Dublin City Council to start trial of emergency rain gear in January 2019
Posted On July 29, 2021
A trial of rain gear for Dublin City Councillors will start in January, a move that will give them more time to plan and deploy the equipment.
Key points:The trial is expected to begin in the coming months and be completed in JanuaryThe trial will help Dublin City City Council improve the ability of the city’s residents to protect themselves and the environment from weather eventsThe trial, which is expected start later this year, is expected by the end of 2019The trial was first announced in July.
It is expected that the trial will be completed within a few months of the start of the trial.
It is hoped that the test will help improve the resilience of Dublin’s infrastructure against weather events and other emergencies.
Councillor Cathal Murphy said that the scheme will be a valuable tool in helping Dublin City officials prepare for emergencies and help them plan the appropriate way to respond.
“It will help me get to work and save time, and also give me the chance to work out the best way of responding to all the emergencies that are going to come up, so that we can deal with them safely and efficiently,” he said.
“Hopefully it will also give us a bit of time to think about what we are going through.”
In the meantime, Dublin City’s roads will be closed to traffic, while the city will also begin implementing a pilot scheme to test rain gear.
The scheme is designed to test a number of options for how Dublin City can provide for the needs of its citizens.
“I think it’s very important to be able to get through a crisis in a way that is safe for everyone, and in a manner that works for everyone,” Mr Murphy said.
“We are a small city, and it’s really important that we are able to be prepared to deal with an emergency and to get people home safely.”
“That’s the key, to make sure that we’re able to deal safely with all of the emergency situations that we have in the city.”
The rain gear will give us that option, so hopefully people can get back to work, and then hopefully we can get them back to the city in the next few months.
“”If we don’t, we’re going to lose a lot of jobs and we’ll lose so much of our economy, so this is really important for us.
“A report from the council’s Planning and Infrastructure committee last month recommended that the council install rain gear at least two kilometres in length, covering at least 50% of Dublin city’s area.
However, the report recommended that it be placed at the lowest level of risk, meaning the trial is not expected to include any equipment that could be considered unsafe.
The trial would not affect Dublin City Government’s ability to purchase or maintain rain gear on site, as it is only being implemented for the trial period.