{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 10th May, 2021, 2.30 pm


Venue: Remotely on zoom

Contact: Jennifer Wall 

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Minutes of the Special Meeting of the South East Area Committee held on 6th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 30 KB


Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 12th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 1010 KB


Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 186 KB

      i.        Report on D12 bike bus.


     ii.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 27th April, 2021.


    iii.        Verbal update from Brendan O’Brien.

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Planning and Property Management Department Matters pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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


     ii.        Report on proposed disposal grant of lease of lands at Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4 to the IRFU Leinster Branch in connection with the Dodder Greenway Cycle Route.


    iii.        Report on proposed disposal: grant of further licence Tea rooms at Herbert Park to Lolly and Cook.


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Culture, Recreation and Economic Services Department Matters pdf icon PDF 378 KB

      i.        Report on proposed container café and public toilet at Sean Moore Park.

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South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 428 KB

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



Motion 1 from Councillor Mary Freehill

In relation to the development of the Gulistan site, it is agreed that 1% (1% for Art scheme on publicly funded capital contracts since 1997) of the contract sums of all construction and development on the Gulistan site be devoted to public art which would be located on the civic space on the Gulistan site.  Furthermore that the council encourages discussion locally on how this art will be created.


Motion 2 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this committee of DCC call on the Governors and those responsible for St. Bartholomew’s Church on Clyde Road, Ballsbridge to immediately address the issue of noise pollution from the ringing of their bells every hour throughout the night.  This issue was raised some time back and since then it has become an ongoing issue over the past year I have received many complaints from residents in the area that they cannot sleep and are being constantly woken up from the noise from the bells throughout the night.

In recent years Ballsbridge area has had an influx of new residents and the ringing of these bells in the middle of the night is now tantamount to unacceptable social behaviour and is a major noise nuisance in the area.

I am aware of the heritage issues here with these bells as are many residents and the manner in which these bells are constructed but this is no excuse in this day and age for the kind of disturbance the ringing of the bells causes. The residents in this area are a mix of very elderly and families and I call on my fellow councillors to support this motion and find solutions to enable this quiet neighbourhood to get a good night’s sleep.


It is important to note that this sleep disturbance has a really negative impact on peoples´’ mental health and overall health and because of the consistent ringing of the bell it could be construed as a form of torture. What’s needed here is a bit of Christianity.


Motion 3 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to take immediate action to solve the following on going issues in Glovers Court:


  • Rat infestation - traps, baiting
  • Build a secure bin enclosure
  • Cut back the greenery where the rats are nesting  
  • Replace the old windows
  • Deal with the ongoing damp issues
  • Cut back the greenery where the rats are nesting
  • Address the drainage issues
  • Address the bad odours each flat experiences when using the washing machines
  • Address the low water pressure in the mornings 
  • Prune the trees


Motion 4 from Councillor Anne Feeney

To ask the Manager to provide an update to this committee on options for relieving the traffic congestion in Rathdown, particularly at weekends given the popularity of Bushy Park, a park with no parking for visitors.  A meeting took place on 3/2/21 at which the traffic engineers undertook to get back to councillors and residents with options.  With an increase in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.


Questions to the Chief Executive 10th May 2021 pdf icon PDF 591 KB