My Vision for Ennis
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by over 70ppm since I was at school. I’ll do what I can to ensure that when current school-goers reach my age, they won’t look back on the 270ppm increase that is projected if emissions are not controlled, and won’t experience the climate chaos that will go with that.
I strongly believe that our towns and countryside in Clare can be an even better place to live if we develop active travel and public transport options, if we enhance biodiversity and access to nature and upgrade our housing efficiently. Public participation is the way we can achieve the best solutions, and they also reduce our carbon emissions and help us deal with the climate emergency.
I strongly believe that our towns and countryside in Clare can be a better place to live if we develop active travel and public transport options, if we enhance biodiversity and access to nature and upgrade our housing efficiently.
Climate action is my number one priority, as everything we achieve in areas like health, housing and education will be disrupted if we don’t resolve the climate crisis. In my local area, I believe the Ennis Data Centre should proceed only if powered by additional renewable energy.
Ennis is ideally suited to Active Travel, and I want to make walking, cycling, and public and shared transport a more convenient way to get around, as well as being cheaper and healthier.
Housing is about homes, not investments. It's about creating communities, not wealth. Local authorities can work to regenerate our towns and villages in Clare and accelerate the thermal upgrades of social housing.
Since the 1990’s, my work has been to promote the safe use of chemicals, both as a consultant and in a regulatory body - the European Chemicals Agency. I currently work on a Risk Assessment Committee for REACH regulation. Prior to that, I worked in international technical marketing with multinational companies.
I’ve lived in Denmark and Finland for over ten years and experienced at first hand the well-being that comes from an urban area which is designed for people rather than cars. I want to help bring those benefits to Ennis.
I'm the Clare PPN Environment Representative on the Local Community Development Committee and have been involved extensively with local community groups, including Ennis Book Club Festival, Ennis Sub Aqua Club and Clare Haven. Through these activities, I have learned how much we can achieve when we pull together.
I get great pleasure from the water, woods and wild in Clare and want future generations to experience those wonders as well.