Why Dublin’s suburbs have become more “weedy” than “leafy” in recent times.

Dublin’s “Leafy Suburbs” have been looking more like “Weedy Suburbs” recently. But there’s actually a good reason, even if they look dire. It’s due to the Council’s decision to stop using chemical weedkillers. The decision was taken some months ago after several reports suggested that weedkillers containing Glyphosate were dangerous. While some scientists maintain the … Continue reading Why Dublin’s suburbs have become more “weedy” than “leafy” in recent times.

Those vanishing parking spaces. There is, apparently, going to be a ‘review.’ But there’s no promise of consultation.

  You may have seen my blog yesterday in relation to the blocking of parking spaces around the city – I specifically referenced Rathgar and Rathmines where spaces outside shops, cafes and takeaways have been blocked by the council. It was done, they said, to widen footpaths because of Covid-19. I asked three other questions … Continue reading Those vanishing parking spaces. There is, apparently, going to be a ‘review.’ But there’s no promise of consultation.

Another very unsubtle and thoughtless attempt by Dublin City Council to kill suburban villages

You may have noticed, if you live in or are visiting Dublin, that the City Council has blocked off parking bays outside many businesses around the city. This they have done, they say, to widen footpaths during the Covid-19 emergency. Yeh. Right. They have decided to kill local business and, make it impossible for those … Continue reading Another very unsubtle and thoughtless attempt by Dublin City Council to kill suburban villages

Disabled? Problems with mobility? Sorry. Looks like you’re one of Owen Keegan’s losers.

“There will always be losers.” That’s what Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan said when Sarah McInerney asked him about access to Dublin for people with mobility problems. She pressed him. There will be vehicular access to the city. But not all of the city. And not all of the time. He is responding, he says, … Continue reading Disabled? Problems with mobility? Sorry. Looks like you’re one of Owen Keegan’s losers.