Stop motor traffic through Phoenix Park, say local Greens

Press release: Motor traffic going through the Phoenix Park should be stopped, according to local Green Party representatives today (Thursday). The elected representatives are calling on the OPW to prevent private motor traffic from using the park as a thoroughfare, instead only allowing access to park facilities, institutions, and existing parking spaces, which would accommodate […]

Dublin needs a supervised injection facility: my submission to An Bord Pleanála

Planning observation: Dublin City Council rejected a planning application by a charity to open up a supervised injection facility (SIF) on Merchant’s Quay – the heart of Dublin city centre’s drug problem. I think the Council got it wrong: a SIF could reduce overdoses, deaths, needle littering, and public injecting. It’s a humane, decent response […]

Newmarket development changes: why is only community benefit space cut?

Planning observation: Developers sought permission to amend their planning permission. This is fairly standard and totally fine. In this case, it was largely to accommodate and ESB substation. But what’s not right is that their plan was to cut space from the market space and the artist’s studio. Here’s my planning observation: