Shamrock Place planning application lodged

Leech Paper Ltd., 1A-1C, Shamrock Place, Dublin 1.

• Demolition of existing Leech Papers factory and associated site clearance.
• Construction of a Built to Let development, comprising:
– 48x 1 bedroom apartments,
– 12x 2 bedroom apartments, with private balconies,
• Building height of the development is 6 storeys.
• Car-parking spaces on the ground floor for 26x vehicles.
• 40x bicycle parking spaces.
• Internal landscaped courtyard with:
– Communal bin storage,
– ESB Sub-station,
– New boundary walls throughout and associated site development works.

The Planning reference number is 2467/17.

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The City Council has published details of another property that is available under the Choice Based scheme of Lettings.

This property is located on Merchant’s Road, East Wall and is a two bedroom house. As with other properties available through Choice Based Lettings, interested applicants can register their interest with the City Council office on Sean McDermott Street. Full details of the property are:

If you are interested in being considered for this house, contact the City Council or you can always touch base with me on 

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Available apartment in Spencer Dock

Dublin City Council’s Housing Officers have advised me that the following one bedroom apartment in Spencer Dock is now available under the Choice Based Lettings Scheme.

If you are interested in being  considered for this apartment, make sure to contact the Sean McDermott Street Council Office before 4pm on Monday, April 3rd next. 

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Stoneybatter Matters – Spring 2017


Twelve months ago, I reported to you that the Roads Maintenance Division of Dublin City Council agreed to undertake a programme of rolling improvements to Stoneybatter roads and footpaths. 2016 saw works take place on Sigurd Road, Ivan Street, Halliday Road and a new footpath built along Arbour Hill. Following representations I made in recent months, funding has been secured to undertake works enhancing the quality of road surface on Sitric Road, Ard Righ Place, Aughrim Street (between St. Joseph’s Road and the junction with Manor Street) and on Manor Street itself. I have also secured money to enable the footpaths between Arbour Hill Church and Manor Street to be rebuilt. The total cost of these improvement works is €166,000 and tenders will shortly be sought by the City Council to enable the improvements to begin across the summer.

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North Wall Matters – Spring 2017

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL’S HOUSING ASSESSMENT OF NEED – DEADLINE LOOMING!!Last Summer, the Housing Department of Dublin City Council began a process of reviewing the housing list. The purpose of this review was twofold. Firstly, to make sure the Council’s records were fully up to date. Secondly, to ensure those who previously applied for housing, still need and want to be considered for housing with Dublin City Council. Therefore, all applicants were written to and asked to complete an updated housing assessment of need. The Housing Department wrote to applicants on two further occasions requesting that the assessment of need be completed and returned. Anyone who previously applied for housing but failed to respond to the questionnaire, now run the risk of being removed from the housing list. So, if you did not fill out the housing assessment of need last year, you have until MARCH 31st to complete it and return the application to Dublin City Council. If you have any questions or queries about the housing assessment of need, please get in touch with me. If you miss this chance, you will have no choice but to make a fresh application with Dublin City Council.

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Dublin City Council further blocks Stoneybatter Local Area Plan

The recent Stoneybatter Matters public meeting organised by myself and Minister Paschal Donohoe heard from numerous local residents who support our argument for a statutory Stoneybatter Local Area Plan.

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Ever since Dublin City council published details of Option 7 as its preferred route for Liffey Cycle Route along the Quays, back in October, I have been highlighting the potential impact this plan would have on the residential neighbourhoods of Stoneybatter, Church Street, Arbour Hill, Montpelier, Infirmary Road and Phibsborough.

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