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Thursday 3 June, 2021

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 12:00 PM 10,597 Views 27 Comments

The MEP says it’s now clear that local councils in Ireland have have weak powers compared to the rest of Europe.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,077 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19
# Unity Government
# Unity Government

Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19

Mar 26th 2020, 11:56 AM 12,817 Views 74 Comments

An all-party coalition is now needed to bring politicians together to address the crisis, writes Ciarán Cuffe of The Green Party.

Monday 5 August, 2019

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Aug 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 43,571 Views 149 Comments

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

Monday 7 January, 2019

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 70,713 Views 71 Comments

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

Sunday 25 November, 2018

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead
# Opinion
# Opinion

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead

Nov 25th 2018, 12:15 PM 12,238 Views 41 Comments

An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Instead of segregated policies, we need inclusive housing for people on different incomes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Instead of segregated policies, we need inclusive housing for people on different incomes

Mar 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,086 Views 67 Comments

Dublin’s Broadstone and Cathal Brugha Barracks sites could spearhead the government’s plans for new housing.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'
# Recycling
# Recycling

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'

Jan 6th 2018, 9:00 AM 21,034 Views 50 Comments

As a kid I remember collecting old Cidona bottles from the hedgerows and receiving five pence from the local shop for each one that I returned, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

Sunday 3 December, 2017

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:45 AM 42,994 Views 234 Comments

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses

Aug 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 157 Views 103 Comments

Ciarán Cuffe says we need to do more with less when it comes to public transport.

Sunday 29 May, 2016

Ciarán Cuffe: Why extending 30km/h speed limit zones in Dublin will save lives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ciarán Cuffe: Why extending 30km/h speed limit zones in Dublin will save lives

May 29th 2016, 8:15 AM 405 Views 166 Comments

‘For vulnerable road users the chances of surviving a crash are dramatically increased at lower speeds.’

Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: With more of us living in cities, we have to plan for real quality of life
# Living Cities
# Living Cities

Opinion: With more of us living in cities, we have to plan for real quality of life

Jun 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 23 Views 42 Comments

I want my city to serve its local communities – that means introducing proper cycle lanes and options for pedestrians.