Anne Marie Brady

Sinn Féin candidate for Balbriggan

How would you help get more housing built in Fingal?

Every person deserves the right to a stable and affordable home. If elected to Fingal County Council I would work with my colleagues to maximise the use of public land for social and affordable housing.

What would you do to help make sure adequate amenities and services would be added along with any new housing built?

Prioritising infrastructure and amenities are key to building community. Schools, Doctors, shops, childcare and recreational areas with good pedestrian access are essential components which I would advocate for.

What are your views are on Dublin Airport’s current operations and its proposed expansion?

Dublin Airport is extremely important as it is a huge employer in the area. However the impact on the local community has to be considered and I fully support my colleagues Louise O'Reilly TD & sitting Councillor Ann Graves position on this matter.

What needs to be done to improve public transport in Fingal?

Balbriggan needs more buses on at peak times. Being late for work because your bus was full and did not stop is not good enough.

Trains need more carriages at peak times. Having to stand for most of you journey before your work day starts is not fair.

We need our local link bus to include all the outlying estates in the town, to make the service inclusive to all.

What should be done to make it nicer and safer for people to get around the city on foot and by bike?

Local knowledge should be taken on board by local authorities, when making traffic management decisions. Ramps should be installed in estates to reduce speed where children are vulnerable.

What should be done to make the roads safer for all road users?

Improved public transport, would encourage people to leave their cars at home. Ensure footpaths are well maintained and accessible for those who have mobility issues.

How would you help create more natural green spaces and promote biodiversity in Fingal?

All new developments need to include open green spaces for children to play and pocket parks for families and seniors to sit and relax. Also, areas for trees and pollinator planting.

I would look to have more Grants made available for Tidy Towns, resident's groups, schools etc. to promote and carry out biodiversity projects.

How would you help get more parks and sports facilities built in Fingal?

As a member of Balbriggan Community Council, I was involved in the setting up of the Playground and Balbriggan Skate Park Committees, both of which I was a member off. Five years and 900 letters of submission in support later, we achieved our goal. It was a large team effort involving our two extremely hard-working committees, the community and Our Balbriggan. I am extremely passionate about getting more facilities for our youth.