The records should show why Dublin Fire Brigade issued enforcement proceedings against privately operated homeless hostels in the city.
As Covid-19 Restrictions Lift, When Will Council Meetings Be Open Again to the Press?
Questions remain as to when journalists will once again have access to Dublin City Council meetings, some of which have been held in private during Covid-19.
Dublin City Council Cancels Meetings So Councillors Can Practise Social Distancing
Councillors will continue with the business they usually conduct in their committee meetings, but they’ll do it over email – rather then at public meetings.
Details of “Fast-Track” Property Developments Aren’t Always Easy to Find
Developers have to put up information websites so the public can learn about what’s planned. But some have code meant to keep them from showing up on search.
Council Briefs: Living in Log Cabins, a New Train Station, and More
Councillors in the northern neighbourhoods in the city met earlier this week to talk about area issues, including whether planning rules should be relaxed to allow for more login cabins in gardens.
Some Lobbying Around Land Rezoning Slips Under the Radar
There’s an inflexibility to rezoning industrial land, wrote a Department of Housing official in an email in February. “Its been represented to me quite a few times.”
Role of Public Participation Network Unclear, Councillors Say
PPNs were set up across the country in 2014, as a way of getting more people involved in local government. Councillors and those involved in Dublin’s PPN say it’s still finding its way.
Sam: The Government Doesn’t Take the Freedom of Information Act Seriously
“If the government itself ignores the law when it’s inconvenient, can the rest of us do that too?” writes Sam Tranum.
What Are Councillors Hiding When They Ask Questions?
For decades, councillors have used a special rule to get information from officials in secret. Now, though, some want to change that.
What’s the Council Doing In Its Closed-Door Meetings?
Some decisions in Dublin City Council are discussed behind closed doors at meetings to which the public and the media are not invited.