Better for Dublin
Our Policies

Developing our capital city and introducing a Mayor for Dublin

Only through real vision and dedicated planning can we unlock our capital’s full potential and make sure Dublin enterprise and living standards rival the world leaders. 

Labour in Government has overseen over 45,000 Dubliners returning to work since 2011 and launched projects like the Luas Cross City line, Dublin Bikes and the Leap Card to get Dublin's transport system moving in the right direction.

Our plan for the next five years:

  • Ensure more Gardaí are integrated in local areas through community and small-area policing
  • Extend the "Empty Nester" scheme throughout the city, facilitating older people who wish it to sell their old house to the council and be re-housed in more suitable accommodation
  • Ensure 20% of the workforce for as many major public projects as possible is drawn from the local area in which they are based
  • Run a plebiscite on a directly-elected Mayor for Dublin City and County, supervised by a new Dublin Regional Assembly
  • Roll out the Purple Flag initiative to ensure excellence in the management of our night-time city
  • Prioritise bringing forward construction work on the Metro North project
  • Continue to maintain and grow the Dublin Bikes scheme and introduce a city cycle-way system across the county
  • Pedestrianise more of the city centre and set a target of making Dublin a carbon-neutral city in an ambitious 20-year plan