My name is Declan Meenagh. I live on Killala Road, and I am your new Labour Councillor representing Cabra/Glasnevin.
I joined the Council after Marie Sherlock was elected to Seanad Éireann last year, and I am working hard with her and Cllr Joe Costello to improve our community.
I want to make Dublin a liveable city where you can work, raise a family and grow old. We should have a city that assures affordable housing and a strong public transport system, while providing space to have fun and be creative in an inclusive and sustainable way.
Climate change is going to be a major challenge for us all. The response to climate change must be fair and protect the most vulnerable. I believe we have to ensure a Just Transition to a low-carbon future.
Ensuring fair access to quality education is a really important issue for me. I want to guarantee adequate educational access for all and I am proud to represent Dublin City Council on the board of Cabra Community College and Clonturk Community College, as well as on the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.
Good public transport is so important to me because I am visually impaired. I know the issues we have with public transport and I want to make the system better so we can all get around the city safely, quickly and in a less stressful way.
The first piece of activism I ever got involved in was when Dublin City Council turned off the audible traffic lights. The blind community in Dublin mobilised and we got the decision reversed. It was a proud moment for me and showed what can be achieved when people work together.
We are working on the biggest issues that impact workers and families. If you need help with any issue please contact me.