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#Dublin City Council

From TheJournal.ie 'Ludicrous': Local representatives critical of Dublin City Council's €15m 'pet project' swimming pool Liffey Swim

'Ludicrous': Local representatives critical of Dublin City Council's €15m 'pet project' swimming pool

Concerns have been raised around the proposal to have the facility built and operated by a private entity.

From TheJournal.ie 'He'd look like the Blair Witch Project': Proposal to install uplighting at Luke Kelly sculpture for security rejected Night Visiting

'He'd look like the Blair Witch Project': Proposal to install uplighting at Luke Kelly sculpture for security rejected

One member of the public requested the Luke Kelly head be relocated to Kilbarrack where it “would be appreciated”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to invest €600,000 in six new sculptures for parks and public spaces Art

Dublin City Council to invest €600,000 in six new sculptures for parks and public spaces

The announcement was made as the newly elected Lord Mayor Hazel Chu today launched ‘Sculpture Dublin’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overall residential quality' among the concerns Dublin City Council has about Jervis co-living plans Planning Application

'Overall residential quality' among the concerns Dublin City Council has about Jervis co-living plans

Dublin City Council has requested additional information from the applicants to address a number of matters with the proposed development.

From TheJournal.ie North Dublin apartment block given green light despite objection from local pub Dublin City Council

North Dublin apartment block given green light despite objection from local pub

An Bord Pleanála overturned the Council’s original decision in August 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's bid to 'capitalise' on Normal People success and attract international productions Lights Camera Action

Dublin's bid to 'capitalise' on Normal People success and attract international productions

Productions like Normal People, Penny Dreadful and The Rhythm Section were all shot on location in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party's Hazel Chu elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin Chains Of Office

Green Party's Hazel Chu elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Chu was elected following a vote of councillors this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council takes court action against receiver over failure on 'firetrap' properties High Court

Dublin City Council takes court action against receiver over failure on 'firetrap' properties

The council’s proceedings are against Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College asks Dublin City Council to improve walking and cycling routes as restrictions are eased Commuters

Trinity College asks Dublin City Council to improve walking and cycling routes as restrictions are eased

The local authority indicated improvements are needed to walking/cycling routes in a report published in May.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to re-open playgrounds tomorrow in reversal of initial plans for Phase Two Let It Slide

Dublin City Council to re-open playgrounds tomorrow in reversal of initial plans for Phase Two

The council initially said last week that it would not open its playgrounds as part of Phase Two.

From TheJournal.ie Public toilets installed at top of Dublin's Grafton Street with more facilities to be rolled out across the city Public Toilets

Public toilets installed at top of Dublin's Grafton Street with more facilities to be rolled out across the city

Dublin City Council said that there will be a lack of facilities like bathrooms available to the public while pubs and restaurants remain closed.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council says it can't re-open playgrounds as they're not supervised Phase Two

Dublin City Council says it can't re-open playgrounds as they're not supervised

DCC Deputy Chief Executive Brendan Kenny said he didn’t think any local authority in the country had supervised playgrounds.

From TheJournal.ie Council 'investigating avenues' to solve public toilet issue in Dublin as restrictions ease PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE

Council 'investigating avenues' to solve public toilet issue in Dublin as restrictions ease

A Council spokesperson said it is “acutely aware of this issue” and is “working to come up with a solution.”

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown Bookworms

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

From TheJournal.ie Proposal for playground in 1798 Rebellion memorial park branded 'immoral' Croppies Acre

Proposal for playground in 1798 Rebellion memorial park branded 'immoral'

Fine Gael Cllr Ray McAdam believes a playground would increase footfall and offset anti-social behaviour in the park.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy Keeping Council

Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy

Some are sitting, some aren’t – how are councils in Dublin responding to Covid-19?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to re-open number of public services as Phase One begins on Monday Public Spaces

Dublin City Council to re-open number of public services as Phase One begins on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday confirmed that Phase One of easing restrictions will begin on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners asked to submit items of their Covid-19 lockdown lives to be archived Dublin City Council

Dubliners asked to submit items of their Covid-19 lockdown lives to be archived

Dublin City Library wants to hear from people who find themselves in “extraordinary and often difficult” circumstances:

From TheJournal.ie Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden Biodiversity

Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden

Dublin residents can order a hard copy of the guide from Dublin City Council, or view it online.

From TheJournal.ie Council staff told to 'immediately' report intimidation incidents after protection payment court case Dublin City Council

Council staff told to 'immediately' report intimidation incidents after protection payment court case

Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive wrote to staff in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Only 'minor increase' in Dublin city centre traffic levels over last fortnight Restrictions

Only 'minor increase' in Dublin city centre traffic levels over last fortnight

New data released by Dublin City Council shows a 60%-70% decrease in traffic since mid-March.

From TheJournal.ie Council investigated 400 short-term lets but won't be tracking rental ads during Covid-19 Dublin City Council

Council investigated 400 short-term lets but won't be tracking rental ads during Covid-19

There has been speculation surrounding the number of rental properties in Dublin being advertised in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin Lockdown Littering

There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin

The authority called the increase “disappointing and unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape Biodiversity

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape

The council said that many parks, and all playgrounds, are now chemical-free.

From TheJournal.ie 'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown Dublin City Council

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers Homelessness

Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers

Planning permission was granted after revised plans for the mesh security gate were lodged.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are upset': Councils close allotments because of Covid-19 Closed

'People are upset': Councils close allotments because of Covid-19

Locals have raised concerns about the closure of the allotments.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin businesses who need to defer rates payments advised to contact council Dublin City Council

Dublin businesses who need to defer rates payments advised to contact council

Businesses had been asking that rates be waived, rather than deferred, to help them stay afloat.

From TheJournal.ie Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

From TheJournal.ie Call for crackdown on contractors dumping waste at Ballyfermot site after council spends €500k on cleanup Traveller Accommodation

Call for crackdown on contractors dumping waste at Ballyfermot site after council spends €500k on cleanup

Dublin City Council has admitted there’s an “impasse” in dealing with the illegal dumping at Labre Park.

From TheJournal.ie Council approves trial Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays Cycling

Council approves trial Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays

Councillors voted to move ahead with the temporary scheme at a meeting this evening.

From TheJournal.ie On trial: The long and bumpy road to Dublin's Liffey cycle route Dublin City Council

On trial: The long and bumpy road to Dublin's Liffey cycle route

Councilors are due to vote on a temporary route after further delays emerged last year.

From TheJournal.ie Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals Mural High Ground

Copper Face Jacks, Tayto and Bohemians FC sent warning letters by Dublin City Council over murals

The council sent 35 letters under the Planning and Development Act in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays to be in place by August Cycling

Temporary Liffey cycle route along Dublin's quays to be in place by August

The planned route will consist of road markings, bollards and lane separators along the quays.

From TheJournal.ie Johnny Ronan re-submits application for Docklands apartment blocks following High Court decision Docklands

Johnny Ronan re-submits application for Docklands apartment blocks following High Court decision

Dublin City Council had taken a judicial review in its first legal challenge to a planning permission grant by An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie Council considers 'retail-based' model to provide public toilets in Dublin city centre Public Convenience

Council considers 'retail-based' model to provide public toilets in Dublin city centre

Councillors say Dublin City Council should already be providing public toilets in the city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council starts legal bid to remove 'Horseboy' and David Attenborough murals Subset

Dublin City Council starts legal bid to remove 'Horseboy' and David Attenborough murals

The murals did not have permission of the city’s planning department.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin Chains Of Office

Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin

A special vote of the council took place this evening, following the election of former Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe.

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