Living and working in Dublin for almost all of my life, I have seen our city go through a lot of changes. I first got into politics in the 1980s because I was passionate about protecting Dublin’s heritage. I also wanted better public transport for Dubliners, including a light-rail system (i.e. the Luas). Over 30 years later, the people of Dublin have been good enough to elect me as a Councillor for Dublin’s south and north inner city areas, as a TD for Dún Laoghaire, and as a Minister of State for climate action.
As an MEP, my campaign for better, greener transport for all continues as Dublin’s Green voice on the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism committee (TRAN). I am also making and voting for laws to reduce energy bills, deliver warmer homes for all, and boost the rollout of renewable energy projects on the Industry & Energy committee (ITRE). I am proud to vote alongside my political group, the Greens/EFA - a progressive force fighting for a fairer, greener future for Europe.