Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

George’s Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

George's Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

Geneva Pattison In early 2019, Dublin City Council put forward plans to develop a white water rafting facility in George’s Dock. The development plan was passed in December 2019, despite the estimated costs of the build starting at 12 million […]

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Sandymount New Cycleway: Green Dream or Traffic Nightmare?

Eoin Meegan A new ambitious plan for the southside of Dublin Bay envisages a cycle path going all the way from Sandymount to Sandycove beyond Dún Laoghaire. As part of this plan a new cycleway will run along the Strand […]

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DCC Notes for October / November 2020

Compiled by David Prendeville October Councillor Daniel Céitinn asked the manager to replace the plastic waist-high illuminated flecta traffic bollards in the central island on the road in Irishtown opposite the bookies as they are untidy and worn looking and […]

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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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