Dublin Bus Network Redesign

The National Transport Authority is proposing to re-design Dublin cities bus network.  Their stated objective of the re-design is to increase bus services and frequency but some residents are legitimately concerned that it will leave them with a significantly reduced service.   There are a number of changes proposed to the bus service in Dublin Central…

Docklands SDZ

The Docklands Strategic Development Zone Draft Planning Scheme is currently on public display until 10th May 2013.  As part of this process, members of the public are invited to a number of Drop-In Sessions to talk with staff from the City Council about the Draft Scheme. The dates and times for these Drop-In Sessions –…

Docklands SDZ

I welcome the publication today of a draft Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Plan for Dublin’s Docklands which has the potential to stimulate economic and social regeneration of Dublin’s Docklands. The SDZ must deliver regeneration for the entire community and correct planning mistakes of the past. The exclusion of parts of the North Wall, where there…

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…

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…