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About me

Gender Male
Industry Environment
Occupation Member of the European Parliament
Location Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland
Introduction Born in Shankill, County Dublin, as the snow melted after the long hard winter of 1963. I trained as an architect and planner and studied at University College Dublin, the University of Venice, and more recently, the London School of Economics. In the Dáil as Minister of State for Planning, I reformed our laws to put the needs of communities ahead of developers. I published legislation to tackle climate change, noise pollution, and protect our heritage. I have stood up to corrupt rezoning. I am a keen cyclist and sailor and live with my family in Stoneybatter. I was a city councillor representing Dublin's North Inner City from 2014-19. I set up an MSc programme in urban regeneration at the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at the Technical University of Dublin (former DIT), Bolton Street. I now serve as Green Party MEP for Dublin from 2019-24.
Favorite Movies The Bicycle Thief, Breathless, Down By Law
Favorite Music Paolo Conte, Zemlja Cuda, CSS, Fats Domino, Cesária Évora, Brad Mehldau, Nina Simone, Vieux Farka Toure, Tom Waits
Favorite Books Ecoscience, Fires, Granta, Invisible Cities, Marcovaldo, Power Broker