{meta} Agenda item - November 2018 Motions

Agenda item

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

SOUTH CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE

21st November 2018

 

648      Councillor Greg Kelly deferred from the October Area Committee    

            Meeting

That the Area Manager asks the Housing Manager to start the process of using the land with the pool of water at the back of Bluebell Community Centre. This land is not being used and should be used to develop housing. This site could provide new senior citizen complex and housing for families together like Cornamona Site in Ballyfermot. If this could be done it will mean that residents of La Touche Court could be housed in new accommodation and the site of La Touche Court can then be used to start the development of Bernard Curtis House.

 

655      Councillor  Tina MacVeigh

            That the lands around Brú Chaoimhin be considered for community allotment/garden use, pursuant to the objectives for the provision of green space in the Local Area Plan.

 

656      Councillor  Rebecca Moynihan

This Area Committee ask that DCC begin the process to re-zone the community garden in Herberton Z9.

 

657      Councillor  Vincent Jackson

In view of the serious ongoing anti-social behaviour of a small group in the Drimnagh Area and their capacity to destroy the quality of life for thousands of good people, that this Area Committee requests the Minister for Justice, the Garda Commissioner and DCC to work together to address the issues with estate management, high visibility policing and serious sanctions for those responsible. In addition, we need the powers to be to set up a task force which could be resourced and mobile to deter this type of behaviour.

 

658      Councillor  Daithí Doolan

This Area Committee notes with deep concern the high level of anti-social behaviour in and around Brickfield Park during Halloween. This Committee calls on Dublin City Council, Gardaí, resident’s associations, local youth services and political representatives to work together on a plan to reduce the anti-social behaviour in this area. This work will be coordinated by a local task force that will report back to the SCAC on a monthly basis. The task force will cease to exist at the earliest opportunity

659      Councillor  Paul Hand

This Area Committee notes with concern the recent spate of anti-social behaviour in the Drimnagh area. In order to improve the situation now and into the future we request that an interdepartmental working group/task force be established with staff from DCC, the Gardaí, local schools, local projects, TUSLA and others with a view to improving the situation, whether it be a policing solution and or increased investment in social services. 

 

660      Councillor  Greg Kelly

This Area Committee expresses its concern with the ongoing anti-social Behaviour in Drimnagh. We recognise the need for a joint approach in tackling this with DCC, The Gardaí, Youth Workers, Community Groups, politicians and most importantly the residents. We call on the funding to be made available from the relevant state bodies to help tackle this issue for the people of Drimnagh.

661      Councillor  Rebecca Moynihan

This Area Committee agrees to begin the process to add Player Wills to the record of protected structures. 

 

662      Councillor  Vincent Jackson

That all Councillors are informed of officials visiting their constituency i.e. DCC officials, Government Officials when DCC staff are aware of their arrival etc. in the interest of transparency.

 

663      Councillor  Daithí Doolan

This Area Committee commends the work done by City Council staff, the Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and other emergency services during the Halloween season.

 

664      Councillor  Greg Kelly

This Area Committee stands in solidarity with James McClean, Neil Lennon and their families, in the face of racism they have endured over the last number of years. We call on the FAI to insist that the English FA and Scottish FA investigate the blatant Anti Irish racism that has been allowed to continue in football grounds in both England and Scotland. James McClean, as a proud Irishman, has used his right to choose not to wear a poppy only to be abused and receive death threats. These death threats have also been aimed at his family. Neil Lennon has also seen years of abuse and death threats and on a number of occasions attacked on the side of the pitch all because he is a catholic from Ireland. Racism of any type has no place in society and the authorities in charge of football need to do more.


665      Councillor  Vincent Jackson

That additional litter bins be provided along Ballyfermot Road from Tim Young’s, Grange Cross to the Gala, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.  Residents and traders are very disappointed a number of bins were removed without any discussion, leaving just one bin belly bin for an area frequented by thousands of shoppers on a daily basis.

 

666      Councillor  Greg Kelly

This Area Committee stands in Solidarity with the Women of Mesh Survivors Ireland as they protest at the Dáil on Wednesday 28th November at 12pm. We encourage as many people to attend this protest to show the government that these women cannot be ignored. We as an Area Committee call on the HSE to ensure that every available medical help either on the Island of Ireland or in the UK is afforded to the women effected as a matter of urgency.

667      Councillor  Greg Kelly

This Area Committee thanks the staff of DCC, Fire Service and the Gardaí for the hard work over the Halloween period. Again even in the face of Anti-Social behaviour all the staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the communities had a safe and enjoyable time.

 

 

Minutes:

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

SOUTH CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE

21st November 2018

 

648      Councillor Greg Kelly deferred from the October Area Committee Meeting

That the Area Manager asks the Housing Manager to start the process of using the land with the pool of water at the back of Bluebell Community Centre. This land is not being used and should be used to develop housing. This site could provide new senior citizen complex and housing for families together like Cornamona Site in Ballyfermot. If this could be done it will mean that residents of La Touche Court could be housed in new accommodation and the site of La Touche Court can then be used to start the development of Bernard Curtis House.

Order: Agreed. Refer to the Housing SPC.

 

655      Councillor Tina MacVeigh

            That the lands around Brú Chaoimhin be considered for community allotment/garden use, pursuant to the objectives for the provision of green space in the Local Area Plan.

Order: Agreed.

 

656      Councillor Rebecca Moynihan

This Area Committee ask that DCC begin the process to re-zone the community garden in Herberton Z9.

Order: Agreed.

 

657      Councillor Vincent Jackson

In view of the serious ongoing anti-social behaviour of a small group in the Drimnagh Area and their capacity to destroy the quality of life for thousands of good people, that this Area Committee requests the Minister for Justice, the Garda Commissioner and DCC to work together to address the issues with estate management, high visibility policing and serious sanctions for those responsible. In addition, we need the powers to be to set up a task force which could be resourced and mobile to deter this type of behaviour.

Order: Agreed. Refer to the November JPC Meeting.

 

658      Councillor Daithí Doolan

This Area Committee notes with deep concern the high level of anti-social behaviour in and around Brickfield Park during Halloween. This Committee calls on Dublin City Council, Gardaí, resident’s associations, local youth services and political representatives to work together on a plan to reduce the anti-social behaviour in this area. This work will be coordinated by a local task force that will report back to the SCAC on a monthly basis. The task force will cease to exist at the earliest opportunity.

Order: Agreed. Refer to the November JPC Meeting.

 

659      Councillor Paul Hand

This Area Committee notes with concern the recent spate of anti-social behaviour in the Drimnagh area. In order to improve the situation now and into the future we request that an interdepartmental working group/task force be established with staff from DCC, the Gardaí, local schools, local projects, TUSLA and others with a view to improving the situation, whether it be a policing solution and or increased investment in social services. 

Order: Agreed. Refer to the November JPC Meeting.

 

660      Councillor Greg Kelly

This Area Committee expresses its concern with the ongoing anti-social Behaviour in Drimnagh. We recognise the need for a joint approach in tackling this with DCC, The Gardaí, Youth Workers, Community Groups, politicians and most importantly the residents. We call on the funding to be made available from the relevant state bodies to help tackle this issue for the people of Drimnagh.

Order: Agreed. Refer to the November JPC Meeting.

 

661      Councillor Rebecca Moynihan

This Area Committee agrees to begin the process to add Player Wills to the record of protected structures. 

Order: Agreed.

 

 

 

662      Councillor Vincent Jackson

That all Councillors are informed of officials visiting their constituency i.e. DCC officials, Government Officials when DCC staff are aware of their arrival etc. in the interest of transparency.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

663      Councillor Daithí Doolan

This Area Committee commends the work done by City Council staff, the Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and other emergency services during the Halloween season.

Order: Agreed.

 

664      Councillor Greg Kelly

This Area Committee stands in solidarity with James McClean, Neil Lennon and their families, in the face of racism they have endured over the last number of years. We call on the FAI to insist that the English FA and Scottish FA investigate the blatant Anti Irish racism that has been allowed to continue in football grounds in both England and Scotland. James McClean, as a proud Irishman, has used his right to choose not to wear a poppy only to be abused and receive death threats. These death threats have also been aimed at his family. Neil Lennon has also seen years of abuse and death threats and on a number of occasions attacked on the side of the pitch all because he is a catholic from Ireland. Racism of any type has no place in society and the authorities in charge of football need to do more.

Order: Agreed.


665      Councillor Vincent Jackson

That additional litter bins be provided along Ballyfermot Road from Tim Young’s, Grange Cross to the Gala, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.  Residents and traders are very disappointed a number of bins were removed without any discussion, leaving just one bin belly bin for an area frequented by thousands of shoppers on a daily basis.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

666      Councillor Greg Kelly

This Area Committee stands in Solidarity with the Women of Mesh Survivors Ireland as they protest at the Dáil on Wednesday 28th November at 12pm. We encourage as many people to attend this protest to show the government that these women cannot be ignored. We as an Area Committee call on the HSE to ensure that every available medical help either on the Island of Ireland or in the UK is afforded to the women effected as a matter of urgency.

Order: Agreed.

 

667      Councillor Greg Kelly

This Area Committee thanks the staff of DCC, Fire Service and the Gardaí for the hard work over the Halloween period. Again even in the face of Anti-Social behaviour all the staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the communities had a safe and enjoyable time.

Order: Agreed.