Neasa Hourigan is the Green Party TD for Dublin Central (formally councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin). Neasa is Green Party Finance Spokesperson and Chair of Policy Council. She has a professional background as a specialist in creating sustainable communities and was a university lecturer in environmental development and design. She and her family have lived in Cabra, Dublin 7 for 15 years.
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
In spite of the delays, it is welcome to hear progress and some firm dates on the consultation process around the Phoenix Park traffic management strategy. Key for this process will be meaningful public engagement and that the Minister listens to the opinions of the stakeholder organisations and the public.
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
On the 16th of July Minister Patrick O'Donovan, after his decision to re-open the Phoenix Park gates, told us a "consultation process on the Phoenix Park Traffic Management Strategy, involving all stakeholders" was expected to take place during August/September of this year. As of the 9th of September the Minister is now saying he cannot confirm exact dates for commencement and completion of such a process but that he wants to advance this process in "coming weeks and months." It is disappointing to see that the dates on this important piece of work are slipping already.
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
The use of illegal fireworks has gotten out of hand this year. Seven weeks to Halloween and fireworks are already a nightly occurrence. Neasa Hourigan has written to the Minister for Justice to ask her to do more on combating this issue and has included some proposals the Minister can act on. Let us know if you have additional suggestions on how to tackle this problem at Neasa.Hourigan@oir.ie.
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Speaking today Neasa Hourigan, Finance & Health Spokesperson for the Green Party, called on the Minister for Health and maternity hospitals to review the restrictions around partners joining pregnant people during antenatal scans and labour.