Brendan Wyse, Fine Gael
Name: Brendan Wyse
Occupation: Software Engineer
Party: Fine Gael
Why have you decided to run in the Local Elections?
I began volunteer work to get things moving for our community that I felt should’ve been delivered a long time ago. I wasn’t satisfied that my PAYE and Local Property Tax contributions were being put to use fully, in rural regions like my own. I’ve already managed to get some important community projects moving along and raised some important questions regarding infrastructure in rural Kildare, but I believe that if I was a councillor, I‘d be able to deliver a lot more.
Why should people vote for you?
I’ve demonstrated in just a few years that I can make progress on issues that affect rural communities. Projects like Allenwood Playground, idle for five years, but now under my leadership is in planning phase. Carbury Playground, dormant for over a decade, is now rejuvenated by the launch of an action group I formed earlier this year.
If you believe that rural Kildare is being neglected when it comes to amenities and infrastructure and that your family’s quality of life should be better, given the amount of tax you pay, then you should vote for me.
What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?
In North West Kildare, I want to see the delivery of necessary amenities, such as playgrounds and greenways. I’ll be pushing for the upgrading of long neglected infrastructure to provide adequate wastewater systems, classroom capacities and safe road networks. I want to see that the facilities of sports clubs and community groups grow as fast as those in the large towns. I want to increase the penalties for fly-tipping. I will always put the protection of our countryside first.