What a change in 15 hours we are now totally snowed in here in Wicklow and in the outer estates all you can do is to walk everywhere, forget trying to drive out you will never get back in.
Might as well take down the Christmas decorations and start putting them up and get into the festive spirit !
Wicklow Town’s latest traffic management and road resurfacing works are ongoing and the question now is will they be finished before they run out of money?
see video link http://www.vimeo.com/17153765
The completion of the pedestrian footpath along the Marlton road is a very welcome development and looks like it will be completed shortly
see video link http://vimeo.com/17154668
A Web posting by Ciaran Cuffe advocating new levy is removed after ‘consultation’ with party
Shane Coleman and Martin Frawley
A BLOG by Green Party minister Ciaran Cuffe advocating the introduction of a property tax in direct contravention of party policy and the programme for government was removed from the web this weekend.
The planning minister proposed that instead of raising income tax, the government should abolish stamp duty and introduce a property levy. It would mean that houses under 100 square metres (1,076sq ft) could be charged €200, with those over 200sq m (2,153sq ft) paying €600 and a middle rate of €400.
“I’d say such a charge could raise the guts of several hundred million, and would be more equitable than a rise in income tax. The beauty of such a scheme is that it could be implemented quickly without a cumbersome state-led assessment of each property. Another advantage would be that it would allow people to move home when they wish without an excessive tax burden,” he said in his entry to his ‘Cuffe Street’ blog.
I have been saying to expect to get a hefty bill in the form of a property tax after the next budget but Boy, have we been badly stitched up by the greens, here we have another new minster from the greens coming up with their latest bright idea after counting frogs, and bats and stealth taxes call carbon taxes, car taxes ,and 15 cent on every litre of petrol and I am sure there is more to come
This guy comes up with this new tax .Well he can take a running jump we are getting a sneak preview of what these green addicts of power are prepared to do to stay in power serving their masters Fianna Fail they have completely destroyed any hope of the greens ever getting back into power that’s for sure
How a group of people could totally ditch their principals for the sake of staying in power is beyond me !
At the last local elections in Wicklow some of the now elected councillors promised to do something about the derelict cinema building
I suppose those promises were just that, empty promises that were easily forgotten along with all the rest of them!
That’s what you get when you don’t vote for change!
It is quite shocking to hear we had two cinemas in Wicklow Town in the 1920,s
With 2,650 thousand people out of work in the town why it is not possible to re-open this building as a centre for the self help groups for the unemployed and as a centre of community activity
More and more shops are closing and new ones are not lasting because of the unrealistic overheads
Water charges, rates, rents and insurances
I suggest the county counsel should introduce a municipal insurance
An insurance that all the retailers and trades people pay into and the premium should be paid directly to Lloyds of London cutting out the middle man
This insurance should include public labiality and would reduce the costs enormously
Why the hell not???
This kind of innovative thinking is required if we want to get the town back on its feet again
Wicklow Town Harbour Wall Works
In case you’re wondering what works are going on in the harbour area it seems that the harbour wall is been repaired with concert blocks
The works are set to continue for a few more weeks!
The recent sail festival and round Ireland race was a fantastic success and a congratulations is due to the organizers.
Fantastic day to-day at the Wicklow round Ireland Sail Festival
This has to be the best ever; the crowds came in their thousands. I caught these individuals coming down the main street apparently he ,(the guy in black) was the Jailer and he was on the lookout for prisoners that escaped from Wicklow Jail