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Planning Update – January 2016

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Planning permission is being sought for 101 new homes in mainly 3 and 4 storeys, and a nursing home in a new development at the former Carmelite Convent at the corner of Griffith Avenue and the western side of Grace Park Road. (4105/15) An Bord Pleanála is currently considering an appeal in relation to a proposal to build 166 new homes on the eastern side of Grace Park Rd beside Read More

Sport funding welcome but local Dublin clubs are losing out

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Press Statement on Sports Funding grants Local Social Democrats TD, Róisín Shortall has welcomed the announcement of funding for several sports and parks projects in Dublin North West but questioned the allocation system used. Some of the allocations include: Finglas Leisure Centre €71,000 Charleville Lawn Tennis club €67,000 Courtlands Park €46,000 Griffith Park €31,000 Ierne Sports & Social Club €19,000 Johnstown Park €132,000 Poppintree Park €41,000 Rockfield Park €150,000 Sportslink Read More

Plans for Metro and Bus services

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The Government recently announced funding for transport projects including those in north Dublin.   The plan now is to proceed with a scaled-down Metro North project linking Swords, the airport and Ballymun to the City Centre.   The plan is to have a tunnel from the City Centre to Ballymun Road with a portal on Ballymun Road somewhere between Griffith Avenue and Collins Avenue (the exact location has yet to Read More

Local Community Awards – Whitehall, Santry, Glasnevin North & Finglas East

Congratulations to all the 2015 winners of the North West Area City Neighbourhood Awards.   Award Winners included:   Seven Oaks Environmental Group and Magenta Crescent (small estates)   Courtlands and Gaeltacht Park (middle-sized estates)   The best senior citizen complex went to Domville Court in Santry.   Open Green Space awards were given to Courtlands Pedestrian entrance and Ellenfield Residents Association.   Willow Park & Pinewood Residents Association   Read More

Planning News – Finglas

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Fingal Co. Council is considering a planning application for another new indoor recreational facility in North Park in Finglas. The proposal is from Go Quest, and the idea is to have 28 challenge rooms for groups in the age range 8 and up. (FW15A/0092)   Permission has been approved for 19 new homes in Creston in Meakstown (F14A/0173).   The developers of the new nursing home at the former Ardmore Read More

Update on Public Transport

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A number of important decisions will be made in relation to public transport in our area in the next few weeks.   A review of public transport in North Dublin has been completed by the National Transport Authority. It has submitted a report to the Minister for Transport. A very poor public consultation exercise was undertaken by the National Transport Authority over Christmas and the New Year last winter, and Read More

Phibsborough Local Area Plan

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Members of the public in Glasnevin and Phibsborough have been invited to make submissions on a draft plan for their area.   The draft plan can be viewed on www.dublincity.ie.   The area covers the old Smurfit/Player’s site as well as the surrounding residential areas in and around Iona, Prospect Avenue and Whitworth Road.   The plan basically sets down what can be built where in this area over the Read More

Planning Update – August 2015

NABCO, the National Association of Building Co-operatives, has sought planning permission for 39 apartments and 2 commercial units in a four-storey development at the former Panelling Centre site on Richmond Road (beside the Maxol filling station). The Council is ensuring that the proposal would allow for a slight widening of the road at this point, which is much needed. Provision is also being made for the possibility of public access Read More

Fish kill on River Tolka

A detergent company based in Cabra was recently convicted of the discharge of material into the River Tolka in July last year, killing 5,000 fish in the section of the river which flows through Glasnevin and Drumcondra. A €250 fine was imposed and the company has to pay legal costs and expenses amounting to €34,603, including €7,740 for mitigation measures. The work of Inland Fisheries Ireland and Dublin City Council Read More

Update on Traffic problem on Ferguson & Walsh Roads

Residents continue to raise safety and access concerns, as well as the issue of damage to cars, arising from high volumes of traffic and dangerous speeds through Walsh Road and Ferguson Road.   A draft scheme is being drawn up to try to deal with these issues. This follows a meeting between residents and Dublin City Council after which a large number of submissions were made to the Council by residents Read More