Migrants on dingy boat going to europe

Wealth inequality & housing: Blaming the migrants for a homegrown problem?

The question of a tax on extreme wealth comes up now and again in the Irish news cycle but never seems to gain any significant traction. Why is that? One thing we notice is as soon as someone mentions wealth taxes, hoards of people are quick to reply saying Ireland already has a plethora of […]

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R112 orbital bus route line from Blackrock to Walkinstown

The overlooked orbital from BusConnects

It’s one of the city’s few crucial east-west orbital routes, built long before the M50 and it still has no bus service.
We are proposing a new orbital bus route along the R112 from Walkinstown to Blackrock.

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Projected Make-Up of EU Parliament Circle

European Elections 2024: Environmental Scorecard (Climate Action Network EUROPE)

With the upcoming European and local elections, migration is consistently cited as our biggest issue [2][3][4] but is it actually our greatest problem? Climate change is the single biggest threat to our existence and way of life in all of recorded human history. It is inextricably linked with everything from our life expectancy, food production, […]

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Why we need more buses on the M50 and why it won´t happen

Whilst the court of public opinion is still out on the need for a complete revolution in terms of urban mobility towards mass scale public transport, the scientists and climate experts weighed in long ago on the need for a modal shift towards public transit. Ireland is going to need to make a complete paradigm […]

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Call to Action: Support the Beaver Row Cycle Track Donnybrook

Give your views here: https://consultation.dublincity.ie/traffic-and-transport/dodder-scheme-donnybrook-to-clonskeagh/consultation/intro/ Closing Date: 8th of December, 2023 Full info: https://consultation.dublincity.ie/traffic-and-transport/dodder-scheme-donnybrook-to-clonskeagh/ Red section: Segregated one way cycle track Yellow section: Shared two-directional cycle/pedestrain track

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Opinion: How Ireland can really help Ukraine in it’s war against Russia

Petroleum products, including crude oil, is the most dominant source by far, accounting for close to half (45.9 per cent) of Ireland’s energy mix in 2020, according to Eurostat. The country has one of the highest rates of oil dependency in the European Union. Most of Ireland’s oil is used in the transport sector, which […]

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Calendar 2024: Lá Saoire Poiblí

Date Day Holiday 1 Jan Luan Lá Nollag Beag 5 Feb Luan Lá Fhéile Bríde (Imbolc) 17 Mar Domh Lá Fhéile Pádraig 1 Apr Luan Luan na Cásca 6 May Luan Bealtaine 3 Jun Luan Lá Saoire Bainc (Meithimh) 5 Aug Luan Lúnasa 28 Oct Luan Samhain 25 Dec Chéad Nollag 26 Dec Déard Lá Fhéile Stiofáin […]

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10 effective ways to lower your greenhouse gas emissions (Visual)

At an individual level, we are all responsible for our own personal consumption. Any effort by people who are healthy and well to cycle or walk more, turn down the heating, use less electricity will all have beneficial impacts on reducing fossil fuel reliance. Here are some other simple measures people can try to reduce […]

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Original Submission Date : 11 November 2020 The Rathfarnham to City Centre route has improved in some ways and disimproved in others. The solution found for Rathgar Road was in our view a very good one as a good compromise was found here to prioritize public transport including cycling infrastructure. However Terenure Road East continues […]

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BusConnects: Our summary view on the bus spines converging in Dublin South Central: Templeogue Area

Proposals for Bus Gates* next to KCR and Terenure Library (inbound only) and residential turn-bans are being met with considerable concern. *Note: A Bus Gate (such as the one at College Green), is a length of street that effectively creates a shortcut for buses that reduces travelling time for passengers by removing through traffic. These have […]

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mine in DRC

Uncomfortable truths: Confronting Dublin’s SUV epidemic

Digging for cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 60% of the world’s supply is found. Miners often breathe in cobalt-laden dust, which can prove fatal.
Image/Text Credit: The Guardian

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