Grangegorman Demolition

The Grangegorman Development Authority has advised me that the Demolitions Contractor, McCallan Bros., is due to move onsite on Monday 27thMay to carry out Tranche 1 of the demolition of several old buildings on the Grangegorman site.  Residents living close the campus had concerns regarding the location of a waste compund and I have raised this…

Grangegorman Roadworks

The Grangegorman Development Authority has advised that Sierra the contractor will be carrying out Investigative Roadworks in the Grangegorman area commencing on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 in Grangegorman Lower. The work consists of opening up trial trenches on parts of the road at a time and then closing it again. The road will not be…

Grangegorman Roadworks

The Grangegorman Development Authority has advised that Sierra the contractor will be carrying out Investigative Roadworks in the Grangegorman area commencing on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 in Grangegorman Lower. The work consists of opening up trial trenches on parts of the road at a time and then closing it again. The road will not be…

Free Electrical Recycling

Following my previous request to Dublin City Council for a free electrical waste collection they recently advised me that WEEE Ireland will do a collection on Saturday 9th February from 10.00am-4pm in Naomh Fionbarra GAA Club.  This is a great opportunity to get rid of that old kettle,toys, tv, radio or any household item with…

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…

Planning Applications

As a member of the Board of the Grangegorman Development Authority I welcome the recent applications to Dublin City Council for planning permission to commence works under the Strategic Development Zone process. As a City Councillor I have raised residents concerns with Dublin City Council regarding traffic and access and I am seeking a commitment…

Planning Applications

As a member of the Board of the Grangegorman Development Authority I welcome the recent applications to Dublin City Council for planning permission to commence works under the Strategic Development Zone process. As a City Councillor I have raised residents concerns with Dublin City Council regarding traffic and access and I am seeking a commitment…

Trees

In early January 2013 initial preparation of the Grangegorman site for construction work commenced with the pruning and felling of some trees on the campus. The GDDA confirmed to me that “the trees to be removed are only those that have been identified in the planning permission for the site infrastructure and public realm. Other…

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…