Sgt McCabe Inquiry

Michéal Martin showed mature and considered leadership when he correctly prioritised truth and justice for Sgt McCabe and his family above any other considerations. All elected representatives should unite to ensure justice is served. You can watch his contribution in the Dáil at Leaders Questions here.  

2017 Week 5 Planning Applications

Noteworthy applications this week include the proposed development of student accommodation in the Inner City. Hattington Student Housing propose the building of 48 student housing units at 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 51 and 53 Montpelier Hill. Summer Road Developments Ltd. propose amending their previously approved application for the development of student accommodation at…

Broadstone Update

Following my previous representations to Luas Cross City regarding the height and finish of the wall at Broadstone this week they sent me a revised design and some updated details. They advised that given the difference in ground level on both sides of the Broadstone wall; the finished wall will be between 4.2 and 5.5 metres…

North Inner City Taskforce

Last year the Government missed its own deadline for delivery of a report and recommendations for the North Inner City.  Thanks to the Northside People and Near FM for helping me raise awareness of the concerns over the inadequacy of the Governments response.  There were more than fifty written submissions made to the Taoiseach’s Tasforce…

2017 Week 4 Planning Applications

This week saw a number of planning applications concerning developments in the Inner City. Some noteworthy applications include: Railtours Ireland have sought permission to develop their two storey property at 16 Amiens Street into a 4 storey over-basement building providing 11 hotel rooms. The Rotunda Hospital has sought permission for the building of a four-storey…

Drug Injection Centers are not the answer to addiction.

The Government is proposing legislation for the establishment of drug injection facilities where users will be exempt from prosecution to use illegal drugs in a supervised setting.   Supervised drug injection facilities are not the answer to drug addiction.  The government should prioritize investment in recovery over addiction. For many years I have been raising…

North Inner City Taskforce

On Feb 1st 2017 Kieran Mulvey updated the local community on the Government’s taskforce for the north inner city.  More than 150 people turned out to hear the Government’s response to our submissions and their plans for the area. Unfortunately, the  Presentation disappointed in its broad approach.  It was vague and un-costed, rehashed old themes and…

Luas Levy should be rejected

The extension of Luas from St Stephens Green to Broombridge is on target to be completed by the end of 2017. Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce a Development Levy for the Luas which will increase the cost of desperately needed housing development in Dublin Central.  This means if approved by City Councillors  Dublin City Council…

Clontarf to City Cycle Route

Dublin City Council has advertised their plan for a cycle route from Clontarf to the City Centre via North strand and Amiens Street.   They propose constructing  a 2.5km of “high quality cycle route” with improved footpaths and landscaping from Clontarf Road / Alfie Byrne Road, via Clontarf Road, Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road, North Strand Road…

Prussia Street Re-Development

An application for planning permission for a major redevelopment of the Park Shopping Centre on Prussia Street has been submitted to Dublin City Council.  The proposal includes plans to demolish the existing Shopping Centre and to construct in its place a new shopping center plus a 6 storey complex of 105 residential units including 541 bedspaces.  Full details…