DCC Notes

New website puts Dublin’s young creative community on the map

DCC launched a new website mapping out arts and cultural events across the city including Dublin 4.

The website called yam.ie (Your Arts Map), shows Dubliners how to get to cultural events using interactive services. The Lord Mayor, Naoise ”MuirÌ launched the website on October 3rd, with Mayor Cathal King of South Dublin County Council.

This exciting new website will provide cultural organisations and individuals with the opportunity to promote their events, projects and activities,î said the Lord Mayor.

YAM.ie is completely free to use and provides an interactive Google maps-based online arts and cultural information service for young people all over Dublin.

Donnybrook Development

DCC answered a number of questions in relation to the development of lands on Donnybrook Road.

The plans were discussed at the annual meeting of Dublin City Councilís South East Area meeting. The site which is currently used by the Leinster Rugby, Bective Rangers Football and Lawn Tennis club, and Old Wesley Rugby Club is due to undergo some work.

Councillor Dermot Lacey (Labour) asked the council if the city manager is ìsatisfied with the development, particularly the roughly triangular site to the rear of the ESB Sub Station running towards the River Dodder,î he said.

An Bord Plean·la granted permission for the development with some omissions.

National Tree Day

DCC marked National Tree Day 11/10/12 by adding a new Native Tree Trail.

The launch of the new trail took place in Raheny and was launched by the Lord Mayor Naoise OíMuirÌ. The new trail adds to eight in place so far, including one in Herbert Park in Ballsbridge.

‘Native Tree Trails are a great way for families and schools to learn about native Irish trees. The St. Anneís trail, like the other seven trails, can be downloaded from the councilís website www.dublincity.ie You can use it to find your way around the park and discover and learn about 15 native Irish trees. These include Scotís Pine, Willow, Holly, Oak and Birch,’ said Lord Mayor O’Muiri who planted a Scotís Pine in the park on the day.

The trail is part of the councilís Biodiversity Action Plan, which raises awareness about biodiversity and protects and promotes habitats for wildlife throughout the city. DCC has had a Biodiversity Action Plan in place since 2008.