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Agenda for DCC Parking Workshop – 9th June 2010

PROGRAMME  9.30 a.m. :     Introduction by Cllr Andrew Montague and Ms Arleen Finn, NTA.  9.40 a.m.  :    Parking Policy and Practice – Ms Edel Kelly, Senior Executive Planner,   Traffic Planning.  10.00 a.m. :   Parking Paper – Mr James Nix, D.I.T.  10.20 a.m. :   Parking Bye-Laws and Operations – Mr Brian Riddick, Parking                       Enforcement Officer  10.40 […]

City Channel and the Poolbeg Chimneys

Did a short clip with City Channel yesterday on the Poolbeg chimneys – its atL http://video.city.ie/?c=831&k=adad13d70b (right at the very end…!)

Dubliners must be given a vote on the future of iconic Poolbeg Chimney Stacks- Ó Muirí

Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí Chairperson, Environment and Engineering Strategic Policy Committee Dublin City Council Dubliners must be given a vote on the future of iconic Poolbeg Chimney Stacks- Ó Muirí Fine Gael Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí has today (Wednesday) called for a Dublin-wide plebiscite to be held on the future for Poolbeg’s iconic Chimney Stacks. […]

Poolbeg Waste-to-Energy and the Foreshore Licence

Dublin City Council Update See below the response to the question posed by my colleague Cllr Ruairi McGinley in relation to the delay by the DoE in providing a foreshore license for the Poolbeg W2E facility. This could end up costing extra €€€s in the form of interim waste disposal arrangements which will come from the pockets […]

Notice from Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee on Litter

Dublin City Council Update Dublin North Central Notice from Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee on Litter NUI Maynooth is currently working on developing a reporting solution on the use of litter bins. The hope is to develop a system whereby Dublin City Council can monitor the frequency of emptying, and weights of litter in […]

Parking Workshop – 9th June 2010

Dublin City Council are holding a Parking Workshop on the 9th of June to discuss parking policy and practice in Dublin city. It will be held in City Hall, from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  The Workshop is intended for Members of the Transportation and Traffic SPC, Members of the City Council and  invited representatives from the […]

€27m of unpaid bin charges in Dun Laoghaire?

The Local Government Auditor highlighted the poor collection record of Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown when it comes to bin charges in his report on the 2008 accounts: The council is out of pocket to the tune of €27m on bin-charge arrears 9,000 households have paid virtually nothing at all of charges imposed from 2000-2004, resulting in arrears […]

Municipal Bonds – the downside?

DCC is examining the possibility of issuing Municipal Bonds to raise capital; a good idea and worth exploring in the right context in my book. HOWEVER… Worth looking at the practical downsides as described by Derek Scally in the Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0512/1224270210537.html Ouch!