DART+West Update

Mary has received an update from Irish Rail further extending the Public Consultation to October 6th this year. They also informed her there will be further Webinars on the following dates: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs  Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday 28th September 19:00hrs Residents from Clonsilla…

Matt’s of Cabra

The first stage in a Strategic Housing Development application for 137 Build to Rent apartments on the old Matts of Cabra site was made to An Bord Pleanála on 11th August 2021. This is good news that the Developer is in talks with Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanala about progressing the building of…

Rutland Street School

Mary received positive news of an increase in funding to €16m for the Rutland Street School Renovation Project under the URDF program. The complete refurbishment of the Rutland Street School is deemed a priority initiative to transform the North East Inner City area and the Government is fully committed to delivery of this flagship project….

Following on from the 6 week non-statutory public consultation the report was launched this week with the following recommendations: All gates will remain open and fully accessible as per normal operations with the exception of Cabra Gate, which, as part of the pilot bus service initiative, will be accessible by bus only during the pilot…

Holy Cross College SHD

An application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on Friday, 16th July 2021 for 1614 “Build to Rent” apartments on the Holy Cross College site. The development proposed will consist of 12 blocks, ranging in height from 2 to 18 storeys, with 1 retail unit, 1 café, and a crèche. A total of 508 car…

8 & 10 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra

Mary has received the following update from Dublin City Council about 8 & 10 Ferguson Road: The current structures will need to be demolished and the structures of the adjoining houses checked also. Once a design team and contractor are appointed the Council are hopeful construction of two new social houses will commence Spring 2022.

DART South West

Mary made her submission to Dart+South West calling for a stop in Cabra and for the Cross Guns stop to designed to be a safe and inclusive public space that compliments the historic heritage architecture around Cross Guns and the Royal Canal. She highlighted the need for a stop for Cabra in the Seanad also….

Hammerson’s “Dublin Central”

A planning application has been lodged by Hammersons for “Dublin Central”: The “Dublin Central” plan proposes to include two new public squares, new pedestrian routes and the restoration of historically important laneways. The plan also includes provision for a National Monument at numbers 14 to 17 on Moore Street,due to its role in the Easter…

Social Housing- Stoneybatter

Mary was delighted to view the 23 brand new social housing units delivered in Stoneybatter for Dublin City Council. These beautiful apartments in the heart of Dublin will give homes to 23 families who have been on the Dublin City Council waiting list.

Vaccine Hub- Kings Inn Street

HSE & Salvation Army’s vaccination hub in Kings Inn Street aimed to vaccinate 700 homeless people, and they have achieved much more- vaccinating over 2000! Mary was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Hub and congratulate and thank all involved.