{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 12th April, 2021, 2.30 pm


Venue: Remotely on Zoom

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HSE Presentation on Donnybrook Primary Care Centre pdf icon PDF 709 KB


Presentation from Ringsend Tech. Students on Plans for Ringsend Park


Presentation on the Work of Pocket Forests


Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 8th March 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 30th March 2021.


Planning and Property Management Department Matters

      i.        Report on proposed disposal: plot adjacent to 1 Strand Terrace, Milltown.


     ii.        Report on proposed disposal: 133 Upper Rathmines Road to HAIL Housing Association.


    iii.        Draft Masterplan Gulistan Depot Site.


   iv.        Report on proposed disposal of a site at Gulistan Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6  to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for the development of a Primary Care Centre and the proposed acquisition from the H.S.E. of the Health Centre, St Michael’s Estate, Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8



Additional documents:


South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 825 KB

      i.        Report of the Director of Services, South City.



Motion 1 from Councillors Kevin Donoghue, Claire Byrne, Danny Byrne, Daniel Ceitinn, Mannix Flynn.

The South East Area Committee welcomes the work done in relation to the Cabbage Patch. We are calling on the Parks Department to engage a design team to develop an outline master plan for the Cabbage Garden commensurate with the Public Consultation held in 2019 and to proactively engage on a regular basis with the South East Area Office, to progress the rejuvenation of the Cabbage Garden for the betterment of all stakeholders.


Motion 2 from Councillor Danny Byrne

That this committee would request the ESB to come before our committee so that we can discuss the future of the Georgian Museum.


Motion 3 from Councillor Mary Freehill

It is agreed that DCC contact the Dept. of Defence and the Minister for Defence to request the handing over of the playing fields at the rear of Cathal Brugha Barracks Rathmines (which are accessed separate to the Barracks from Grosvenor Lane) into the charge of the City Council Sports Dept.  There is a very serious shortage of public playing pitches in the Dublin 6 area.  Demand has increased in recent years partly due to the inclusion of young females which we very much welcome.  As a Local Authority we want to facilitate all young people in the area and recognise that access to sport is an essential component of their development and healthy living. While this proposal is to make the pitch available to all groups in the area, one example of the demand for pitches can be show by the Ranelagh Gales need:

·         In 2020 Ranelagh Gales had 320 boys under the age of 12 and 305 girls. As a club, they are committed to gender parity by 2023. Having proper facilities such as toilets and dressing rooms are vital for keeping young teenage girls involved with sport through to adulthood,  as there is a big dropout rate at this age. 

·         Their numbers in 2021 are estimated to be over 700 for the juvenile section but this is unknown until play resumes after Level 5 restrictions are lifted. Also, in 2020 they were unable to allow 2016-born players to join due to the lack of playing space available to them.  . If RG growth rate continues they could have over 1,500 members by 2025.

Opening up the grounds would also give local primary schools a much-needed pitch to use. There are many interested parties in the Cathal Brugha site and perhaps there is a larger scale plan in terms of the development as a whole. However, green space, particularly publicly owned is sacred in the city and we need more of it. If the Council acquired this pitch, I think the GAA and DCC could come together to invest properly in a future pitch project.


Motion 4 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this committee of DCC call on the CEO of Dublin City Council, Mr Owen Keegan, to issue a formal apology for DCC’s involvement in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Questions for the Chief Executive 12th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 405 KB