Darragh Butler

Fianna Fáil candidate for Swords

How would you help get more housing built in Fingal?

Continue to support the Fingal County Council executive by voting to support developments that are put before us, as opposed to other parties who always seem to find a reason to be in favour of housing but still vote no.

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

Continue to work with my party colleagues to make sure community facilities are increased and front-loaded as part of any new developments.

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

Dublin Airport is not being a good neighbour. Planning laws are for us all to adhere to and Dublin Airport should be no different. We all went to meeting after meeting before the new runway opened and then to find that all of those flight lines were wrong is very disapointing and devestating to nearby communities. Dublin Airport, a vital piece of infrastructure for Fingal and the County, needs to play by the rules and become a good neighbour again.

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

Metrolink, Metrolink and Metrolink.

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

Improved options for residents and free and safe bike locking facilities.

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

Better enforcement of speeding limits and more drink / drug driving testing.

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

We are doing a lot of this already, more biodiversity open spaces to help the pollinators.

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

Continue to work with community groups and sporting groups to lobby and plan for additional community and sporting facilities. I have a very good track record in this regard.