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A Better Dublin

Dublin has become one of the most vibrant, multicultural cities in Europe. It brims with energy, humour and culture. But it has its problems. Our cities are snarled up with traffic. Cars produce emissions which are not good for our...
Invest in the bus service and suburban rail – move to a free service There are fewer than 1,000 buses operating in Dublin. Fares are too high and many buses are over-crowded. We need to both increase the bus fleet...
Clean air We have a right to clean air to stop premature deaths. However, nitrogen dioxide levels in parts of Dublin are close to unsafe levels.  We want more monitoring stations and rapid action where limits are breached. Switch on smart...
A monthly late-open culture night We want working people to have greater access to culture. On the first Thursday of each month, we want galleries, artists’ studios and cultural spaces to open late and run free events. This scheme would...
Free Wi-Fi You should not have to go to Starbucks to get free Wi-Fi. Free Wi-Fi should be made available in Dublin city centre and in all council and state public parks managed by the Office of Public Works (Stephen’s...
Build public housing on public land Local authorities and state agencies own a vast amount of land around the city. But Fine Gael want to hand it over to private developers who will charge high prices for homes. This should...
Children’s play areas A recent study ranked children’s mobility in Ireland in 12th place out of 16 countries, and found that only 17% of children surveyed walk to school compared to 47% in 1981. Children have less free areas to...
Community working hubs, run under local libraries There’s a trend for ‘co-working spaces’ for freelance workers, where they rent a desk in a shared office for a large fee. We could offer a public version of this in city centres,...
Support workers’ struggles The city council will not stay neutral when its worker citizens are forced to do battle with big corporations. We shall open council buildings to help them co-ordinate and organise their struggle. No favours for anti-union business People Before...
Annual waste collection Dublin’s councils should organise an annual ‘big waste collection’ for recyclable furniture and make it available free for those who need it. Smart bins We need more smart bins around the city that can use solar power to decompose...

A Better Dublin