A chara,

It has been a very difficult year for all of us, but we are now able to look forward to a reopening of society as the vaccination programme continues. Brighter days and a more open summer are ahead of us.

It is a privilege to serve the people of Fingal as your TD and to serve the country in my role as the Minister for Rural and Community Development and Charities. If I can ever be of assistance to you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Joe

 

Joe O'Brien Green Party

COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed our world in the last year. I want to thank those who have worked tirelessly on the front line, as essential workers, throughout this crisis and the community volunteers who look after the most vulnerable in society. As we continue to live with COVID-19 I would encourage all to support our communities and the local businesses across Fingal.

Housing-and-Homeless

Housing and Homelessness

We need to do more to provide affordable homes for people, especially our young people. My Green Party colleagues and I are working hard to push for new housing policies, including cost-rental housing at scale to create a sustainable housing supply.

Fair-and-sustainable-economy

Community-friendly Development

Dublin Fingal needs to develop in a well-planned manner to ensure that our housing, transport, education, childcare and leisure infrastructure are well integrated and designed to nurture community and family life.

Community-friendly-development

A Fair and Sustainable Economy

Our vulnerable economy needs to be strengthened in a very fundamental way. We need to focus on supporting indigenous business and innovation to create higher quality sustainable jobs. The economic adaptations required due to climate change offer opportunities to move the economy away from over dependence on fossil fuel imports, multinationals and the tax we allow them to forgo.