I have a particularly strong track record of supporting new athletics facilities in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. A motion I put forward previously to support the restoration of the UCD athletics track was passed and it has been good to see private donor support emerge since for a new track.

I also strongly supported the goal by Dundrum South Dublin AC for a new athletics track and multi-sport facility at Tibradden and put forward a motion seeking LSSIF funding at an early stage for the project where a pledge of €5.25 million was ultimately realised through this funding stream. I will continue to actively support the project as it develops.