100% Irish veg box: how it compares

Earlier this year I asked people for recommendations for a good veg box in Dublin 8. It can be a little hard to get clear info on what’s available, or what the value is like, so I wanted to share my experiences with them so far. Especially given the cost of living at the moment, …

Guinness Quarter plans: my submission

Diageo and Ballymore are applying for planning permission for a new development in the Liberties, with over 330 homes and a large amount of commercial space. I think it’s a mostly very positive development, and have sent in the submission below. You can check out the (extensive!) planning documents here.

⛴️🚄How to travel from Dublin to London by ferry and rail

I’ve taken a lot of “sail rail” journeys, going to the UK and the continent via ferry and rail. It’s lower carbon, but it’s also very nice if you love trains and hate airports. It’s also very cheap – basically going anywhere in the UK with a rail line from Dublin for a max of …

The New South Circular Road Cycle Lane: ideas to improve

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 …

Stations, bridges, and junctions – my submission to Dart+ South West

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 …

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/