Patrick Costello TD at D8 Live

As a brief eternity of remote and physically distanced meetings nears its end, our elected representatives are delighted to finally be getting back out to meet and mix with Dublin’s voters in person.

At 8pm this Thursday evening, 30 September, our very own Patrick Costello, Green Party TD for Dublin South-Central, will join local author Gerry Mullins, musicians and guests for D8 Live, a new live talk show event being staged at The Circular bar in Rialto.

Supporters of Deputy Costello’s successful 2020 Dáil campaign will be familiar with The Circular as the same venue in which Patrick’s campaign launch event and table quiz were held only a few short weeks before Dublin 8’s thriving nightlife and entertainment sectors were forced to shutter for almost 18 months.

As Dublin South-Central emerges from the pandemic, Patrick looks forward to taking the opportunity to set out his renewed vision for our constituency while reflecting on the massive change Ireland has witnessed since being elected to represent DSC in the 2020 General Election.

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Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/d8-live-at-the-circular-tickets-171290112337

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The Future of Public and Community Banking: Public Meeting with Neasa Hourigan TD, David McAuley (Donore CU) and Philip Kelly (Ballyfermot Inchicore CU)

The withdrawal of Ulster Bank from Ireland and the decision by Bank of Ireland to close many of its branches will mean that many communities and small businesses might now be left without local banks. Post offices and credit unions are left to fill the gap but operate under tight constraints that limit the services they can provide.

Meeting

In this meeting, David McAuley of Donore Credit Union and Philip Kelly of Ballyfermot Inchicore Credit Union will talk about each of how their credit unions operates and the vital roles these play in their respective communities, but also the restrictions that prevent them from doing more.

Neasa Hourigan, Green Party TD for Dublin Central and party Finance spokesperson will talk about the need for a public banking system in Ireland that would allow credit unions and post offices to expand and diversify so as to better serve and revitalise neglected communities.

The Future of Public and Community Banking: Public Meeting with Neasa Hourigan TD, David McAuley (Donore Credit Union) and Philip Kelly (Ballyfermot Inchicore Credit Union)

Date / Time: Monday 22 March, 2021 / 13:00

Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92110516435?pwd=QTZLQWZ3eWZ6a0ZaSENBKzBIR0FRUT09

Meeting ID: 921 1051 6435

Passcode: 532345

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Public Meeting: Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options Study

The Phoenix Park

As the green lung of our city, The Phoenix Park is a fantastic amenity for hundreds of thousands of people who live nearby. When the pandemic hit last year, Dubliners realised how much we needed this natural space on our doorstep, and how much better the Park was with reduced car traffic. Thousands of Dubliners have signed the petition to end traffic through the Park and to make the Phoenix Park a destination instead of a shortcut.

Transport and Mobility Options Study

In response to extraordinary public demand, the OPW has launched a consultation on Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility.
http://phoenixpark.ie/commencement-of-the-public-consultation-for-the-phoenix-park-transport-and-mobility-options-study/

Meeting

At 1pm on Tuesday 9 March, Dublin South-Central Green Party will hold a public meeting to talk about the OPW’s ongoing Transport and Mobility Options Study for the Phoenix Park. Councillors Michael Pidgeon and Darcy Lonergan will discuss the study published by the OPW and the proposals it contains and explain how to make your own submission on the future of our Park.

Public Meeting on the Phoenix Park Consultation Process with Cllrs Darcy Lonergan and Michael Pidgeon

Date / Time: Tuesday 9 March, 2021 / 13:00

Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96386356614?pwd=Z3ZkZERBeERQeEhwN2lGb20xNCtwZz09

Meeting ID: 963 8635 6614

Passcode: 484613


The clock is ticking…

The consultation will close next Friday 12 March so take this opportunity to make the Phoenix Park a better place for everyone.

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Dublin City Development Plan: Public Meeting with Patrick Costello TD

Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028

The Dublin City development plan sets out the framework within which the council will work in the coming years. It covers housing, business and retail, transport, parks, waterways, sports and recreation. All decisions made by the council will be shaped by what is agreed in this plan.

Make Your Voice Heard

Over the remaining time to 22 February, individual residents, community groups, businesses and other organisations can make submissions to the council and have their say on what the development plan should include.

Meetings

In late January the Dublin South-Central Green Party held an online meeting with Ciarán Cuffe MEP to talk about the plan, explain how the consultation process works and how to make submissions.

A second public meeting will be held on Thursday 11th February at 8pm, and will be addressed by Patrick Costello, TD for Dublin South-Central. Prior to his election to the Dáil in 2020, Patrick was a local councillor for the Kimmage-Rathmines area and worked on the previous City Development Plan.

Patrick will offer insight into the process of creating the plan, discuss submissions from previous years, and offer advice on how to make your contributions count. After Patrick’s initial presentation, we will invite local councillors and other attendees to propose their own ideas, talk about actions the council could take, and possibly work on joint submissions.

Dublin City Development Plan: Public Meeting with Patrick Costello TD

Date / Time: Thursday 11 February, 2021 / 20:00

Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95039948072?pwd=OFNseGErbkwvSmtmQmk2b0graTVMUT09

Meeting ID: 950 3994 8072

Passcode: 708582

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Dublin City Development Plan: Public Meeting with Ciarán Cuffe MEP

Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028

The Dublin City development plan sets out the framework within which the council will work in the coming years. It covers housing, business and retail, transport, parks, waterways, sports and recreation. All decisions made by the council will be shaped by what is agreed in this plan.

Make Your Voice Heard

Over the next month, individual residents, community groups, businesses and other organisations can make submissions to the council and have their say on what the development plan should include.

The Dublin South-Central Green Party will hold two online meetings to talk about the plan, explain how the consultation process works and how to make submissions.

Meetings

The first meeting will be held via Zoom at 13:00 on Thursday 28th January. It will be addressed by Ciarán Cuffe, MEP for Dublin. Ciarán spent 15 years on Dublin City Council, during which time he was Chair of the Transportation Committee. Details to join this first meeting are included below.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday 11th February at 8pm, and will be addressed by Patrick Costello, TD for Dublin South-Central. Before being elected to the Dáil, Patrick was a local councillor for the Kimmage-Rathmines area.

Both speakers have worked on previous Dublin development plans. They will offer insight into the process of creating the plan, discuss submissions from previous years, and offer advice on how to make your contributions count. After the initial speakers, we will invite local councillors and other attendees to propose their own ideas, talk about actions the council could take, and possibly work on joint submissions.

Dublin City Development Plan: Public Meeting with Ciarán Cuffe MEP

Date / Time: Thursday 28 January, 2021 / 13:00

Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95039948072?pwd=OFNseGErbkwvSmtmQmk2b0graTVMUT09

Meeting ID: 950 3994 8072

Passcode: 708582

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As 2021 begins…

…we reflect on 2020, a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic brought immense change to the lives and livelihoods of everyone in our constituency, the effects of which are still being acutely felt as Ireland enters a third lockdown. Believe it or not, 2020 was also the year in which the people of Dublin South-Central elected their first ever Green Party TD as our grassroots campaign and a groundswell of support from local voters carried Patrick Costello across the line.

Looking ahead to 2021 we wish everyone who lives, works, studies or plays in DSC a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We look forward to an eventual return to relative normality, but we also recognise that we have a role to play in shaping our shared future if we are to tackle persisting challenges of social injustice and environmental degradation. Let’s embrace 2021 as it brings with it a sense of renewed hope, optimism and the opportunity to deliver sustainable growth and prosperity for all.

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Pocket Forests

A social enterprise planting small native forests in gardens and urban areas to bring biodiversity to your neck of the woods.

Contact: https://www.pocketforests.ie/

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Dublin Cycling Campaign

DCC are an independent, voluntary group lobbying local and national government to bring about improved conditions for cyclists and greater recognition of the benefits of cycling. They were instrumental in getting the 30km/h speed limit put in place in Dublin and have been very supportive of the introduction of the Dublin Bikes. They have been working both behind the scenes and in the media spotlight since 1993. They are represented on the Transportation “Strategic Policy” (or policy forming) committees in Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Councils and were nominated as one of the consultative bodies during the preparation of the government’s National Cycle Policy Framework.

For more, or to join, see https://www.dublincycling.com/cycling/contact

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To it, Not Through It: Inchicore Mobility Plan

The “To It, Not Through It” Plan for Inchicore village implements the central aims of Dublin City Council’s Mobility Intervention Programme:

  • To ensure safe access to and movement within Dublin City for all users;
  • To provide sufficient movement capacity to cater for the changed travel patterns;
  • To support the economic recovery of the city and the region.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRDm39bG-q7UXxQJn4g_7TqBtuMBmRMo8LMk1VIw4OOdik66Kmj9_t7c7jAfjZjaHWyStvnKhVxdE4E/pub

Contact: Lauren@Tuite.Family

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Mapping Green Dublin

A collaborative action research project led by UCD’s School of Geography in collaboration with arts organisation Common Ground, artist Seoidín O’Sullivan and event facilitators Connect the Dots. It will take place across Dublin 8 from 2019 – 2020 and is funded by the EPA. Mapping Green Dublin’s first task is to map the span and territories of trees and green space across Dublin 8, identifying their location and quality, identifying green space deficits and future needs.

Contact: https://dublintrees.wordpress.com/

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