The government has just published their report into the consultation for mobility changes in the Phoenix Park. I reckon it’s progress, but a mixed bag: there are some big wins, some bits which are hard to judge at this stage, and at least two decisions where they have clearly bottled it.
It’s finally coming! I’ve been pushing for a long time for some kind of cycle protection along the South Circular Road, running from Suir Road Luas stop to the Phoenix Park. Last September I set out an idea for a two-way segregated cycle track, but after discussing in detail with a city engineer, it seems …
PRESS RELEASE A court decision overturning approval for a supervised injection centre in Dublin will literally cost lives, local Green Party representatives have warned.
DART+ South West is a massive rail project which aims to hugely increase and electrify the capacity of the line coming from Celbridge/Hazelhatch into Dublin’s Heuston Station. Consultation closes at 5pm on 23rd June 2021 here. Below are some of my main thoughts in answer to their questions. (If interested, here’s another great submission from …
Nobody likes paying tax, but I think most people understand that it’s necessary to pay for public services. I’m in TheJournal.ie’s opinion section on why property tax makes sense – and why people on the left should support it. You can read the full piece here: https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/local-property-tax-changes-2021-5455578-Jun2021/
UPDATE: The Inchicore/St. Michael’s bottlebanks will be restored in the coming days, as they have found a way to accommodate them on a long-term basis.
The nine Green councillors on Dublin City Council have put together 26 ideas for the reopening of Dublin city centre.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Islandbridge during the lockdown. It’s a great part of the city – with close access to the Phoenix Park, War Memorial Gardens, the Liffey, and town.
The Phoenix Park is going to change. They’ve set out a mobility plan which looks at improving how people get to the park and how they move around it. Public consultation is open until 12th March, here.
Below is an observation I submitted against a co-livng plan for the Carrigan’s Pub site on Old Kilmainham. I would like to see the site developed, but think that co-living is a bad housing model. Update: Dublin City Council have thankfully rejected the application. You can read their five reasons why here.