Labour Party TD Ivana Bacik arriving on her bike to Leinster House on February 2022 TDs have been suggesting ways to cut the emissions they produce by having to commute to Leinster House . Commuter emissions
While , Ivana Bacik, suggested that better cycling infrastructure should be put in place in the Oireachtas complex to encourage more people to cycle to work.
In response, Fianna Fáil’s James O’Connor suggested that the number of days a TD must come into Leinster House should be cut to 20 in order to cut carbon emissions.
Members must register their attendance in Leinster House for at least 120 days annually to retain their full travel and accommodation expenses.
For the 2022-23 Dáil term, TDs will meet 101 times. This means that TDs must attend work in Leinster House for an additional nine days. Changing Leinster House
Bacik said the sight of "so many cars" in Leinster House gives the public "entirely the wrong message".
She wrote an email to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl about "environmentally sustainable practices around the Leinster House complex".The Labour leader said that the current bicycle racks weren’t "fit for purpose"."At a time when the government is encouraging members of the public to adopt active travel modes of commuting, the ongoing view of such inadequate bicycle parking provision, compared to the sight of so many cars being parked at both the front and back of Leinster House, including on the grass on the Merrion side of the complex, sends entirely the […]
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