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 €60.Continue reading “⛴️🚄How to travel from Dublin to London by ferry and rail”
I recently did an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) over on Reddit, a popular discussion website. There’s a Dublin-specific part of the site, and I invited users to ask any questions they might have.Continue reading “Reddit AMA: 110 of Dubliners’ questions answered”
Below is a planning observation against an application to convert space intended for a market to a Centra. The space is on Newmarket and Mill Street in the Liberties – previously where the Green Door Market was.
The site was redeveloped several years ago on condition that they had a market space – they are now looking to remove that condition and put in a Centra instead.Continue reading “Why precious market space shouldn’t be made into a Centra”
A handy thing you might not know: all Dublin City Council libraries have a home energy saving test kit, which you can take out for free (as you would a book).Continue reading “👍 Home energy kits – in your local library”
The government has just published their report into the consultation for mobility changes in the Phoenix Park.
I reckon it’s progress, but a mixed bag: there are some big wins, some bits which are hard to judge at this stage, and at least two decisions where they have clearly bottled it.Continue reading “Phoenix Park changes: good, bad and mixed”
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 like it wasn’t possible.
They’ve since put together a new package of measures, which involve lane changes, bollards (hopefully later becoming something nicer to look at!), and removal of a slip road.Continue reading “The New South Circular Road Cycle Lane: ideas to improve”
A court decision overturning approval for a supervised injection centre in Dublin will literally cost lives, local Green Party representatives have warned.Continue reading “Decision on injecting centre will “cost lives” – Greens”
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.Continue reading “Stations, bridges, and junctions – my submission to Dart+ South West”
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/
UPDATE: The Inchicore/St. Michael’s bottlebanks will be restored in the coming days, as they have found a way to accommodate them on a long-term basis.
Continue reading “Inchicore and Bridgefoot Street bottlebanks – help needed!”