Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

GCID: New Innovation Hub for Dublin 4.

GCID: New Innovation Hub for Dublin 4.

Geneva Pattison Trinity College has announced that creating an Innovation Hub is the first step in their Grand Canal Innovation District plan. The Hub will be a place where start-ups and entrepreneurs can work and develop ideas. This new space […]

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End of an era for St Mary’s Church

Eoin Meegan It was like saying goodbye to a very dear friend. That was how many of the parishioners of St Mary’s church, Donnybrook, on the corner of Anglesea Road and Simmonscourt Road, felt following the ceremony of deconsecration when […]

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Donnybrook’s High rise fears

Eoin Meegan Donnybrook village could change irrevocably if two new sky-scrapers, a 12-storey complex on the junction of Eglinton Road and Donnybrook Road, and a seven-storey co-living space on the former site of Kiely’s pub, are allowed to go ahead. […]

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Roadworks, repairs and tall stories

By Kathrin Kobus The footpath at Irishtown Nature Park was closed for most of July because of surface damage and weathering; temporary repairs were no longer sufficient. Dublin County Council said: “This is a particular problem after periods of prolonged […]

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DCC Notes

Compiled by Dermot Carmody Election of SEAC Chairperson At the start of the meeting on July 13th of the South East Area Committee (SEAC), Cllr. Dermot Lacey (LAB) was re-elected to the chair. Anne Feeney (FG) was elected vice-chairperson. Demolition […]

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Plans for Strand Road Trial Rapid Development cycle Route

Dublin City Council has put out the following drawings/sketches of the grand Strand Road Trial Rapid Development cycle Route along Beach Road/Strand Road which will result in less lane space for motorized vehicles. Also included are route changes for busses […]

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Public Transport for free – in Luxembourg

BY Kathrin Kobus When back in autumn 2018 BusConnects first plans for redesigning the public transport network were announced the reaction was – mixed. Spines, orbitals, radials were word coinages we have to get familiar with. And of course a […]

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Dodder Greenway has a bumpy road ahead

Plans were recently submitted for an eagerly-awaited development of a dual walk and cycle greenway along the River Dodder. The primary aim of the project is to alleviate continued flood damage along the banks of the Dodder while increasing local […]

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BusConnects: A September saga

BY Kathrin Kobus BusConnects is back on the agenda after the summer. Four months have passed since the first round of consultations were completed, and residents had the chance to contact the planners with their submissions and suggestions. Three community […]

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DCC Notes for SEAC meeting, September 2019

Compiled by Dermot Carmody A busy South East Area Committee (SEAC) meeting on September 9th featured four presentations given to councillors on various matters. These were on the Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme, the planning application for a replacement development on […]

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