{meta} Agenda item - With reference to Motions to the Area Managers.

Agenda item


The following Emergency Motion to the Area Manager was tabled:


Emergency motion in the name of Councillor Christy Burke and Councillor Nial Ring



This Area Committee will agree to support any request for a boxing event in Croke Park involving Katie Taylor


ORDER: Agreed.



The following motions to the Area Managers were tabled:


Item 1 


Motion in the name of Councillor Declan Meenagh


That this Central Area Committee request that the Central Area Committee Meeting and related meetings will not go ahead in person until a hybrid option is available.


ORDER:  Agreed.


Item 2


Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring


That this Area Committee calls on the Minister for Justice Minister Helen McEntee to publicly recognise, by way of statement to Dáil Éireann, the extraordinary efforts of the Garda Síochána in addressing the so-called Hutch Kinahan feud which had a devastating effect in our area and their local, national and international efforts in bringing Kinahan cartel members to justice.

Those involved in major operations against the cartel over the years include teams from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, district detective units in the North Central Division, detectives under 'Operation Thistle' in the 'A' District, officers in Crumlin, Tallaght, Ronanstown, Finglas and Coolock, along with uniformed officers and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The senior officers who led the fight against the gang included Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll, Det Chief Supt Seamus Boland, Det Chief Supt Angela Willis, Det Chief Supt Paul Cleary, Det Supt Dave Galagher and Det Supt Colm Murphy. Also to be recognised for his efforts is retired Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy.

Other units involved included the Emergency Response Unit, Armed Support Unit, the National Surveillance Unit, the Garda Dog Unit, the Garda Air Support Unit, the Garda National Technical Bureau, Garda analysts and the Criminal Assets Bureau.



ORDER:  Agreed.  Letter to Minister of Justice.


Item 3


Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring


That this Central Area Committee requests the Area Manager to commission a report/survey detailing the location and number of  all litter bins/litter disposal facilities currently available in the areas surrounding the Grangegorman TDU campus, in particular Rathdown Road, Grangegorman Lower, Kirwan Street, Grangegorman Upper, Prussia Street, Manor Street, Fingal Place, Marne Villas and around the Grangegorman Luas station. Furthermore the report/survey should  identify the number of such bins (type, location etc.) which should be installed immediately to reflect the current campus population, local population and large number of passers-by using the area. Finally, the report/survey should  identify suitable locations and number of bins which will be required to serve the projected campus population numbers as well as the needs of the local community.


ORDER:  Agreed


Item 4

ORDER:  Withdrawn


Item 5


Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring


Given that any future plans for the recycling centre on Shamrock Cottages (see reply to my Q59 April CAC) are not near term, being dependant on the “super depot” in Ballymun, that this Area Committee requests the Area Manager to immediately undertake an examination of  all possible options for the future use of the centre, including the cost/benefit of amalgamating the centre with the adjoining Sunflower centre. The overall objective of the review/examination should be to retain all current services available at both centres in our area and for the benefit of the local community.


ORDER:  Agreed.

Item 6


Motion in the name of Councillor Joe Costello


That the Central Area Committee request the Area Manager to explore if Dublin City Council can make a contribution to the cost of completing the reconstruction of the Glendale Lodge, Wicklow for the Aughrim Street Scouts


ORDER:  Agreed.

Item 7


Motion in the name of Councillor Joe Costello


That this Central Area Committee request that a plaque be unveiled at the new Poole House Apartments, Poplar Row Dublin 3 to honour the members of the Poole family who fought in the Irish Citizens Army in 1916  for Irish Freedom.


ORDER:  Agreed.


Item 8


That this Area Committee requests the relevant person responsible for maintenance in Dublin City Council Blessington Street complex attends the next Central Area Committee meeting to explain the lack of progress on the outstanding issues, including the delay in installing the new windows.


ORDER:  Agreed.


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