Stoneybatter residents have contacted me expressing concern about the possibility of the Dublin Fire Brigade Depot on Stable Lane, just off North Brunswick Street being sold by Dublin City Council. These concerns arose because of the level of development taking place on sites located near to the CIty Council owned site. In order to address these concerns, I sought certainty on the matter from the Chief Executive and raised the issue at the November meeting of the Council.
The Chief Executive’s response advised that Dublin Fire Brigade uses the site on Stable Lane for its workshop, garage, stores, laundry. The Fire Brigade also uses it for the sterilisation of its equipment and Ambulances. The reserve fleet is located at this facility. The Chief Executive has now confirmed to me that Dublin Fire Brigade will continue to use these vital facilities “until alternative arrangements are made”. I will continue to monitor developments in this regard across the coming months and will keep Stoneybatter residents fully updated.