{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 15th July, 2019, 2.00 pm


Venue: Conference Room - Northside Civic Centre. View directions

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Election of Chairperson


Election of Vice Chairperson


Questions to the Area Manager pdf icon PDF 384 KB


Minutes of the North Central Area Committee Meeting of the 17th June, 2019. pdf icon PDF 305 KB


Area Matters


Draft Conservation Plan for the Jewish Cemetery in Ballybough pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Fergus O’Carroll (Report herewith)


Update on Unesco Discovery Centre pdf icon PDF 7 KB

Les Moore  (Verbal Update)


Harmonstown / Brookwood Rise Traffic Update pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Alan O’Mara (Report Herewith)


Sale of Fairview CYMC pdf icon PDF 131 KB

(Report Herewith)


Update on St. Berach's pdf icon PDF 464 KB

Derek Farrell (Report Herewith)


Update on Social Housing / Voluntary Housing Associations pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Connell McGlynn (Report Herewith)


Richmond Road

Elaine Mulvenny (Verbal Update)


Housing Supply Report pdf icon PDF 551 KB

(Report Herewith)


Sport and Wellbeing Partnership Area Committee Report pdf icon PDF 543 KB

(Report Herewith)


Extinguishment of Public Right of Way over the laneway at 150-198A Kincora Road & 71-127 Conquer Hill Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3- Report with recommendation pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Elaine Mulvenny (Report Herewith)

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Report Renaming of 1-4 Howth Court, 116 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 111 KB

(Report Herewith)

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Naming & Numbering Proposal for a new development on the site of the Swiss Cottage, Swords Road & School House Lane, Santry, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 55 KB

(Report Herewith)

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Proposed disposal of a plot of land to the front of 6 Howth Junction Cottages, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5. pdf icon PDF 153 KB

(Report Herewith)

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Proposed disposal of a plot and grant of a permanent wayleave on Clonshaugh Heights, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17 to Gas Networks Ireland as part of the DRI Flood Mitigation Project pdf icon PDF 153 KB

(Report Herewith)

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Proposed disposal of the Council's fee simple interest in the premises known as No. 120 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 123 KB

(Report Herewith)


Roads and Traffic Matters


Minutes of the Tag Meeting held on 25th June, 2019 pdf icon PDF 375 KB

(Report Herewith)

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Items for following meeting




Motion in the name of Councillor Patricia Roe

 “That the Chief Executive give consideration to appointing a community architect for the Santry area, working with Fingal County Council to cover both parts of Santry, to work with local residents to  ensure good planning and involvement in the development process, and to ensure that Santry remains a great place to live, work, play and visit?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Patricia Roe

 “That the Manager initiate a renewal project for the shops on Collins Avenue between Swords Road and Beaumont Road in partnership with the owners and leasees of the units to deal with vacancy, poor upkeep, and to improve access for people with disabilities, cyclists, parents with buggies and access for cars, and with the primary aim of significantly improving the appearance of an area that is an important focal point and landmark for Whitehall?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Patricia Roe


“That the Manager informs this committee on the current position with the most recent planning application for development on the front field of Chanel College and address the following questions:

Is this site in the ownership of Dublin City Council?

Why is it that this project appears to be in the hands of another private developer?

Is this planning application governed by any previous applications?

Is this a brand new application independent of all previous applications and permissions? 

Is it start again time where previous permissions are now void?

Is this application merely an extension of the 2 previous applications where this new developer has the permissions already allowed and is merely looking to increase the size of the planned development and possibly alterations to its design?

Does the application indicate if this development is a to be sold to private purchasers or will there be provision for social housing as per previous permission granted?


A traffic survey was to be conducted on Brookville Park and Chanel road to assess the impact of the last application in 2015.  DCC say they conducted this survey, could the results now be made public?

The previous developer was to pay for investigations into ability of the existing sewage/drainage services in the village to cope with the new development.  Was this investigation ever conducted and if so what were the results?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Damian O'Farrell


“That this Area Council agrees that Clontarf Promenade is not being maintained to an acceptable standard.  This linear park is a jewel for the Northside of the city and its appearance has been allowed to deteriorate considerably.  The verges inside the park are not being maintained to the standard required and overgrown weeds particularly on the road side of the park are not being addressed in any shape or fashion”



Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


“Could the Parks Manager report if there are any plans to refurbish the mixed use bathing shelters on bull island as they are in disrepair and to bring them to similar standard as the men’s and ladies shelters to be used by all swimmers?”




Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


“As Griffith Avenue is being resurfaced at present could a segregated cycleway be included at this stage?”




Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


“Could the possibility of prevention of illegal parking on Vernon avenue on the pavements particularly toward the Clontarf road end by the village be addressed by bollards on the pavements, planters and other means, benches etc. Also a one way traffic solution investigated?”




Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


“Could this area committee request a meeting with Irish water following up from the emergency motion passed at Dublin City Council July 1st meeting, to seek remedial quick fix solutions to the frequent sewage leaks contaminating Dollymount bathing water?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


“That this area committee thanks Dublin City Council for quick action in placing bollards on the Alfie Byrne cycleway to protect them as a stated objects in ‘The Dublin Agreement’ and that we support similar action to insure we protect cycleways and pavements throughout Dublin City?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney

“That the two litterbins that were removed from Collins Avenue East during recent road resurfacing works be replaced?”



Motion in the name of Councillor Alison Gilliland

“The North Central Area Committee acknowledges the democratic importance of accountability and transparency and making local area meetings as accessible as possible to local constituents. The Committee recognises that the non-webcasting nature of local area meetings in the North Central Area inhibits broad access to all constituents. The Committee asks that as an initial step to facilitating the webcasting North Central Area meetings that a feasibility study be carried out to identify if a mobile camera crew system could be used instead of static technology or relocation into City Hall?”