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 […]

Q&A on St Annes Park Allotments

Draw to take place on 21st June 2010 at 12 noon. How many allotments are available?   85- 90 How many people have applied?   There are 559 applicants How many people will be picked?      Names will be picked and 10 extra that will be called upon if the original successful candidate options out. What is the Council’s policy […]

Update on Bins at Bus Stop on Clontarf Road

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL NORTH CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE 17th May, 2010 3957     Motion in the name of Councillor Naoise O’Muirí That City Council Waste Dept replace the bin that was removed from the #130 bus stop on the Clontarf Road at bottom of Castle Avenue/Haddon Rd. Report: Waste Management Services installed a litter bin at this […]

Clontarf Mid Summer Festival 2010 – 19th June

  Schedule of Events   14.00            14.20 Introductions  & Welcome – E. Mulvenny  Dublin City Council /Business Representative   Short speech Celine Reilly NCA Manager – Short speech Gus O’Hara Chair  Clontarf Businesses¦lt;br /> The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Emer Costello  opening /launching the event     Celebrity […]

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 […]

Marino Library – The Facts

Marino Library has been closed to the public since the 25th of January with substantial loss of service to the local area. It has taken me quite a bit of time to get to the bottom of the actual issue here but the following are the facts: Libraries are generally staffed by a mix of […]

Hats Off To Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club!

Hats off to Commodore Paul Cooper and Co of the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for their Annual Blessing of Boats on Sunday the 30th of May. The sun was splitting the stones, there was a large crowd gathered to watch the boats and listen to the blessing, the cannon was fired and we even […]

Update on West-bound Cycle lane, Griffith Ave

Motion to City Council Area Committee That the Manager organise for the Dublin City Council cycling officer to attend the June AC meeting and give a presentation on the options for a west-bound cycle lane on Griffith Avenue to serve local schools at the western end.   Report from Dublin City Council: There are currently […]