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…

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…

Docklands SDZ

At the January Meeting of Dublin City Council the City Manager gave a report on the proposed Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) for the Dublin Docklands. I welcomed the work done to date and the Minister’s approval for the development of a strategic development zone in the docklands. Recent socio economic mapping of the area shows…

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…

Croke Park Recycling

From Thursday 3rd – Saturday 19th January 2013 there will be free re-cycling of Christmas trees, cardboard and small electrical items at at Croke Park, rear of Cusack Stand(via St Joseph’s Avenue), Dublin 3. Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat – Sun: 10.00am-4.00pm

East Wall Community Forum

The next East Wall Local Community Policing Forum  will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2013 at 7pm in the Sean O’Casey Commuity Center, St Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin 3.  This is an opportunity for people living and working the area to meet with the Gardai, Dublin City Council and elected representatives to discuss and address issues…

Extend HGV ban ?

When the 5+axel HGV ban was being introduced in Dublin City in 2007 I succeeded in getting the Navan Road, Cabra, Phibsborough, Drumcondra and East Wall included in the cordon or exclusion zone.  Now Dublin City Council is considering extending the current operating hours of the HGV 5+ axle Cordon in Dublin City, and are…

Property Tax

Being in Government is rarely easy and governing in difficult financial circumstances is always going to be challenging. However what Roisin Shortall demonstrated last week is that being in Government is about making choices. At the end of the day, when this Government’s blame game with Fianna Fail, the ECB, the IMF, other European leaders etc.is…

Ramp Repairs

There is a problem in the City with speed ramps deteriorating.  I have raised this issue in past and requested that ramps on Blackhorse Avenue, the Old Cabra Road and other parts of our area be repaired.  At the September 2012 meeting of Dublin City Council I asked the Manager to please advise when the ramps on Lindsay,…

New Central Bank HQ in North Wall

The Central Bank of Ireland has submitted an application to Dublin City Council to develop the office building on the corner of North Wall Quay and New Wapping Street.  The application seeks amendments to the previously granted permission and if approved will provide a new office building with parking and other ancillary services in an…