Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

Residents Successfully Challenge Tower– and Launch New Group

Peter McNamara Ringsend community members have successfully prevented the expansion of a proposed tower development on York Road. The developer, Melville Properties, was given permission to build a seven-storey tower in March 2020, on the site currently occupied by Dynorod. […]

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Boland’s Mills

Google is tremendously excited to unveil our plans for Bolands Mills. Despite numerous delays as a result of Covid we continue to press ahead with our commitment to create a destination that is open and accessible to the local and […]

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DCC Notes June/July

Compiled by Dermot Carmody Motion To Revisit South Dublin Quietway A proposal to link South Dublin communities with a pedestrian and cycling route, called the South Dublin Quietway has been voted against by councillors on the South East Area Committee […]

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US Embassy Relocation: The Past and Future of an Icon

Peter McNamara Plans by the US embassy to move into the former Jury’s Hotel site in Ballsbridge have been backed by local city councillors. The embassy, currently headed by deputy chief of mission, Alexandra McKnight, is located where Elgin Road […]

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Images OF Tents On The Dodder Pose Questions About Homelessness

Dermot Carmody A year of staying at home has been a huge challenge for everybody, but for one section of our community the constraints and vicissitudes of Covid19 have added a new layer of difficulty to an already fraught set […]

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Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Geneva Pattison For the first time in Irish history, a public area will be named after a female Irish writer. The writer in question is the pioneer of women’s writing, Mary Lavin. The new Mary Lavin Place will consist of […]

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Ship to shore: Dublin Port wants your opinion!

Ship to shore: Dublin Port wants your opinion!

A recent press release from the Dublin Port Company has revealed that Dublin Port will likely reach its throughput capacity sometime around 2030-2040.

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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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