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.
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.
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.