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Dublin Inquirer tweetz:

If you’re curious about how Dublin City Council councillors have voted on city issues this past term, don’t forget you can check out their votes (not all, sadly, just the ones they record electronically) at Council Tracker. #LE19

Council Tracker is a Dublin Inquirer project.

Previously:  63 Candidates On 10 Key Issues

Fair Play

Legitimate political strategy?

Or something else entirely?

YOUR Broadsheet, YOUR choice.

Thanks Bebe

Sam Tranum, of Dublin Inquirer, reports:

Today we’re launching our voter’s guide to candidates running for the 63 seats on Dublin City Council.

Using it, you can see who’s running in your local electoral area, and what they say they’ll do – if elected – on 10 key issues, from housing to climate change, cycling to green spaces. Have a browse through and see who you want to vote for on 24 May.

In fairness.

Introducing Our Voter’s Guide to the Candidates Running for Dublin City Council (Dublin Inquirer)

Existing Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, and proposed changes to the road

This afternoon.

A Special Meeting on the Liffey Cycle Route is taking place in Dublin City Hall, with Brendan O’Brien, head of technical services in Dublin City Council’s traffic department, currently talking through the proposed route.

His presentation has, so far, included the following:

The meeting can be watched live here.

UPDATE:

Building site in Dublin

Last night.

At a meeting of Dublin City Council.

Councillors were shown plans to rezone industrial land in Dublin “to provide up to 20,000 homes in four new ‘towns’ in the city area”.

John Kilraine, of RTE, reports:

A monthly meeting was told that up to 270 hectares has been identified on four key growth sites within the M50 presently zoned Z6 for industrial use.

The sites are situated at Jamestown Business Park, Finglas; Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin; sites near the Malahide Rd, Coolock and a tranch of land along the Naas Road from Inchicore to Cherry Orchard.

City Planner John O’Hara said this was the start of a process that could provide 17,000 to 20,000 homes in 10 to 20 years time.

Plans to rezone industrial land in Dublin unveiled (RTE)

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

Earlier: Latent Defects Insurance And Ireland

Last weekend’s Sunday Business Post

Mark Hilliard, in The Irish Times, reports:

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan will face a vote calling for his resignation following incendiary remarks he made on homelessness in the capital.

A motion seeking support among city councillors will be raised at its meeting next month.

It follows an interview Mr Keegan gave to the Sunday Business Post in which he suggested homeless people may be reluctant to leave services in Dublin because these services are of high quality and are an “attractive” option.

…Workers Party councillor Éilis Ryan, who filed the motion, said she and others had called for his resignation and she has “put those calls on a formal basis”.

“Keegan’s claim that Dublin’s homeless services are ‘attracting’ people into homelessness has shored up unfounded rumours that homeless families are lazy, greedy or both,” she said in a statement.

Owen Keegan faces vote calling for him to resign (Mark Hilliard, The Irish Times)

City Council chief: good homeless services in Dublin create demand for them (Owen Keegan, Roisin Burke, Sunday Business Post, February 17, 2019)

Dublin Rental Investigator’s Twitter avatar; a letter sent to 64 Dublin City Council councillors from Dublin Rental Investigator last month (click to enlarge)

On January 14.

Dublin Rental Investigator tweeted a letter they sent to 64 Dublin City Council councillors about their concerns related to Spotahome.

Further to his…

This afternoon the account is tweeting to say they subsequently received responses from five councillors – three of whom, according to Dublin Rental Investigator, raised queries with the council…

And that the office of the chief executive of Dublin City Council has advised that Dublin Rental Investigator’s account should be monitored for reports of substandard accommodation in the Dublin City Council area and that the council should take action when necessary…

The account states that “it’s great they can depend on my work” but it would be more beneficial if they “monitored the platforms that actually advertise property in the first place”.

Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Dublin Rental Investigator

Meanwhile…

The Council Has Proposed Shutting Down One of the City’s Oldest Markets (Zuzia Whelan, Dublin Inquirer)