Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

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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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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