Portobello

Waste Regulator Needed to Deal with Greyhound

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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Greyhound should 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. 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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Redevelopment at Irish Jewish Museum

There is a  large development proposed for the Irish Jewish Museum at No. 3-7 Walworth Road, Portobello Dublin 8. It involves the demolition of the current structures and construction of a 2 storey over basement museum with reinstatement of the existing facades. Full details of the plans are outlined below. The planning application reference is 3096/12 and the application was registered on the 17th August 2012. The final date for Observations is

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Rathmines & Rathgar Roadworks

Reinstatement and resurfacing works are being carried out on the Rathmines Road and Richmond Street South between the junction at Military Road and junction with Harrington Street. Similar works will take place on the Rathgar Road between the junction with Highfield Road and junction with Grosvenor Road. These works commenced on the 19th August and will run for approximately 6 weeks; Sunday to Wednesday between the hours of 7.30pm each evening until

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Kevin’s Garda Street Station

Kevin St Garda Station Divisional HQ will be built following the announcement of the Government Stimulus Package. This was a project I had raised with the Minister for Justice recently, seeking a date for when it might be built as progress had been halted for some time due to lack of funds, and the recent closure of the Harcourt Terrace station may have led to a strain on Gardaí office accomoodation. Today's announcement (17th July 2012)  will

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