Dublin

DCC Swimming Pool – Usage Statistics

This is the first of what will be a series of posts where I will try and set out the facts behind the 3 City Council public swimming pools that are currently under financial strain. The usage figures below are pretty stark and speak for themselves. Total Visits    Per Pool 1998 2008 2009 01/01/09– 02/05/09 […]

Archbishop Ryan Park…OR Oscar Wilde Park…OR Merrion Square Park?

In December 2009 some Labour councillors tabled a motion to City Council to the effect that Dubliners would be invited to submit their ideas on an appropriate new name for Archbishop Ryan Park, Merrion Square as “a gesture to all of those who suffered as a result of clerical abuse”. In April 2010 DCC advertised […]

Dublin’s Griffith Avenue overlooked in Dublin’s Favorite Street Competition- Ó Muirí

Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí Dublin North Central Dublin’s Griffith Avenue overlooked in Dublin’s Favorite Street Competition- Ó Muirí Leafy, tree-lined Griffith Avenue, situated in Dublin 9 has NOT been selected the winner of Dublin’s Favorite Street competition, announced earlier today (Thursday) by the Dublin Street Guide and Dublin’s Lord Mayor. Dublin North Central Fine Gael […]

An Bord Pleanála and the Dublin Bay Infill

I don’t share the euphoria of others regarding An Bord Pleanála’s decision announced today regarding the Dublin Bay Infill application by the Dublin Port Company. http://www.pleanala.ie/documents/orders/PA0/dPA0007.pdf Why? (1) The Bord rejected what I consider to be very important refusal reasons for the proposed application as recommended by ABP’s own Inspector including:  – avoiding the creation […]

John Lonergan and Mountjoy

Tuned in to Prime Time this evening to watch the interview with John Lonergan, recently retired Governor of Mountjoy Jail (since 1984). http://www.rte.ie/news/primetime/ It must always be tempting for prison governors to join the “flog’em and hang’em” brigade (like so many vote-hungry politicians) but Lonergan is made of better stuff than that. Some of his […]

Update on City Council Swimming Pools

Letter from City Manager to Council Group Leaders – dated 27/05/10 Re:  Swimming Pools at Coolock, Sean McDermott Street and Crumlin Dear All, I have had a number of representations in recent days regarding the above including a proposal to hold a Group Leaders Meeting and also notice of a motion to be put to the […]

New Environmental Hotline for Dublin – 1850 365 121

Pilot hotline for reporting issues of environmental concern (pollution spillages, waste burning etc) launched by City Council and the EPA this week. SeeSomeSaySome_DublinMay10 The sooner the problems get reported, the sooner they can be addressed.