{meta} Agenda for South Central Area Committee on Wednesday 20th July, 2022, 2.30 pm


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No. Item


Election of Chairperson of the South Central Area Committee


Election of Vice Chairperson of the South Central Area Committee


Minutes of Meeting held on 15th June 2022 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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Questions to the Director of Services South Central pdf icon PDF 169 KB


Environment and Transportation Matters pdf icon PDF 74 KB

1.    Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on the 28/06/22 in relation to Traffic Matters in the South Central Area.

2.    Traffic Service Requests Status Reports at 15/06/22 and 20/06/22.


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South Central Area Matters

1.    Presentation from LDA - St.Teresa’s Gardens Project Overview.  For information purposes only.

2.      Notification of Initiation of Pre-Part 8 Circulation of Layout under Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 of the proposed residential development and associated external works of the site situated at Crumlin Road and Rafters Road, Dublin 12.  For information purposes only.

3.    Two Nominations to the Donore Project Consultative Forum.

4.      Director of Services Report.



Culture, Recreation & Economic Matters pdf icon PDF 546 KB

1.  Sports and Recreation Report for July 2022 South Central Area.


Planning & Property Development Matters pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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Emergency Motions


July 2022 Motions



20th July 2022


M179   Councillor Máire Devine

This committee are dismayed at the possibility of yet another extinguishment of public access in the Liberties. The development of the Tivoli theatre on Francis St was given planning permission with provision of accessible open space as one of the conditions. If the recent application is granted it would nullify DCC’s objective to provide increased permeability in the area, is contrary to the City Development Plan, undermines the planning process and invalidates the community gain to compensate for the loss of this much loved theatre.


M180   Councillor Máire Devine

That this committee note the danger posed to the New Ireland Road residents given the significant increase in on street parking by outsiders which has rendered the road inaccessible for many vehicles including utility trucks. Of concern is the blocked access this poses to emergency “blue light services”. A Traffic management plan is urgently required that considers installing DYL and/or other effective measures to safely manage the access and provide a more tolerable environment.



M181   Councillor Máire Devine

That this committee congratulate the Liberties Weavers who are proactive in reintroducing the skills of the Loom to the Liberties, once the heartland of Dublin’s textile industry and we look forward to them presenting to the members at a mutually suitable date in the Autumn.

M182   Councillor Máire Devine

This Committee agree to extend an invite to a delegation of residents from Reuben St. Dublin 8 to present to the members issues negatively affecting their street so discussion and solutions be agreed upon.


M183   Councillor Vincent Jackson & Councillor Hazel De Nortúin

That this committee and Dublin City Council supports the community of Ballyfermot / Cherry Orchard in its efforts to retain the 79 Bus service which is a lifeline to the local population. We support the residents’ concerns regarding the proposed changes to the 79 bus route in Ballyfermot. It is unbelievable that Bus Connects seems to think a bus service in operation serving some of the most disadvantaged housing estates can be withdrawn with any consideration. If this services is removed without any further consultation, those most vulnerable in our community will be affected. This Committee will write to the NTA and ask that they delay any changes until residents’ concerns around accessibility are heard by the NTA and are fully explored before removing any services.

M184   Councillor Vincent Jackson

That Dublin City Council investigate the possible employment of a specific staff member similar to other areas in the South-Central Area in order to focus on the physical regeneration of the retail areas, business areas. Ballyfermot is screaming out for the recruitment of such a staff member who will liaise with traders, business people, school groups, community groups to deliver a more pleasant working / living environment for all.


M185   Councillor Daithí Doolan

The Area Committee congratulates Dublin City Council, in particular the community development staff, for the effort put in to making  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.