Tuesday, June 29, 2010

St Annes / Ennafort Newsletter June / July 2010

St Annes / Ennafort Newsletter
June / July 2010

Dear Resident,
The following issues may be of interest to you.

Proposed Rezoning of St Paul’s Swimming Pool Site:
As you may be aware, the City Manager has recommended that the site of the former swimming pool at St. Paul’s be rezoned from Z15 to Z1. The Manager recommended this as part of the Draft Development Plan process but a joint motion from myself and Cllr Seán Kenny was passed by city council opposing the rezoning.

The manager has now, disappointingly, attempted to rezone this land again as part of the Development Plan Process. In effect he has ignored the decision of elected councillors at the Draft Development Plan stage. We have again lodged a motion to object to this rezoning which will be supported by all 20 Labour Councillors. A site notice has also appeared at this location which completely pre-empts the decision of council. The vote in relation to this issue will take place in the next number of weeks and I will keep you informed on the matter in due course.

Quality Bus Corridor Works on Sybil Hill Road / Howth Road:
A number of residents have contacted me in relation to the road works that are continuing at the junction of the Howth Road and Sybil Hill Road. The works involved are to install a Quality Bus Corridor at that location. Please see below a copy of the emailed response I have received from the office of Celine Reilly, Area Manager of Dublin North Central:

Dear Cllr,

Works are in progress at the Sybil Hill/Howth Road junction to provide additional bus priority. The works are currently nearing completion and the contractor has advised that works will be complete by the end of July.

Celine Reilly

Area Manager, Dublin North Central Area, Dublin City Council

Upcoming Dublin City Council Events in Your Area:

1. The Dublin Rose Festival Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th July

Please be advised of the dates of the forthcoming Dublin Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny. Make sure to enjoy entertainment including, music, markets, activities for young people and exhibitions on the 17th and 18th of July.

2. Raheny Library Reading Group:
Reading groups are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Raheny Library hosts a Reading Group every second Monday at 11am. Contact 01 8315521

3. Grúpa Léitheoirí na Gaeilge - Leabharlann Ráth Eanaigh

Cuireann an leabharlann na leabhair chuí in áirithe gach mí. Dáta: An Luan deireannach de ghach mí, bíonn sé ar siúl i rith an tsamhraidh.

If you wish to discuss this matter with me further at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cllr. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Eamon Gilmore TD visit to Dublin North Central

Labour Party Leader
Eamon Gilmore TD
visit to Dublin North Central

Saturday, June 26th 2010

Coffee Morning in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney

Visit to Grave of Tom Johnson, Labour Party Parliamentary Leader of the first Dáil, Castle Avenue, Clontarf.

Visit to Nolan's Supermarket, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf

Walk down vernon avenue and coffee!

Friday, June 11, 2010



Great news today that An Bord Pleanala have overturned the decision of Dublin City Council to grant permission to the following application: http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/235895.htm

Congratulations to all the locals and residents groups who supported the campaign against the application.

More details later.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ó Ríordáin Welcomes Rejection of Dublin Bay Infill


Statement from Cllr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Labour Party Representative, Dublin North Central
Wednesday June 9th 2010

Labour Party Representative for Dublin North Central, Cllr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanála today to reject the Dublin Port Company's application to infill and develop over 95 acres of the inner bay of Dublin. The Bord decided that part of the development would have taken place inside a special area of conservation under the EU Birds Directive, and would involve the permanent loss of wetland habitat.

‘I am delighted that An Bord Pleanála have made this decision and finally put to bed the decades old controversy over the proposed infill of Dublin Bay. Myself and my Labour Colleagues Bronwen Maher and Tommy Broughan have fought long and hard against the Port Company’s proposals over many years and we are thrilled that An Bord Pleanála has listened to our views.’ Cllr Ó Ríordáin said.

‘It is however disappointing that An Bord Pleanála declined to accept its own inspectors' recommendation to refuse permission on several other points, including the unacceptable risk of flooding of the Clontarf area,’ he continued.‘It is none the less gratifying that residents of Clontarf and Dubliners from further afield who enjoy the Bay can have faith in the planning process that it can work in favour of the interests of ordinary residents and the ecological heritage of Dublin,’ Cllr Ó Ríordáin concluded.