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# Ciarán Cuffe

Last year
# European Parliament
'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings
Independent studies showed that a total of €109 million a year could be saved if all parliament activity was moved to Brussels.
All time
Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.
# Public Transport
'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.
# back to brexit
Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.
Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament
The resolution was adopted with 429 votes to 225.
# new recruits
First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.
# ep2019
Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament
We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .
# midnight must read
Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'?
Questions are being asked about RTÉ and Red C polling as the first results come in.
# European
Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP
The Green Party has its first MEP in decades.
# on the defensive
'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army
RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.
# College Green
'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza
The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.
# festival of politics
Over to you: What do you think of the state of Dublin?
You tell us what you want to ask seven Dublin city councillors this week – and we’ll grill them for you.
# Careful Now
Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws
The council has stated that rickshaws are not regulated, and are often not insured.
# Dublin Quays
Greens say traffic plans are 'too generous to cars' and anti-public transport
There is concern car traffic in Dublin city could slow down the new Luas line.
# gpo no they didnt
Renua are claiming Luas works make O'Connell St 'look like 1916'
Renua Ireland compared Dublin during the Luas works to Alcatraz in a statement today.
# Gridlock
Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life
Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.
# Safety risk
Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart
Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.
# slow down
30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads
Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.
# Comeback kids
'The Greens are back in town': One and possibly two seats for revitalised party
The Green Party has secured at least one seat in south Dublin.
# harmful
Potentially cancer-causing herbicide used on Dublin's streets
The World Health Organisation’s International Agency on the Research of Cancer has branded glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans.
# a new o'connell street
What's going to happen to the Clerys building?
All 460 workers were let go last Friday.
# abandoned
Some of these derelict sites in Dublin have been vacant for years
Many of these buildings could help address the current housing crisis.
# The Comeback Kids
The former Fianna Fáil and Green ministers who are (or could be) making a comeback
There are a few familiar faces you could be seeing again come election time.
# senior spokes-man
Like cycling? Fancy a €43k-a-year job as Dublin's Cycling Czar?
The new appointee will have an input to Luas, bus and road projects and act as a cycling ‘advocate’ for the city.
# Group of Death
Could Dún Laoghaire elect only two TDs at the next election?
If the Irish Times’ report is right, Dún Laoghaire could become a three-seater – with one of them already filled…
# The Cost of Change
Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs
The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.
# Green Party
Ciaran Cuffe insists Green Party has a future in Ireland
They’re down but not out, say the Greens.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Monday
You wait for so long for an election to come around, and then when it does… just four days left until polling.
# Noise Pollution
Greens unveil noise pollution law 'ready to be enacted'
The Greens Bill – which allows for on-the-spot fines for noise pollution – is ready for immediate passage, Ciaran Cuffe says.
# Property Tax
Green junior minister told to pull Property Tax blog entry
Ciarán Cuffe is forced to remove an entry where he proposes a property tax, because it’s against government policy.