WHY RUN? I WOULD not describe myself as a builder; I work in construction and keep an open mind on my surroundings. One day in 2003 while on a building site, I was talking to a man and I said to him I could not understand how people could afford these houses – his story is, himself and his wife were working in Dublin so they needed two cars to travel to work and at the end of the month when the mortgage and cars were paid they had the price of a pizza left over. This cannot be right, this cannot last - but last it did for another five years coercing many more trusting families. Crazy! And no one is doing a thing about it. Houses cost €80,000 to build and selling for €340,000. Where were our counselors and politicians? Adding another €15,000 -€30,000 for so called public amenities?
I can recall going into local hall to vote when Brian Cowan was Taoiseach thinking this man must see something I cannot, this cannot last, but he must see something? After all he is getting €5,000 a week to do his job! More fool me (no more) and the rest is continuing to make history with you and I carrying the burden.
Someone has to challenge these so called great institutions builders, bankers, councils. It is not right that hard-pressed families should have to pay crazy money for 30 years to make these people rich! I put myself forward, to challenge these institutions.