Dubliners don’t need more delays with traffic plan – Greens

Green city councillors slam Minister Emer Higgins’ “bizarre intervention” on behalf of car park owners Dublin City Council should push ahead with their traffic plans for the city centre, the eight Green councillors have said. They rejected calls by Minister Emer Higgins for the scheme to be delayed, criticising her intervention as “bizarre”. The initial …

15 new trees for Rialto: the plans

Dublin City Council is working to plant more street trees and bring more nature into the city. The Greens are strongly supportive and we are pushing the council to do more, along with budgeting for more parks, pocket forests, and greenery. Some planting has already been done in the Rialto area along Reuben Street, with …

Liffey Vale Biodiversity centre in Chapelizod & Islandbridge: latest

There’s a brilliant plan to build a biodiversity centre along the north bank of the Liffey, between Chapelizod and Islandbridge, just south of the Phoenix Park. The full project name is the “Cois Abhann Liffey Vale Biodiversity Centre”, which will restore and expand the historic Liffey Vale House, a beautiful Georgian building that has fallen …

What’s the deal with Bike Bunkers in Dublin?

Bike bunkers had a really successful trial in Dublin, starting in 2015. But there are still very few – despite huge demand. What gives? I often get asked about the delay in rolling out the scheme. It’s one of the most frustrating delays I’ve seen on the council, but hopefully we’re beginning to make progress. …

Magazine Fort in Phoenix park renovation: latest news

There’s a plan to renovate the brilliant Magazine Fort, a bastion fort in the Phoenix Park. Built in 1785 (and added to over the years), it’s a brilliant building, but is in terrible condition. In October 2021, the Office of Public Works announced plans to renovate, restore, and protect the building. You can see some …