Mon, Dec 12, 2022
Like so many others, I have been really frustrated over the past few days as the temperatures have plummeted and our footpaths have become incredible dangerous and icy. Dublin City Council currently has a policy of only gritting the road carriageways when conditions are icy to make it safer to drive but they do not grit the footpaths. This leave the paths treacherous for all who use them. I have written to the city manager looking for an urgent change of policy.
Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Some trees were recently felled by DCC staff on West Road in East Wall. This is really disappointing to see but unfortunately needed to be done because of the condition of the trees. Below I have included the information I received from the Council about the trees. I am following up to ensure that a new greening plan is put in place ASAP for this area.
Thu, Dec 1, 2022
The Dublin Metropolitan Region is split into divisions (e.g. North Central, North, West, etc.) within which the districts and sub districts served by stations exist. In case of emergency call 999/112. 112 SMS can be used by deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people.
Fri, Nov 18, 2022
As an emergency measure, in response to extraordinary pressure on the international protection system and a lack of available accommodation for international protection applicants, the former ESB office building on East Wall Road has been converted into an accommodation centre. Some information below based on the briefing provided by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) may be of interest to the local community. The Department will be circulating an information leaflet to all residents in the coming week.
Tue, Oct 4, 2022
Dublin Port are constructing a Greenway, due for completion by Autumn 2023. The Greenway will be a great addition to the recreational walking and cycling amenities around the North Inner City. It will also provide stunning views across Dublin Bay.
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
The City Council have conducted a further round of consultation on the removal of traffic from Capel Street in order to inform the plans for the scheme going forward. The consultation was with members of the public, businesses, residents and other stakeholders in the area.
Fri, Jun 10, 2022
The Fruit and Vegetable Market is a beautiful landmark building in the North Inner City. It can and should be a hub for retail, culture and community usage and breathe vibrancy and life into the surrounding area. Instead it has been left derelict for far too long.
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
I recently participated in a UCD L&H debate on a motion to abolish Ireland's longstanding policy of neutrality. Below is the speech I made outlining why I believe that Ireland's role of peace-maker and keeper in the world is such an important one - with neutrality a central aspect of that. This is all the more important now as Europe faces a new threat from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.