Councillor Rory O’Connor was elected as the Leas-Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District during the council’s Annual General Meeting on the 13th of June. At the age of 24, he has secured his place as the youngest ever to hold this esteemed position in the history of Bray.
Speaking of being elected Cllr O’Connor said “I hope to use my youth as an advantage in this role by showing the people of Bray, Enniskerry and Kilmacanaogue that young people can make it in politics and inspire the next generation to get involved”
Expressing his gratitude, Councillor O’Connor said, “I am truly honored to have been given this platform, and despite the one-year term as Leas-Cathaoirleach, I am fully committed to making the utmost of this opportunity.”
Cllr O’Connor has set his sights on addressing urgent issues within Bray, Enniskerry, and Kilmacanogue. One of his primary focuses will be on the prevalent problem of vacant houses in Bray, where a staggering 63 houses remain unoccupied during a housing crisis. Through his position, he intends to use his voice and influence to drive effective and transparent action.
Furthermore, Councillor O’Connor remains resolute in his environmental commitments, which were key pillars of his election campaign. He aims to champion sustainability initiatives across the district and advocate for the preservation of the environment, ensuring a greener future for the local community.
Speaking on the topic of his environmental commitments. ” Very recently we lost a huge amount of NTA funding transport due to the council simply not spending it. This money was meant to be used for several great active travel projects across the district. I hope to use my voice to put pressure on getting this funding back and using it to do projects such as the southern cross cycle way and many other projects and help bring about a new age of sustainable travel”
Cllr. Rory O’Connor can be contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org