I feel we owe it to future generations, our children and grandchildren, to act with urgency to prevent the collapse of the earth's ecosystems, so they inherit a world where nature thrives and the future remains hopeful and full of possibilities.
As representative for Limerick City West I am committed to tackling the pollution of our air and waterways, reversing biodiversity loss, the development of new rail links and ensuring a greener cleaner future for the people of Limerick.
Development of safe, accessible pedestrian and cycling routes throughout Limerick city west, frequent bus services, as well as new railway stations in Dooradoyle, Raheen and Patrickswell.
Limerick has the potential to be the green energy capital of Europe, a hub of innovation for green jobs in offshore wind and green hydrogen. A green councillor in Limerick City West could drive this vision.
Advocate for improved resourcing and access to services for people with autism, special needs and mental health requirements.
The provision of cost-rental, social and affordable housing, tackling dereliction in the city centre and incentivising the regeneration of Limerick's Georgian buildings.
As a father to two young daughters, one of whom has additional needs, I have an acute awareness of the pressures placed on parents, due to the shortage of therapies and childcare services.
I am a qualified physiotherapist and have worked in the public health sector for over 15 years. My experience as senior physiotherapist in the Mater Hospital National Orthopaedic/Spinal Injuries Unit, has given me an insight into the importance of advocating for the most vulnerable in society.
For the last number of years, I was part of the vaccination team in Patrickswell, Scoil Carmel and UHL in Limerick City West. This experience has shown what can be achieved when facing a global challenge, with a community working together towards a common goal. I feel a similar team effort will be required, if we are to overcome the current and future challenges facing us with a rapidly changing climate.