Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dublin Food Coop

Established in 1983, Dublin Food Coop (DFC) is Ireland’s leading member-owned co-operative – a true food democracy. Every Thursday and Saturday the market is open for fresh organic fruit and vegetables, as well as other organic products at prices that … Continue reading

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Save money on your bus fare

Did you know, that if you currently use weekly or monthly bus or luas tickets, there might be a way that you can save up to 60 or 70% of the cost? Or, if you currently drive to work, it … Continue reading

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Insulating your home will save you fuel and money

If you own a house that was built before 2006, you are entitled to get a grant to cover the cost of better insulation. You can get a grant to install roof or wall insulation or to upgrade your heating … Continue reading

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Inchicore Residents Stand Up to Irish Rail

In April of last year, residents in the peaceful Railway Works Estate in Inchicore learned that Irish Rail had plans to locate a very large construction site in the Pond Field, in the centre of the estate. They formed “Inchicore … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the grand canal

The Grand Canal is a wonderful example of engineering skills of the 18th century. The towpath on either side of the canal has a rustic character, with terraces of small brick houses, wildfowl and swans on the water, and a … Continue reading

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Saving on bin charges

You can cut down on what you have to pay on bin charges by taking a few simple steps. First of all, when you are shopping, bring your own bags and try to buy products with the least amount of … Continue reading

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The Green Party and Education

Education is a key element of Green Party Policy. The Green Party stood firm in Budget 2009 and rejected the re-introduction of third level fees, this means all young adults can access free third level education and can access courses … Continue reading

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An Líanadh a Dublin 12 Transition Initiative

An Líanadh came together a year ago to work with community and residents groups and schools to identify strategies for how Dublin 12 can learn to thrive and live well when oil runs out. Through workshops and films we hope … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money and Irish Jobs During the recession

1. Shop locally: 2. Watch your food miles! 3. Use the bus (or luas) 4. Compost your kitchen waste 5. Say no to packaging! 6. Recycle everything 7. Get on your bicycle 8. Insulate your house 9. Convert your car … Continue reading

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What has the Green Party in government done for the people of Dublin 6W, 8, 10 and 12?

• *The Planning Bill 2010*, which makes community-focused, sustainable planning a legal requirement. It will ensure transparency, openness and democratic involvement in the planning process to avoid rezoning disasters of the past. • *Civil Partnership Bill*, which is a start … Continue reading

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