Dublin Bay South

Sports Capital Grants

Posted November 22nd, 2019

Last week, €37 million in funding was announced for sports clubs around the country under the 2019 round of the Sports Capital Programme. This is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level.

I was delighted to see the local clubs below receiving a grant to improve their offerings.

Brookfield Lawn Tennis Club – Pavilion Redevelopment – Tennis – €116,445

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL – Herbert Park, Bowling Green – Multi-sport – €27,785

Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club – Resurfacing 6 courts &  fencing – Tennis – €114,849

Leinster Cricket Club – Resurface courts, artificial wicket drainage – Cricket – €66,652

Mount Pleasant Tennis Club – Improve disabled access & new gym – Tennis – €82,947

Old Belvedere RFC – Install All-weather Rugby Pitch – Rugby – €92,518

Railway Union – Indoor cricket training facilities and mower – Multi-sport – €103,375

Local Christmas Events

Posted November 21st, 2019

It’s that time again – villages across the constituency will start to shine bright. The tree lighting ceremonies are lovely family events to go to – there will be singing, fun and visits from some famous Christmas characters!

See below the times for tree lighting ceremonies. And, this year, Dublin Castle will transform into a winter wonderland (here). For more local events, go here.

Harold’s Cross – postponed due to weather

Ranelagh – Sunday, 24th November at 5pm – Ranelagh Triangle

Rathmines – Tuesday, 26th November at 7pm – Plaza in front of Swan Leisure

Sandymount – Friday, 29th November at 5pm – Sandymount Green

Terenure – Saturday, 30th November at 4pm – Terenure Car Park

Donnybrook – Sunday, 1st December at 4pm – Donnybrook Plaza

Revised Bus Network Consultation

Posted October 31st, 2019

An updated proposal for a new bus network has been published and is now open to public consultation until 3rd December 2019. The first draft of the proposal was announced last August (see below). 50,000 people gave feedback on the original plan, so significant changes have been made.

Please note that this is separate to the proposal for bus corridors (here), that will change infrastructure and traffic flows. This phase deals only with the bus network – routes and frequency etc.

Take a look and give feedback here.


3rd August 2018 

The National Transport Authority are currently redesigning the bus network in Dublin. There will be very significant changes made to the bus routes, frequency and accessibility – the entire network will be changed.

I would  encourage you to take a look at the plans and see how this may affect you. A public consultation is currently open to give your feedback. The consultation closes on 28th September 2018.

You can find out more and register your feedback here.

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2019

Posted October 4th, 2019

The Ranelagh Arts Festival is back again and it kicks off next Tuesday.

Every day in the Village there will be events to entertain and interact with. The schedule includes gigs, plays, classes, open mic and even a dog show!

See full details here.

There is currently a survey being carried out to identify parent’s preference for the patronage of the new secondary school that will open in Harold’s Cross next year. The survey will close on 4th October.

A public meeting will be held where the potential patrons will outline their vision for the school. The meeting will take place next Monday 30th September at 7.30pm in Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines, it is being hosted by the Rathmines Initiative.

For more information about the meeting, go here.

To find out about the potential patrons or to submit your preference, go here.

New Playground at Sean Moore Park

Posted August 7th, 2019

The much awaited playground at Sean Moore Park has just been completed and unofficially opened. It has a theme of ‘Adventures on the Sea Shore’. The playground was project managed by Dublin City Council Park Services and funded via grant monies received by the Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association from the Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Fund.

The playground design brief was developed through a participative consultation process run with local school children and focused on providing outdoor adventure, challenging fun and exciting play opportunities in a natural coastal environment where children can gain a sense of autonomy in creating and directing their own play. 

See some more info and pics here.

Ringsend Response to Drugs Event

Posted July 5th, 2019

Last week I was delighted to attend and present awards at the Ringsend & District Response to Drugs (RDRD) Graduation Event. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. It was an important night for the community.

The event is a graduation ceremony for people in the community that the RDRD recognise to have made outstanding efforts in the battle against drug addiction – not just individual and personal efforts but community efforts too.

Everyone involved with the RDRD, including the network of community groups who have supported them, members of the community who have availed of their personal and family support services, well-wishers from the area and local Gardaí were also present.

Contact details for the programme are here.

Bloomsday Events

Posted June 7th, 2019

There are lots of local events happening for the Bloomsday weekend. Head along and enjoy the family fun.

On Saturday you can go to Rathgar for jazz, readings and a village party, more details are here.

On Sunday head to Belgrave for the Fair in the Bloomin’ Square – there will be a recitals, a dog show and face painting. See full details here.

Check out more events around the city here.

Local Community Events in June

Posted May 29th, 2019

There are lots of family and community events happening across the constituency over the next month. They are being organised and run in association with Dublin City Council.

There will be music, poetry readings, dog shows, plant sales and family fun days. Take a look and see what takes your fancy.

Full details of events are here.

Harold’s Cross Festival 2019

Posted May 13th, 2019

The Harold’s Cross annual community festival is back on starting today. It’s always a fun and entertaining list of events, and it’s a great sunny week to be out and about! There will be music, dancing, sports and family fun.

Check out the full schedule here. If you would like to get involved and volunteer, contact Ben O’Reilly – 085 755 3658 / boreilly@eircom.net.

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