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Gender MALE
Industry Environment
Occupation College Lecturer
Location Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland
Introduction Born in Shankill, County Dublin, as the snow melted after the long hard winter of 1963. I trained an an architect and planner and studied at the University of Maine in the USA, University College Dublin, and the University of Venice. I was a Green Party TD for Dún Laoghaire from 2002-2011. In the Dáil as Minister of State for Planning, I reformed our laws to put the needs of communities ahead of developers. I published laws to tackle climate change and noise pollution, and protect our heritage. I have stood up to high-rise development and corrupt rezoning. I am a keen gardener and sailor, and have two children. I am a Councillor representing Dublin's North Inner City I lecture in urban regeneration in the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street.
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