Dublin Bay Bill must be enacted early next year

Labour leader and Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik has welcomed the commitment from government to consider the establishment of a Dublin Bay Authority to protect and promote the biosphere across the city’s bay. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Bacik welcomed government support for the central principle of her Dublin Bay Bill and said that,…

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Data centres must be banned from fuel bailout package

Surcharge levy should be placed on all data centres Pressing need to re-evaluate State “open door” policy for data centres Labour Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash has today (Monday 17th October) called on the government to ban data centres from the new energy relief scheme announced as part of Budget 2023 and to put in place…

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CCTV must be used to protect communities against illegal dumping

Following extensive campaigning to ensure CCTV footage can be used by local authorities to deter illegal dumping, Labour Senator Mark Wall has welcomed the publication of the Circular Economy Bill. Senator Wall said: “As we look forward to the summer time and spending more time out and about our communities, I am delighted to finally…

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Bacik’s Dublin Bay bill would promote and protect the swimmers paradise

Labour Dublin Bay South TD Ivana Bacik will introduce a bill this week for a radical new vision for the protection and enhancement of Dublin Bay. Bacik’s Bill would establish a statutory Dublin Bay Authority charged with preserving for future generations the distinctive character of Dublin Bay and its ecology as a coastal resource. With…

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