Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…

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…

Homes should have been protected from flooding.

Today homes and vehicles in Cabra were destroyed by floods which could and should have been avoided.   The inadequacy of the drainage problems in the area are well known and well documented following similar flash flooding events more than five years ago. Following the flooding in 2011 I made representations on behalf of residents to…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.

Dalymount Stadium

Dublin City Council recently purchased Dalymount Park in Phibsborough and commissioned an initial feasibility study on possible future options for redevelopment of the stadium, click here for a copy of the study.  A redevelopment plan will be required before any work commences and that is dependent on DCC getting Government funding.   DCC has committed…

300% increase on Dublin housing lists

There has been a 330% increase on social housing waiting lists in Dublin City under this Government which at first denied and continues to totally fail to address the chronic housing shortage. Labour and Fine Gael have forced 100s and 1,000s of men, women and children into homelessness.  They stubbornly refuse to consider increasing rent…

Education Policy launch

Every parent wants the best education for their child.  Most parents want to send their child to school locally.  A failure to reform school admission policies, abolition of dedicated career guidance, school completion and DEIS programmes is limiting access to and damaging the quality of education being delivered in Dublin Central.   It is preventing young…

Minister must explain why NEW Mater Hospital is closed to sick and injured.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar needs to explain why the Mater Hospital is this afternoon turning away sick and injured people from its Emergency Department.  This is a state of the art purpose built hospital.  It cost more than €280million and took twelve years to deliver. The only possible reason there can be for telling people…

Reinstate Phibsborough LAP

For ten years as a City Councillor I worked with residents and officials to protect and develop Phibsborough as a prime urban village.  Like many others I was dismayed to recently learn that the Phibsborough Local Area Plan (LAP) that we had worked on for many years was recently rejected by Councillors. The Phibsborough Local…

Phibsborough Plan Rejected

The rejection of the Phibsborough Local Area Plan (LAP) at the meeting of Dublin City Council earlier this week is a major set-back for our area.  It is a body blow to the local community, to the many residents and voluntary groups who worked so hard for many years and it also a huge waste of public…