Fianna Fáil has today launched the Party’s Dublin Manifesto entitled: “A Vibrant Capital” which outlines key proposals to improve the lives of Dubliners for decades to come. The manifesto includes a commitment to reduce the local property tax by 15%, increase social housing provision in the capital, create an IFSC for Intellectual Property and Innovation and establish a dedicated Dublin City Centre Public Order Unit of An Garda Síochána.
Speaking at the launch, Party Leader Micheál Martin TD stated: “Our proposals seek to improve the day-to-day lives of the ordinary people of Dublin city and county. Fianna Fáil is committed to fighting for a better Dublin in the four local authorities, in Leinster House and in Brussels. This document outlines how we can improve how Dublin is managed, how we can get Dublin moving quicker and how we can make it safer. It also outlines our plans to enhance the cultural experience on offer in the capital and create a more caring Dublin. These elections do, I believe, give the people of Dublin the chance to elect a team of highly qualified and motivated Fianna Fáil representatives focussed on making the institutions work for their city and county.”
Dublin’s European candidate Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick added, “It is an imperative that Dublin remains a great place to live with a high quality of life for all its citizens. Dublin must have the ability to compete on a global level for investment and the talented workforce required to drive innovation and growth forward. Dublin must continue to be a welcoming city for investment, tourists and locals alike. These proposals seek to achieve those aims and provide a solid strategic framework for our representatives at local, national and European level.”
Fianna Fáil Dublin Spokesperson Senator Darragh O’Brien commented, “This manifesto for Dublin is the culmination of input from members and representatives across Dublin county and city and based on people’s experience of our capital and their frustrations about what is holding it back. It represents an ambitious and achievable vision for our next MEP Mary Fitzpatrick and a strong Fianna Fáil councillor team.”