Dublin Bay South

Water Disruptions – D2, 4 & 6

Posted February 28th, 2019

This weekend there will be disruptions to water services in areas in Dublin 2, 4 & 6 due to repair works being carried out to fix a leak. Irish Water is encouraging customers to conserve water while these repairs are underway. If you have any queries you can contact Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.

The areas that may be impacted include Booterstown, Mt. Merrion Avenue, Seafield, Nutley Park, Anglesea Road, Merrion Road North, Merrion Road South, Bath Avenue, Gilford Road, Pembroke Road, Mespil Road, Sussex Terrace, Belmont, Richmond Hill, UCD, and the City Centre.

For further details, go here.

Bus Corridor Consultations – Update

Posted February 27th, 2019

On Monday a community forum was established for bus corridor #10 (Tallaght to Terenure). A representative from my office attended to hear people’s concerns and feedback. To see some issues that have been raised, responses that the National Transport Authority have given and the best ways to engage in the process, go here.

Details of upcoming public information evenings are here.

To see more information I have recently shared on the bus corridors, go here.

Bus Corridor Consultation – Update

Posted February 22nd, 2019

Following on from the Community Forum on Monday; focussing on corridor #11 (Kimmage to City Centre), I wanted to share some further details.

To see some issues that have been raised, responses that the National Transport Authority have given and the best ways to engage in the process, go here.

Details of upcoming public information evenings are here.

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14 February 2019

On Monday the first Community Forum meeting for phase 2 took place, for corridor #12 (Rathfarnham to City Centre). Many concerns were raised about traffic & infrastructural changes and potential compulsory purchase orders. The National Transport Authority (NTA) reiterated that this proposal is just a first draft and that they are happy to make amendments – they are encouraging feedback.

Another issue that was raised was the cut-off date for the public consultation – the NTA have agreed to consider extending the deadline and it will likely be pushed back beyond 29th March. Take a look at the plan and give your feedback here. The publishing of phase 3 (affecting Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Merrion, Ringsend & City Centre) has been delayed slightly and should happen at the end of February.

Information evenings will also be held for each corridor – you can see details for these and for the community forums, here. I or a representative from my office will be at all of these events.

The Community forums are intended to offer representatives (from local resident, community and business associations, along with public representatives) a chance to discuss the impacts that the changes may have, and contribute towards the design of the plan. The forums will be active throughout all stages of the process. The full process is expected to proceed as follows: public consultation; revisions to the project; further public consultation; final revisions; an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is prepared; government approval is sought to apply for planning consent; and finally an application is made to An Bord Pleanála.

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23 January 2019 

The Core Bus Corridor (phase 2) plan was published today; the project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin to provide a faster, safer & more efficient transport network.

Phase 2 affects Terenure, Rathgar, Kimmage, Harold’s Cross, Rathmines, Portobello & D2 – and other areas indirectly. Significant traffic changes are being proposed – new & altered cycle routes, different access to roads, removal of off-street parking etc.

Cllr Anne Feeney will be holding a public meeting about the project on 2nd February. Details are here.

A public consultation opened today and will end on 29th March. I would advise taking a look at the detailed proposals for your area & regular transport routes to see how they may change. Consider the best options for the future of local traffic and give your feedback – here.

Dates for information events and community forums will be set in the coming days, I will post them as soon as they are available. Phase 3, which will affect Dublin 2 & 4, will be launched in mid-February.

Some compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) will be used to acquire lands – in this case some businesses and parts of gardens will be affected; no homes will be acquired. Those who may be affected by CPOs will have already received a letter with the contact details of a liaison in the National Transport Authority.

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16 November 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced the phasing yesterday for all of the core bus corridor publications. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. This will involve traffic and infrastructural changes along the routes.

4 of the 16 routes have been published and are open to public consultation. None of these 4 are within our area – the routes directly affecting Dublin Bay South will not be published until next year (phase 2 & 3, see here).

The NTA will hold public meetings and establish a Community Forum for each corridor (in tandem with the routes being announced) where there will be an opportunity to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process.

You can see the level of detail expected from the publication by checking out phase one, here. See more information here and here.

 

Bus Corridor Consultation

Posted February 14th, 2019

On Monday the first Community Forum meeting for phase 2 took place, for corridor #12 (Rathfarnham to City Centre). Many concerns were raised about traffic & infrastructural changes and potential compulsory purchase orders. The National Transport Authority (NTA) reiterated that this proposal is just a first draft and that they are happy to make amendments – they are encouraging feedback.

Another issue that was raised was the cut-off date for the public consultation – the NTA have agreed to consider extending the deadline and it will likely be pushed back beyond 29th March. Take a look at the plan and give your feedback here. The publishing of phase 3 (affecting Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Merrion, Ringsend & City Centre) has been delayed slightly and should happen at the end of February.

Information evenings will also be held for each corridor – you can see details for these and for the community forums, here. I or a representative from my office will be at all of these events.

The Community forums are intended to offer representatives (from local resident, community and business associations, along with public representatives) a chance to discuss the impacts that the changes may have, and contribute towards the design of the plan. The forums will be active throughout all stages of the process. The full process is expected to proceed as follows: public consultation; revisions to the project; further public consultation; final revisions; an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is prepared; government approval is sought to apply for planning consent; and finally an application is made to An Bord Pleanála.

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23 January 2019 

The Core Bus Corridor (phase 2) plan was published today; the project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin to provide a faster, safer & more efficient transport network.

Phase 2 affects Terenure, Rathgar, Kimmage, Harold’s Cross, Rathmines, Portobello & D2 – and other areas indirectly. Significant traffic changes are being proposed – new & altered cycle routes, different access to roads, removal of off-street parking etc.

Cllr Anne Feeney will be holding a public meeting about the project on 2nd February. Details are here.

A public consultation opened today and will end on 29th March. I would advise taking a look at the detailed proposals for your area & regular transport routes to see how they may change. Consider the best options for the future of local traffic and give your feedback – here.

Dates for information events and community forums will be set in the coming days, I will post them as soon as they are available. Phase 3, which will affect Dublin 2 & 4, will be launched in mid-February.

Some compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) will be used to acquire lands – in this case some businesses and parts of gardens will be affected; no homes will be acquired. Those who may be affected by CPOs will have already received a letter with the contact details of a liaison in the National Transport Authority.

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16 November 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced the phasing yesterday for all of the core bus corridor publications. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. This will involve traffic and infrastructural changes along the routes.

4 of the 16 routes have been published and are open to public consultation. None of these 4 are within our area – the routes directly affecting Dublin Bay South will not be published until next year (phase 2 & 3, see here).

The NTA will hold public meetings and establish a Community Forum for each corridor (in tandem with the routes being announced) where there will be an opportunity to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process.

You can see the level of detail expected from the publication by checking out phase one, here. See more information here and here.

 

Local Traffic Changes – Give Feedback

Posted January 23rd, 2019

The Core Bus Corridor (phase 2) plan was published today; the project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin to provide a faster, safer & more efficient transport network.

Phase 2 affects Terenure, Rathgar, Kimmage, Harold’s Cross, Rathmines, Portobello & D2 – and other areas indirectly. Significant traffic changes are being proposed – new & altered cycle routes, different access to roads, removal of off-street parking etc.

Cllr Anne Feeney will be holding a public meeting about the project on 2nd February. Details are here.

A public consultation opened today and will end on 29th March. I would advise taking a look at the detailed proposals for your area & regular transport routes to see how they may change. Consider the best options for the future of local traffic and give your feedback – here.

Dates for information events and community forums will be set in the coming days, I will post them as soon as they are available. Phase 3, which will affect Dublin 2 & 4, will be launched in mid-February.

Some compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) will be used to acquire lands – in this case some businesses and parts of gardens will be affected; no homes will be acquired. Those who may be affected by CPOs will have already received a letter with the contact details of a liaison in the National Transport Authority.

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16 November 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced the phasing yesterday for all of the core bus corridor publications. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. This will involve traffic and infrastructural changes along the routes.

4 of the 16 routes have been published and are open to public consultation. None of these 4 are within our area – the routes directly affecting Dublin Bay South will not be published until next year (phase 2 & 3, see here).

The NTA will hold public meetings and establish a Community Forum for each corridor (in tandem with the routes being announced) where there will be an opportunity to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process.

You can see the level of detail expected from the publication by checking out phase one, here. See more information here and here.

Young Scientist Exhibition 2019

Posted January 14th, 2019

I was very impressed by the standard of talent and ingenuity at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. I visited some of the local school’s stands to check out the projects – from achieving a more representative Dáil, to teaching by personality type, talking with lasers, understanding magic and Winnie the Pooh & meditation – great work by all, well done.

A big congrats to the local winners from Muckross, Gonzaga, Synge St., St. Mary’s, Terenure College, St. Michael’s and Sandford Park. You can see a list of all of the prizewinners here.

To see some pictures from the event, go here, here and here.

School Patronage – Give Feedback

Posted December 13th, 2018

The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, has invited parents to express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019. One of the schools is in the constituency and the catchment area covers Dublin 6, 6W and part of Dublin 4.

This system has been developed to provide objective information to all parents and guardians which will allow them to make an informed choice in expressing a preference for a patronage model and language of instruction for their child’s education.

Have your say on what type of local schools you want.

You can give feedback here.

 

Local Christmas Events

Posted November 22nd, 2018

The Christmas festivities are coming – the next few weeks will see music, parties and visits from the big man! Christmas trees will be lighting up villages across the constituency – see below for the switching-on ceremonies. Head along and get some (early) cheer in!

Harold’s Cross   Saturday, 24th November at 5pm

Ranelagh             Sunday, 25th November at 5pm

Rathmines          Tuesday, 27th November at 7pm

Sandymount      Friday, 30th November at 5pm

Terenure             Saturday, 1st December at 4pm

Donnybrook       Sunday, 2nd December at 7pm

For full details and more events, go here.

Cambridge Road Refurbishment

Posted November 21st, 2018

A second public workshop regarding the refurbishment of Cambridge Road will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, Thorncastle Street, Dublin 4.

All members of the public who have an interest in the development are welcome to attend. At the first public workshop on 30th August the ideas and suggestions of the public were canvassed and from that a draft design has been developed for agreement before formally seeking planning permission.

Head down to take a look at the plans and give your feedback.

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13 August 2018

Do you live in Ringsend / Irishtown? Have any ideas about how Library Square should be used? A public workshop has been arranged for Thursday 30th August 2018 at 7.30pm at the Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, Thorncastle Street.

The Ringsend Irishtown Local Environment Improvement Plan (LEIP) was adopted at the June 2017 South East Area Committee meeting. Proposals for works at Library Square and Cambridge Road have now been included in the Capital Works Programme 2018-2020.

All members of public who have an interest in the development are welcome to attend. For the development of the design they are looking for as many ideas and suggestions as possible.

For more information, go here.

Bus Corridor Consultations

Posted November 16th, 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced the phasing yesterday for all of the core bus corridor publications. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. This will involve traffic and infrastructural changes along the routes.

4 of the 16 routes have been published and are open to public consultation. None of these 4 are within our area – the routes directly affecting Dublin Bay South will not be published until next year (phase 2 & 3, see here).

The NTA will hold public meetings and establish a Community Forum for each corridor (in tandem with the routes being announced) where there will be an opportunity to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process.

You can see the level of detail expected from the publication by checking out phase one, here. See more information here and here.

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