Speech: why local property tax cut benefits the rich – and virtually no one else

Dublin City Council can vary the local property tax rate every year, by 15% up or down. Every year they’ve had this power, they have voted to lower it by the maximum amount. I think that’s a bad idea, as it cuts funds for public services and gives thousands to well-off people and very little …

Dublin needs a supervised injection facility: my submission to An Bord Pleanála

Planning observation: Dublin City Council rejected a planning application by a charity to open up a supervised injection facility (SIF) on Merchant’s Quay – the heart of Dublin city centre’s drug problem. I think the Council got it wrong: a SIF could reduce overdoses, deaths, needle littering, and public injecting. It’s a humane, decent response …

Planning refusal for supervised injection facility puts lives at risk – Green Party

Press release: A planning decision blocking development of a medically supervised injection facility in Dublin will put lives at risk, the Green Party has warned today (Friday). Dublin City Council today rejected plans for the facility at Merchant’s Quay Ireland in Dublin 8, which would allow supervised, safe injection of drugs indoors.