Budget 2020

Thank you to Director Seán Coughlan and his team for preparing the Limerick Council budget for 2020. There is a huge amount that is positive in it with increased spending in many areas that require it. Councillor John Sheehan referenced climate change in his remarks. It is the most serious issue facing humanity. It is […]

Urban Design & Planning

At today’s Metropolitan Council Meeting I called for Limerick to employ an urban designer (in house) for professional input into all capital projects. The reason for submitting this motion is that there is a gap at a high level in the Council at the moment, and very important decisions regarding the future of our city […]

Shannon LNG

PRESS RELEASE:Shannon LNG driving damaging fracking industry abroadSpeaking today Green Party Energy spokesperson Brian Leddin said:  “Just two weeks after the Global Climate strike highlighted the urgency of transforming our energy system and reducing global carbon emissions the government is determined to continue with new fossil fuel infrastructure on the Shannon estuary, driving international demand. Government plans to have the project, […]

Irish Cement

Yesterday’s decision by the EPA to grant an incineration license to Irish Cement is opposed by the Green Party. This issue has been running for some years now. In 2016 the Green Party were the first to raise concerns about Irish Cement’s proposal. Back then there was a broad welcome for the project. Local media […]

Dalgaish Park

We are happy to support the provision of 42 units of social housing in Dalgaish Park, Moyross. We made representations relating to design quality (the homes will be built to the ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings [NZEB] standard), safe and secure bicycle storage and access to public transport. Moyross has been in transition for a number […]

Dog Fouling

A number of people have raised the issue of dog fouling of our footpaths. As well as being a public health issue it is serious problem for wheelchair users and other mobility impaired persons. Some areas may be considered blackspots. Unfortunately, Limerick Council has issued very few fines in recent years and the street cleaning […]

Limerick Cycle Bus

It was great fun cycling with these kids this morning. It’s worth remembering that of all journeys in Limerick that are 3km or less, a staggering 70% are made by car and many of them are the school run. If we can solve the school traffic problem then we will solve many of our transport […]