Government must heed EPA Report

The EPA Urban Wastewater report highlights how spectacularly dishonest Fine Gael and Labour’s plan for Irish Water was and how communities all over Ireland are paying the price environmentally and economically for their fiasco. The EPA report reflects the status of over 1,000 schemes across Ireland and the lack of investment in recent years in wastewater…

Safe walking and cycling

Dublin Central is one of the most heavily congested road networks in the country.   Yesterday someones daughter, sister, girlfriend, mother or wife narrowly escaped with her life when her bike was crushed by a truck.  Lets hope she makes a full recovery. The Minister for Transport allocates less than 1% of his transport budget…

Broadstone to be revealed

Like most local people I was horrified by the sight of the large ugly concrete wall recently constructed as part of the LUAS stop which obscures Broadstone Station. I was really taken aback by the wall because as a City Councillor 2004-2014 and former member of Grangegorman Development Authority I took great interest in and supported the…

Autumn leafs

During the autumn and winter months Dublin City Council collects hundreds of tonnes of leafs from main roads.  Dublin City Council does not clean-up or collect leafs from residential areas but it does provide equipment, bags and collections free of charge for residents groups removing leaf fall from their areas.  Residents in Dublin Central can…

College Green Plan

Dublin City Council are planning to remove all private car traffic from College Green and make it a pedestrian, cycle and public transport friendly public plaza. You can read their plan here or watch a short video about the plan here.  On Wednesday 16th November they are holding a workshop to share their plans with the public…

Value Your Vote

The surprise US Presidential election result highlights the immense power individual voters can have through the ballot box. In order to be able to vote at an election or referendum, a person’s name must be entered on the Register of Electors for the locality in which they live. Every year the register of Electors comes into…

2016 Super Draw

Fianna Fáils primary fundraiser is an annual nationwide Super Draw. Fianna Fáil Dublin Central Erskine Childers and Casement Lemass Cumanns are holding a Super Draw Table Quiz. Entry to the table quiz is €10 per person and teams of five will automatically be entered in the national Super Draw and a chance to win the…

Grangegorman Car-park

The Grangegorman Development Agency intends make a planning application for the construction of a temporary surface car park onsite. This is to be located off the North Circular Road entrance to the campus, Phoenix Lane. The GDA will hold a drop-in information evening prior to submitting the planning application in their offices in the Clocktower on Grangegorman…

North Inner City Taskforce

This evening I attended the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s public meeting in City hall to address the issue of crime in Dublin.  It was an invitation to the general public to come along and have their say. RTE’s Joe Duffy chaired the public meeting which was attended by the Assistant Garda Commissioner, more than a…

Allocate Funding to Walking & Cycling

Mary supports the Dublin Cycling Campaign proposal to increase the national transport budget funding allocation for walking and cycling to 10%. Currently less than 1% of the transport budget is dedicated to walking and cycling. This is a cost neutral proposal that long term can save both money and lives. Every day more and more people…