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"New" Dublin Bay policies from FF


alonso

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FF proposes Dublin Bay development authority

Fianna Fáil is proposing to create a special authority to develop the Dublin Bay region.

The party has launched its Dublin Bay policy, which echoes a number of plans already proposed by the Green Party.

They have promised to build a 22km walking and cycling route from Sandycove to Sutton, and create more playgrounds, skateboard parks and swimming pools.

Minister for Education Mary Hanafin said there would also be limits on construction along the coast.

"We had major controversy, for example, about the proposed development of Dun Laoghaire baths - which would have been very high-rise, and outrageous, had it gone ahead, she said.

"That's why a Dublin Bay taskforce could look to see what limits could be set, but also, how we could benefit from the bay."


http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/?jp=MHKFAUMHQLMH

No mention of Poolbeg then? the incinerator? Morrisey town? No mention of Dublin Port either? Do they have a clue what the main issues for Dublin Bay are? Have they not been in power recently
 

Schuhart

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Its here too.
Fianna Fáil today promised to make Dublin one of the best places in the world to live.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern announced a range of proposals including the development of Dublin Bay as a public amenity; better public transport and improved community facilities.
Now that FF are converted to the idea that people should actually be allowed to live in Dublin, how about cancelling the ludicrous decentralisation programme?
 

Initium Novum

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What happens dublin city councillors position if they get ellected to the next dail? Are the positions left empty until the next elections or is there a byelection?
 

Initium Novum

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I would presume that a lot of current councillors would fancy their chances of getting elected to the next Dail. Will their council positions remain vacant until the next local elections in 2014?
 

Roll_On

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Three Councils administer the bay area, why can't the three of them just do their jobs and enforce their own development plans without the need for a new authority?
Is Docklands included in the new authority's administrative area? Is it essentially the DDDA revived? the docklands has been left half finished, heads should roll.
 

flavirostris

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Oh great another quango
yep.. that's whats being proposed in a nutshell. Even in their death throes, they seem to find ways of creating sources of political patronage & waste
 

cllr

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Two quick replies:

1) People are co-opted under existing legislation to fill any places on Councils vacated by newly elected Oireachtas members.

2) The problem for Dublin Bay is that there are at least ten different bodies responsible. My own view and contained in my submision to the Local Government Review body is that the entire Bay should be under the remit of the Dublin Regional Authority and accountable through the directly elected Mayor. This would both save money and deliber a more intergrated plan for the future.
 

stanley

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yep.. that's whats being proposed in a nutshell. Even in their death throes, they seem to find ways of creating sources of political patronage & waste

No doubt FF will appoint recently resigned in disgrace Dublin Port Chairman and bankrupt, Joe Burke, to head up the latest quango.
 

alonso

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eh i started this thread almost 4 years ago. It's so old its inexplicable resurrection did not even appear in my user control panel
 

cllr

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Hi Alonso and happy New year to you.

With the Mayor and Regional Authority Bill going through the Oireachtas later this month it might not be a bad time to resurrect this idea. Any Greens reading this might push it to their Minister and an appropriate amendment.
 
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