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Harold’s Cross Schools

Posted April 26th, 2018

Great news for local schools; the Harold’s Cross greyhound site has been acquired and will house a 16 class primary school and a 1,000 student secondary school. The catchment area will be Dublin 6/Clonskeagh and Dublin 6W.

It is hoped that the primary school will open in 2019 and the secondary in 2020. The patronage of these schools is yet to be determined. Applications are not open at present. I will share more information as soon as it becomes available.

Read Minister Bruton’s statement below.

Minister Bruton today confirmed that contracts have been signed for the acquisition of the former Harold’s Cross stadium. The transaction is due to close shortly at which stage the property will transfer into the Minister’s ownership.

Continue reading here.

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13 April 2018 

Great news for our area! Minister Bruton has announced new schools to be established by 2022.

Several schools are planned for the constituency:

– Two new primary schools; one in Dublin 6, to open in 2019; one in Dublin 2/4, to open by 2021.

– Two new secondary schools; one in Dublin 6, opening in 2020; one in Dublin 2/4, to open by 2021.

The location and patronage of these schools is yet to be determined. Applications are not open at this point. I have requested more information from the Department of Education and will share it with you as soon as it is available.

To see the full list of schools planned, including those already announced, go here.

To read the full announcement from Minister Bruton, go here.

The temporary location of the new Educate Together Primary School, whose permanent location will be Harcourt Terrace, has not yet been finalised.

A construction tender is being reviewed for St Christopher’s National School on Haddington Road, building is expected to recommence next month.

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The Dublin South City Educate Together Secondary School, which will be located in Dublin 4, is now taking applications for 1st and 2nd year entrants for the 2019 / 2020 school year.

The catchment area is Dublin 2,4,6 & 8. The school will likely be located in the Ballsbridge area for the next year or two before moving to the Roslyn Park site in Sandymount.

The closing date for completed application forms will be Friday 24th August 2018.

To fill out an application or find out more, go here.

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19th October 2017

Shellybanks Educate Together National School will be moving in to a temporary building at the Roslyn Park site in Sandymount in September 2018. It will then move to its permanent building on site in 2019 when construction is complete.

The Educate Together post primary school for the constituency will open in an unconfirmed Dublin 4 location in 2018 before moving to Roslyn Park in 2019.

The Department of Education is at an advanced stage of acquisition of the Greyhound site in Harold’s Cross. If this goes ahead as planned; the site will house a school/s. The type and patronage of school to be housed here will be determined by the outcome of a national review of demographics.

To read the full information from Minister Bruton, go here.

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5th May 2017

For parents in the Dublin Bay South constituency, the issue of school places for local children is of paramount importance and one that I will continue to prioritise as your local TD.

As such, I wholeheartedly welcome the confirmation by my colleague Richard Bruton that an offer has been made to buy the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross and that this has been accepted by Bord na gCon.

While the purchase has to go through the standard approval process, the Department of Education and Skills has made clear that its intention is to use the site to provide additional schools infrastructure for south Dublin city.

This is terrific news for local families. We now need to further increase the range of schooling options available to parents by enhancing diversity – such as Educate Together schools, for instance –  liberalising and secularising admissions policies and guaranteeing places for the children of past pupils.

You can read Minister Bruton’s statement here.

Listen to my explanation of why we need a fairer admissions policy here (44 minutes in).

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New Schools in the Constituency

Posted April 13th, 2018

Great news for our area! Minister Bruton has announced new schools to be established by 2022.

Several schools are planned for the constituency:

– Two new primary schools; one in Dublin 6, to open in 2019; one in Dublin 2/4, to open by 2021.

– Two new secondary schools; one in Dublin 6, opening in 2020; one in Dublin 2/4, to open by 2021.

The location and patronage of these schools is yet to be determined. Applications are not open at this point. I have requested more information from the Department of Education and will share it with you as soon as it is available.

To see the full list of schools planned, including those already announced, go here.

To read the full announcement from Minister Bruton, go here.

The temporary location of the new Educate Together Primary School, whose permanent location will be Harcourt Terrace, has not yet been finalised.

A construction tender is being reviewed for St Christopher’s National School on Haddington Road, building is expected to recommence next month.

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MetroLink Public Consultation

Posted March 28th, 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have announced details of the Emerging Preferred Route for MetroLink, the metro service that will run from Estuary north of Swords to Sandyford. It is expected to be operational in 2027.

There will be a local information evening on Monday, 16th April at the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, Dublin 6 from 2pm – 8pm. It will have a big impact on our area – take a look at the plans and have your say on the proposal.

A public consultation is open – submissions can be made before 5pm on Friday 11th May 2018.

To submit feedback:

– Email consultations@metrolink.ie. Or;

– Write to the following address: MetroLink Consultations, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Parkgate Business Centre, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, D08 DK10

Phone calls are not considered official feedback. A lengthy submission is not necessary.

To see full details of the project, go here.

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The GCDRA will hold their AGM on Monday 26th March @ 6:45pm at Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square. If you’re living in the area, get involved, meet your neighbours and have a say in what happens and how your community is being shaped.

There will be 2 speakers from Smart Dublin & Waterways Ireland who will give a brief update on the exciting work currently going on.

If you would like to join the committee please send your nominations by Friday 23rd March to gcdresidentsassociation@gmail.com.

For more details, go here.

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Next Monday, 26th March at 6.30pm, the Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association will hold their AGM and networking evening in the Sandymount Hotel.

They will be celebrating and building on Dublin City Best Urban Village 2017. There will be a wine and nibbles reception. All businesses and residents are welcome so head down and have your say.

For more information, go here.

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Rathmines Shindig

Posted March 12th, 2018

The Rathmines Shindig will take place between 11.30am and 3pm on Friday, Mar 16th at the Swan Plaza, Rathmines. Expect music, song, drama and a good outdoor Céilí session for all the family.

Organised by Rathmines College, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, St Louis High School and St Mary’s College, it also features performers from these colleges among others. A great way to start St Patrick’s weekend, the event is supported by Dublin City Council and various community groups.

Head down on Friday and enjoy the festivities!
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Water Restrictions

Posted March 8th, 2018

Update – 9th March

Further restrictions will be in place tonight. To see which areas will be affected, go here.

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8th March 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to return reservoirs to acceptable levels, water restrictions will be in effect tonight, 8th March.

This will affect areas in the constituency including some roads in Ballsbridge, Ringsend, Donnybrook, Ranelagh, D2, & D8.

A full list of affected roads is here.

For guidance on periods of water outages, go here.

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Sandymount Prom Vegetation Clearance

Posted February 22nd, 2018

As part of the Sandymount Coastal Flood Defence Scheme, vegetation will begin to be cleared today on Sandymount Promenade between Gilford Avenue and St. Alban’s Park Road. The works should be completed by the end of February.

A landscape plan will be designed and implemented for the loss of any shrubs or trees.

For full info and contact details, go here.

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Ringsend Water Treatment Plant

Posted February 15th, 2018

As Minister with the responsibility for water services I was delighted to be in Ringsend to mark the start of an €80m investment in the largest wastewater treatment plant in the country. Currently the plant services over 40% of the national population and is treating wastewater for the equivalent of 1.9 million people.

This is a hugely important and modernising step for our national and regional wastewater infrastructure. This investment is preparing our capital city for future growth. It will ensure that the highest treatment standards are being deployed and utilised in Dublin, that we are preparing for future housing, population and economic growth and that we meet the stringent requirements of the EU’s Wastewater Treatment directives.

We all know, only too well, that for decades the water infrastructure in Ireland has not received the necessary and sustained investment funding that is required to ensure Ireland can provide a safe, clean, reliable water supply to every home and business in the country and to stop the discharge of untreated wastewater water into our rivers, lakes and seas.

To read more about the upgrade, go here.

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