{meta} Agenda for South Central Area Committee on Wednesday 15th May, 2024, 3.00 pm


Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Email: gabrielle.malone@dublincity.ie 


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MInutes of Meeting held on 17th April, 2024 pdf icon PDF 446 KB

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Questions to the Director of Services South Central pdf icon PDF 271 KB

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Environment and Transportation Matters pdf icon PDF 103 KB

1.    Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on the 30/04/24 in relation to Traffic Matters in the South Central Area.

2.    Traffic Service Requests Status Reports at 15/04/24 and 17/04/24.


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South Central Area Matters pdf icon PDF 857 KB

1.    Notification of initiation of Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001(as amended). Proposed Development of 108 Residential Dwellings the Site of Dublin City Council Road Maintenance Depot at Marrowbone Lane & Forbes Lane, Dublin 8.  This item is for information purposes only.

2.    Notification of initiation of Part 8 Planning and Development

                 Regulations 2001 (as amended).  Proposed Development of 171  

                 Residential Dwellings the Site of Basin Street Flats.  This item is for  

                 information purposes only.

3.    Director of Services Report.


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Culture, Recreation & Economic Matters pdf icon PDF 733 KB

1.  Sports and Recreation Report for May 2024 South Central Area.


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Emergency Motions

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May 2024 Motions



15th May, 2024



M325   Councillor Vincent Jackson

This Area Committee please look at improving the physical environment of the Dowland Road area of Walkinstown Dublin 12. I regret looking at the damaged footpaths, poor surface of roads and general lack of maintenance of the area leaves a lot to be desired.  I am asking Dublin City Council to do a full review on the area and come back with a report indicating a time span to make progress on improving the area. The general area has the potential for serious trip hazards.


M326   Councillor Vincent Jackson

This Area Committee please note that due to change in weather patterns that it’s no longer possible to depend on using public football pitches in the winter / spring months  that serious consideration be given to providing funding to develop a full size all weather football pitch in the Ballyfermot Area. The current facilities at the Ballyfermot Leisure Centre provide space for training only and are not sufficiently large to allow regulation games take place. Opportunities for funding are available from Lottery Funding etc.


M327   Councillor Vincent Jackson

This Area Committee please look for Dublin City Council on a pilot basis to do an extensive clean-up of general open spaces in the Cherry Orchard area in order to try and deter systemic dumping by a few. Local residents and DCC have from time to time done great work cleaning up open spaces only for the efforts to be undone by a few who think its ok to fly tip waste, having a cleansing crew doing a deep clean and maintaining it for a couple of months could and should have a very positive impact.


M328   Councillor Hazel de Nortúin

This Area Committee recognises that there's a high level of vacant housing in the Cherry Orchard area and that for numerous reasons there's been a need for family supports with residents off all backgrounds. 

This Committee calls on the Director of Services to direct supports into the Cherry Orchard area with a dedicated Project Estate Office that's based in Cherry Orchard and is 'on the ground ' working with families who need their support. There's been a large volume of allocations in the Ballyfermot/Drimnagh ward and there's recognition of the work carried out by housing staff. There is, however, acknowledgement that we need more support in the area.


M329   Councillor Máire Devine

This committee expresses dismay at the serious AS/Criminal behaviour that has made life intolerable for the residents at Herberton Apartments, Block D, Rialto. We call on DCC to attend to the maintenance issues and robustly address the marauding gangs that have taken over the public spaces and communal lobbies terrifying residents and visitors. We further request that a dedicated community development worker be deployed to deal with the numerous issues and reclaim these spaces for the community.


M330   Councillor Máire Devine

This Committee acknowledge that the installation of the protective gates at Robinsons Court, Dublin  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

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