Your local Councillor has the answer — 11 Comments

  1. They never put things back the way they were, only make them worse. They'll probably extend the pedestrianised bit and create a one way system around the edge of it.

    • They'll probably create a one way system where all the roads are one way into the centre and none lead out again.  A captive audience as it were?

      • Heh, yeah. With parking so expensive, no one has money left over to spend in the shops.

    • Now that is an amazing video!  I swear dolphins are far more intelligent than a lot of people I could mention. 

  2. Levy's?  Rates?   Ratepayers?  Why not call them what they are…TAXES and taxpayers  Call them local councils or township supervisors, they're all shit for brains!

    • Of course it's all taxes.  Levies, excise, duty, tax, rates – they're all just means of fleecing us or OUR money.

  3. God be with the summer's evenings when I lived in Dublin and used to "pop down" to 'Don Leery' for a skinny dip in the 40ft. Then it was, park on Main Street outside the pub for four pints, ('cause I was driving), and back to the City to dump the motor and head into town for some serious boozing. 

    Four cars on the same stretch of road is a traffic jam as far as I'm concerned and having nowhere to park on the same as street I want to go to is a sign from the almighty to just fuck off home.

    • There are some experiences I am very glad I missed in my youth, and the sight of naked blokes freezing their nuts off in the Forty Foot is one of 'em. 

  4. GD, I’m surprised at you. I would have thought that you of all people knew that councillors have absolutely no power. All they can really do is raise motions and vote but like the rest of us, their vote means absolutely nothing because the majority in power will continue to hold sway the scales.  When the majority doesn’t win it’s because the independents and the weaker parties have done a deal that mutually benefits everyone so that they all eventually get what they want.  Look at the mayorship. That’s a classic example. Do you think that title is bestowed fairly? It’s all bullshit.  It’s given to those who stay between the lines and behave like a good little drone. So, if you’re looking for someone to blame, look at the county managers, the town clerk, the county engineer and the people who are greasing their palms.  It’s a fact and anyone who thinks councillors or for that matter anyone in government has any power is very mistaken.

    • Of course it's all bullshit, but the crowd in Rathdown Council seem to think they have the powers to levy taxes or rates or whatever you want to call them, so the end result is the same – the shopkeepers get screwed for something outside their control.  The shop owners should form their own association and let them decide what they want, and fuck the council.

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