Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall
i. Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 28th September 2021.
ii. Verbal update on Pigeon House Road Traffic Scheme.
i. Report on Proposed Disposal: Further lease OLV Building (part of) Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8, to RADE CLG.
ii. Report on Proposed Disposal: Further lease OLV Building (part of) Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8, to David Kessie on behalf of 61st Donnybrook Scouts Group.
iii. Report on Proposed Disposal: Fee simple porch at 23 Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4.
iv. Report on Proposed Disposal: Fee simple porch at 35 Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4.
v. Report on Proposed Disposal: Fee simple porch at 42 Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4.
Culture, Recreation and Economic Services Department
i. Verbal report on playing pitches.
i. Director of Services Report, South City.
ii. Report on proposed naming and numbering of Teach Luibhéid / Lovett House, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
SOUTH EAST AREA COMMITTEE
11th OCTOBER 2021
Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey
This Committee requests the Manager to respond to the issues raised in the email submitted and circulated with this motion which is reflective of many comments received by this Councillor in recent times.
“I live, adjacent to and overlooking Herbert Park. We have lived in the lane since 1973 so the park has been, and continues to be, a huge part of our lives. This magnificent park has been a huge plus for families and people and children in general during the pandemic. It has been wonderful to see all the splendid facilities of the park in full use. Tennis courts, playgrounds, bowling green, croquet lawn, playing fields etc. have all provided Dubliners with a place to socialise and be active in safety. However over the last 2 years it has become very evident that the park grounds (flower beds, paths, hedges, grass, trees etc.) are not receiving any real attention. In some cases none at all. I walk the park every day and I hardly ever see a gardener at work. The park is now very badly maintained in comparison to Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Blackrock and the lack of staff and oversight is alarming. Much of the work carried out in recent times within the park has been by outside contractors, and the standard has been very good. Simultaneously not a park employee in sight to carry out the routine duties within a park. I attach photos to let you see some examples of neglect; 1) Photos 1 to 7 are from the path adjacent to Ardoyne House. Beautiful ferns were planted which are now completely chocked by weeds. Similarly young trees with convolvulus growing up the stems. Nettles growing out of the hedge along the path and last year’s autumn leaves still on the ground. 2) Photo 8 Entrance at Herbert Park Rd showing weeds growing and spreading. 3) Photo 9, 10, 11, Shrubbery adjacent to the pond. Again full of weeds and not attended to for over 12 months. 4) The pond itself, is full of slime and dirt. Photos 12 and 13. 5) Photos 14 and 15 are of the bowling green hedge which has not been cut this year.
Motion 2 from Councillor Dermot Lacey
Recognizing the location of four schools in the vicinity of St. Christopher’s School, Haddington Road, with the consequential high number of children and parents walking and driving to the schools, this Committee requests the Manager to take the following short term and longer term measures to increase the safety for all:
1) Introduction of a time restricted (possibly 8.00- 9.30am No Left or Right into Haddington Lane from either end.
2) Place no stopping restrictions on the lane for similar hours
3) Examine further measures available to the Traffic Department to improve safety
4) Convene a meeting of representatives of all the schools, the Gardaí, Dublin City Council and the ... view the full agenda text for item 8.