Dublin City Mobility

Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce temporary changes to roads, paths and public spaces to allow for safe social distancing, a tripling of cycling, doubling of walking, efficient public bus service and private vehicle traffic in the city. You can read the full proposal HERE. The proposed road lay-out changes aim to : Allow for…

Re-start Business Grant

To financially help Dublin’s small and medium sized businesses prepare to re-open and trade again Dublin City Council will administer the Government approved ReStart Business Grant.  The grant will provide direct financial aid of between €2,000 to €10,000 to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m with less than 50 employees who have suffered…

Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park has been a life-saver for so many people living in the area during Covid-19. The Phoenix Park provides numerous opportunities for green exercise and there has been a huge increase in its use for walking, cycling, running and other sorts of outdoor exercise.  To ensure sufficient space for social distancing from May 18th…

Victims of Covid-19

Dublin City has been the epicentre Covid-19 in Ireland and sadly more than 1,500 people lost their battle with the killer disease.  At the May 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary asked as a mark of respect, and to commemorate the citizens of Dublin City who lost their life to Covid-19, DCC plant…

Waste Charges

During Covid-19 restrictions, most people are spending more time at home and many residential homes are generating more domestic waste and at the same time struggling with reduced income.  At the May 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee, Mary asked that DCC would request private domestic waste collection companies operating in Dublin City to…

Rates Waived

Government has offered a suite of measures to further support small, medium and larger business that are negatively impacted by COVID-19 These include the waiver of Commercial rates for a three month period beginning on 27 March 2020, for all businesses that have been forced to close due to Public Health requirements.  You can read…

Business Support

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, has issued an information leaflet outlining key supports and resources available to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can download the document HERE. The Department is also operating a Business Support Call Centre to advise on the Government supports available to businesses and enterprises that are affected by…

3 Month Mortgage Break

Homeowners with mortgages from Dublin City Council and Rebuilding Ireland home loans can now apply for a three-month payment break. The payment break is open to those who have already faced mortgage difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency and any Rebuilding Ireland loan holder who is currently facing financial difficulties can now apply. A lot…

Crime Prevention

During Covid-19 restrictions the Gardaí are providing direct community support to residents and businesses while at the same time reminding us all to be vigilant and alert for ourselves and our neigbhours.  Please report any suspicious activity by phoning 999.  An Garda Síochána have developed bespoke Crime Prevention Advice for all persons during the current…

Community Support

Dublin City Council has established a Community Response forum to ensure a co-ordinated response to support vulnerable people of all ages in Dublin City during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Membership of the forum includes elected public representatives, city council officials, An Garda Siochana, HSE, GAA and local community groups. Initiatives will include: Working with the…