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…

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…

Smithfield Horse Fair

At the January meeting of Dublin City Council I approved the passing of new bye-laws for the Smithfield Horse Fair. While the City Council has come a long way from the first draft of the bye laws, to meet the needs of residents, businesses and horse owners, it should not consider this the end of their work.  The horse fair…

Smithfield Horse Fair

At the January meeting of Dublin City Council I approved the passing of new bye-laws for the Smithfield Horse Fair. While the City Council has come a long way from the first draft of the bye laws, to meet the needs of residents, businesses and horse owners, it should not consider this the end of their work.  The horse fair…

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…

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…

Smithfield Horse Fair

Dublin City Council are proposing to regulate the Smithfield Horse Fair and have drafted Smithfield Horse Fair Bye-Laws. These bye-laws are currently out for public consultation.  DCC is seeking feedback from the general public to these proposed bye-laws and fees.  Submissions should be made in writing before 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 29th November 2012. Please click here for more…

Grangegorman Public Realm

The Grangegorman Development Agency has applied to Dublin City Council for Planning permission for the construction of the public realm and site infrastructure and includes that part of the public thoroughfare Grangegorman Upper and Grangegorman Lower, all located within a 28.69 Hectares Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) at Grangegorman, Dublin 7.The application is for a 10…

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…