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Dublin City Councillor since 2008.
Re-establishing Garda Presence - Overhaul of Policing Resources & Practices - Access to Education & Housing – Public Amenities – Greening of the City – Greater use of our Waterways – Evening Economy – Noise Control Measures – Community Participation – Market Economy – Equitable Tax Service - Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) – Artists Live/Work Spaces – Senior Citizens – Disabled Citizens – Student Accommodation – State Transparency – Post Office Services - Enhanced Primary Care & Mental Health Facilities – Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation – Appropriate Youth Services – Access to support & services for the Self Employed – Reform of Current Licensing Laws
Crime - Corruption - Barriers to Trade for SMEs - Universal Social Charge (USC) - Waste in Public Services - Wasteful Quangos (including Irish Water) – Injecting Centres – DublinTown/BID (No Right to Exit) – Destruction of our Built Heritage – Inequality – Child Abuse – Secrecy – Unfairness – Exclusion – Discrimination – Zero Hour Contracts – Homelessness – Cronyism – Classism – Traveller Discrimination
I am asking you to give me your number 1 vote.
I believe that as an Independent, I am uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to the workings of Dáil Éireann, if you give me the chance to do so. I was born and grew up in Mercer Street, off St Stephen’s Green and have lived most of my life in the city centre where I have worked as a writer and public artist.
Seven years ago I was first elected as an Independent to Dublin City Council and returned at the subsequent election with a significantly increased vote. I have participated fully in the work of the Council, serving on many committees including the appointment as Chair to the South East Area Policing Committee and the Dublin City Council Contracts Committee. I also serve as a Commissioner for Irish Lights.
I believe that this constituency and this country are best served by independent action and independent policies. I have been independent all my life. Through sometimes bitter experience I understand how systems work, all sorts of systems. I know how they can intimidate, but I am not afraid of them. I am not afraid to stand up, not afraid to be heard and not afraid to demand accountability either from systems or from the people who manage them.
I have worked hard to contribute to the proper development of our capital city. A Dublin that we can all be confident in and derive benefit from. A city for everyone that is properly serviced and managed to the highest standard. My focus will be on health, housing, education and job creation. To grow the city along the same lines as progressive European cities, attractive for families and children and making it safe, secure and enjoyable for all.
I believe that my work record demonstrates that I can be a catalyst for change and progressive policies if elected to Dáil Éireann.
My priorities before agreeeing to work with any party in the next Dail:
Mannix Flynn has served at all levels in Dublin City Council as an Independent for the past 7 years.
He has championed, positive social change and 21st century enlightenment, bedded in accountability, good governance and transparency. He has worked tirelessly within communities on housing and policing issues resulting in the deployment of extra Gardaí and safety policies within our city.
Mannix is active in city regeneration within the business community, focusing on reductions in overall commercial and domestic charges and better incentives which will enhance economic competitiveness and community cohesion.
Mannix is an internationally respected advocate for child welfare and protection.
He is a keen supporter for strong vibrant communities, knowing that best opportunities are found in the way we relate to one another. Cultural values and an appreciation of the physicality of the built and natural elements of our city is what builds a flourishing and sustainable society.
He believes strongly in a health strategy approach in the treatment of substance abuse while advocating for greater investment in residential rehabilitation.
Mannix is a member of Aosdána.Member of the Board of: