Archive for the category: ‘News’

6. 3. 2015

MARCH 2015 – Update regarding Sandymount Flood Defence Scheme

Scheme Background Information   Following the coastal flooding in the past few years in the Sandymount area, Dublin City Council are investigating the construction of a flood defence scheme at Sandymount. The flood defence scheme will have an impact on the promenade and beach at Sandymount. There are various flood defence options being considered in relation to the scheme. Prior […]

14. 12. 2014

McDonalds Temple Bar Planning Permission

Councillor Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) recently made the following submission in relation to the application by McDonalds in Temple Bar to extend their opening hours to 3am.   Re: Ref 3690/14, 41-42 Temple Bar + 7 Fownes St Dublin 2   Dear Sir/Madam,   I am writing to you in my capacity as the Fine Gael Councillor for the Dublin […]

14. 12. 2014

Poolbeg Chimneys Conservation Update

Cllr. Kieran Binchy recently joined with other Councillors on Dublin City Council to start the process to list the Poolbeg Chimneys on the Poolbeg Peninsula as a Protected Structure.   A protected structure is a structure that a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view. […]

23. 11. 2014

Speed Limits on Residential Streets

Cllr. Kieran Binchy is campaigning for lower speed limits on residential suburban and urban streets. The current limit of 50km/h might be suitable for main roads, but on residential streets that are not designed for through traffic, a lower limit of 30km/h should be available to be applied by the City Council if the residents  so wish. Cllr. Binchy therefore […]

17. 11. 2014

Longfields Proposed Homeless Accommodation

Homeless Services Section Report on the progress of bringing forward the proposed use of 9 – 10 Fitzwilliam Street, formerly Longfields Hotel for Homeless Services 31st October 2014.   The property 9/10 Fitzwilliam Street (Longfields Hotel) was acquired by Dublin City Council in August 2007.   The proposed use was for intended provision of a ‘wet hostel’ to be operated […]

16. 11. 2014

Bath Avenue Sli na Slainte

Cllr. Kieran Binchy is delighted that after many years of hard work by the Bath Avenue Residents Association on the issue, a decision has been made to proceed with the proposed Londonbridge Slí na Sláinte as proposed by the Bath Avenue Residents Association.   The proposed route was walked by reps from SE Area Office, BADRA, SAMRA, IHF and Sandymount […]

16. 11. 2014

Tree Pruning in Dublin 4

Cllr. Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) recently submitted a question at the South East Area Committee Meeting, asking the Area Manager to cut back street trees on the following streets where they are obscuring street lights, and where the trees are from private gardens ensure that the owners cut them back: Park Avenue, Sydney Parade Avenue, Ailesbury Road, Simmonscourt Road, Eglinton […]

12. 11. 2014

Busking Bye-Law Proposals

Dublin is famous for its music and busking tradition and with this in mind Dublin City Council have drafted bye-laws to regulate busking in Dublin City to help make street performing a more positive experience for everyone. In recent years complaints around Street Performing to the City Council, An Garda Síochána and the various business representative organisations have increased significantly. […]

12. 11. 2014

“Cash for Cars” Signs

“Cash for Cars” signs which appear at traffic lights and junctions are illegal and pose a safety risk to motorists. They are a blight on the streets of the city. Dublin City Council is urging car owners who are thinking of selling or disposing of their vehicles through the “cash for cars” adverts to reconsider. Cash for Car signs have blighted […]

22. 10. 2014

Molesworth Street Closure – Luas Works – November 2014

To facilitate works required for the Luas Cross City Utilities contract on Dawson Street and Molesworth Street it will be necessary to change traffic movements in the area. For a period of 4 weeks from 3rd November, Molesworth Street between its junctions with Dawson Street and South Frederick Street will be closed to traffic. To facilitate access to Molesworth Street […]