{meta} Agenda for South Central Area Committee on Wednesday 20th October, 2021, 2.30 pm


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Minutes of Meeting held on 15th September, 2021 pdf icon PDF 764 KB

Additional documents:


Questions to the Director of Services pdf icon PDF 264 KB


Environmental & Transportation Matters pdf icon PDF 77 KB

1.    Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on the 28/09/21 in relation to Traffic Matters in the South Central Area.

2.    Traffic Service Requests Status Reports at 15/09/21 and 04/10/21.


Additional documents:


South Central Area Matters pdf icon PDF 1 MB

1.    Presentation on Strategic Housing Development application No: SHD0022/21 - Lands at Carriglea Industrial Estate, Muirfield Drive, Naas Road, Dublin 12

2.    Presentation on Strategic Housing Development application No: SHD0023/21 – Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road West / Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

3.    Naming proposal for new development at Newmarket Square – Planning Ref ABP-307067-20.

4.    Nomination of 3 Councillors to the Oliver Bond House Regeneration Board.

5.    Community Initiatives for the Halloween period in South Central Area.

6.      Director of Services Report.


Additional documents:


Culture, Recreation & Economic Matters pdf icon PDF 695 KB

1.    Sports and Recreation Report for October 2021 South Central Area.


Planning & Property Development Matters

1. Proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in 180A Carrow Road,

                Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

            2. Proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of 244 Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot,

                Dublin 10.

3.   Proposed grant of a licence of a unit at Memorial Court, Islandbridge.




Emergency Motions


October 2021 Motions



20th October 2021



M129   Cllrs Daithí Doolan, Sophie Nicoullaud and Darragh Moriarty

That the South Central Area Committee supports the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) and the trade unions, SIPTU & Forsa, in their opposition to the new model of employment services outlined in Pathways to Work which proposes to terminate current Job Clubs and Local Employment Services (LES) by the end of 2021 and to replace the successful 25-year-old community-led and non-profit providers with an untested, unproven centralised profit-driven model of delivery.

The Area Committee rejects the privatisation of employment services and the move towards a system that monetises those most disadvantaged.  This approach would impact most adversely those who have become unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic, lone parents, people with disabilities, migrants and the underemployed – all of whom really need access to the type of walk-in, person-centred, community-based employment service with the wrap-around supports that such services provide.  

The Area Committee further notes that the new model proposed in Pathways to Work will lead to job losses for a whole body of skilled personnel who have developed significant knowledge and expertise in assisting those more vulnerable members of our society to enhance their life outcomes and progress to employment.

The Area Committee notes that the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development  and the Islands, stated in its pre-Budget Submission (2021)that Local Employment Services “should be retained in their current model” and that this submission was supported by members of all Parties.
The Area Committee supports the calls on the Minister for Social Protection to immediately halt the process for the rollout of the New Regional Employment Services, pending the establishment of a working group made up of all stakeholders to review the current process and outcomes.

The Area Committee requests that this motion be sent to the Minister for Social Protection on adoption. 



M130   Councillor Daithí Doolan

This Area Committee notes the good work done by the staff, CE & City Council staff, in the Orchard Centre. The centre continues to provide an essential service to the Cherry Orchard community and houses locally based services. 


This committee further notes with concern the proposal to cut back on the centre's opening hours due to staff shortages.


To ensure the Orchard Centre remains open at the current level this Area Committee calls on Dublin City Council to provide 3 General Operatives.



M131   Councillor Vincent Jackson

That Dublin City Council look into the introduction of speed reduction measures on the lower portion of Ballyfermot Road / Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. The area currently has very little speed reduction measures in place and residents who have contacted all the local public representatives over the past few days following the traffic accident on Sunday 3rd of October which resulted in a death of a young man. We are asking that traffic islands similar to Upper Ballyfermot Road be positioned here, additional signage, speed cushions / rumple strips basically any measures  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.