30kph speed limit

To improve road safety Dublin City Council is considering lowering the standard city speed limit from 50kph to 30kph and is asking the public for feedback on the proposal.  Bye-laws to legislate for this change, the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws, 2020 are available to view HERE or a hardcopy is available at all opened Dublin…

River Road, Pedestrian Crossing

In response to Mary’s request for an update on the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on the River Road, Dublin City Council has advised that the planned installation has been delayed pending the resolution of a dispute between DCC Planners and the developers.  The dispute centres around the developers obligation to provide a signalised…

Bike Bunker Beta

Bike Bunkers are being trialled in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough by Dublin City Council as new option secure bike storage option for city dwellers.  BikeBunkers are secure hangars for city residents to securely stow their bicycles close to their home and under cover, saving space and worry, and for just €100 per year.  Currently DCC has…

St Mobhi Laneway

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that DCC Dangerous Buildings section have closed the laneway linking St Mobhi Boithrin and Church Avenue. The decision was made as a safety precaution because there are structural issue with the Church wall adjoining the lane.  The wall is the responsibility of the Church and Dublin City Council will…

Homestead Court, Emergency Access

Following feedback from residents of Homestead Court on Quarry Road, Mary requested Dublin City Council consider the genuine need for continuous, unobstructed access for emergency vehicles to their homes. Dublin City Council have since advised that it intends installing double yellow lines on the southern side of the road leading to the complex.    To…

Botanic Avenue, Pay & Display

Following representation from Botanic Avenue Residents, Mary approached Dublin City Council to address the request for Pay & Display parking. DCC have responded and confirmed that its Transport Advisory Group, at its meeting of 28/01/2020, recommended Pay and Display and Permit Parking at this location, subject to a ballot of residents. To read the full…

BusConnects, Postponed

The Bus Connects Team at the National Transport Authority have advised Mary that due to the current Covid-19 Emergency they intend holding a further public consultation regarding the Core Bus Corridor Projects later this year, hopefully in September 2020.  The date/timing of public consultation will be determined by the public health advice given by the…

Grangegorman access

In response to Mary’s requests, Dublin City Council has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the North Circular Road to facilitate safer pedestrian access to the Grangegorman campus.  It is expected to be installed and operational by September 2020.

MetroLink, Albert College

The National Transport Authority recently asked for feedback on the proposal for a MetroLink intervention shaft in Albert College Park. In her submission, Mary called on the NTA to provide a MetroLink Station at Albert College instead of an intervention/ventilation shaft.  A station would have huge benefits for the surrounding area giving direct access to…

Cabra Grove Parking

Residents on Cabra Grove have raised concerns with Mary regarding access to the cul-de-sac on Cabra Grove. Emergency access in particular has being dangerously restricted due to commuter parking. Mary made representations to Dublin City Council to have double yellow lines installed.  In reply Dublin City Council has agreed to consider the introduction of additional…