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Joe O’Brien

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  • Address: joe.obrien@greenparty.ie
  • Telephone Number: 0879608540

Overview

As a progressive voice and experienced campaigner and advocate on social and environmental issues I need your number 1 vote on May 24th to help bring Balbriggan to the next level.

These are my priorities for Balbriggan

Progressive Leadership
Balbriggan deserves the best. I will work to ensure the promises under the Our Balbriggan strategy are implemented but also built upon and further investment is secured for the town. We have had enough promises, we need action on the ground.

Tourism Hub
With our huge assets of Bremore Castle, rail connection, hotel, a redeveloped harbour, beach, Ardgillan, a rich historical and multicultural heritage, and a potential cycleway, I will work to make Balbriggan a regional and national tourism hub.

Community Development
There is strength in diversity. Balbriggan is one of the most diverse towns in Ireland. I will bring my experience of working with Local Authorities and community groups nationally to help build stronger, more interconnected communities in Balbriggan.

News Archive:

  • Minister Joe O’Brien and Cllr Karen Power Welcome Funding for Sport in Balbriggan October 1, 2020 Joe OBrien Karen PowerMinister Joe O’Brien and Fingal TD welcomed the announcement from Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, of an investment package of €168,500 in Dormant Accounts Funding for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures inFingal. Minister O’Brien oversees the Dormant Accounts Fund. The investment aims to engage ...
  • Minister Joe O’Brien Thanks Community Groups, National Organisations and Volunteers in Balbriggan September 25, 2020 minister joe obrien smallerNational Volunteering Week took place last week and it is the annual week where we celebrate all things volunteering. This year the week had a dual focus – thanking volunteers and organisations for everything they have done this year and encouraging them to focus on your own health and well-being. Recognising the immense contribution that volunteers ...
  • Waste Reduction Plan will see Fingal’s environment less polluted and littered September 11, 2020 td_joe_obrien_waste reduction aug20 smallerMinister of State for Community Development and Charities and Green Party T.D for Fingal has welcomed the new Waste Reduction Plan and stated that it will have a visible and positive impact on the environment in Dublin Fingal. The plan gives effect to many of the commitments in the Programme for Government, including the introduction ...
  • Green representatives welcome hard found extension in St Teresa’s National School Balbriggan September 2, 2020 st_teresas_nsFingal Green Party T.D, Minister Joe O’Brien has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Education that funding has been approved for the construction of four permanent mainstream classrooms have been approved for St Teresa’s Primary School in Balbriggan to replace existing prefabs. An additional permanent mainstream classroom has been approved along with two special educational needs ...
  • Works to be carried out on lifts at Balbriggan train station August 30, 2020 joe-obrien-at-balbriggan-train-station smallerMinister of State for Community Development and Charities and local TD Joe O’Brien has welcomed the news that €3.3m in funding has been allocated by the National Transport Authority to Irish Rail for the upgrading of lifts at 12 stations in Dublin, including five in the Fingal area. The works are the first part of ...
  • Local Green TD and Junior Minister backs residents calls for redesign of cycleway August 11, 2020 Green TD and Junior Minister backs residents calls for redesign of cycleway in Balbriggan aug20 smallerLocal Green Party TD and Junior Minister for Community Development and Charities Joe O’Brien has backed Balbriggan residents calls for a redesign of the proposed cycleway on Harry Reynolds Road. Speaking after inspecting the site with residents Minister O’Brien stated: I think there is enormous potential for Balbriggan to be a very cycle friendly town which ...
  • Fingal Coastal Way gets a boost with new funding July 31, 2020 fingal-coastal-wayFunding announced by Minister for Climate Change, Communications Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan. New national funding providing support for feasibility, planning and design for Greenways around the country was announced this week by Minister for Climate Change, Communications Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan. Included in the list is the Fingal Coastal Way which is set ...
  • Karen Power Co-Opted to Green Seat in Fingal following Joe O’Brien’s historic by-election win January 13, 2020 Joe OBrien and Karen Power smallerThe first Fingal County Council meeting of the new year began with the co-option of Karen Power to the Green party seat for the Balbriggan LEA.  Karen secured a win at the local green party selection meeting in early January and officially has begun her work as a Councillor for Balbriggan, Balrothery, Loughshinny and Skerries. ...
  • Green Party Councillor Joe O’Brien elected to Dáil Éireann November 30, 2019 joe_obrien_2019Green Party Councillor Joe O’Brien has been elected to Dáil Éireann after winning the Dublin Fingal by election.  Councillor O’Brien was first elected to Fingal County Council in last May’s Local Elections as a Councillor for the Balbriggan Electoral Area and will now take up the role of TD. The Green Party candidate Joe O’Brien ...
  • Castlelands Plan needs to be pulled into Our Balbriggan strategy October 25, 2019 Joe OBrien at the green field Castlelands siteFollowing a meeting between Council officials and local Councillors yesterday on the draft Castlelands Masterplan, Green Party Councillor Joe O’Brien issued the following statement. “Its is clear following the huge response from the community regarding the draft Castlelands Masterplan that the Council have taken on board some of what the community is saying. The maximum ...
  • Fingal to agree to new Tree Policy July 9, 2019 joe obrien church street smalleereGreen Party Councillor for Balbriggan Joe O’Brien was successful in getting a motion passed at Fingal County Council this week which commits the Council to starting a review of the county’s current tree strategy before the end of the year. Speaking after the motion was passed Cllr. O’Brien stated that: I’m very glad to say that ...
  • Climate Action Plan a lost opportunity for Fingal commuters – Green Party June 20, 2019 climate-actionGreen Party representative for Dublin Fingal Cllr. Joe O’Brien criticised the government’s new Climate Action Plan claiming that there was little in it to convince him that government understood the scale of the challenge and opportunity facing the country. As Green Party representative for Dublin Fingal I felt there was a lot missing from the ...