These were some of the issues Dublin City Councillors discussed at recent meetings of their South East Area committee and arts and leisure committee.
Council Briefs: On a Promenade in Sandymount, and a Congested Road in Donnybrook
At recent meetings, councillors for the southside of the city debated three possible transport changes – two proposed in the shorter-term and one further in the future.
Council Briefs: Smells in Sandymount, and Prettier Playgrounds
A “shocking” smell at Sandymount Strand and a playground at Harold’s Cross Park were among the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a recent meeting.
In Sandymount, Some Dream of Putting a Martello Tower to Use
The tower has been lying vacant since the 1990s, and some locals want to see it brought back to life. The question is what to do with it, exactly.
Council Looks to Track Down What’s Polluting Water at City Beaches
The Environmental Protection Agency rates the water quality at Sandymount Strand and Merrion Strand as “poor”. The council and others are looking more closely at what, or who, is to blame.
Council Briefs: Housing on Depot Sites, Sandymount Green, and More Family Hubs
At meetings at City Hall this week, councillors talked about changes in plans for how to use council land, possible traffic changes around Sandymount Green, and the roll-out of more “hubs” for homeless families.
After 25 Years of Asking, Councillors Hope for Traffic Plan for Sandymount Green
“What you have here is a late-19th-century design in a modern setting,” says local resident John O’Reilly, of the compact green and narrow roads around it. “So everyday it’s a clog.”
Frank: We Need More Than a Wall in Clontarf
We can’t kick everybody out of Clontarf and Sandymount. So we’d better have a good plan for how to protect them from flooding, which means more than building a view-blocking wall.
Poolbeg and Joe McCarthy’s €5 Million Question
Sandymount resident Joe McCarthy keeps asking the same question: three percent of what? He thinks the answer could be worth nearly €5 million.