Greystones man was drunk in public
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.