Community Grants Deadline

REMINDER DEADLINE APPROACHING Dublin City Council is currently accepting applications for funding under their Community Grant Scheme. Key priorities for funding 2013 are community development, social inclusion, children and young people, digital inclusion, integration, marginalised groups and local issues.  To download an application please click here.  Please note that the closing date is 5pm Thursday…

Car break-ins

I was woken early one morning recently by our friendly postman who noticed that our car had been broken-into over night.  Now to be totally honest they didn’t actually “break-in” because the car had been left “unlocked” (don’t ask who is to blame for that, needless to say I am admitting nothing).  They had gone…

New Mater Car Park

As part of the New Mater General Adult Hospital a 436-space basement car park will open at noon on Sunday 27th January 2013. This car park will service staff, patients and visitors to the Mater Hospital. There is direct access from the Car Park to the Whitty Building. Vehicle access to this car park is from…

Royal Canal

At the January meeting of Dublin City Council I requested an update on the plan, I have for many years championed, to upgrade the Royal Canal tow path from the IFSC to Ashtown.  The Manager advised me that the project is currently divided into three sections;1. Sheriff Street to North Strand at Newcomen Bridge 2. Newcomen…

Street Cleaning

Since Dublin City Council withdrew from the collection of domestic waste and the provision of a bin waiver in the city they also abandoned the policy of sweeping streets after bin collections. I have raised this issue with the City Council because it is having a negative impact on the city’s image.  It is really important that…

Iona Road

Following the road accident and tragic death of an elderly person on Iona Road at the junction of Crawford Avenue in December 2012, I made renewed calls to Dublin City Council at the January 2013 Meeting of the Central Area Committee to upgrade the street lighting on Iona Road. Dublin City Council advised me that…

Claude Road

In December 2012 I requested Dublin City Council clean the area under the pedestrian bridge from Claude road to Lindsay Road, Dublin 9.  There was a large accumulation of rubbish under the bridge but also along the tracks. Dublin City Council cleaned up under the bridge and also contacted the Environmental Officer for Irish Rail with regard…

New Mater

The new Mater General Adult Hospital opened its new main entrance in the Whitty Building on the North Circular Road, Dublin 7 on January 14th 2013.  This replaces the old entrance on Eccles Street.  The new entrance is open from 6.30am to 8pm. All public access via the main entrance on Eccles Street ceased from January…

How to spend €2.2m ??

2013 has started with some good news for Dublin City. The City Council has an extra and unexpected €2.2m to spend this year and I want the money to be used wisely to support services to citizens and employment in the city. On November 26th, 2012 the Lord Mayor and City Councillors of Dublin met…

Greyhound Recycling

In late November I became aware that Greyhound stopped supplying customers in Dublin central with free bags to recycle materials and that they intended introducing a charge for bags. I immediately raised this issue with the City Manager and asked that he ensure that customers are provided with bags to recycle their goods as soon…