{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 14th June, 2021, 2.30 pm


Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall

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Presentation on Strategic Housing Development SHD0010/21: Location: Maxol Filling Station and a vacant motor sales/service garage (formerly Michael Grant Motors), Beach Road, Dublin 4. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

SHD0010/21 Location: Maxol Filling Station and a vacant motor sales/service garage (formerly Michael Grant Motors), Beach Road, Dublin 4.

Description: Residential Development – Demolition of all existing buildings and construction of 112 no. apartments and communal space including gym, lounge, work space, bookable room, office and parcel store and associated site works.

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Presentation regarding D12 Bike Bus pdf icon PDF 723 KB


Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 10th May 2021 pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Minutes of the Special Meeting of the South East Area Committee held on 25th May 2021 pdf icon PDF 106 KB


Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 98 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 25th May 2021.


     ii.        Verbal update on Traffic Matters by Brendan O’Brien.


Planning and Property Development Department Matters

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


     ii.        Report on proposed disposal: Grant of licence all-weather pitch Brickfields Park, Drimnagh to St. John Bosco FC.


    iii.        Report on proposal to initate the process to add 152 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6W to the Record of Protected Structures.


   iv.        Report on proposal to initiate the process to add Garland House, 28 – 30 Rathmines Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6 to the Record of Protected Structures.

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South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 442 KB

      i.        Nominate a member to replace Cllr. Patrick Costello on the Dodder Greenway Steering Committee.


The councillors nominated to the Dodder Greenway Steering Group in 2019 were:



Cllrs. Patrick Costello, James Geoghegan and Dermot Lacey



Cllrs. Shay Brennan, Eva Elizabeth Dowling and Peter O’Brien



Cllrs. Mick Duff, Mary Seery Kearney and Emma Murphy


     ii.        Report of the Director of Services South City.


Culture Recreation and Economic Services Department Matters pdf icon PDF 134 KB

      i.        Report on South East Area Trees and Planting in 2021.


     ii.        Report on Ringsend Park Playground

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Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This committee requests that a working group be established to review future use of the former School of Music building now vacated by the CDETB which could include cultural use such as artists’ studios, exhibition space, music celebration and much more and requests the Chief Executive to ensure that no proposal for a disposal of this building be brought to council prior to such a working group making a recommendation to council.


Motion 2 from Councillor Paddy McCartan

That the South East Area Committee welcome the proposed Ringsend District Heating System which will use hot water produced by the incinerator to pump heat directly to homes. Given that the incinerator has the potential to heat 60% more homes than originally proposed, that Sandymount and its environs be added to the areas already included of Poolbeg, Ringsend, Irishtown and Docklands.


Motion 3 from Councillor Mary Freehill

That the Traffic Department examines the pedestrian crossing beside Harold’s Cross Park.  The new school on Harold’s Cross Road has considerably increased the child pedestrian traffic to the park, so the positioning of the crossing along with the issue of traffic emerging from the slip road at the top of the park coming from Lower Kimmage Road adds to safety issues and raises the question of whether the current crossing is fit for purpose.


Motion 4 from Councillor Mary Freehill

That we receive a report on grass cutting practices.  Since grass cutting has been contracted out, it seems that grass is cut with a machine that cannot deal with edges corners.  It is agreed therefore by this committee that DCC revisits its maintenance standards in this regard which will bring about an improvement in grass maintenance.


Motion 5 from Councillor Mary Freehill

I refer to a motion I tabled to this committee over a year ago asking that the public seating be updated at the Swan Leisure Centre.  So far nothing has been done furthermore it is important that the current seating is positioned in a way that it allows for tables and chairs outside the Leisure Centre, especially in the current climate.  It is again agreed that the council act on our already agreed motion in this regard.


Motion 6 from Councillor Mary Freehill

That this committee agrees to offer Kimmage Rathmines as a pilot area for Wi-Fi to be installed in all public parks (HX Park already agreed) and public areas i.e. the Swan Plaza and that we work with Smart Cities to install notice boards that can update residents of services and events.  It may be necessary to set up a working group to monitor the process of this pilot.


Motion 7 from Councillors Anne Feeney, Carolyn Moore, Pat Dunne and Tara Deacy

That this Committee requires the Head of Traffic and Transport and the Head of Parks to provide Councillors representing the Kimmage Rathmines LEA, to present clear parking and traffic management options for trialling in Rathdown, Terenure, as a matter of urgency.  


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Questions for the Chief Executive 14th June 2021 pdf icon PDF 156 KB