Mícheál Mac Donncha

Sinn Féin candidate for Donaghmede

How would you help get more housing built in the city – especially social and affordable housing?

Major public housing programme, led and funded by central government, delivered by the Council, providing social and affordable homes to rent and to buy. 

How would you help improve conditions in existing housing, both social and privately rented?

In social housing the budget for maintenance needs to be increased and staffing also needs to be addressed. The resources of PRTB need to be enhanced to on help ensure that standards and rights in the private rented sector are implemented. 

What would you do to help make the city feel less dirty, tackling the rubbish and dog poo all over the streets?

More bins, more litter wardens, more fining and prosecution of offenders. Waste reduction and elimination at source is also hugely important. Takeaway outlets need to bear more responsibility. 

What would you do to help tackle vacancy and dereliction?

We need stronger planning laws to tackle vacancy and dereliction. Current laws are stacked in favour of owners - especially speculators and developers- and against the public interest of the city and citizens. 

What needs to be done to make the city feel safer?

More Gardaí on the streets. And more community Gardaí who need to be allowed to integrate with the community and not repeatedly transferred. 

What needs to be done to improve public transport in the city?

More buses, trams and trains. Fewer private cars in the city centre. 

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

Reduce private car numbers in the city centre, enhance ‘permeability’, making it easier to walk in the city. 

What would you do to help counter the rise of the far right, anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ+ hate, and anti-asylum-seeker arsons?

Support the work of the City Council and other stakeholders in promoting diversity and integration. Public education. Pro-active approach by Gardaí against far right arsonists and those responsible for intimidation and violence.