Press release: Dublin city Greens have welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a medically supervised injection facility in Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8. The planning application had been previously rejected by Dublin City Council – a decision strongly criticised by the Greens.
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How we should legalise e-scooters – but not for rent!
Submission: The government recently launched a public consultation on how they should regulate electric scooters – which are currently illegal. The Greens have been calling for legalisation and regulation for some time. Here’s what I sent in to the consultation. (“PPTs” is short for “Personal Powered Transport”, which is seemingly the preferred transport policy term …
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Speech: why I’m supporting the supervised injection facility in our part of the city
Speech: Dublin City Council rejected an application to build a supervised injection facility for those facing drug addiction. The application was for Merchant’s Quay, which I represent. I think the Council got it wrong. Here’s what I said in a Council debate on the issue:
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 …
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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 …
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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.
Dublin Greens call for “Picnic on College Green”
Press release: Dublin City’s Green Party councillors have called for a picnic on College Green on the three days it will pedestrianised this summer. The councilors have called on Dubliners to celebrate the reclaiming of the Green, by bringing food, picnic mats, friends and family.