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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

wicklow / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday November 15, 2016 21:46 by Margaret Maguire   text 3 comments (last - sunday february 18, 2018 02:43)
A privately owned, UK company called Working Links (in connection with an Irish company call FRS Recruitment), is operating a subsidiary in Bray (JobPath). read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday August 07, 2014 00:23 by pbp   text 3 comments (last - monday august 18, 2014 14:31)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Greystones Harbour was opened to the public almost two years ago, in November 2012. The marina opened for summer 2013.

However, despite written agreements and promises from the developer, the commercial fishers of Greystones have been refused access to the harbour and promised berths or moorings have not been offered to us.

We are today entering the harbour and landing freshly caught fish, against regulations, as a protest against this continued exclusion from the harbour, which only two weeks ago included the removal of mooring cleats from the harbour’s north pier in order to prevent boats tying up. read full story / add a comment
Seamus Costello Memorial Events
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 25, 2013 15:21 by The Boy General   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 02, 2013 12:38)   image 1 image
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism. read full story / add a comment
Compassion towards the dogs is lacking in Wicklow Co Co and ISPCA.
wicklow / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2012 09:54 by Bernie Wright   text 10 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 16:53)   image 1 image
WICKLOW County Council / ISPCA REFUSE RESCUE GROUPS ACCESS to SAVE ‘POUND DOGS’ LIVES

- DEMAND THAT WICKLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS ALLOW THESE DOGS TO BE SAVED/rehomed BY REPUTABLE RESCUES

The ISPCA run the WICKLOW pound on behalf of Wicklow county council. There are 2 dog wardens employed who have been doing the job for years and obviously by their stance they obviously think killing is perfectly acceptable.
They are obstructing all efforts to allow rescues in to help the dogs and have the backing of the council, the ISPCA do not intervene.
According to sources there has been no effective governance of the pound by the council at all - they just sign a cheque for them every year and don't want to know.
The council don’t appear to care or have a clue about the pound and insist all the dogs they kill are unsuitable for rehoming (44% in 2010 and 28% last year)
Dogs Trust can take some dogs as does Wicklow spca but there are lots of other dogs that need help.

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wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:15 by Wolfie   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 19, 2012 10:53)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Seamus Costello 35 th Anniversary Memorial Event.
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee are holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life and much more, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.
Wicklow’s native son Seamus Costello – a man of vision and drive was brutally murdered in Dublin on October 5 th 1977. read full story / add a comment
Seamus Costello
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 07, 2012 22:24 by Wolfie   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 11, 2012 18:09)   image 1 image
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee will be holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / anti-capitalism / news report Friday August 17, 2012 11:02 by Wolfie   text 2 comments (last - friday august 17, 2012 22:27)
Early on Saturday morning [August 11], activists from the socialist republican party éirígí and the Independent Workers Union [IWU] joined with local anglers in a fish-in protest on the shoreline on Mizen Head in County Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
Gig Poster
wicklow / miscellaneous / press release Monday February 13, 2012 20:23 by Nora Hegarty   text 10 comments (last - friday march 23, 2012 14:22)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Wicklow Against Suicide is fully supporting, endorsing and helping in the organisation of a gig to raise funds for suicide prevention which is being put together by local man Shane Rowan on March 2nd in the Royal Hotel Bray. "The gig is in direct response to Wicklow's rising suicide rate which is now out of all known control." read full story / add a comment
Bray Beach with its original Blue Railings
wicklow / history and heritage / news report Wednesday July 29, 2009 17:28 by Alyson Burke and Wayne Tobin   text 13 comments (last - wednesday september 14, 2016 12:05)   image 4 images
We announce the Launch of a campaign of opposition to the so called "Riveria" apartments close to seaside area in Bray. We intend to maximise the number of objections against any development proposals and build a grassroots movement based on "people power". We are also opposed to further slot machines in the area which may lead to serious addiction problems and can be a source of trouble within families. We will strongly oppose any plans for development in the one scenic area of Bray left. Instead our campaign believes investment should be concentrated in the town centre. Some of our other aims include campaigning for the re-instatement of the Blue Flag for our Beach which we had in 1991. We also demand greater transparency and accountability in the planning process. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday March 12, 2009 22:31 by Fintan O'Hara   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 19, 2009 21:51)
The below story is in relation to the hand over of a public beach to developers. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / history and heritage / press release Sunday January 04, 2009 15:58 by Ceaneacht O Hoctun
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wicklow / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 24, 2008 19:39 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 13 comments (last - tuesday october 28, 2008 00:21)
This is our seventh statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Friday October 03, 2008 19:34 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 20 comments (last - wednesday november 05, 2008 10:08)   image 9 images
This is our sixth statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / press release Sunday September 21, 2008 17:46 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 1 comment (last - friday october 03, 2008 21:49)
This is our third statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday September 04, 2008 21:21 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 21 comments (last - sunday september 14, 2008 20:24)
This is our first statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday August 24, 2008 20:29 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.
THIS IS OUR FOURTH STATEMENT. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday August 20, 2008 07:59 by Flood Victim   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 20, 2008 10:43)   image 1 image
Wicklow County Council has no flood plan and it's Fire Service is not allowed respond to flooding. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 19, 2008 20:55 by Mr.Peter Brady.
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wicklow / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday April 28, 2008 20:04 by Justice 4 Margaret   text 64 comments (last - wednesday july 16, 2008 23:51)   image 31 images
What has been happening to date in the long running saga between a local Parish Priest in an Unfair Dismissal case and the Parish Secretary. Details had until this week been kept from the local Parishioners who have a right to know what is going on in their Church in Bray, County Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
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