About Me

Who am I

Neasa Hourigan is the Green Party councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin and the Green Party candidate in Dublin Central for the General Election. She is a mother of three and a full time carer for her oldest child. She has a professional background as a specialist in creating sustainable communities and was a university lecturer in environmental development and design. She and her family have lived in Cabra, Dublin 7 for 15 years.

A national housing agency that delivers government run and funded affordable housing to everyone

Decent housing standards that are properly enforced

Streets that are safe to walk, cycle and play in for all people

Communities that are free from gangland crime and anti social behaviour

Fairly distributed and publicly owned resources such as water

Properly organised and enforced services for waste, recycling and energy

Biography

I joined the Green Party in 2011 with a clear conviction that Ireland needs a voice at national level on sustainable and ethical living, climate change and critical environmental matters. I trained as an architect who specialises in sustainable development and I have worked as a consultant and university lecturer in this field. I have a masters in environmental design and a postgrad in third level education.

During my professional career I have worked in the private and public sector as an architect and a consultant in sustainability on a number of major infrastructural projects in Ireland including as an environmental design specialist on the recent Mater Adult Hospital in our constituency. My professional experience includes:

  • Lecturer in Sustainable Design and Materials at Queens University Belfast from 2010 to 2016
  • Head of Sustainable Design for Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Dublin
  • BBC Expert Woman’s Panel 2015
  • Green Party Chair of Policy Council 2016-2017 and Deputy Chair of Policy Council 2015-2016

As a full time carer for a disabled child I will work towards communities where we all can enjoy safe and accessible streets, affordable access to housing and services, food security, peace and equal opportunities

I have been involved in community volunteer work for many years including work with Age Action Ireland, helping to establish and run a charity shop for a charity for the visually impaired and volunteering every week at my local Day Centre where I run a therapeutic art class.