Local government in Dublin is broken. I was on the Citizens Assembly that recommended a powerful directly elected mayor for the capital. And after three years on the council, it’s so clear that our city needs one.
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 …
One of the things the Green Party got into the Programme for Government was to introduce “a deposit-and-return scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans.”
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.