Local government requires detail. I’m dropping leaflets to every home I can, but the pressure of space and readability means that you can’t go into the detail needed for the policies I want to advance on the council.

That’s why I’m setting out my ideas in an online manifesto, which complements the leaflet you should hopefully receive.

I’ve broken the ideas into five main themes:

As you’ll see, I mostly limit the policies to things which are directly controlled by local government. This isn’t because other issues are unimportant, but because I believe politicians should primarily focus on the stuff they can actually get done.

I’m also doing a video series: 30 Ideas for Dublin City Council. You can see the videos on any of my social media feeds, or on this YouTube playlist.

This goes along with the wider national Green Party manifesto for the local elections, which you can see here.

Any thoughts, comments or follow-up questions? Just drop me an email on michael@pidgeon.ie.

I also have answered eight questions by the Dublin Inquirer about what I would like to do if re-elected. You can read that here.