It’s running a public consultation on how to improve the public space along the Liffey riverfront from the Samuel Beckett Bridge to Britain Quay.
“I am conscious of the fact that delivery under previous Capital Programmes over recent years has been disappointing,” said the council Chief Executive Owen Keegan, in the report.
The 5km stretch of the canal between Kylemore Road and Portobello could become a “community blueway”, according to a new council-commissioned report.
“The strong Irish sunlight, the cloudy backdrop and the jacket worn by one of the boaters summarise how I think summers are in this city.”
Many people may react to talk of millimetres per year by thinking they’re small numbers. But “it’s a real transformation in terms of how frequently you get flooded”.
That way they wouldn’t have to walk as far as Phibsboro or Broombridge to get across to the nice, green canalside path.
In this month’s South East Area Committee meeting, councillors discussed the proposed Liffey swimming pool, the Moorehead Report, and the use of kissing gates.
Unsafe levels of E. coli and enterococci, which can cause severe illness, have been recorded in the water around Grand Canal Basin this year.
“I wanted to pick out a few heads I see braving the icy waters if the Irish Sea on a daily basis.”
The council, which owns the mill, is planning a public consultation on what to do with it. One group is already working on a plan to restore it to its original use.