{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 16th May, 2022, 2.00 pm



Contact: Fiona Moore & Catherine Cahill 

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Minutes of the NCAC Meeting dated 11th April, 2022 pdf icon PDF 486 KB

Attached herewith.


Questions to the Area Manager 16th May, 2022 pdf icon PDF 657 KB

Attached herewith.


Area Matters


Sports & wellbeing report pdf icon PDF 657 KB

Report herewith.  Olivia Shattock


Naming and numbering - 1-31 Prospect Bay, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report & map herewith. 

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Naming & numbering - 1-93 Ellenfield Place, Beaumont Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Report and map herewith.

Additional documents:


Extinguishments - Proposed extinguishment of Public Right of Way over the walkway/desire line from Coolock Lane to Castletimon Road (Site otherwise known as the Oscar Traynor Development Site) pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Report and map herewith. 

Additional documents:


Leases & Licences - Proposed grant of Licence for plot of ground at the rear of 645A Howth Road, Dublin 5.

Report & map herewith.  Nicky Finegan


Disposals - Proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 5 Croydon Park Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3

Report and map attached herewith. Nicky Finegan


Disposals - Proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 7 Croydon Park Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3

Report and map attached herewith. Nicky Finegan


Part 8 Report for Fairview Tearooms pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Report herewith.  Bernard Brady


Information session from ESB on power outages in the NCA - requested by Cllr. O'Muiri

Eoghan Judge (Area Manager for Dublin North -ESB)


Area Housing Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report herewith.  Connell McGlynn & Patrick Smith


Roads & Traffic Matters


Minutes of the TAG meeting held on 26th April, 2022 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Reports for noting attached herewith.

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Gully cleaning report for noting pdf icon PDF 629 KB

Report herewith for noting.




Motion in the name of Councillor Joe Costello


That this Area Committee requests that the equipment planned for Fairview Park playground is installed as the playground is unfinished.  The plans show swings and they were never installed.  Also can some toddler friendly equipment be installed as there is only a sandbox suitable for children under 4?  The pirate ship with baby slides, lookout windows and all baby swings have been removed.  This new inclusive playground is excluding a lot of toddlers.  Fairview Park covers children of North Strand, East Wall, Ballybough, Fairview, Marino and Clontarf.  The playground size should reflect this huge catchment area.



Motion in the name of Councillor Damian O'Farrell


That this area committee calls on DCC to stop removing / cutting down historical street lampposts and replacing them with lampposts of comparatively little ascetic / design value.  Furthermore a full report to be issued to councillors including the reasons for these historical lampposts being removed and possible alternatives to their removal and / or alternatives to the replacement lampposts being used presently. 


Further information: a lamppost has recently been removed from Melrose Ave and I understand there is also be a possibility of lampposts being removed from Inverness Road.  Previously a historical lamppost was removed from near 221 Griffith Ave (I brought to attention of DCC at that time) and was replaced with a lamppost as described above. 



Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney


That should this area Committee agree, that we will contact the Chief Executive, Owen Keegan and request that he and City Parks Superintendent, Les Moore agree a way forward on the provision of a decent skate park facility for Fairview Park; skateboarding is an Olympic Sport and in the context of the current major works that are ongoing on the Clontarf to City Centre Cycleway Project alongside Fairview Park, can we put the "wheels" in motion now to bring about the provision of a decent skate park for Fairview;



Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney


That should this Area Committee agree, that we will call on the Manager to source some form of low level lighting around the skate park facility in Fairview park on time for next winter, as people use the park long after dark with personal lighting; low level lighting would be more than sufficient for skateboarding considering the park is open till 5:30pm in November meaning skaters use the facility as intended during opening hours in almost total darkness. Lighting similar to that at the playground would be greatly appreciated by the local community.



Motion in the name of Councillor John Lyons


Noting the support of all members of the North Central Area Committee for a new playground in the Kilmore West area at its monthly meeting in March 2022, should this committee agree once again, the members will request that work identifying possible sites and funding sources for the new playground will commence immediately.



Motion in the name of Councillor Naoise O'Muiri and Councillor Catherine Stocker


Should this Area Committee agree, we will request that Dublin City Council reopens the St. Anne’s Park pedestrian entrance from Vernon Avenue (near the Health Centre) so that local residents nearby can once again access the amenity of St Anne’s from this location. Permeability is a key commitment of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 (Chapter 10, G15) access via this gate improves permeability and access to the Park.



Motion in the name of Councillor Donna Cooney


That should this North Central Area Committee agree that the lack of progress in flood defences for the Clontarf promenade and that fact the consultation committee has not met for over a year is a cause for concern, that we will request that the Dublin City climate action plan and mitigation measures need to be costed/funded and implemented as soon as possible.  The sea is rising in Dublin Bay at twice the rate previously predicted and yet nothing is planned to protect people and homes in the flood risk areas of Clontarf