Check out this years, not to be missed Northside Music Festival line-up: Kíla Monday 2nd August, 2pm Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park. Tonas Thursday 5th August, 8pm St. Canice’s Church, Finglas. Txütxükan and Discovery Gospel Choir Sunday 8th August, 2pm Griffith Park, Drumcondra. The Henry Girls Thursday 12th August, 8pm Sean O’ Casey Centre, East [...]
Free Event: Northside Music Festival 2010
Definition of "Low Rise" in Dublin for 2011-2017
The following is the definition of “Low Rise” as agreed at the the City Council meeting on the draft development plan late last night (following much discussion and work over the last while): Inner City (roughly between the 2 canals) - 6 storey residential (19metres in height)/7 storey office (28 metres in height); this does not [...]
ABA & the Dept. of Education
This is an area in which I have developed an interest, not on technical grounds but more because the provision of ABA within the education system is a topic that has come up on the campaign trail in every election that I have fought. The zeal with which the Department of Education appears to have (a) fought the [...]
5 Facts About Drinking Water Supply in Dublin
From a Water Supply presentation given by Brian Smyth at the Environment Strategic Policy Committee at DCC today: Average 2010 demand for treated water in the Region is 555 million litres a day Average storage of raw (untreated) water in 2010 is 196 days worth of water Average storage of treated water in 2010 is [...]
DCC response to Ministerial Planning Review
Hot off the Press – City Council response to the Department Of Environment’s request for information in relation to a Planning Review. If you look beyond the “planningese” language it appears like a pretty robust defence of the planning system as operated within the City from 2005.
Dublin City Council Swimming Pool Update
Dublin Ctiy Council Swimming Pool Report Update June 2010 View more presentations from Naoise.
Issues with Fairview Footbridge
On foot of concerns raised by local residents in lower Marino I’ve been lobbying the traffic dept in City Council to undertake a detailed examination of the bridge. Finally managed to get the item on the Agenda for the City Council area meeting in July. The related report certainly highlights some issues that will need [...]
People 'have no God-given right' to build rural houses, says Minister
From www.breakingnews.ie today: Planning Minister Ciaran Cuffe says there no “God given right” for people to build houses in the countryside simply because they were born there. As somebody who has experience of both rural and urban living I can only conclude : The Minister has NO idea what he is talking about when it comes [...]
Free Event: Rose festival @ St.Anne’s Park, Raheny: 17th and 18th of July
Rose festival @ St.Anne’s Park, Raheny: 17th and 18th of July Dublin City Council’s Rose festival will be held on the 17th and 18th of July 2010 from 10:30am – 6:00pm in St.Anne’s Park, Raheny. This year is the Dublin City Council 30th Annual Rose Trials which will be held in the park on Friday [...]
Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths….
Sorry about the morbid end to the title (!) but the latest release of “Vital Statistics” for Ireland from the CSO are worth a mention: