Dublin Agreement tackles main issues Dubliners face

Labour Party Councillors have welcomed the publication of the Dublin Agreement.

Leader of the Labour group on Dublin City Council, Dermot Lacey said:

“The publication of the Dublin agreement is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our capital city. This ambitious plan for Dublin deals with many of the issues and challenges Dubliners face everyday such as housing, cycling infrastructure, tackling climate chaos, waste management, transport, arts and culture. 

“Labour councillors throughout the council term will resist any further erosion of the powers of local government and will work hard to implement the trade union led More Power to You campaign” 

“Working with other Parties on Dublin City Council, our strong Labour team brings a mixture of experience and new thinking that will benefit Dubliners and all that call our fair city home.”

Councillor for the South-West Inner City and one of the Labour members of the Agreement’s negotiation team, Rebecca Moynihan said:

“After careful negotiation, many long-standing Labour policies are now enshrined in the Dublin Agreement. In terms of housing, all Parties have agreed to block the sale of public land to private developers. We need to get real as a city in the middle of a housing crisis when it comes to the provision of housing, we can no longer accept the sale of land to developers who will not provide social and affordable housing or entertain the cost-rental model.

“As a council we will take our obligations to stopping climate chaos seriously by ensuring Dublin meets the zero carbon challenge by 2050. We will produce plans for making it easier for people to walk and cycle in the city.

“Cities cannot just be places to work, there also needs to be a cultural soul. That’s why we have ensured our policy of creating a night Mayor is included to protect and promote our night time economy. We will also work to ensure that young people have spaces to hang out across the city.”

Councillor Lacey concluded:

“This plan will allow Labour councillors to uphold core Labour values such as keeping waste depots in public ownership and ensuring good and proper planning. On behalf of the Labour group, I am excited to see how this plan progresses over the next five years of this council mandate.”

Ends

The Labour Party has 8 councillors on the new Dublin City Council

  • Dermot Lacey – Pembroke
  • Rebecca Moynihan – South West Inner City
  • Kevin Donoghue – South East Inner City
  • Alison Gilliland – Artane – Whitehall
  • Marie Sherlock – Cabra-Glasnevin
  • Mary Freehil – Kimmage – Rathmines
  • Jane Horgan Jones – Clontarf
  • Joe Costello – North Inner City

Read the Dublin Agreement- https://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/dublin-city-agreement-final.pdf

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