Public Domain Team

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The North West Area Public Domain Team acts as a point of contact for citizens in the North West Area on a wide range of matters including the reporting of illegal dumping and graffiti, assistance to local environmental groups and conducting of enhancement works in the area.

The North West Area Public Domain Team are:

Catherine Brophy Walsh (Public Domain Officer), Patrick Smith (Environmental Liaison Officer), Marguerite Delaney (Staff Officer), Wendy Dowling (Staff Officer), Paul Healy (Staff Officer), Astrid Green (Staff Officer), Emer Shanahan (Clerical Officer)

Local Clean Ups

Dublin City Council promotes civic responsibility and will assist residents in cleaning up the area they live in and work in.  We will arrange gloves, brushes, litter pickers, bags and we will remove any rubbish collected during a clean up. 

If your community requires assistance in organising a clean up please contact:

Public Domain Team, Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Dublin 11

Tel:  (01) 222 5412/5496/6754


Blue Bag Scheme

We also run the “Blue Bag” scheme every Autumn, whereby the Council will supply bags to Residents for leaf removal and arrange for them to be collected when filled.

The blue bag scheme is primarily for neighbourhood street litter and street leaf fall in Autumn.  These bags are not for personal use.  Bags are distributed through approved groups e.g. Residents Associations.  If you wish to partake in the Blue Bag Scheme, please contact the Public Domain Team.

Report Graffiti/Illegal Dumping

If you wish to report incidents of illegal dumping or graffiti in your area please contact:

Freephone Litter Hotline:             1800 251 500

Finglas Area Office:                         (01) 222 5412/5407/5400



Bring Centres

Dublin City Council operates a number of Bring Centres across the City.  For a list of Bring Centres and what they accept click here

There are also a number of bottle and clothing banks.  For a list of locations please click here

City Neighbourhood Competition

Every year City Neighbourhood Competitions are held on an Area and Citywide level.  We encourage local residents associations, environmental working groups and individual householders to enter their area, estate, gardens, community gardens and open green spaces.

Local Schools are also encouraged to enter the Competition under a specific school category and the last two years have resulted in the overall Citywide winners being from the North West Area.

The Shopfront category has proved very popular in recent years and it has helped local business owners to take ownership of the area surrounding their premises and has resulted in increased footfall to these shops and areas.

For more information on the City Neighbourhoods Competition please click here

Green Schools Programme

An Taisce co-ordinates the Green Schools programme with the support of the Local Authorities.  Green schools is Ireland’s leading  environmental management and education programme for schools.  It is a student led programme with involvement from the wider community.  It fosters a sense of ownership of the environment at a young age and is very important, thereby developing their sense of personal and collective responsibility for the care of our city.

For more information on the Green Schools Programme, please click here

Or contact Dublin City Council’s Green Schools Officer Ms. Audrey Duff

T: (01) 222 4831   E: