Grey­stones man was drunk in pub­lic

Bray People - - News - Paula BURNS

BRAY MAY BE the next east coast sea­side town to have elec­tric charg­ing points in­stalled if Green Party Cllr. Caro­line Bur­rell gets her way.

Fol­low­ing the Gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ment to have 10 per cent of all ve­hi­cles pow­ered by elec­tric­ity by 2020, Cllr. Bur­rell is call­ing on Bray Town Coun­cil to in­ves­ti­gate in­stalling spe­cial elec­tric recharg­ing points on the streets of Bray to en­cour­age more driv­ers to switch to elec­tric cars.

‘My Green Party col­league Cllr Gene Feigh­ery has al­ready suc­cess­fully tabled to have elec­tric charg­ing points in­stalled by Dun Laoghaire/Rath­down Coun­cil; there is no rea­son why Bray Town Coun­cil can­not do the same. We put in a Mo­tion re­cently but un­for­tu­nately it was not passed. We need to be more for­ward think­ing in our ini­tia­tives and-have more of a ‘Can do’ at­ti­tude. I look for­ward to the in­crease we will see in elec­tric ve­hi­cles and to our en­ergy ef­fi­cient fu­ture, where the price of petrol or diesel be­comes a worry of the past,’ said Cllr Bur­rell.

The Gov­ern­ment aims to have 250,000 elec­tric ve­hi­cles in Ire­land by 2020, pow­ered by cheap re­new­able en­ergy.

The Elec­tric Ve­hi­cles plan in­cludes tax in­cen­tives for busi­ness to pur­chase elec­tric ve­hi­cles with busi­nesses be­ing able to write off 100 per cent of the cost of pur­chase against tax un­der the Ac­cel­er­ated Cap­i­tal Al­lowance Scheme. A GREY­STONES man who is cur­rently re­ceiv­ing treat­ment for al­co­holism ap­peared at Bray District Court last week.

Ed­mund Holfeld of We­ston House, Apart­ment 2, Eden Road, faced a charge of be­ing drunk in pub­lic in Novem­ber 21.

Garda De­clan Meenan told the court that while on duty he came across Holfeld in the mid­dle of the street and he was un­able to stand up and was very drunk.

The Judge heard Holfeld has had a prob­lem with drink and is cur­rently re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at a cen­tre in Dun Laoghaire and he as­sured the court it wouldn’t hap­pen again.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan put the mat­ter back to March 16 to see if Holfeld comes to the at­ten­tion of gar­daí again.

Pic­ture: an elec­tric car at a ‘juice point’ in Lon­don.

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