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.
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/
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.
I’m in TheJournal.ie’s opinion section on the decision to lower local property taxes. 2020 should be a year for more public services and more solidarity – not just tax cuts. You can read the full piece here: https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/dublin-city-council-property-tax-5211928-Sep2020
There’s nothing engineers hate more than politicians getting their crayons out to come up with a scheme. But I’ve had an idea all the same and would welcome thoughts! (I’m on firstname.lastname@example.org – or the Twitter discussion is here.)
For a space over 350 years old, the last few months have seen a lot of changes in the Phoenix Park.
I’m voting for Eamon for Green leader. I was proud to nominate him too. I’m doing it mainly because I think he’s a rare politician in Ireland who combines a wider vision with minute policy depth and detail.
I started off against all this. So what changed my mind? Two things.