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DBS Greens – January 2015 update

Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022DublinCityDevelopmentPlan

The Dublin City Development Plan is one of the most significant plans that will effect the lives of Dubliners in the next seven years.  The Green Party has a record of taking urban planning seriously and fighting against the short term vision that has blighted our city and country for so many years.  The three Green Party councillors elected to Dublin City Council will be working hard to influence the plan to ensure that it sets out a sustainable vision for the city that priorities citizens and not just big business. The initial period of consultation for the issues that will inform the plan closed on 14 January but public consultation will open again when the draft plan is published later in 2015.   You can read more at http://dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie/

Boland’s Mills

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne passed a motion at the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council to reject the Boland’s Mill proposal on grounds that it lacks sufficient housing, vision & creativity.

Dublin City Council – South East Area

The South East Area of Dublin City Council covers medieval core of Dublin, the City’s premier shopping district, the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, Inner City commercial and residential districts and suburban villages such as Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount, Ranelagh, Rathmines, Terenure and Rathgar.

You can read about various plans for the South East Area on the Dublin City Council’s website including the following:

Plans for Dodder GreenwayCity-section-of-Dodder-Greenway

Dublin City Council is working on plans for a greenway between the Docklands and Milltown.  Cian Ginty’s website www.irishcycle.com has a wealth of excellent information on the propose plans, which you can read, here, here and here.  Cllrs Claire Byrne and Patrick Costello will be monitoring developments closely via the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council.


Cycling in Dublin DublinBikes

Check out this infographic on the growth of cycling in Dublin.  No doubt the roll-out of DublinBikes has contributed to this growth and the work of organisations such as the Dublin Cycling Campaign and not forgetting the introduction of the Cycle to Work scheme by the Green Party.  In recent news a contraflow cycle lane has been introduced on Camden Street as part of the temporary road traffic changes being made as a result of the Luas Cross City works

DBS Greens – November update

Irish Water / Uisce EireannIrish Water

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan delivered the Our Water petition to Leinster House.  The petition requests a referendum to ensure that Irish Water is always kept in private ownership.  You can sign the petition here. In addition the Green Party is seeking:

  •  a refundable tax credit introduced to help cover the cost of water bills
  • a restructuring of Irish Water so that the company only covers metering and billing, with service provision devolved to regional bodies
  • an individual allowance to cover basic needs, as opposed to a household allowance
  • and real financial support for home conservation schemes.

GF_SERINDGreen Foundation – Rebuilding Communities through sustainable jobs

Green Foundation Ireland is holding a seminar on Saturday 15 November from 9:30am to 4:30pm at DIT Bolton Street.  The Dublin SERIND Seminar will address this by examining the trends in the manufacturing and the supply of goods and services from a sustainable ecological standpoint like 3D Printers, Leasing vs Owning, Repair Cafés and social enterprises like the Ballymun Rediscovery Centre.  Read more here about the seminar here.

Incineration protestStopIncinerator

The Stop the Poolbeg Incinerator campaign on Facebook is organising a protest on Thursday 13 November at the Point Depot roundabout from 5pm to 7pm.  You can read more about it here.

Dublin Cycling Campaign – Bike Theft Survey

Bike theft is a big and growing problem in Dublin. While only 4,500 bikes were reported stolen in Dublin in 2013 there is a problem with under-reporting problem and the Dublin Cycling Campaign estimate that the real figure was around 20,000. The information you will provide in this survey will be invaluable in helping the Dubiln Cycling Campagin design a plan, in conjunction with the Gardai, City Council, City Planners & bike trade, to tackle the problem.  You can fill out the survey here.