Fri, Jan 15, 2021
The Rotunda Hospital is located in a building complex which dates to 1757. Despite the incredible care the hospital provides to families at very important moments in life - indeed they have won awards for their innovative care practices - the Rotunda is trying to provide 21st-century medical care in an 18th-century infrastructural set-up. This has led to concerns regarding the provision of best practice care in their neonatal intensive care units, which Neasa has raised with the Government.
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
The Minister for the Office of Public Works published a report today on Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options. We welcome a number of positive actions in the report's key recommendations. A public consultation phase will commence on the 29th January for six weeks with the aim of publishing a final report in April 2021. Sign up below for a public meeting on the 15th Feb to discuss the report, the options it contains and suggested feedback for the public consultation.
Wed, Jan 6, 2021
LIDL has confirmed to me its intention to lodge a new planning application in the coming months for a store at 1st floor and 2 or 3 units at ground level along with parking (similar to new LIDL in Drumcondra and and at Hanlons Corner).
Mon, Dec 21, 2020
At 7pm on Tuesday 12th Jan 2021 Neasa will hosted an online meeting to discuss the application, hear any observations from people in the area and outline the process for sending an observation to An Bord Pleanála.
Wed, Dec 16, 2020
Today is the final day to get any of your observations in on the 3rd round of public consultation on BusConnects. A submission from myself Darcy Lonergan and Janet Horner can be found below.
Fri, Dec 11, 2020
An application to An Bord Pleanála has been made for 702 residential units on the Castleforbes Industrial Estate site. This is currently a brownfield/commercial site close to the city centre. There are some concerns about, among other aspects, the mix (i.e. 72% of the units are one bed or studio apartments). Given the housing shortage the development of this plot could make a significant contribution to the rental stock in the city. A summary of some of the details of the development are included below.
Tue, Dec 8, 2020
On the 12th January Dublin City Council's Central Area Committee will vote on making the Filtered Permeability trial in Grangegorman permanent. The measure uses bollards to prevent motorised through traffic in order to create safer space for local residents, local school children and for thousands of pedestrians and cyclists arriving at Technological University Dublin. If you support this measure being made permanent you need to let your local councillors know (contact details below).
Wed, Nov 18, 2020
At the start of October I made representations to Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State for Heritage on the funding crisis at Dublin Zoo. While some funding has been secured there remains a gap as a result of the COVID related drop in revenue experienced by the zoos. This is an issue Minister Noonan continues to work on with the Taoiseach.