Your Green TD for Dún Laoghaire 

We know that we can enjoy a better standard of living, because other countries already do.

I have been a TD for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since the 2020 general election. I also serve as the Minister for State for Public Procurement and eGovernment.

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Priorities

About Ossian

I am the Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. I was appointed to this role in July 2020.

I have been a TD for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since the 2020 general election.

In 2014, I was elected as a Green Party Councillor to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and served as Cathaoirleach of the Council between 2018 and 2019. I work as a technical Project Manager in Saint Vincent’s Hospital and have volunteered as a mentor at a local CoderDojo, teaching young people computer programming and other technical skills.

Photo by Peter Cavanagh Photography

During my time on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, I have worked hard to improve the standard of living of people in Dún Laoghaire by improving the environment we live in.

Here are some of the projects I have worked on:

  • I set a new levy on vacant shops to deal with absentee landlords leaving their premises fallow. This led to a 20% reduction in the vacancy rate in the county and gave us the budget to quadruple spending on homelessness.
  • I worked to persuade a majority of councillors to change the local building insulation and ventilation rules for the 25,000 homes planned to be built here in the next six years.
  • I worked with Dutch road engineers studying cycle lane and road junction design. Since then I have worked to change our local road projects to meet best Dutch practice so that children can safely walk and cycle to school.
  • I have taken part in many planning cases – seeking to improve rather than prevent development.
  • I got the council to ban the use of chemical weedkiller.
  • I started a programme of switching the council’s 230 vehicles from fossil fuel to electric power.