Connolly SHD

On Friday last, An Bord Pleanála granted fast tracked planning permission for a development including over 700 “build-to-rent” apartments beside Connolly Station. In light of this decision, there was unanimous support for Mary’s emergency motion to Dublin City Council, calling for newly elected TDs for Dublin Central to stop the give away of public land….

Housing in Dublin Central

Young working people in Dublin have little or no prospect of having their own home. They’re crippled with rents, living in fear of constant eviction or unable to move out of their own parent’s homes. There are more than 10,000 people homeless and 4,000 of them are children. And yet there are acres of state…

St Finbar’s Court, delay

At the January 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary was disappointed that DCC did not bring a Part 8 Planning Application for St Finbar’s Court, Dublin 7 to Councillors for approval.   Mary asked for an update and following the meeting DCC advised that Sean Harrington Architects have completed the revisions requested and submitted…

Royal Canal Fence

Dublin City Council is in the process of finalising tender documents for the Royal Canal Greenway Phase 3. At a recent meeting in the Central Area Office, the proposed  fence at the boundary of the Irish Rail embankment and the greenway, between Cross Guns Bridge (Phibsborough Road) and Binn’s Bridge (Dorset Street) was discussed. From…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary accompanied members of the Iona District Residents Association (IDRA) and Prospect Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) to a meeting with Dublin Simon to discuss Dublin Simons plans for long term residential housing at 86 & 88 Botanic Road. Following a constructive conversation the key actions / minutes arising out of that meeting were as…

Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Further to recent developments in respect of Dublin Simon’s plans for properties on Botanic Road, Mary met with Chairman Sam McGuinness, Pat Green Director of Operations and Catherine Kenny Property Manager of Dublin Simon at their Chester House facility on the North Circular Road. Sam McGuinness apologised for the upset caused to the local…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary continues to seek clarity from Dublin Simon Community in relation to their proposed use of 86-88 Botanic Road. Mary called on Dublin Simon to respond to questions raised by locally elected representatives. In response, Dublin Simon have invited the Cabra Glasnevin councillors to meet next Tuesday (Dec 3rd). Dublin Simon say they will…

O’Devaney Gardens

Update A report from Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, confirms that the recent deal brokered by the Dublin Agreement Group to deliver 80% social and affordable homes on the O’Devaney site is legal, will go ahead and will deliver for our community. You can read Mr Kenny’s report in full HERE…

Simon Botanic Road

Update Following my complaint to Dublin City Council Planning Enforcement regarding unauthorised development at 86-88 Botanic Road, a Planning Enforcement Notice was served on the Simon Community in relation to this facility. In response, Simon Community have apologised and advised that they will NOT relocate their Ushers Island facility to Botanic Road.  They state that…