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# Dublin City Council

This week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# What To Know
Ready Steady Book!: Unearth an 1816 murder mystery with this year’s One Dublin One Book title
Jackie Lynam of Dublin City Libraries and author Andrew Hughes interviewed about this year’s country-wide reading initiative taking place this April.
Last month
March 2023
# Dublin City
Workers unearth old Dublin city basin that was a social hotspot in the 1830s
The basin – which supplied drinking water to 90 streets – is located near St James’s Hospital in Dublin 8.
# War of Independence
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
This year
# Frank Feely
Frank Feely, the Dublin City Manager who 'ran' the capital for 17 years, has died
Feely is best remembered for his role in the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebration.
# expression
Art collective Subset settles legal cost row with Dublin City Council over murals
The prosecution centred on three murals in Dublin, including one that celebrated David Attenborough.
# Dublin heritage
Work to begin on preserving Iveagh Markets roof after years-long wait
The once-lively indoor marketplace in Dublin 8 has been left vacant.
# Gardaí
Calls for protest 'exclusion zones' following sharp rise in number of Dublin demonstrations
64 protests have been policed in Dublin so far this month compared to 307 protests in all of last year.
# Parnell Square Project
Design team appointed for Dublin's Parnell Square Project but first phase won't be completed until 2027
The project includes a new Dublin City Library, as well as redesign works to the Hugh Lane Gallery and a number of Georgian houses.
# temple bar
Planning permission refused for controversial change to building at Merchant's Arch in Dublin
Dublin City Council said the plans would negatively impact and further erode the variety and diversity of shops within Temple Bar’s cultural and artistic quarter.
# build to rent
Dublin City Council refuses permission to Noel Smyth's 159 unit rental scheme above Arnotts
The council stated that the proposed scheme would be contrary to their aim of encouraging sustainable residential communities
Last year
# Dublin 8
Plans submitted for over 540 social and cost-rental homes on site of former St Teresa's Gardens, Dublin
The site is located off Donore Avenue in the Dolphin’s Barn area of Dublin 8.
# Dublin City
Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored
A Dáil debate on the derelict site took place last week.
# Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council canteen closed after food inspectors find live rodent and greasy walls
An inspecting officer noted a rodent through a hole in the wall of the main kitchen.
# tathony house
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
# Litter
'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin
There are approximately 950 streets across the city where customers are allowed to use single-use plastic bags for their waste including most parts of the city centre.
# winter lights
Dublin's Winter Lights to be partly powered by batteries to reduce strain on energy grid
Sixteen locations around the capital have been lit up with colourful projections and lighting displays,
# Capel Street
Dublin City Council committee votes to make Capel Street permanently closed to cars
Dublin City Council made the street traffic free in May of this year.
# live crib
Lord Mayor says Mansion House will have crib this Christmas but will not include live animals
Caroline Conroy said the council is aiming to “make the experience better this Christmas”.
# Raheny
Councillors block future housing plans for contentious site near St Anne's Park in Dublin
Councillors voted to zone the 16.5 acre site on lands to the east of St Paul’s College at Sybil Hill as Z9 open space.
# live crib
Scrapping of Mansion House live crib a 'progressive step', says animal rights group
Councillors and TDs from across the political spectrum have criticised the move by Dublin’s Lord Mayor.
# Dublin City Council
Concerns over Brent geese halt contentious 580 apartment scheme near St Anne's Park
Planning permission was refused on the sole grounds concerning the Brent Goose, which usually migrates here for the winter months.
# digital signage
LED billboard in Rathmines still impacting local residents in the area
A local resident told The Journal that she is still sleeping in the back bedroom in her home due to how bright the billboard is at night.
# Dublin
Capel Street shop owners claim more council effort needed to make pedestrianisation a success
‘The street will rot if there isn’t a full development to pedestrianisation or a reversal,’ one business owner said
# Housing
DCC 'confident' of meeting target to deliver 895 new builds this year, Committee to hear
Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan will appear before an Oireachtas Committee later today.
# Dublin City Council
City Council refuses planning permission for hotel and office plan in Heuston South Quarter
The Council said the scheme’s scale, bulk and height would impact on the setting and character of the adjoining Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
# digital signage
Dublin City Council carrying out investigations after complaints over LED billboard in Rathmines
The council has received multiple complaints about the sign.
# Dublin City Council
Planning application for Oscar Traynor Road site to be submitted in the 'coming months'
Development on the site was officially agreed last November, with 35 councillors voting in favour.
# Trips and falls
Close to €50 million paid out by DCC for claims from trips and falls since 2017
Almost €5.7 million has been paid out so far this year by DCC.
# Milltown
South Dublin residents concerned over 'ghettoised population' from 'build to rent' scheme
Twenty objections have been lodged against the proposed 63 unit scheme.
# Dublin
Planning refused for 364 unit build-to-rent apartment on Terenure College lands
Dublin City Council has refused planning permission due to transportation issues connected to the scheme.
# Clonshaugh
Amazon secures planning permission for two new data centres in north Dublin
The US multinational has estimated that between 15 and 58 staff will work at the site while up to 400 will be employed during construction.
# kilmainham mill
Last remaining textile mill in Ireland to be restored by Dublin City Council
The restoration of Kilmainham Mill is expected to cost €1.7 million.
# Change Of Plan
Dublin City Council look to scale back Dalymount Park project amid rising cost concerns
An estimated cost of €52 million has been deemed “potentially unviable for any benefit it will return over its life cycle”.
# pedestrianisation
Dublin's Parliament St to be pedestrianised three evenings a week until the end of August
The street will be closed to traffic between 6:30pm and 11pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the end of next month.
# traffic-free sunday
Dame Street and College Green going 'traffic-free' to host summer event next month
Bus stops and taxi ranks will move to accommodate the traffic-free area.
# Belcamp
DCC advises against €1.15bn housing project for north Dublin due to traffic concerns
The city council recommended that An Bord Pleanála refuse planning permission for the ambitious housing scheme.
# Dublin
Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities
Dozens of assaults on council staff have been reported in recent years.
Staff at the four councils were subjected to dozens of instances of verbal abuse and physical assaults since 2018.
Reports include sexual harassment and attempts by members of the public to damage workers' vehicles.
# I've got the power
Dublin City Council to ramp up night-time power washing of streets
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland said that the power-washing schedule has not always been fully met since footfall in the city centre increased.
# Last Orders
Beer garden off O'Connell Street used by three pubs faces closure due to hotel development
The beer garden, shared by Fibber Magee’s, The Living Room and Murray’s, has been described as a ‘unique cultural centre’.
# plaque
Plaque unveiled to commemorate Dr Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen
The women founded Ireland’s first hospital for children in 1919.