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Election Leaflet and media links/ Bileog um Thoghchán agus ceangail do na meáin

My election leaflet is here. Tá mo bhileog um thoghchán anseo.

físeán gearr agam.  I have a short video.

Here is the RTÉ Morning Ireland climate change debate where I represented the Green Party.

Here are some extracts from the RTÉ Drive Time constituency debate, where I address the environment and drug crime. The full debate is here

Can you help with my General Election Campaign?

The posters are going up, the flyers are going in the doors and the canvassing has started to get me elected in Dublin Bay North for the 33rd Dail!

We need all the help you can give. If you can help leafletting, canvassing or putting up posters, please contact me. If you wish to give a donation, please follow this link: https://donorbox.org/david-healy-green-party-dail-election-capaign-dublin-bay-north

Thank you for your support!

Council Budget amended to fund Climate Change Action Plan, parking enforcement for road safety and design of motorway noise barriers

Fingal County Councillors yesterday agreed to amend the County’s Budget to provide funding for three particular areas:

Climate action.

Many of the actions in the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan are marked as “awaiting budget.” These include important measures to reduce emissions and to tackle the impact of climate change including flooding and coastal erosion. The Council decided to allocate a further €320,000 towards these unfunded actions.

Parking enforcement aimed at improving the safety of vulnerable road users.

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School Street proposal at St. Oliver Plunkett’s Malahide to go ahead

The Area Committee yesterday approved a revised School Street proposal for St. Oliver Plunkett’s Malahide. The pedestrianisation of the section of road outside the school at arriving and leaving times is happening as proposed but there’s no longer a full time one way system, just a ban on turns from the Mall onto the rise during school arriving and leaving times. The full report on the public consultation including the revised proposal is here.

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Speech to Irish Planning Institute Autumn Conference

I was invited to speak at the IPI’s conference last week. The rough notes for my speech are below and the powerpoint I used is here.

A councillor’s perspective on the plan-making process

Contents (slide 2)

  • Community organisations and “Nimbys”
  • Transport objections to housing; the importance of public transport and design for walking and cycling as well as density
  • Aspects of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy including
    • riparian setbacks,
    • climate assessment and
    • the conflict between the Regional Assembly and the Minister for Housing and Planning over additional rail infrastructure
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School Street proposal for St. Oliver Plunkett’s School, Malahide

Fingal County Council is proposing the pedestrianisation of a section of Grove Road, from Church Road to The Rise, for school drop off and collection times. ( 08.30hrs – 09.15hrs and 13.00hrs – 14.45hrs weekdays, during school term times. ) This would be an 18 month trial to improve safety for schoolchildren arriving at and leaving school

There will be a public information meeting on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30pm in Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.

Further information in this leaflet and at https://consult.fingal.ie/en/consultation/traffic-scheme-grove-road-and-rise-malahide-co-dublin

Kinsealy greenways added to Local Area Plan

At the monthly Council meeting on Monday 13th May, I succeeded in having greenway links from Kinsealy a) to Portmarnock, b) to Kettle’s Lane and c) to Balgriffin/Belmayne included in the Kinsealy Local Area Plan.

Importantly, my motion on phasing resulted in a decision that the greenway from Kinsealy to Old Portmarnock/R124  (which will give access to Portmarnock railway station) be included with a timeframe of including it in the 2020 Capital Programme and submitting the planning application for it in 2021. Continue reading