O’Deniyi calls for investment in community infrastructure in Limerick

LIMERICK City North local elections hopeful Suzzie O'Deniyi.

LIMERICK City North local elections hopeful Suzzie O’Deniyi has called on government to prioritise investments in parks, sports pitches, community, and youth centres.

The coalition can do this, she insists, by bringing forward Motion 20, which advocates for strategic funding allocations to local authorities to enhance community infrastructure.

An advocate for community enrichment, O’Deniyi took a stand at this year’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis calling for the prioritisation of investments in this area.

Ms O’Deniyi believes that as Limerick’s population grows and large-scale housing developments continue, it is imperative that we not only construct homes but foster liveable communities.

“It’s high time we ensure our local authorities have the resources they need to create and maintain these vital spaces,” she declared.

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Motion 20, presented at the Ard Fheis by Ms O’Deniyi, details a robust funding initiative aimed at developing new parks and renovating existing ones to provide communities with accessible green spaces.

It also includes plans to build and upgrade sports pitches and the construction of new community and youth centres.

“This goes beyond merely constructing facilities, it’s about cultivating healthier, happier, and more connected communities,” Ms O’Deniyi explained.

“Investing in these spaces is essential for both mental and physical health and demonstrated efficacy in lowering public health expenditures and elevate overall wellbeing.”

The Limerick healthcare professional is running on the Fianna Fáil ticket in the upcoming local elections in Limerick City North. She is hoping to make history as the first black woman to be elected to Limerick’s Metropolitan and Municipal Districts.