Junior Apprenticeships on offer in Dublin City Council


Dublin City Council invites applications for Junior Apprenticeships in the following four crafts:

  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Electrical
  • Brick and Stonelaying


Further information on each craft is available on the national Apprenticeship website: http://www.apprenticeship.ie


Candidates must apply through the link provided below. An e-mail address is essential in order to complete the online application form.


Dublin City Council will shortlist candidates by means of Apprenticeship Suitability Assessment. Shortly after successfully completing the application form, candidates will be emailed a link to the assessment website. Candidates will have five days to complete this assessment.


Candidates are advised to read the Candidate Information Booklet below fully before making their application:

  • Junior Apprenticeship Information booklet
  • Additional Candidate Information Booklet
  • Notes on Completing the Online Application Form
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Planned expansion of 30km/ph in Dublin City

The Transportation Strategic Policy Committee will begin the process of considering whether to expand the areas included in the 30 km/ph speed limit within Dublin City.

As outlined at the November 2017 Transportation SPC Meeting, Dublin City Council has committed to a review of the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws this year. Included in the draft Dublin City Council Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2018, is the third phase of the 30 km/h speed limit roll out, highlighted in red, which has included a review of the arterial routes around the city and also examined additional areas for inclusion in the 30 km/h zones. Dublin City Council has also included in this review a pilot scheme where the periodic speed limit of 30 km/h would be introduced outside Schools on Arterial Routes which are unlikely to have the speed limit reduced on a full time basis.

Arterial Routes Review:

Having reviewed the Arterial Route Network around the city taking factors such as road legibility (layout), road classification, length of road etc into account, Dublin City Council is only reducing the speed on one arterial route. The change will see the speed limit of 60 km/h on the Howth Road between Brookwood Avenue / Sybil Hill junction to the junction with Ennafort Road / Cill Eanna reduced to 50 km/h (this section of road has been removed from the Second Schedule).

30 km/h Zone Expansion:

Based on the success of the first and second phases introduced last year, Dublin City Council is proceeding with a proposed expansion of the 30 km/h Zones. This expansion will not only focus on the core reasons for the speed limit but also take cognisance of the many representations received over the course of the last year. It is planned to proceed where possible and expand the zones organically providing consistency throughout various areas as motorists move through them. A revised map is attached to this report outlining the existing and new proposed 30 km/h zones. A pdf version is also attached where areas can be more closely examined by interested parties. The proposal includes 12 additional zones on the south city and 19 on the North city.

Periodic Speed Limit:

Finally, Dublin City Council will also be proposing the introduction of a periodic speed limit of 30 km/h outside schools on Arterial routes where the reduction of the speed limit is unlikely on a full time basis. In this review there are five schools to be included in the pilot scheme, entries 4 to 8 inclusive highlighted in red in the Fifth Schedule, and based on the successfulness and the availability of funding, the scheme will be expanded in future phases.

Recommendation: It is recommended that the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee refer the Draft Dublin City Council Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2018 to the full City Council for approval to initiate the public consultation process.

Should the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee adopt this Report tomorrow (April 19th) then it will be the May City Council meeting which initiate a public consultation on the matter. Please let me know what you think of the proposal by emailing me at raymcadam@gmail.com.

Posted in Arbour Hill, Ballybough, Church Street, City Centre, Clonliffe Road, East Wall, Grangegorman, Montpelier, North Circular Road, North Strand, North Wall, Phibsborough, Quays, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Transportation | Leave a comment




194, 196, 198, 200, 202 Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3.




• Development comprises demolition of fire damaged / derelict properties at 198 & 200 Clonliffe Road.

• Repair and reconstruction and alteration of 202 Clonliffe Road.

◦ Providing 1x 1 bedroom ground floor garden apartment

◦ 1x 3 bedroom 2 storey duplex apartment

• Construction of:

◦ 11x 3 storey terraced dwellings

◦ 2x 3 bedroom units

◦ 9x 4 bedroom units

◦ 4x 3 bedroom 3 storey mews dwellings with integrated parking garage.

• Construction of internal access road, street lighting, landscaping, boundary walls and associated works.



The Planning reference number is 2634/18.

This planning application was lodged on April 3rd 2018. Should you wish to see the full application it is available online at www.dublincity.ie. The summary above is only a brief outline of some of the particulars of the application and not an exhaustive list.

Should you wish to submit an objection, please submit your objection in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 inclusive of the €20 fee before May 7th 2018.

I am also arranging for a briefing for local residents with officials in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let me know.

If you or your family have any questions or queries arising from the details provided above, please contact me at raymcadam@gmail.com.

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Planning permission granted for former Tax Office Building

An Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Tax Office building on Chancery Street.

I welcome this decision. The former Tax Office building site has in recent years been a magnet for anti social and criminal behavior in recent years. The Gardai and Dublin City Council have had to take action in that time to ensure the site is better secured to prevent it from being used as a home for drug use and intimidation. Owners of the site have assisted in this manner, especially in recent months.

Now that planning permission has been granted, I will continue to liaise with the site owners and local residents to ensure the redevelopment is advanced as quickly as possible but also in a way that does not negatively impact local householders. It is imperative that works take place immediately to clean up the site from an environmental perspective and remove drug materials and other items that may be on site.

The site owners have committed to me that this will now take place which will be followed by demolition, which is hoped will start within the next two to three weeks. Again, the site owners have committed that the contractors selected to undertake the demolition and subsequent construction works will engage directly with local residents in advance and throughout these works.

In all, I believe the redevelopment of the former Tax Office building is a welcome step for the Chancery Street area. However, as the local Councillor, I will continue to work with the site owners, selected contractors and residents to ensure these works do not disrupt or negative impact upon them and that this redevelopment is of benefit to all in the area.

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Phibsborough Roads Re-surfacing Programme 2018

Twelve months ago, I worked to secure funding that enabled Dublin City Council to complete re-surfacing works along Avondale Avenue, The Boro, Phibsborough Avenue and Spire View. As Chairman of the North Inner City Area Committee of Dublin City Council, I have been working with my colleagues and officials within the Council to secure funding for road improvements in Phibsborough across 2018. This funding will allow for the following works to be undertaken, including:

• Re-surfacing of Arranmore Avenue.

• Re-surfacing of Josephine Avenue.

• Re-surfacing of Leo Avenue.

• Re-surfacing on Berkeley Road at the following junctions:

– With Geraldine Street.

– With Berkeley Place.

• Re-surfacing of Dorset Street, between North Frederick Street and Gardiner Street.

Huge work is being carried out by Residents’ Associations and Community Groups and as your LOCAL Councillor and Chairman of the North Inner City Area Committee, I wanted to make sure that Dublin City Council supplements this work by providing for these enhancements to take place. If you or your family have any questions or queries arising from the details provided above, please contact me at raymcadam@gmail.com.

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As Chairman of the City Council’s North Inner City Area Committee, I receive a monthly report from the North East Inner City Programme Office detailing the work that is being undertaken under the remit of the Taskforce set up by the former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. and supported by his successor, Leo Varadkar T.D., local Minister Paschal Donohoe T.D. and by our Fine Gael Government. In March, the Programme Implementation Board chaired by Michael Stone approved approximately €1.507M of the €2.5M 2018 RAPID funding allocated to the NEIC Initiative by the Department of Rural & Community Development.

The new proposals approved at the March meeting of the Board are as follows:


Sub-Group 1 – Tackling Crime and Drugs:

  • Community Action Network (CAN) €8,000 – to fund a dialogue process to build positive relationships between young people and local Gardaí in the NEIC including preparation of report setting out the process and issues arising.
  • Hands on Peer Education (HOPE) €9,000 – To fund counseling, acupuncture and massage therapies services to provide 360 client sessions until end 2018.
  • Extension of Garda CCTV €150,000 – To fund extension to a further 6 – 8 locations in addition to 13 locations funded in 2017. Preliminary scoping work is currently underway on the proposed new locations.

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April 2018 City Council meeting REPORT

Tonight, I took the opportunity to raise a variety of issues with City Council management including public housing provision, the new City Library, construction of the Royal Canal Greenway and the current status of the Liffey Cycle Route.

Let me update you on each matter in turn.

1.Liffey Cycle Route –

Senior Engineers responded to my enquiries advising that the National Transport Authority will provide a preferred option for our consideration. Councillors will have to determine whether that ‘preferred route’ is to be advanced to construction. I understand that a formal statutory consultation will then take place. I know this is a matter of great concern to residents across Stoneybatter, Church Street and Phibsborough. I’ll make sure to keep you fully updated.


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