I got a flier through the door from Jim O'Callaghan (FF
'Dail Candidate' in Dublin SE) the other night. Below is the content of the front page...
With the drop in property values, now is the time for the City Council to buy some development land for social housing and civic amenities.
THere is now a superb opportunity for the City Council to enlarge its land bank. It would mean that social and affordable housing schemes could increase.
It would also provide much needed space for the building of libraries, community centres and new recreational parks.
This is a rare opportunity that the City Council should seize in order to provide a better urban environment for our community.
There followed a half page anti-incinerator article, then overleaf pieces on cost reduction for small businesses, reinstatement of post offices and improving libraries.
Ive no scanner so cant put up the original dirge. Interestingly, his website has a section called Policies, and it's blank.
Does he really think that advocating spending more public money on overpriced property will win him votes? The mind (well, my mind anyway) boggles...