Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

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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Ringsend Park’s winning hoops

Works by Dublin City Council’s (DCC) Parks Services began on the existing basketball court in Ringsend Park on September 9th are now nearing completion. The works involved improvement to the surface drainage, resurfacing of the court and installation of new  […]

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Cube Homes: The Future of Housing?

By Geneva Pattison As property prices continue to soar in Dublin, the public are constantly looking for creative solutions to get their foot on the housing ladder – enter Cube Homes. These homes are stylishly-converted shipping containers fitted to your […]

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875 Social Units for Glass Bottle Site

 Peter McNamara On April 11th, An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead for the development of an “urban quarter” at the Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg. Crucially, plans for the benighted site will include 875 social and affordable homes. A total […]

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