29 June, 2005

Death to Frontpage!

Welcome. I've just moved the blog over from Frontpage to Blogger. I try to cover Dún Laoghaire, Environmental and Justice issues. Feedback is always welcome, Ciarán

Constraining Progress

Under the 'Sustaining Progress' Affordable Housing Initiative the Government promised to deliver 10,000 affordable homes. Much fanfare from Junior Minister Noel Ahern. How much has been delivered to date? 30 units. Hmm. Here's a snapshot of Minister Dick Roche, Noel Ahern and his colleague Batt O'Keefe presiding over Environment Questions in a not so packed Dáil chamber

27 June, 2005

Dún Laoghaire Baths

Something has to happen to the Dún Laoghaire Baths. The site should be developed, but at a modest scale. The coastline is a precious resource and the opportunity to provide a building that respects the scale and grain of town should not be squandered. The current proposal should be put to one side. The Council should draw up various options for the site ranging from doing nothing and leaving a ‘noble ruin’ on the site to the extreme of the current proposals. They should also provide indicative costs. The public should then be asked for their views.