After COP21 in Paris, and its adoption of a wide-ranging programme to tackle climate change, we’ll need to improve our game.
A project to let citizen developers build homes in the inner city sounded like such a good idea when it was first floated in the depths of the recession. Unfortunately, it has fallen at an early hurdle.
When College Green is reordered, where should its statues be moved to? Frank McDonald has some ideas.
If the houses are built to anything like the standards that apply in Austria or Scandinavia, the families who’ll end up living in them won’t want to leave.
We can’t kick everybody out of Clontarf and Sandymount. So we’d better have a good plan for how to protect them from flooding, which means more than building a view-blocking wall.
Be prepared for a quarter of St Stephen’s Green to be dug up and turned into a huge hole in the ground.
Even though Ireland has breached EU standards for pollution, when it bought new buses, it bought diesel-powered models, rather than cleaner ones.
Transfixed like a rabbit in headlamps by the fear of being sued for damages, engineers are still applying old thinking – as exemplified by new guardrails near St Stephen’s Green, writes Frank McDonald.
Most of those opposed to making Dublin’s city centre nicer for pedestrians, cyclists and public-transport users are car-users who live out in the suburbs. Why should the city be designed for them?
No major change in public policy happens by accident. So who’s been pushing for smaller apartments? Frank names names.