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# Dublin City Council

30th May 2023
# climate action
Dublin City Council begins project to upgrade over 40,000 public lights
It’s described as one of the city council’s key efforts in realising its ‘energy reduction and climate action goals’.
This week
28th May 2023 - 31st May 2023
# Dublin City Council
Private cars banned from driving through College Green from today
The College Green bus corridor will be in place for 24 hours, seven days per week.
# Housing Crisis
Almost half of objections to Dublin City Council against new land-hoarding tax were successful
The tax is due to come into force next year and will target zoned, serviced residential development lands.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Dublin Hotels
Plans lodged for new seven storey hotel on Dublin city's Camden Row
Plans have also been lodged for a 10 storey extension of the Clayton Hotel in Dublin 2.
Last month
May 2023
# Dublin City
Work begins on 18-month project to improve Dublin's Temple Bar square area
The total cost of the project is €5 million.
# Dublin City Council
Private cars to be banned from College Green at the end of May
Dublin City Council has said that private cars disproportionately increase traffic times in the area and plan to include public seating and planters in the redesign.
This year
# Dublin Docklands
Owners of CHQ building asked to scale back multi-stall food market expansion plans
The 19th-century building in Dublin’s Docklands is a listed structure.
# Dublin City Council
Public toilet for dogs installed in Dublin
Dublin City Council will also erect 50 poo bag dispensers around Dublin’s North Inner City.
# Water
Burst mains may cause low water pressure or outages in north Dublin
Uisce Éireann said repairs should be completed by 6am tomorrow.
Questions raised over 'lack of resources and detail' for Govt's tenant-in-situ scheme
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The government has set a target of 1,500 properties to be acquired under the tenant-in situ-scheme.
# What To Know
Ready Steady Book!: Unearth an 1816 murder mystery with this year’s One Dublin One Book title
Jackie Lynam of Dublin City Libraries and author Andrew Hughes interviewed about this year’s country-wide reading initiative taking place this April.
# Dublin City
Workers unearth old Dublin city basin that was a social hotspot in the 1830s
The basin – which supplied drinking water to 90 streets – is located near St James’s Hospital in Dublin 8.
# War of Independence
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
# Frank Feely
Frank Feely, the Dublin City Manager who 'ran' the capital for 17 years, has died
Feely is best remembered for his role in the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebration.
# expression
Art collective Subset settles legal cost row with Dublin City Council over murals
The prosecution centred on three murals in Dublin, including one that celebrated David Attenborough.
# Dublin heritage
Work to begin on preserving Iveagh Markets roof after years-long wait
The once-lively indoor marketplace in Dublin 8 has been left vacant.
# Gardaí
Calls for protest 'exclusion zones' following sharp rise in number of Dublin demonstrations
64 protests have been policed in Dublin so far this month compared to 307 protests in all of last year.
# Parnell Square Project
Design team appointed for Dublin's Parnell Square Project but first phase won't be completed until 2027
The project includes a new Dublin City Library, as well as redesign works to the Hugh Lane Gallery and a number of Georgian houses.
# temple bar
Planning permission refused for controversial change to building at Merchant's Arch in Dublin
Dublin City Council said the plans would negatively impact and further erode the variety and diversity of shops within Temple Bar’s cultural and artistic quarter.
# build to rent
Dublin City Council refuses permission to Noel Smyth's 159 unit rental scheme above Arnotts
The council stated that the proposed scheme would be contrary to their aim of encouraging sustainable residential communities
Last year
# Dublin 8
Plans submitted for over 540 social and cost-rental homes on site of former St Teresa's Gardens, Dublin
The site is located off Donore Avenue in the Dolphin’s Barn area of Dublin 8.
# Dublin City
Council puts security in place at Iveagh Markets as calls grow for building to be restored
A Dáil debate on the derelict site took place last week.
# Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council canteen closed after food inspectors find live rodent and greasy walls
An inspecting officer noted a rodent through a hole in the wall of the main kitchen.
# tathony house
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
# Litter
'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin
There are approximately 950 streets across the city where customers are allowed to use single-use plastic bags for their waste including most parts of the city centre.
# winter lights
Dublin's Winter Lights to be partly powered by batteries to reduce strain on energy grid
Sixteen locations around the capital have been lit up with colourful projections and lighting displays,
# Capel Street
Dublin City Council committee votes to make Capel Street permanently closed to cars
Dublin City Council made the street traffic free in May of this year.
# live crib
Lord Mayor says Mansion House will have crib this Christmas but will not include live animals
Caroline Conroy said the council is aiming to “make the experience better this Christmas”.
# Raheny
Councillors block future housing plans for contentious site near St Anne's Park in Dublin
Councillors voted to zone the 16.5 acre site on lands to the east of St Paul’s College at Sybil Hill as Z9 open space.
# live crib
Scrapping of Mansion House live crib a 'progressive step', says animal rights group
Councillors and TDs from across the political spectrum have criticised the move by Dublin’s Lord Mayor.
# Dublin City Council
Concerns over Brent geese halt contentious 580 apartment scheme near St Anne's Park
Planning permission was refused on the sole grounds concerning the Brent Goose, which usually migrates here for the winter months.
# digital signage
LED billboard in Rathmines still impacting local residents in the area
A local resident told The Journal that she is still sleeping in the back bedroom in her home due to how bright the billboard is at night.
# Dublin
Capel Street shop owners claim more council effort needed to make pedestrianisation a success
‘The street will rot if there isn’t a full development to pedestrianisation or a reversal,’ one business owner said
# Housing
DCC 'confident' of meeting target to deliver 895 new builds this year, Committee to hear
Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan will appear before an Oireachtas Committee later today.
# Dublin City Council
City Council refuses planning permission for hotel and office plan in Heuston South Quarter
The Council said the scheme’s scale, bulk and height would impact on the setting and character of the adjoining Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
# digital signage
Dublin City Council carrying out investigations after complaints over LED billboard in Rathmines
The council has received multiple complaints about the sign.
# Dublin City Council
Planning application for Oscar Traynor Road site to be submitted in the 'coming months'
Development on the site was officially agreed last November, with 35 councillors voting in favour.
# Trips and falls
Close to €50 million paid out by DCC for claims from trips and falls since 2017
Almost €5.7 million has been paid out so far this year by DCC.
# Milltown
South Dublin residents concerned over 'ghettoised population' from 'build to rent' scheme
Twenty objections have been lodged against the proposed 63 unit scheme.
# Dublin
Planning refused for 364 unit build-to-rent apartment on Terenure College lands
Dublin City Council has refused planning permission due to transportation issues connected to the scheme.