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Ferrymans Crossing / Bellmans Walk Matters

Since the start of the year, enabling works have been ongoing in advance of the major construction phase of the new cycle and pedestrian greenway along the Royal Canal. Following this, householders on Ferryman’s Crossing and Bellmans’ Walk have contacted me requesting that consideration be given to the replacement of the existing damaged railings along the Canal with a more permanent structure. Some have suggested that a wall be built, especially as it would give greater protection and provide an enhanced level of security for those residents whose homes and back gardens face onto the Canal. Therefore, as your local Councillor, I have:

• Highlighted these concerns at the North-East Inner City Policing Matters Public Meeting, I organised, in East Wall last Wednesday with Superintendent Gerry Murphy from Store Street.

o This issue will now remain on the agenda of the Gardaí over the coming months.

• Currently organising for Senior Engineers from the Transportation Department of Dublin City Council to meet on site with the Local Area Manager, based on Sean McDermott Street to examine the feasibility of such a permanent structure – like a wall.

o Following this meeting, I will circulate an update and organise any follow-up meeting with local residents that may be required, in my role as Chairman of the North Inner City Policing Committee.


Concerns about the condition of the footpath on Ferryman’s Crossing were also raised with me. In response, I contacted Ronan Connolly, Senior Engineer in the Roads Maintenance Department requesting that repairs to damaged sections of the path be carried out as quickly as possible. I received confirmation this morning that these works will now be prioritised.

The Access to Apprenticeship Programme is aimed at young men and women aged 16 to 24 living in Dublin who experience social and economic barriers. The Programme provides an opportunity for young people to;

  • Sample a range of apprenticeships in; Construction, Engineering, Electrical, Motor and Aviation industries.
  • Prepare their CV and interview skill
  • Undertake two weeks work experience
  • Health & Safety and Safe Pass Certificate
  • It is a 12 week full time course commencing in April 2019.

The purpose of the programme is to progress young people into apprenticeships. The closing date for applications is Friday the 8th of March 2019 at 1p.m. I strongly recommend starting the application as soon as possible as it could take some time to get the required documentation together. Once applications are completed please send them to;

  • Therese Fitzgerald, Programme Officer Access to Apprenticeship, TU Dublin Bolton St (Formerly DIT Bolton St), Dublin 1, D01 K822.

For anyone interested in future intakes you can register your interest by following this link:
If you have any queries re the Access to Apprenticeship Programme or the application form please contact or ring (089) 219 3691.


North Wall

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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