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FACT-CHECK – Dublin City Council engagement with NAMA

FACT-CHECK – Dublin City Council engagement with NAMA

There has been a fair bit of negative commentary swirling about in recent days about a perceived failure to engage locally with NAMA RE: provision of units for homelessness/social housing in Dublin and elsewhere. I am acutely aware of the efforts and long hours being put in behind the scenes on this issue so in defence […]

Latest on Parnell Square Cultural Quarter – November 2016

Latest on Parnell Square Cultural Quarter – November 2016

Question to the Chief Executive                             Council Meeting 07th NOV 2016 Q.124  COUNCILLOR NAOISE O MUIRI Can the Chief Executive please deal with the following (details supplied) Details:    Can the Chief Executive please provide a full report on progress on the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter including current status, resources expended thus far, projected completion date […]

Playground Audit – Dublin North Central

Playground Audit – Dublin North Central

The Chairman and Members of North Central Area Committee.  Playground Audit North Central Area.  There are 8 playgrounds in public parks the North Central Area, a safety audit of which was under taken in 2015 and 2016 to ascertain their condition and play value. The audit was carried out by consultants and so is an […]

PRESS RELEASE – Reduce East Link Bridge toll to €1

PRESS RELEASE – Reduce East Link Bridge toll to €1

Thursday, January 7th 2016 Reduce East Link Bridge toll to €1, says Fine Gael Councillor  Dublin City Council needs to play fair and reduce the cost of the East Link toll for Dublin motorists, said Fine Gael Councillor and General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North, Naoise Ó Muirí today (Thursday). Dublin City Council now […]

Litter Management Plan for Dublin City – Public Consultation

Litter Management Plan for Dublin City – Public Consultation

Dublin City Council has recently carried out a review of its Litter Management Plan. Following from this a Draft Replacement Litter Management Plan for the City has been prepared. In accordance with the requirements of the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 – 2009 this plan is now being published for public consultation. Written submissions can be […]

Nollaig Shona!

Nollaig Shona!

(With thanks to @monicaraileybay) Normal service resumes shortly…!

In defence of Kieran Rose – 22/12/2015

In my experience planners worth their salt have opinions. Kieran Rose is an experienced planner. What is wrong with planners (or indeed public officials in general) articulating differing views? The alternative is a shade of institutionalised “group-think”, a slow slide into the prevailing “wisdom” of the time, something we know all about in the Ireland […]