Drumcondra Traffic Changes

In August 2017 Dublin City Council implemented new traffic restrictions on Millmount Ave at Ferguson and Walsh Road, Drumcondra aimed at traffic calming this residential area.   The restrictions have been introduced on a six month trial basis. I have received feedback both for and against the road closure.   While roads in the direct vicinity…

Connaught Street Update

Early in 2017 Mary asked Dublin City Council if they would re-surface or repair Connaught Street as it was in very poor condition.   Dublin City Council advised Mary of the following: DCC Road Maintenance Services have included Connaught Street resurfacing works in the 2017 major resurfacing works programme.   It is envisaged that all major works (including Connaught…

Luas Cross City

Mary works everyday to support the needs of Dublin Central. As part of her continued efforts to support the roll-out of Luas Cross City to Broombridge Mary wishes to alert residents that the first trams on the new Luas Cross City route will be tested this Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June 2017. On Saturday 17 June,…

Traffic changes on North Quays

The Luas cross city is on schedule to be fully operational by years end. To prepare for the impact of Luas on city centre traffic Dublin City Council are planning to make changes from this August to traffic arrangements on both the north and south quays. The proposals for the north quays include: New dedicated bus lane…

Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route

Dublin City Council proposes to develop a dedicated 2.5 KM cycle route from Clontarf (Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road) to Amiens Street/Talbot via Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road and the North Strand Road. The development will include improvements to footpaths and landscaping along the route, as well as the upgrading of pedestrian crossings to Toucan (bicycle friendly…

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…

College Green-Have Your Say !

Dublin City Council is developing plans to remove private car traffic from College Green and create a new civic plaza when the LUAS works are completed later this year.    Consultants have been engaged to carry out a full Environmental Impact Statement and to lodge the development proposals and all related documents with An Bord Pleanala (expected to…

Safe walking and cycling

Dublin Central is one of the most heavily congested road networks in the country.   Yesterday someones daughter, sister, girlfriend, mother or wife narrowly escaped with her life when her bike was crushed by a truck.  Lets hope she makes a full recovery. The Minister for Transport allocates less than 1% of his transport budget…

Broadstone to be revealed

Like most local people I was horrified by the sight of the large ugly concrete wall recently constructed as part of the LUAS stop which obscures Broadstone Station. I was really taken aback by the wall because as a City Councillor 2004-2014 and former member of Grangegorman Development Authority I took great interest in and supported the…