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For the want of salt, the Republic was lost

A week ago, in the midst of what RTÉ christened “The Big Freeze”, I had a realisation about my demands of government, national and local. I no longer expected niceties like a public health system or public transport. My sole demand of the State was now that the roads would be clear of snow and [...]

College Green bus corridor lifted, ostensibly temporarily

College Green traffic restrictions lifted rte.ie, 18/09/2009 As you probably know, the Council bowed to the demands of big retailers and that most reactionary section of Irish society, the owners of city-centre car-parks. Cars will once again flow through what was briefly a tiny bus corridor. Rather than expanding the bus corridor, to cover more streets, [...]

We’re in for a filthy summer

Cuts could see litter rise – Irish Times Ciara O’Brien – Monday, June 15, 2009 Budget cuts in councils around Ireland could lead to a rise in litter levels in towns, Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has warned. The organisation said it was concerned there would be a deterioration over the summer as councils reduce [...]