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Scór Workshops

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Home Scr Workshops August 19th, 2022Next Week the National Scr Committee will host two Webinars for Clubs interested in learning more about certain aspects of Scr.On Monday there will be a Novelty Act & Recitation/Storytelling Workshop at 8pm, while on Wednesday a Workshop relating to Ballad
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Weekend's Club Championship preview

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Club matches in both codes with significant implications continue this weekend throughout the county.For full list of the fixtures click here .FRIDAY There is no shortage of interesting Friday evening action with Parnell Park providing the backdrop for a Dublin SFC clash between St Jude's and Na Fianna.That promises to
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A Legal look at Rainbow Pedestrian Crossings . Are they legal ?

A Legal look at Rainbow Pedestrian Crossings . Are they legal ?
Traffic Signs Manual 2019 , zebra crossing design , a Zebra Crossing consists of a "white" boundary line on each side of the crossing and alternating black and white stripes inbetween.
Throughout the history of the state , the sole purpose of road markings in Ireland has always been about keeping people safe on our Roads , keeping motorists safe while driving and pedestrians safe while crossing .  

For the first time ever in our History , Road Markings have been adapted to promote a social cause , that of the LGBT movement through the use of rainbow coloured markings on our Roads . 

I take a look at the legality of this new development and ask the question - are our County Council's breaking the law ?

Road Markings in Ireland are currently governed by the Traffic Signs Manual (TSM) issued by the Minister for Transport .
 
Firstly , According to this Manual , a Zebra Crossing or (RPC 001) is a regulatory road marking and there is a legal requirement for a County Council to consult with the Garda Commissioner when installing one . 
 
Markings with the prefix RRM or RPC are regulatory road markings, and attention is drawn to the statutory requirement for the Road Authority to consult with the Commissioner or appropriate delegated officer in the Garda Síochána where such markings are being provided - 7.1.14 Traffic Signs Manual
 
The Manual states that a Zebra Crossing consists of a "white" boundary line on each side of the crossing and contains alternating black and white stripes inbetween. 

 Pedestrian Lines: Pedestrian lines indicate the limits of the pedestrian crossing area. They consist of two lines across the carriageway at a minimum distance of 2.0m apart (normally 2.4m apart). The lines are white, continuous and 100mm wide - 7.16.3 traffic signs manual

Stripes: The stripes should be laid in an alternate black and white pattern across the full width of the carriageway and positioned centrally between the two Pedestrian Lines -.7.16.6 traffic signs manual
 

The stripe immediately adjacent to the kerb on both sides of the road should be black and should not be less than 500mm nor more than 1300mm wide. The intermediate black and white stripes should be not less than 500mm nor more than 715mm wide and should normally be of equal width - 7.16.7 traffic signs manual
  
In addition , The Traffic Signs Manual goes onto say that all of the specifications in relation to Road Markings are contained in Transport Infrastructure Ireland publication CC-SPW-01200  - Specification for Road Works Series 1200 - Traffic Signs and Road Markings 2019 . This specification in question states that in relation to Pedestrian Crossings ... "Road markings shall be white permanent non-reflective markings" - clause 1218 ,Specification for Road Works Series 1200 , Pedestrian Crossings  .

The Primary source of Law Governing Road Markings and Signs in Ireland are the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations which are made under Section 95 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 . 

Under Part 5 of the 1997 Road Traffic Regulations a Pedestrian Crossing.shall consist of the following :
  

(a) roadway markings consisting of two parallel continuous white lines, each approximately 100 millimetres wide, not less than 2 metres and not more than 6 metres apart, extending where there is no traffic refuge at the crossing, across the full width of the road, and where there is a traffic refuge at the crossing, from the edge of each side of the roadway to the nearer limit of the traffic refuge

(b) a beacon at or near each end of the crossing and, where there is a traffic refuge at the crossing, a beacon on the traffic refuge, each beacon emitting, save as is provided in sub-article (3) at regular intervals flashes of yellow light at the rate of not more than forty-five and not less than thirty-five flashes a minute; and

(c) roadway markings consisting of alternate black and white stripes drawn parallel to the line of the roadway within the limits of the roadway markings described in paragraph (a) and extending longitudinally to within approximately 100 millimetres of each of the said markings, each stripe being not less than 500 millimetres and not more than 715 millimetres wide except the stripe at the edge of each side of the roadway which shall be not less than 500 millimetres and not more than 1.3 metres wide and shall be black in colour. 

Part 5 of the 1997 Road Traffic Regulations  

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I recently came upon a Twitter post by South Dublin County Council on their Twitter Page in which they announce a new Rainbow Crossing located in Clondalkin Village . 

      

Commenting on the Post , A person questions South Dublin County Council on the Legality of the Road Markings 
 
the new lines are contrary to the Road Traffic Acts and Road Signs Regulations . basically they are illegal and have now rendered this pedestrian crossing illegal . Whatever flute decided this was a good idea should have checked the law first. 
 
The Council responds : 
 
the original statutory markings are still in place and are legal  

The Council's response grabbed me because it was the only comment they replied to ,  maybe a little worried about the legal situation and they should be because -

As outlined above ,  A Zebra Crossing can contain only "one" white boundary line on each side . Their picture shows SIX rainbow coloured boundary Lines !! on each side which is ILLEGAL under the Law .

In Conclusion , all the evidence points to Rainbow Crossing being illegal and in this author's opinion  , County Councils such as South Dublin County Council could be liable to be sued if an accident does occur at such crossings they have installed.
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Norway Feminist who said Men cant be Women, Mothers or Lesbians could serve 3 years in Jail

Norway Feminist who said Men cant be Women, Mothers or Lesbians could serve 3 years in Jail

A Norwegian Feminist is facing a possible three year Jail term following a disagreement with a Transgender activist on Twitter. Christina Ellingsen of Women's Declaration International, an Organisation which campaigns for the protection of Women's identity is being investigated by Police under Hate Crime legislation for a number of
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Cork Gardai renew appeal for missing Man Peter O'Loughlin

Cork Gardai renew appeal for missing Man Peter O'Loughlin

Gardaí at Gurranabraher in Cork are seeking the publics help in tracing the whereabouts of 37 year old Peter O'Loughlin who is missing from his home at Lee Road, Cork since Monday, 4th July 2022. Gardaí and Peter’s family are concerned for his welfare. Peter is described as
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should i report south dublin county council to the ombudsman. rainbow crossings are clearly illegal road markings so should I contact the garda commissioner or who.
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Mayo : Protest held against Drag Queen Story Hour for children

Mayo : Protest held against Drag Queen Story Hour for children

A protest against a Drag Queen Story hour for children took place outside a Westport Bookshop on Friday. Tertulia Books was the venue for a Drag Queen Story Hour for children in association with Mayo Pride . The event entitled "Story Time with Aunt Annie" was described by
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Cork Gardai renew appeal for missing Man Peter O'Loughlin

Cork Gardai renew appeal for missing Man Peter O'Loughlin

Gardaí at Gurranabraher in Cork are seeking the publics help in tracing the whereabouts of 37 year old Peter O'Loughlin who is missing from his home at Lee Road, Cork since Monday, 4th July 2022. Gardaí and Peter’s family are concerned for his welfare. Peter is described as
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Galway Man begins walk to Brussels to protest Cost of Living and Homeless crisis

Galway Man begins walk to Brussels to protest Cost of Living and Homeless crisis

A Galway Man has begun a 28 day , 605 mile (974km) Walk to the EU Commission in Brussels to protest the Homeless and Cost of Living Crisis in Ireland. Alan Sweeney from Kilcolgan in Galway began the first leg of his Journey from Kilcolgan towards Dublin Port , a walk which will
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Westmeath - Direct Provision Centre opens in  Kinnegad, "numerous incidents reported"

Westmeath - Direct Provision Centre opens in Kinnegad, "numerous incidents reported"

A Direct Provision Centre for Asylum Seekers has opened in Kinnegad. It is understood 150 Men arrived at Harry's Hotel over the weekend amid a surge in the number of people claiming asylum in Ireland. Writing on social media Local Councillor Denis Leonard said that people felt -
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Fighting breaks out between asylum seekers at Red Cow Hotel Reception centre in Dublin

Fighting breaks out between asylum seekers at Red Cow Hotel Reception centre in Dublin

The Red Cow Moran Hotel in Clondalkin Dublin was the scene of a violent fight between groups of asylum seekers earlier this week as tensions mount between rival gangs. According to a Government Report published on 13th February, the Hotel is operating as a reception centre for
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Letters: Dungarvan Pride - Drag Queen explicit behaviour at "fun for all ages" event

Letters: Dungarvan Pride - Drag Queen explicit behaviour at "fun for all ages" event

On Saturday 18th of June , Dungarvan in County Waterford held its first Pride Festival at Walton Park. The event which was sponsored by Waterford City/County Council and GSK Dungarvan , was billed as "fun for all ages" and described as "an event for everyone" by Emilene Stafford co-chair of
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Flashback - McDowell - "There is a Major problem with fraudulent asylum seeking here"

Flashback - McDowell - "There is a Major problem with fraudulent asylum seeking here"

Michael McDowell - "There is a Major problem with fraudulent asylum seeking here" Speaking at an Oireachtas debate on Wednesday 18 May 2005 (Select Committee on Justice and Equality) the then Justice Minister Michael McDowell said the committee .. "have no idea whatsoever of the complete rubbish in the
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Kinnegad : The Denis Leonard U-turn -  no longer about community safety just welfare of asylum seekers

Kinnegad : The Denis Leonard U-turn - no longer about community safety just welfare of asylum seekers

On July 5th, Denis Leonard, Labour Party Councillor in Kinnegad made a couple of posts to his Facebook Page about the influx of 150 male asylum seekers to the area. In both of the posts Cllr Leonard mentioned that the community felt unsafe after numerous incidents involving
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Homeless worker - homeless people being put out of hostels to house ukrainians

Homeless worker - homeless people being put out of hostels to house ukrainians

A Homeless worker in Dublin has spoken out about the treatment of Long Term Homeless People in Dublin . She is asking for equal treatment for Long Term Homeless people when it comes to accommodation.
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Mosney : A Brief History

Mosney : A Brief History

Many readers may have fond memories of Mosney Holiday Camp, an institution for Irish Families for over 50 years. The 300 acre site in County Meath was purchased by B illy Butlin in the 1940s and officially opened to the public on July 13th 1948 as "Butlin's Holiday Camp Mosney"
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