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Local Election Candidate Questionnaire 2024 (Part 3)

Updated: Jun 3

Please note: due to the number of responses to our questionnaire, we have had to split the results into three pages. The first three questions, along with the background and editorial notes, can be found in Part 1. Questions four, five, and six can be found in Part 2.




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

Dublin City Council


John Nisbet (Labour), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes

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!

Mamy Nzema Nkoy (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

 Yes, the comprehensive GDA Cycle plan provides an alternative for those opting to cycle as their primary mode of transport, a move welcomed by Sinn Féin. it's essential to ensure that, the cycle plan is meaningfully integrated with public transport hubs. Effective integration between active travel and public transport is essential for sustained success.


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

Yes.

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

Yes

Calum Atkinson (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes. We must also ensure that the cycle plan is meaningfully integrated with public transport hubs, as the connection between active travel and public transport is crucial for long-term success.

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. 

Stephen Oloughlin (Independent), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes

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

Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fáil), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

This is an NTA plan - I earnestly wish that needs of vulnerable people could be taken into account and I will continue to work hard to make the NTA listen to the needs of vulnerable people in our community the needs of vulnerable people in our communities - i.e. proposal to remove bus stops from Malahide Road at Danieli Road and Killester Avenue as part of Bus Connects plans for Clongriffin to City Centre and the removal of bus stops along the C2CC at Brophy's Opticians, Fairview.


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

Mary Martin (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Cllr Kelsey May Daly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

Yes

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.

James Kearney (Labour), 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

David Healy (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Howth/Malahide

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

Angela Feeney (Labour), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

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. 

Naoise Ó Cearúil (Fianna Fáil), 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

Peter Devin (Aontú), Meath County Council: Kells

Yes

Séamus McMenamin (Green Party), Meath County Council: Navan

Yes

Ruadháin Bonham (Green Party), Meath County Council: Ratoath

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

Pier (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

Yes

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

Yes

Deirdre McCormack (Social Democrats), 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


John Nisbet (Labour), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes

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

Mamy Nzema Nkoy (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Yes, ensuring the safety of all vulnerable road users, including those with disabilities, in our shared spaces is of utmost importance. There have been notable challenges with floating bus stops and cycle lanes intersecting through bus stops in older city areas. It is essential to address these design flaws promptly to safeguard the well-being of both cyclists and other vulnerable road users.


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

Yes

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

Yes

Calum Atkinson (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes and 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. 

Stephen Oloughlin (Independent), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes definitely

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

Yes

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

Yes

Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fáil), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

Yes and 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

Mary Martin (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Cllr Kelsey May Daly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

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.

James Kearney (Labour), 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

David Healy (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Howth/Malahide

Yes

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

Angela Feeney (Labour), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

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. 

Naoise Ó Cearúil (Fianna Fáil), 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

Peter Devin (Aontú), Meath County Council: Kells

Yes

Séamus McMenamin (Green Party), Meath County Council: Navan

Yes

Ruadháin Bonham (Green Party), Meath County Council: Ratoath

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

Pier (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

Yes

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

Yes

Deirdre McCormack (Social Democrats), 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


John Nisbet (Labour), Dublin City Council: Artane / Whitehall

Yes

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

Mamy Nzema Nkoy (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Ballyfermot-Drimnagh

Outside DCC

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

Yes

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

Yes

Calum Atkinson (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council: Cabra Glasnevin

Yes

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

Yes

Stephen Oloughlin (Independent), 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

Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fáil), Dublin City Council: Clontarf

No

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

Mary Martin (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: Pembroke

Yes

Cllr Kelsey May Daly (People Before Profit-Solidarity), Dublin City Council: South West Inner City

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

James Kearney (Labour), 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

David Healy (Green Party), Fingal County Council: Howth/Malahide

Yes

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

Angela Feeney (Labour), Kildare County Council: Maynooth

Outside DCC

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

Outside DCC

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

Outside DCC

Naoise Ó Cearúil (Fianna Fáil), 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

Peter Devin (Aontú), Meath County Council: Kells

No

Séamus McMenamin (Green Party), Meath County Council: Navan

Yes

Ruadháin Bonham (Green Party), Meath County Council: Ratoath

Yes

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

Pier (Independent), Wicklow County Council: Arklow LEA

Outside DCC

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

Outside DCC

Deirdre McCormack (Social Democrats), 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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