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Local Elections 2014: What issues will you be raising with candidates on the door?

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  • 03-03-2014 1:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭


    With local elections (and Euopean elections) taking place on May 23rd, what question will you ask canvassers when they come calling?

    What are the issues you care most about on a local level? Any dealbreakers that would turn you on/off a candidate if they aren't on the same line of thinking as you?

    Caveat: this thread is for questions only. At a later stage Boards will try to arrange responses from local politicians.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,367 ✭✭✭✭ted1


    Why is there 22 speed ramps on killiney hill road ?

    Who signed off on glenageary roundabout A.K.A who is responsible for wasting public money?

    Will the car park in the new library be made available to staff, if so at what cost?

    Between elections what have you done. What is your annual expense claim


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,567 ✭✭✭✭Fratton Fred


    I'd like to know what it is our councillors do. The council seems to be run by unelected unaccountable autocrats who are completely detached from the people that actually live in the borough.

    Why is it that the council spends heavily on big flagship projects, but is unable to provide basic housekeeping, such as maintaining roads and footpaths.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    DLRCoCo are partners in the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholders group. What cost benefit studies have been done to justify a €15m project and how much of this will be tax payer funded?

    If Dun Laoghaire is unsuitable to accommodate the traffic from a conventional ferry service, what steps are being taken to accommodate coaches to carry the 100,000+ visitors coming to the Harbour in 2015? What traffic plans will be in place and how will this impact on locals and commuters?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,876 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    I cant vote in Dun Laoghaire as only my business is here but my first question would be why are we getting 40 Councillors after the election when the current 28 are already too many? Thats really a question for Phil Hogan, but ask it of the Govt party reps anyway....

    Why are some of the main roads left in absolute bits (Monkstown Road) when perfectly acceptable sections of footpath are being replaced all over? Why are those disaster red tarmac speed ramps not dug out, they are dangerous and damage cars.

    I like the idea and location of the new library, however I think someone other than Stevie Wonder should have designed it, who is responsible? The view from Haddington Terrace and the Metals from the south now looks like a cargo ship crash landed on Moran Park.

    Can we stop so many 'pilot' projects for Traffic control, its just dangerous tinkering and wasteful


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭sweet-rasmus


    Will you be working to remove fluoride from our public water system? This topic is often supported by TDs, who later oppose it when voting with their party.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,367 ✭✭✭✭ted1


    Will you be working to remove fluoride from our public water system? This topic is often supported by TDs, who later oppose it when voting with their party.

    nothing wrong with fluoride in the water..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,606 ✭✭✭schemingbohemia


    Can paid parking be brought in on Hyde Road or at least some double yellow lines as at the curve in the road past Cuala heading North is dangerous when cars are parked on both sides of the road.

    Can road works be sped up? The time taken to "fix" Castle Park avenue was shocking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭sirspamalot


    ted1 wrote: »
    nothing wrong with fluoride in the water..
    nothing wrong with the absence of fluoride either.

    The time for that particular additive has come and gone (IMO)

    Regards,

    Z


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,876 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Well, its a pity the local elections didn't capture the imagination on the South Dublin Forum as much as it did in other areas.

    After all is said and and done, the following is the make up of the South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Councils

    SDCC

    Others (PBPA, AAA, GP, Non-P) 15
    Sinn Féin 9
    Fine Gael 7
    Fianna Fáil 5
    Labour 4

    DLRCC

    Fine Gael 11
    Others 11
    Fianna Fáil 8
    Labour 7
    Sinn Féin 3


  • Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 21,502 Mod ✭✭✭✭Agent Smith


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    Well, its a pity the local elections didn't capture the imagination on the South Dublin Forum as much as it did in other areas.

    After all is said and and done, the following is the make up of the South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Councils

    SDCC

    Others (PBPA, AAA, GP, Non-P) 15
    Sinn Féin 9
    Fine Gael 7
    Fianna Fáil 5
    Labour 4

    DLRCC

    Fine Gael 11
    Others 11
    Fianna Fáil 8
    Labour 7
    Sinn Féin 3


    Going have a blast getting a Budget passed in either of them councils!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,876 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Going have a blast getting a Budget passed in either of them councils!

    DLR will probably be alright, FG FF and Lab between them will see to it. I agree about SD. Fingal and Dublin City are even less likely.


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