Column: Why the left should support property taxes

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/

Co-Living application for Kilmainham: why it should be rejected

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 rightly rejected the application in March 2021. You can read their five reasons why here. Frustratingly, …

Player Wills: towering above the reasonable

Below is an observation I submitted on the proposals for the Player Wills site, a large site being developed by property developer Hines. As the plans are so large, it is going directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing the Council. You can see the full plans here. This ties in with a similar submission I made …

College Green Plaza: the Green Party view

Dublin City has presented two options for how traffic should be managed in a future creation of a College Green Plaza. Option 3 allows 24 hour deliveries through the plaza – option 4 restricts them to before 11am (as with Grafton Street). The ten Green Party councillors on Dublin City Council have made the below …

Phoenix Park car reduction plans would be “transformational”

New plans to reduce the number of cars in the Phoenix Park could be transformational”, local Green Party Councillor Michael Pidgeon has said. The initial study, released by the OPW today (Monday), calls for a series of changes to road access and gate opening, as part of a wider package to improve walking, cycling and …