Councillors are meeting in party groups to talk priorities for the coming term. After, they’ll sound each other out, seeing who’ll work with who, on what.
Among other suggestions, candidates talked about segregated cycle lanes, education for cyclists, and where the money comes from.
Earlier this year we asked our readers what issues they wanted candidates running for Dublin City Council to talk about. Supplying homes was the issue they mentioned most often.
They talked about needing to look afresh at the freephone system, reducing reliance on night-time-only hostel beds, and providing more daytime services.
See who’s running in your local electoral area, and what they say they’ll do – if elected – on 10 key issues, from housing to waste to cycling.
Nearly every candidate mentioned transportation and waste as the two most talked-about climate-action-related concerns when they’re out knocking on doors.
Some said they wanted a community-led approach to green spaces. Others said some parks were underused and could be reimagined for broader range of residents.
Some homeless facilities let people register to vote at their addresses, says Anthony Flynn, head of Inner City Helping Homeless. But not all.
Waste management was high on the list of issues our readers told us they’d like to hear candidates running in May’s local election talk about tackling.
We asked them and got about 200 suggestions, some very brief and some very detailed. Now we’ve sorted them all to see which were the top-10 most-mentioned issues. Here they are.