Bus Connects Update

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Following three rounds of public consultation which began in 2017, the National Transport Authority has published the new Dublin Area bus network. This new bus network plan is the final version resulting from previous redesign proposals and…

Griffith Park tree removal

Following a Visual Tree Assessment of trees located in Griffith Park, sadly Dublin City Council has advised Mary that 14 horse chestnut trees in the park must be removed.  The horse chestnuts have been badly hit by a disease called Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker and the situation is exacerbated by a caterpillar feeding on the…

Clonliffe lands

Hines have announced intention to develop a 1,600 residential rental and community facilities at the Clonliffe College site in Drumcondra. The plans include development of the following: large creche two GAA full size pitches & clubhouse public open space A Hines video describing the plans can be viewed HERE and a document HERE. The plans…

15-17 Drumcondra Rd Lwr

The Director of Dublin City Council’s Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has advised Mary that they have engaging with the owner of 15-17 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 since the beginning of March 2020 to deliver additional capacity for homeless single persons as part of the COVID-19 response. DRHE intends using the properties to accommodate…

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…

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…

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…

Community Policing

Drumcondra and Glasnevin Following the recent re-establishment of the Drumcondra and Glasnevin Community Policing Forum, Mary will chair the next meeting on Wednesday the 1st April 2020 in the Maples Hotel at 7.00pm.  Issues relating to planning, traffic, housing, parks, community and crime will be discussed.  Everyone living and/or working in the Drumcondra/Glasnevin area are welcome to attend. …

Royal Canal Fence

Mary met with engineers from Dublin City Council and Irish Rail to review their proposals for a safety fence on the Royal Canal boundary wall with the train tracks between Cross Guns and Binns Bridge.    In response to Mary’s representations Irish Rail have agreed to install wrought iron railings, consistent with the local architectural…

MetroLink, Albert College

The National Transport Authority is asking the public for feedback on their proposal for a MetroLink intervention shaft in Albert College Park. The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2020.    The intervention shaft is proposed because the distance between the proposed metro stations at Griffith Park and Collins Avenue is greater than maximum permitted…