North Inner City Taskforce

Last year the Government missed its own deadline for delivery of a report and recommendations for the North Inner City.  Thanks to the Northside People and Near FM for helping me raise awareness of the concerns over the inadequacy of the Governments response.  There were more than fifty written submissions made to the Taoiseach’s Tasforce…

North Inner City Taskforce

On Feb 1st 2017 Kieran Mulvey updated the local community on the Government’s taskforce for the north inner city.  More than 150 people turned out to hear the Government’s response to our submissions and their plans for the area. Unfortunately, the  Presentation disappointed in its broad approach.  It was vague and un-costed, rehashed old themes and…

College Green-Have Your Say !

Dublin City Council is developing plans to remove private car traffic from College Green and create a new civic plaza when the LUAS works are completed later this year.    Consultants have been engaged to carry out a full Environmental Impact Statement and to lodge the development proposals and all related documents with An Bord Pleanala (expected to…

North Inner City Taskforce

Following gun murders earlier this year on the streets of Dublin Central the Taoiseach and Government’s attention was attracted to the north inner city.  Gangland crime did not appear overnight and the problems will not be solved overnight.  A sustained and sustainable long-term approach is needed to solve the problems. The Government appointed Kieran Mulvey to…

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…

North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…

College Green

Dublin City Council is considering making road traffic changes to College Green and Dame Street that will result in priority being given to public transport, pedestrians and cyclists. You can get more information and give your feedback to Dublin City Council here . The deadline for submissions it 5pm on 24th of May 2016.

Justice for Clery’s Workers

It is hard to believe in the year 2016 and with Labour in Government that workers could be locked-out,  abused and disrespected in the way workers in Clerys were this week. My many years working in both start-up and multi-national companies thought me that business circumstances change and to survive businesses must change too.  However…

City Budget must be rejected

At the annual Dublin City Council budget meeting on January 14, 2014 the Fianna Fail group on Dublin City Council will seek the support of Councillors from all parties and none for their motion to reject the budget proposed by the City Manager. We reject the draft budget and call on all other Councillors to…