, speed limits across the country are set to change in a blanket move.  However, powers have now been decentralised to local councils to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns. Sinn Féin supports the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas.



 


William Durkan (Fine Gael), Kildare County Council: Clane

Yes - I think this is particularly important for many smaller towns and villages in Kildare that have significant volumes of traffic passing through the area. This is a key concern for many vulnerable urban road users and will improve overall safety and community accessibility. 

Joan O Boyle (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Leixlip


Evelyn Gaynor (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

With the introduction of the new Road Traffic Act 2024, speed limits across the country are set to change in a blanket move. However, powers have now been decentralised to local councils to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns. Sinn Féin supports the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas.

Peter Melrose (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Fully support and back Jake's law.


Bill Clear (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Naas md

Yes 40kph RSA not fit for purpose 

James Garvin (Independent), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Strongly agree with this.

Ronan Maher (Green Party), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Yes

Meath County Council


Conor Tormey (Fianna Fáil), Meath County Council: Ashbourne

Yes

South Dublin County Council


Cllr Eoin Ó Broin (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes but if the Guards will not enforce it it may not help. We already have 30KMph speed limit in all housing estates in SDCC. It is not enforced. 

Laura Donaghy (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Sarah Adedeji (Fine Gael), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Josh Ellul  (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin 

Yes

Lynn Tierney (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin LEA incl. Saggart Rathcoole Newcaste Brittas

Yes. But it needs enforcement by additional traffic policing. Otherwise those who speed currently in 50Kph zones will also speed in 30kph zones. Cars travelling at difference speeds to each other in built up areas is a safety issue.

Róisín Mannion (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena

With the introduction of the new Road Traffic Act 2024, speed limits across the country are set to change in a blanket move.  However, powers have now been decentralised to local councils to make changes to these new limits, which include the 30kph limit for towns.  Sinn Féin supports the ability of councils to now make decisions with their communities in relation to appropriate speed limits for their areas - while I broadly agree lower limits may make sense in many areas, clearer definition of classification for urban areas would be needed prior to being in a position to make a firm commitment one way or another.

Cllr Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena 

Yes

Stephen Nolan (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Lican

Yes

Derren Ó Brádaigh  (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

Yes

Mark Kerins (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

I support reduced urban area speed limits to make our roads safer

Madeleine Johansson (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Palmerstown-Fonthill

Yes

Ciarán Ahern (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Absolutely. I’d also like awareness increased in SDCC of existing 30km zones, as well as enforcement. 

Mark Lynch (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Yes

Cllr Justin Sinnott (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue Greenhills

Yes

Conor Kelly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham-Templeogue

Yes

Jess Spear (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central

Yes. I drive in the city centre often and cars are just racing from stop light to stop light, wasting petrol and putting pedestrians and cyclists at risk. Lowering the speed limit is a win-win.

Vanessa Mulhall (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central 

Yes I do

Wicklow County Council


Laurie Kearon (Fine Gael), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

yes

Connor Byrne (Sinn Féin), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass

Yes, but I believe there should be mechanisms for local areas to change from this default if this speed limit is negatively effecting the area.

John Mullen (Fianna Fáil), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass MD

Yes

Anne Ferris (Labour), Wicklow County Council: Bray East

Yes

Caroline Winstanley (Social Democrats), Wicklow County Council: Bray West LEA

Yes, especially in residential areas and outside schools.  My daughter's school is on a busy road and we have had some near misses due to the speed of traffic.

Stephen Stokes (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Greystones Municipal District

Yes

John J Larkin (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Wicklow Municipal District

 

7. Do you support the GDA Cycle Network Plan (2022 Revision) and will you commit to its implementation?

Dublin City Council


Josh O’Rourke (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes. We must also ensure that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, as integration between active travel and public transport is key to longevity

Niamh Mongey (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot - Drimnagh 

I do support the cycle network plan as I believe active travel and sustainable modes of transport are an important link in improving our quality of life and tacking our climate crisis, However, I wish to include everyone in this transition, as I know there are many people who are frustrated by these changes, and I think that all public transport infrastructure needs to accommodate those who are not in a position to walk or cycle when travelling through our city. 

Patrick Dempsey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot Drimnagh

I commit to it's implementation but it is not good enough that wealthier areas are getting a greater share of the network plan. I will be working to make it better. Money should not determine access to safe, segregated cycling.

Ray Cunningham (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Yes, and it needs to be implemented faster!

Arnold Guo (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes.

John Lonergan (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

Cllr Cat O'Driscoll (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

I support it but as we learn new things more can be done. The Brussels Cycling Map looks at 3 types of cyclists (Commuter, Comfort, Neighbourhood) and I'd like us to cater for different types of cyclists which would mean more small changes for short journeys. 

Feljin Jose (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes.. although, I would add more to it!

Garrett Greene (The Workers’ Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

I do support the cycle plan but have some options about it in relation to inclusion.

Catherine Stocker (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA

Yes and yes

Donna Cooney  (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA 

Yes, I'm the Dublin Bicycle Mayor and work in cycling advocacy. 

Tamara Kearns (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Donaghmeade / Kilbarrack

The comprehensive GDA Cycle plan will offer an alternative to those wishing to cycle as their primary mode of transport which is something Sinn Féin welcomes.  There are some areas which will require further consultation with stakeholders before implementation.  We must also ensure that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, as integration between active travel and public transport is key to longevity.   


Janet Horner (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Dublin's North Inner City

Yes

Cllr. Fiona Connelly (Labour), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

yes - I also am proud that the Labour Party has been able to get rid of the charge for bringing bikes on Bus Eireann journeys - this is a recent change and very welcome.

Cllr. Pat Dunne (Independents 4 Change), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Shay L'Estrange  (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

I need to further investigate the plan before commenting

Carolyn Moore (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Eoin Hayes (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Kimmage-Rathmines

Yes, although I will have to consult the residents of Mount Argus and Rutland Grove on what seems to be the creation of a pedestrian and cycling access point between their 2 cul-de-sacs described on page 4 (I'm not sure they are aware of this, as I went door to door there recently). All others seem obvious and welcome.

Alan Whelan (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: North Inner City

I welcome and support any plans that make cycling more convenient for those who wish to make it a regular mode of transport. Ensuring there is meaningful integration between the cycle plan and public transport is also really important. We tend to think singularly in regards to people's mode of transport however, creating convenient options to use both public transport and cycling, during the one journey, can only make those modes of transport even more attractive.



I don't believe we should be making it extremely inconvenient for those who wish/need to drive, whether that be due to mobility impairment or work needs, so there are some areas of the plan which require further consultation with stakeholders before implementation. 

Hazel Chu (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

I will admit to not knowing everything in the plan but yes I support more cycle route provision and am particularly proud of my work on delivering the Dodder Greenway

Darragh Moriarty (Labour), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Jen Cummins (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

The more cycle lanes the better. My whole family cycle as primary mode of transport - there is not a day that goes by that I am not worried about their safety. 

Michael Pidgeon (Green Party), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes, and go further where possible.

Zoe Obeimhen (Independent), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City, Liberties, Tenters, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto

As an independent, I am community & resident led. I will implement all cycle routes that have majority support in Dublin 8, taking into account the need for business loading bays, disabled parking & emergency service vehicle access. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Dan Carson (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Conor Dowling (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes (I would strongly advocate this)

Martha Fanning (Labour), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Callie Nic Rállaigh (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Eoin O'Driscoll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Robert Jones (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Fiona Murray (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum LEA

yes

Mary Carroll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Not aware of it

Cllr. Tom Kivlehan (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Oisín O'Connor  (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Glencullen-Sandyford

Yes.

Roland Kennedy (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Killarney/Ballybrack ward

Yes

John Hurley (Social Democrats), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Stillorgan

I am a cyclist. I am all for safe, well-surfaced cycle routes, where there is demand. I do not believe in weaponizing cycle lanes as a means of discommoding elderly motorists. I approach every planned route on its merits. I understand that DLR County falls under the NTA's plans and I support the facilitation of active movement around and between neighbourhoods and villages for citizens who can avail of it. But there are many citizens who cannot and who must not be forgotten.

Fingal County Council


Karen Power (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Balbriggan

Yes

Louise Kavanagh (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes, it is great to see an alternative for those who cycle as primary method of transport. It is important that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs. 

Robbie Loughlin (Aontú), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes

Angela Donnelly (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Ongar LEA

The GDA Cycle plan will offer an alternative to those wishing to cycle as their primary mode of transport which is welcome.  Some areas may require further consultation before implementation.  The cycle plan must be integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, to ensure its longevity.   

Corina Johnston  (Labour), Fingal County Council: Rush Lusk 

Yes 

Suzanne Young (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Rush/Lusk

Absolutely  and will work very hard if I am elected to see it implemented as quickly as possible in the county. We have had many cycle network plans that have sat on shelves with very little achieved. We have unprecedented funding now for active travel project and I am completely committed to prioritising this infrastructure locally.

Adrian Henchy (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Rush-Lusk LEA

Yes and Yes. 

Brigid Manton (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Swords

Have to see what implications will be in my specific area

Kildare County Council


Rachael Wall (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Athy LEA

Yes

David Monaghan (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Celbridge LEA

The comprehensive GDA Cycle plan will offer an alternative to those wishing to cycle as their primary mode of transport which is something Sinn Féin welcomes.  There are some areas which will require further consultation with stakeholders before implementation.  We must also ensure that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, as integration between active travel and public transport is key to longevity.  


William Durkan (Fine Gael), Kildare County Council: Clane

Yes - In my local area, the plan primarily applies to the towns of Clane and Prosperous. The Cycle Network Plan is a great opportunity to improve access to active travel options for residents in these areas.  

Joan O Boyle (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Leixlip

Yes

Evelyn Gaynor (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

The comprehensive GDA Cycle plan will offer an alternative to those wishing to cycle as their primary mode of transport which is something Sinn Féin welcomes. There are some areas which will require further consultation with stakeholders before implementation. We must also ensure that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, as integration between active travel and public transport is key to longevity.

Peter Melrose (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Yes. 

Bill Clear (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Naas md

Yes

James Garvin (Independent), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Yes

Ronan Maher (Green Party), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Yes

Meath County Council


Conor Tormey (Fianna Fáil), Meath County Council: Ashbourne

Yes

South Dublin County Council


Cllr Eoin Ó Broin (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

I have not studied it but sure. I am more familiar with SDCC's Cycle South Dublin which I unequivocally support.

Laura Donaghy (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Sarah Adedeji (Fine Gael), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Josh Ellul  (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin 

Yes

Lynn Tierney (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin LEA incl. Saggart Rathcoole Newcaste Brittas

I support the plan's goals. I think it needs to be improved for the areas of Saggart, Rathcoole, Newcastle and Brittas. 

Róisín Mannion (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena

The comprehensive GDA Cycle plan will offer an alternative to those wishing to cycle as their primary mode of transport which is something Sinn Féin welcomes.  There are some areas which will require further consultation with stakeholders before implementation.  We must also ensure that the cycle plan is integrated in a meaningful way with public transport hubs, as integration between active travel and public transport is key to longevity.   

Cllr Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena 

Yes

Stephen Nolan (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Lican

Yes and yes

Derren Ó Brádaigh  (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

Yes

Mark Kerins (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

I support wholeheartedly better cycling infrastructure in South Dublin and will commit to its implementation.

Madeleine Johansson (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Palmerstown-Fonthill

I haven't looked at the 2022 revisions but I broadly support improved cycling infrastructure especially off-road infrastructure

Ciarán Ahern (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Yes. 

Mark Lynch (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Yes

Cllr Justin Sinnott (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue Greenhills

Yes

Conor Kelly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham-Templeogue

Yes

Jess Spear (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central

Yes

Vanessa Mulhall (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central 

Yes, very supportive of imporving the cycle network.

Wicklow County Council


Laurie Kearon (Fine Gael), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

I would need to update my knowledge of this document if elected

Connor Byrne (Sinn Féin), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass

Yes

John Mullen (Fianna Fáil), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass MD

Yes

Anne Ferris (Labour), Wicklow County Council: Bray East

Yes

Caroline Winstanley (Social Democrats), Wicklow County Council: Bray West LEA

Yes-there may be further consultation and consideration needed to ensure that this is fully integrated into a whole transport plan.  Nothing ever works well when looked at in isolation and without thorough stakeholder enagement.

Stephen Stokes (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Greystones Municipal District

Yes

John J Larkin (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Wicklow Municipal District

Not aware of it

8. Are you aware of the UN Convention of Human Rights for People with Disabilities, and will you uphold the principles of accessibility when voting on, and submitting amendments to infrastructure projects?

Dublin City Council


Josh O’Rourke (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes. It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities.  Specifically, there have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city.  These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.

Niamh Mongey (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot - Drimnagh 

One of my core priorities is to advocate for cleaner, safer and more accessible streets. I will campaign to improve investment in and access for everyone on our roads and streets. I believe that road design should be considerate of everyone's needs, particularly those with mobility issues. 

Patrick Dempsey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot Drimnagh

Yes, absolutely.

Ray Cunningham (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Yes

Arnold Guo (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

John Lonergan (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

Cllr Cat O'Driscoll (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes, and I believe infrastructure can work for everyone if people with disabilities are meaningfully engaged from the start of the design stage. 

Feljin Jose (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Garrett Greene (The Workers’ Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

I am fully aware of the Convention as I am a very active disability rights campaigner.

Catherine Stocker (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA

Yes, very much so, we need to ensure people with disabilities are part of the design process in order to deliver truly accessible infrastructure. 

Donna Cooney  (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA 

Yes, we need to make sure all infrastructure is accessible to all. 

Tamara Kearns (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Donaghmeade / Kilbarrack

Yes, I am aware of the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities and will seek to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor. As active travel and shared use spaces have continued to grow over the past number of years, this has caused additional difficulties for people with disabilities at times.  It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities.  Specifically, there have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city.  These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.


Janet Horner (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Dublin's North Inner City

Yes

Cllr. Fiona Connelly (Labour), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

yes - I have a Masters in Human Rights and Citizenship 

Cllr. Pat Dunne (Independents 4 Change), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

I am aware and voted for Damien O'Farrells motion on the subject

Shay L'Estrange  (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Carolyn Moore (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Eoin Hayes (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Kimmage-Rathmines

Absolutely.

Alan Whelan (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: North Inner City

I am aware of the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities and I will absolutely strive to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor. As part of my role as a college lecturer I actually teach about access/rights to physical education and sport for people with disabilities and impairments, and it is an area I am very passionate about. It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities.  Some of the new floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city are causing particular challenges. I have been caught in some of these cycle lanes unaware myself, due to this new change in layout, and understand this may pose even greater challenges for those with visual or mobility impairments. These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.

Hazel Chu (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes and Yes

Darragh Moriarty (Labour), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Jen Cummins (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Michael Pidgeon (Green Party), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Zoe Obeimhen (Independent), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City, Liberties, Tenters, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto

I am a mother of 4 children 8-15 years old & one has special needs. I am fully committed to implementing the maximum amount of child, cyclist & Road safety measures possible, whilst taking into account the needs of disabled people. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Dan Carson (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Conor Dowling (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Martha Fanning (Labour), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Callie Nic Rállaigh (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Yes

Eoin O'Driscoll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Robert Jones (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Fiona Murray (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum LEA

yes

Mary Carroll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Not aware of it

Cllr. Tom Kivlehan (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Oisín O'Connor  (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Glencullen-Sandyford

Yes.

Roland Kennedy (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Killarney/Ballybrack ward

Yes but more needs to be done to educate the support workers and families to support dose who voices need to be heard 

John Hurley (Social Democrats), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Stillorgan

Yes

Fingal County Council


Karen Power (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Balbriggan

Yes

Louise Kavanagh (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes, it is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities. Cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops or floating bus stops are design flaws that need to be addressed for the safety of all users. Stakeholders and commuters must be consulted through all stages of design and implementation.

Robbie Loughlin (Aontú), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes.I work in Disability Services

Angela Donnelly (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Ongar LEA

Yes, and will seek to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor.


Universal design is crucial to ensure all of our citizens have equal access to our shared spaces. More work is required to ensure this happens. There have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city.  These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.

Corina Johnston  (Labour), Fingal County Council: Rush Lusk 

Yes 

Suzanne Young (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Rush/Lusk

I absolutely commit to ensuring people of all ages and abilities have equal access when considering any changes and to engaging in consultation with any groups representing them. 

Adrian Henchy (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Rush-Lusk LEA

Yes and Yes. 

Brigid Manton (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Swords

Yes

Kildare County Council


Rachael Wall (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Athy LEA

Yes

David Monaghan (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Celbridge LEA

Yes, I am aware of the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities and will seek to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor. As active travel and shared use spaces have continued to grow over the past number of years, this has caused additional difficulties for people with disabilities at times.  It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities.  Specifically, there have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city.  These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.



William Durkan (Fine Gael), Kildare County Council: Clane

Yes - The principles of the CRPD are vital to ensure accessibility of amenities in the community and ensure the development and improvement of communities for all. This can be a major issue, particularly in some smaller communities in Kildare, and it is vital that representatives aim to deliver better services, and access to these services, for all residents.  

Joan O Boyle (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Leixlip

Yes

Evelyn Gaynor (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Yes, I am aware of the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities and will seek to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor. As active travel and shared use spaces have continued to grow over the past number of years, this has caused additional difficulties for people with disabilities at times. It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities. Specifically, there have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city. These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of both the cyclists, and vulnerable road users.


Peter Melrose (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Yes. 

Bill Clear (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Naas md

Yes

James Garvin (Independent), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Yes

Ronan Maher (Green Party), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Yes

Meath County Council


Conor Tormey (Fianna Fáil), Meath County Council: Ashbourne

Yes

South Dublin County Council


Cllr Eoin Ó Broin (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

I am not familiar with it's text no. I advocate wide footpaths at every opportunity. I also advocate that where a footpath traverses a road that the footpath should be raised in a 'table' so that the pedestrian does not have to step down onto the road, and it is the car that has to 'mount' the table. We still use kissing gates in some parks in SDCC due to the prevalence of scramblers. The latest designs, in Griffeen Park in Lucan, have a very wide arc. I would envisage that kissing gates will be removed in the parks and on the Grand Canal Greenway in a number of years when the issue of scramblers has been addressed.

Laura Donaghy (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes, universal access should be a foundational principle in design of public spaces

Sarah Adedeji (Fine Gael), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Josh Ellul  (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin 

Yes I am aware and will support it

Lynn Tierney (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin LEA incl. Saggart Rathcoole Newcaste Brittas

Yes I'm very much aware of the UNCRPD and am committed to upholding the principles. My career to date has been in the disability sector, leading and developing disability services and advocating for accessibility. 

Róisín Mannion (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena

Yes, I am aware of the United Nations Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities and will seek to uphold its principles in decision-making as a councillor. As active travel and shared use spaces have continued to grow over the past number of years, this has caused additional difficulties for people with disabilities at times.  It is vital that our shared spaces are safe for use by all vulnerable road users including those with disabilities.  Specifically, there have been challenges with floating bus stops, and cycle lanes that intersect through bus stops in older areas of the city, as well as limited consideration for safe crossing points through much of the current infrastructure upgrades.  These design flaws must be addressed for the safety of all road users.

Cllr Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena 

Yes and universal design is an important principle in public space design

Stephen Nolan (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Lican

Yes, I work with the UNCHR on a daily basis and believe it should actually as a basis for every policy that we implement. 

Derren Ó Brádaigh  (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

Yes

Mark Kerins (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

I am a care worker and am keenly aware of disgraceful infrastructure for people with mobility issues or a physical disability. I will have accessibility as a priority when voting and submitting amendments to infrastructure projects.

Madeleine Johansson (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Palmerstown-Fonthill

Yes

Ciarán Ahern (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Yes. 

Mark Lynch (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Yes

Cllr Justin Sinnott (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue Greenhills

Yes

Conor Kelly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham-Templeogue

Yes

Jess Spear (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central

Yes

Vanessa Mulhall (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central 

Yes indeed.

Wicklow County Council


Laurie Kearon (Fine Gael), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

yes

Connor Byrne (Sinn Féin), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass

Yes

John Mullen (Fianna Fáil), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass MD

Yes

Anne Ferris (Labour), Wicklow County Council: Bray East

Yes

Caroline Winstanley (Social Democrats), Wicklow County Council: Bray West LEA

I am a speech and language therapist and person centred planner in an adult disability service.  The principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are core to my everyday work practices and would upheld in any public work I do.


Stephen Stokes (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Greystones Municipal District

Yes

John J Larkin (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Wicklow Municipal District

Yes, fully


9. Do you support the implementation of the Dublin City Centre Transport Plan in Full?

Please note for this question only three responses were possible: "Yes", "No" or "Outside DCC". This means that, unlike for the other questions above, candidates were not able to elaborate on their answers here. This was deliberate, as we think it is important to see which candidates unconditionally support the Dublin City Centre Transport Plan.

Dublin City Council


Josh O’Rourke (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes

Niamh Mongey (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot - Drimnagh 

No

Patrick Dempsey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot Drimnagh

Yes

Ray Cunningham (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Yes

Arnold Guo (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

John Lonergan (Labour), Dublin City Council: Ballymun-Finglas

Yes

Cllr Cat O'Driscoll (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes

Feljin Jose (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Garrett Greene (The Workers’ Party), Dublin City Council: Cabra-Glasnevin

Yes

Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

No

Catherine Stocker (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA

Yes

Donna Cooney  (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Clontarf LEA 

Yes

Tamara Kearns (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Donaghmeade / Kilbarrack

Yes

Janet Horner (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Dublin's North Inner City

Yes

Cllr. Fiona Connelly (Labour), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Cllr. Pat Dunne (Independents 4 Change), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Shay L'Estrange  (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

No

Carolyn Moore (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Kimmage Rathmines

Yes

Eoin Hayes (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: Kimmage-Rathmines

Yes

Alan Whelan (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: North Inner City

No

Hazel Chu (Green Party), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Darragh Moriarty (Labour), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Jen Cummins (Social Democrats), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Michael Pidgeon (Green Party), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

Zoe Obeimhen (Independent), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City, Liberties, Tenters, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto

Yes

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


Dan Carson (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Outside DCC

Conor Dowling (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Outside DCC

Martha Fanning (Labour), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Outside DCC


Callie Nic Rállaigh (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Blackrock

Outside DCC


Eoin O'Driscoll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Outside DCC

Robert Jones (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Yes

Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum

Outside DCC

Fiona Murray (Fianna Fáil), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dundrum LEA

Outside DCC

Mary Carroll (Fine Gael), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Cllr. Tom Kivlehan (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Dún Laoghaire

Yes

Oisín O'Connor  (Green Party), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Glencullen-Sandyford

Outside DCC

Roland Kennedy (Sinn Féin), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Killarney/Ballybrack ward

Outside DCC

John Hurley (Social Democrats), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council: Stillorgan

Outside DCC

Fingal County Council


Karen Power (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Balbriggan

Outside DCC

Louise Kavanagh (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Yes

Robbie Loughlin (Aontú), Fingal County Council: Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart

Outside DCC

Angela Donnelly (Sinn Féin), Fingal County Council: Ongar LEA

Outside DCC

Corina Johnston  (Labour), Fingal County Council: Rush Lusk 

Outside DCC

Suzanne Young (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Rush/Lusk

Yes

Adrian Henchy (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Rush-Lusk LEA

Outside DCC

Brigid Manton (Fianna Fáil), Fingal County Council: Swords

Outside DCC

Kildare County Council


Rachael Wall (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Athy LEA

Outside DCC

David Monaghan (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Celbridge LEA

Yes

William Durkan (Fine Gael), Kildare County Council: Clane

Outside DCC

Joan O Boyle (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Leixlip

Yes

Evelyn Gaynor (Sinn Féin), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Outside DCC

Peter Melrose (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Outside DCC

Bill Clear (Social Democrats), Kildare County Council: Naas md

Yes

James Garvin (Independent), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Outside DCC

Ronan Maher (Green Party), Kildare County Council: Newbridge LEA

Outside DCC

Meath County Council


Conor Tormey (Fianna Fáil), Meath County Council: Ashbourne

No

South Dublin County Council


Cllr Eoin Ó Broin (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Outside DCC

Laura Donaghy (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Yes

Sarah Adedeji (Fine Gael), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin

Outside DCC

Josh Ellul  (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin 

Yes

Lynn Tierney (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Clondalkin LEA incl. Saggart Rathcoole Newcaste Brittas

Outside DCC

Róisín Mannion (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena

Outside DCC

Cllr Lyn Hagin Meade (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Firhouse Bohernabreena 

Outside DCC

Stephen Nolan (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Lican

Yes

Derren Ó Brádaigh  (Sinn Féin), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

Yes

Mark Kerins (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Lucan

Outside DCC

Madeleine Johansson (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Palmerstown-Fonthill

Outside DCC

Ciarán Ahern (Labour), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Outside DCC

Mark Lynch (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue

Outside DCC

Cllr Justin Sinnott (Social Democrats), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham Templeogue Greenhills

Yes

Conor Kelly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Rathfarnham-Templeogue

Outside DCC

Jess Spear (People Before Profit-Solidarity), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central

Outside DCC

Vanessa Mulhall (Green Party), South Dublin County Council: Tallaght Central 

Outside DCC

Wicklow County Council


Laurie Kearon (Fine Gael), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

Outside DCC

Connor Byrne (Sinn Féin), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass

Outside DCC

John Mullen (Fianna Fáil), Wicklow County Council: Baltinglass MD

Yes

Anne Ferris (Labour), Wicklow County Council: Bray East

Outside DCC

Caroline Winstanley (Social Democrats), Wicklow County Council: Bray West LEA

Outside DCC

Stephen Stokes (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Greystones Municipal District

Outside DCC

John J Larkin (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Wicklow Municipal District

Outside DCC

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