Violet Hill & Griffith Parks

Violet Hill’s beautiful meadow style park and Griffith Park, both with the Tolka river running through, are lovely places to spend time and great amenities for our community. Unfortunately when the good weather started the parks were subject to anti-social behaviour and vandalism. Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick raised the issue with the Gardai and Dublin City…

Drumcondra Street Signs

A number of roads between Walsh and Ferguson Road are without street signs indicating the road name. Following my representations Dublin City Council added a request for appropriate road signage in June 2013 to its roads maintenance system and the situation will be addressed. Mary

Na Fianna Spring Fair

The annual Na Fianna Spring Fair takes place on Sunday 3rd March 2013 from 1pm.  As well as being a great day for the family the Spring Fair is a very important fundraiser for the club.  The club is accepting any donations so if you can bake a cake, have a spare bottle or some…

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…