North Central

Update on Clontarf Flood Protection Project

Great to see that Dublin City Council has finally gone to tender for construction of the Clontarf Flood protection scheme and the new watermain contained within: http://www.e-tenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=NOV182037 It involves the laying of 5km of large diameter water mains (ranging in size from 400mm to 600mm diameter) and for the construction of approximately 3km of flood mounding and walls […]

Update on rezoning of the Artane Band Hall site

There has been quite a bit of concern about this locally so I raised the matter with the Area Manager. The Manager confirmed that a request WAS received but that it was not progressed – see below… DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL – NORTH CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE 20th September, 2010 4053.    Motion in the name of Councillor […]

Demolition of Artane Boys Band Hall

Interesting to note that the Christian Brothers have applied for permission to demolish the ruins of the Artane Boys Band Hall in the grounds of the school (suffered extensive fire damage some time ago): Application Number 3299/10 Application Type Permission Applicant Congregation of the Christian Brothers Location Former Chapel, (also Known As The Artane Boys Band Hall), […]

Update on road widening works @ junction of Brookwood Ave/Howth Rd/Sybil Hill

Question to City Manager               City Council Meeting 14/06/2010 Q106.  COUNCILLOR NAOISE O’MUIRI Can the Manager outline the costs of the road-widening being undertaken at the Howth Rd/Brookwood Avenue/Sybill Hill junction? Can the Manager outline (a) start date and (b) completion date for the works specifically at this junction. CITY MANAGER’S REPLY: The contract costs are […]

Good news on those Swimming Pools

Just to explain the update on the 3 x City Council swimming pools that have been under financial strain. As a result of negotiations between FG/Labour and city management late last year during the budgetary process for 2010, the city manager allocated €600,000 to the swimming pools to keep them operational while City Council explored […]

DCC Swimming Pools – Operating Costs

This is the second in a series of posts setting out the facts in relation to the City Council swimming pools that are under financial strain. The slides below provide a breakdown of the operating costs on a pool by pool basis for 2009: Swimming Pools ppt Once again the figures are pretty stark; there is […]

Free Events in July…

Free events are appreciated by everybody at the moment…There is something happening for everybody in Dublin in July… Events in July 2010

Fairview Park Playground Update

Excellent presentation given by the DCC Parks Dept on progress on the Fairview Park improvements project (including the playground). Fairview Doc Updated Plan June 2010 The last page of the attached gives a schematic of the current preferred design.  Timeline looks like the following: Request for tenders – July 2010 Tender assessment – August 2010 […]

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 […]