Thu, Jul 6, 2023
The National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy recently went to public consultation. Of any area in the country, the North Inner City faces unique challenges in terms of waste, litter and dumping. These need to be addressed as a basic step towards a circular economy. Below is the submission I sent in with Neasa Hourigan, T.D. and Feljin Jose, Carba-Glasnevin area rep.
Tue, Jul 4, 2023
Neasa Hourigan and I, along with other Green Party representatives, attended the recent Consultative Forum on International Security Policy. We had many reservations about the process which we have outlined below, including our perspective on what the future of Ireland's security policy should look like and what a fuller conversation about it would include. Please find our submission below.
Wed, Jun 7, 2023
Dublin City Council has published the 2023 Canal Cordon Count. The Cordon Count analyses how many people are crossing the canals into the city using different means of transport and helps us understand the shifting patterns in commuting in the city.
Mon, Apr 24, 2023
I chaired the latest meeting of the walking and cycling sub-committee on April 24th. We discussed the plans to bring forward ambitious plans for Dublin's Walking and Cycling network, which will see 300 new kilometres of high quality cycling infrastructure rolled out across Dublin over the coming years.
Thu, Mar 30, 2023
Trees! Dublin needs more trees. More particularly, the north inner city needs a lot more trees. We are the least green area in the entire city and the entire country. And Dublin as a whole city underperforms for tree coverage compared to other European cities (e.g. Dublin has 6% tree coverage whereas London has 21%).
Mon, Mar 6, 2023
I chaired a working group of Councillors and Council staff to consider whether we should proceed with a programme of zebra crossings and am delighted to have full support from the Council now. I believe this is a progressive and important step to giving pedestrians greater priority across the city.
Thu, Feb 23, 2023
E-scooters get plenty of good and (mainly) bad press in Dublin. Many people worry that they are a danger to pedestrians or to the users themselves. But they are continuing to grow in popularity and as a fast, cheap and (somewhat) sustainable way to get around the city, they have a role to play in the future of Dublin's transport. Here I've tried to address some of the questions and concerns I frequently hear about them and what the Government and Council can/should do next.
Thu, Feb 9, 2023
The Royal Canal Greenway from North Strand to Phibsborough will begin work soon. This is currently a well-used, but a little neglected, walking and cycling route. The upgrade will provide new greening, wider and segregated paths and a new bridge over the canal. I am excited to see this project finally underway and think it will be a huge asset for the area. However, I have a few concerns about the process and final design.