{meta} Agenda for South Central Area Committee on Wednesday 16th June, 2021, 3.00 pm


Venue: On line Zoom meeting

Contact: Karen Clarke, Staff Officer, 087 4438863 South Central Area Office 

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Minutes of Meeting held on 19th May 2021 pdf icon PDF 799 KB


Questions to the Director of Services South City. pdf icon PDF 319 KB


Environment and Transportation Matters pdf icon PDF 78 KB

1.    Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on the 03/06/21 in relation to Traffic Matters in the South Central Area.

2.    Traffic Service Requests Status Reports at 15/05/21 and 16/06/21.


Additional documents:


South Central Area Matters

1.      Director of Services Report.



Culture, Recreation & Economic Matters pdf icon PDF 451 KB

Sports and Recreation Report for June 2021 South Central Area.


Planning & Property Development Matters

1. Proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of 6 Prospect Terrace, Old  Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

2. Proposed disposal of a strip of land at Royal Liver Retail Park, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12.


Additional documents:


Emergency Motions.


June 2021 Motions.



16th June 2021


M108   Councillor Darragh Moriarty (deferred from May meeting)

That this Area Committee welcomes the long-awaited development of the derelict site at the corner of Dolphins Barn/South Circular Road for public housing and calls for Dublin City Council to explore and exhaust all opportunities available to provide a public or community service at ground-floor level. The Cork Street, Dolphins Barn and Fatima areas are full of apartment developments with vacant ground-floor commercial units. This Area Committee is of the view that a community use at this prime ground-floor location could inject much-needed life into Dolphins Barn village. 



M109   Councillor Darragh Moriarty (deferred from May meeting)

That this Area Committee calls on Dublin City Council to immediately reverse plans not to include a 5-aside community sports amenity in the Emmet Rd development (St. Michael’s Estate). This Area Committee expresses its strong opposition to this measure which would see an existing sports facility, which is used by local residents, stripped away from this community and not replaced. Previous draft plans in 2018 and 2019 included a community sports facility and this Area Committee calls for that commitment to be honoured. 


M111   Councillor Máire Devine

That this Area Committee notes with concern the intention to dissolve the Digital Hub Development Agency and hand over its site the LDA. This is contrary to the 2020 review by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment who concluded that this was not the preferred option. We request that an urgent information session be held with members to discuss the future of this site in the heart of the Liberties.


M112   Councillor Máire Devine

In light of the lack of green spaces, the conditions in planning permissions for Margaret Kennedy Road development and confirmed significant delay to the Hines development (referred to ECJ), this Area Committee agree to prioritise an interim green space and outdoor play area on the brown site opposite Margaret Kennedy Road and that the manager will apply for the recently announced “Play and Recreation Grant” to assist with costs.


M113   Councillor Vincent Jackson

That this Area Committee agree that Dublin City Council arrange a meeting with the management of Park West Cherry Orchard, with a view to re-establishing strong links with the local communities of Cherry Orchard and Ballyfermot. Over the years we previously held such a meeting which resulted in strong links with the local community. However when the Park Manager changed a couple of years ago, there seemed to be a shutter closed resulting in no formal links. Harcourt Developments were always anxious we would meet regularly to see how we could both work side by side to the benefit of both the community and business park.



M114   Councillor Vincent Jackson

That this Area Committee agree to call upon the powers that be to ensure all serious concerns of anti-social behaviour are addressed in a speedy manner, and if new legislation is needed and if additional staff are required, we  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.