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Waste Regulator Needed to Deal with Greyhound
Green Recycling bags

In the Dáil today I had a topical issue debate with Minister Phil Hogan on the need for a waste regulator and strong legislation to deal with companies like Greyhound and the practises they have been engaged in since waste collection was privatised in Dublin last January. Local Councillors also need powers to create by-laws to regulate what these companies are doing in different areas.   Full text below:   WASTE INDUSTRY REGULATOR NEEDED

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High tide alert this Friday
Raining

A high tide this Friday (14/12/2012) morning at 11:45 am, combined with low atmospheric pressure and a relatively high wind, will give rise to high sea levels and possibly large waves. Dublin City Council’s flood defences will be put in place including the flood gates on the River Dodder. Dublin City Council will be monitoring the situation closely and I will update you as I get more information Update: 13/12/12 Tomorrow’s (14/12/2012) high tide

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Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in A, B and C V Ireland
Expert Group report

The Government acted on its commitment in the programme for Government to establish an expert group on the judgment in the A, B and C case. The expert group published its report only shortly after an unfortunate young woman passed away in a Galway hospital. I welcome the Government's commitment to make a decision before the Christmas recess on what action it will propose to take on foot of the report. I also welcome the decision by the Joint Committee

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Raised the Financial Transaction Tax in the Finance Committee
levin

"We seem to get half-truths from both sides on the financial transaction tax rather than the full picture. As an elected parliamentarian I am keen to get the information rather than a piece of information that suits one particular side of the argument. What was said today appears to be a partial truth because it does not equate with the contribution we make to the EU and the reduction in the budget" http://youtu.be/haXzr-gI04w   I would like

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Greyhound should stop charging for recycling bags
Dublin-Bin

Waste customers across Dublin City have been informed by Greyhound that they will no longer distribute free recycling bags or accept clear plastic bags. Greyhound is now charging €9 for six recycling bags. This is unacceptable when we want people to increase the amount of waste they recycle. This is a direct result of Dublin City Council's decision to privatise waste collection in the city with no provision to incentive residents to recycle.  

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Humphreys calls for Greyhound to stop charging for recycling bags

STATEMENT BY KEVIN HUMPHREYS Labour Party TD, Dublin South East Thursday 6th December 2012 HUMPREYS CALLS FOR GREYHOUND TO STOP CHARGING FOR RECYCLING BAGS   Waste customers across Dublin City have been informed by Greyhound that they will no longer distribute free recycling bags or accept clear plastic bags. Greyhound is now charging €9 for six recycling bags. This is unacceptable when we want people to increase the amount of waste they recycle.

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Campaign for College Green
collegegreen

The old Irish Parliament on College Green would be the ideal location for a central Dublin Lending Library, a ceremonial hall for meetings of a Dublin regional assembly and a venue for small plays, concerts and exhibitions. When the LUAS is extended we have the option to create a public space in the centre of our city in College Green - a plaza to host markets, open air concerts and visitors providing a cultural space for Dubliners, Irish people

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Expert Group Report Published
Expert Group report

The Report of the Expert Group has now been published and you can access it at the link below. There will be a full debate in the Dáil on this report next week. The Report outlines a series of options for Implementation. Our task is now to seek implementation as quickly as possible to bring legal clarity to this issue which has been unresolved for twenty years but which we in the Labour Party are committed to addressing. http://www.dohc.ie/publications/Judgement_ABC.html

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Proposed Road Closure on Cumberland St South
Cumberland St South

Dublin City Council are considering the temporary closure of Cumberland St South, Dublin 2 (from Pearse Street to Fenian Streeton Sunday 9th December from 8am to midnight. Any person may lodge an objection in writing to Dublin City Council, Roads & Traffic Department, Block 2, Floor 6, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. The closing date for objections is 12noon on Friday 23rd November. This is due to a request from Loc Film Productions Ltd to

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Relocation of Maternity Hospital Must be a Priority
NMH-Holles-Street

STATEMENT BY KEVIN HUMPHREYS Labour Party TD, Dublin South East, Thursday 15th October 2012 RELOCATION OF NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL MUST BE A PRIORITY   There is a long term plan to relocate the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street beside St Vincent’s University Hospital. This was recommended in the 2008 KPMG Independent Review of Maternity and Gynaecology Services in the Greater Dublin area. Speaking on a topical issue debate today

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