Dublin City Council Housing Needs Assessment 2018

In accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, Dublin City Council is undertaking an assessment of housing needs for 2018. With that in mind, officials from the Housing Department will be writing to certain applicants currently on the housing list to reassess their eligibility for housing support.

All applicants must reply in full to this correspondence. Completed returns, with all necessary documentation enclosed, should be submitted to:

Dublin City Council,

Housing & Community Services Department,

Housing Allocations and Transfers Section,

Block 2, Floor 1,

Civic Offices,

Wood Quay,

Dublin 8.

Completed forms should be submitted in pre paid envelopes provided not later than Friday 13th April 2018.

If you have any particular questions or queries arising from this year’s Needs Assessment, please contact me by email at raymcadam@gmail.com.

Alternatively, you can speak with officials in the Housing Department directly at (01) 222 2201 or email them at housingallocations@dublincity.ie.

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North Inner City Graffiti Removal – April 2018 Report

Dublin City Council has arranged for graffiti to be removed on sites and buildings across the North Inner City. The majority of the graffiti is removed by the Waste Management Services Section of the Council but also by a Contractor employed by the City Council and through the Probation Service.

In March, graffiti was removed on the following streets:

  • North Strand Road, D.1
  • Marys Abbey, D.1
  • Summerhill, D.1
  • The hideout pub, D.1
  • Temple Street, D.1
  • Gardiner Row, D.1
  • Great Denmark Street, D.1
  • East Wall Road, D.3
  • Ballybough Bridge, D.3
  • Clonliffe Lane, D.3
  • St Marys Flats, D.7
  • NCR, D.7. beside the park
  • Blackhall Street, D.7
  • Wellington Street, D.7
  • Litton Lane, D.7
  • Marys Lane, D.7
  • Blessington Park, D.7
  • Hendrick Street, D.7
  • Hendrick Lane, D.7
  • Coke Lane, D.7
  • Lower Ormond Quay, D.7
  • St Marys Place North, D.7
  • Munster Street, D.7
  • Mountjoy Street/Lane, D.7
  • Little Britain Street, D.7
  • Royal Canal Bank, D7
  • Dominick Street Upper, D.7
  • Liberty Park, D.1
  • Fitzgibbon Lane, D.1
  • Mountjoy Parade, D.1
  • Belvedere Road, D.1
  • Grenville Street/Hill Street, D.1
  • Railway Street, D.1.
  • Clonliffe Road, D.3
  • Great Western Way, D.7
  • Constitution Hill, D.7
  • Phibsborough Avenue, D.7
  • Kellys Row, D.7
  • Berkeley Road, D.7
  • Aughrim Street, D.7
  • North Circular Road, D.7
  • Royal Canal, D.1
  • Royal Canal Bank, D.7
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Croke Park Community Update – April 2018

Julianne Savage, Community Officer with Croke Park updated me on local employment opportunities and other events planned in the stadium across the month of April.

Check out for yourself the full details below.

11 & 12 April 2018

Local Recruitment Drive

Aramark Ireland will be holding exclusive open recruitment evenings for local residents in Croke Park next week.

Find Out More

14 & 15 April 2018

Community Compost Scheme

Spring has sprung and for our avid local gardeners, Croke Park’s FREE community compost scheme takes place on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 April.

Find Out More

16 April 2018

Next Community Meeting

Croke Park’s next local community meeting will take place onMonday, 16 April 2018.  In addition to information sharing on the upcoming concerts in the stadium, there will be a discussion on a new community gain project for the area; a presentation from the Gardaí in Mountjoy Garda Station and some inspiration from local residents who organise community events & activities in the local area.

Find Out More

27 April 2018

Community Night

Croke Park will open its doors for the stadium’s inaugural Community Night onFriday, 27 April 2018 when hundreds of local residents will be able to enjoy FREE guided tours of Croke Park.

Find Out More

9-30 April 2018

Cúl Camp Registration 2018

Every year, Croke Park subsidises a very special cúl camp for 250 children living in the stadium’s 1.5km community area. It’s a fantastic summer experience for our youngest neighbours. This year’s camp will take place the9-13 July in Clonliffe College.

Find Out More

Stadium News – April 2018 Edition

The April 2018 of ‘Stadium News’  is currently being distributed to households throughout the community area.  “Stadium News” is Croke Park’s community newsletter which is distributed throughout the year to households in the stadium 1.5km community radius.

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Stoneybatter Irish Water mains replacement works.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Dublin City Council, will begin works to replace ageing water mains in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. This is a programme underway to provide the community with a more reliable water supply, remove old damaged pipes from the water network, improve water quality and reduce leakage.


The recent storm events and subsequent water shortage in the Greater Dublin Area has illustrated how fragile the current balance is in Dublin. Leakage coupled with increased demand brought on the need for night time water restrictions causing much discomfort for our customers in the affected communities. An integral element of Irish Waters strategic approach is to reduce leakage in the network. The targeted Leakage Reduction Programme will focus on the pipe work where the leakage is high. This programme will be delivered through a number of different work packages: water mains renewal, Find and Fix, First Fix Free Scheme, pressure management, and removal of shared and back yard services.


Irish Water began works in Dublin as part of the Leakage Reduction Programme in Sandymount in late 2017 and Rathgar in February 2018, areas of Dublin where the pipes date back to the early 1900s. The works to replace problematic water mains in both communities are progressing well.  The next areas of Dublin to benefit from the Leakage Reduction Programme are Cabra, Crumlin, Drumcondra, Glasnevin and Stoneybatter . These communities will benefit from the replacement of existing ageing public water mains, many of which are old cast iron mains also built in the early 1900’s. The works will also see the replacement of old damaged service connections.


Over the coming days, I will be distributing a short leaflet detailing the works due to take place and the expected timeframe for their completion.


If you have any particular questions or queries arising from the information here, please email me at raymcadam@gmail.com and I’ll endeavour to get that information for you.

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North Inner City Policing Matters – Public Meeting

Knowing that your home, your street and your community is safe from crime is essential for every household and resident. That is why many people, talking to me at their homes, have asked for more Gardai, more visible community policing and why more initiatives and policing measures are needed to counteract anti-social behaviour and other types of crime.

As Chairman of the Dublin Central Policing Division, I have been working with local Gardai officers and senior management in An Garda Síochána to secure more investment in resources and personnel. New Garda vehicles have been provided over the last number of years. I can now also confirm, following my meeting with the Assistant Garda Commissioner, Pat Leahy, that 40 new GARDAI have been allocated to our area. Furthermore, Assistant Commissioner Leahy has committed to me that each of these 40 new GARDAI will be assigned to Community Policing. To discuss these developments and other issues, I have therefore organized a public meeting on Wednesday, March 28th @ 7.30pm in the Holy Family Parish Centre on Prussia Street.

This meeting will focus on:

– The allocation of these 40 new GARDAI across the North Inner City.

Providing an update on the Small Areas Community Policing Initiative.

Policing in your area.

I hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday evening in the Holy Family Parish Centre from 7.30pm.

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Student Accommodation Planning Application lodged with Dublin City Council for North Circular Road site (2410/18)


296A, North Circular Road, Dublin 7 D07 C64K on the corner of North Circular Road and Avondale Road.


– Seeking permission for the change of office use to residential.

– Construction of 2x Student accommodation apartments.

– 9x Student bedrooms on first & second floors.

– Alterations to a portion of the rear return to elevate that portion of the roof and the existing roof level gantry, amendments to rear facing windows, new rooflight and all associated works




This application was lodged on March 5th 2018 and the deadline for anyone to lodge an observation or to make a submission on the planning application is April 9th next.

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Irish Water update on supply to North Inner City homes – (March 7th)

Good progress being made to restore water around the country as Irish Water continues pressure reductions to protect Dublin’s supply


• Irish Water and the four Dublin Local Authorities, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow County Councils had to act to protect homes and businesses in Dublin and avoid widespread outages in the capital

• Demand for drinking water outstripped the supply by of the daily usage of Cork City

• Pressure management will apply 8pm tonight to 6am

The aftermath of Storm Emma has had a significant impact on the water network around the country as the extreme cold damaged water treatment plants and has led to significant amount of pipe bursts. Local Authority crews have been on the ground working to make repairs and restore supply and significant progress has been made. In all 16,000 number of people outside Dublin are now without water and 37,000 are on restricted supply. Counties including Westmeath, Laois, Longford, Kildare and Donegal now have full supply restored thanks to work on the ground by the Local Authorities.

However, in Dublin the condition of the pipes where the average age is 80 years, significant leakage and increased demand has resulted in the need to reduce pressure overnight in a bid to allow reservoirs to fill and avoid daytime outages that would have a huge impact on homes, schools and business.

On Monday 5 March across the Dublin region, the demand for drinking water outstripped the supply by 28 million litres which is the equivalent of the daily usage of the population of Cork City.

The decision to reduce pressure across the Dublin network for a 12 hour period on Monday evening was one that was not taken lightly but we needed to ensure the city continued to function.


Following the first pressure reduction on Monday night from 7pm to 7am, Irish Water worked with the Local Authorities to assess the impact on our customers. Following feedback the pressure reduction time period was amended to 8pm to 6am on Tuesday night.

In comparing yesterday with the previous day, we can now attribute a significant factor in the reduced demand has been shutting off of running taps and broken pipes within premises. That factor is now resolved.

The balance can now be attributed to leaks, primarily on the network which will require a sustained program of work over weeks and months to reach pre Storm Emma levels, which were themselves too high and which we were working to reduce.

In the coming period, we will continue to drive maximum output from our production plants (though these would not be sustainable indefinitely). This leaves pressure restrictions as the last resort and this will be managed and hopefully moderated as the situation improves.

We were concerned on Tuesday of reports of some areas, particularly in the Rathmines, Rathgar, Milltown area being without water entirely. As a result this area was not subject to pressure reduction on Tuesday night. Persistent problems with water supply in these areas suggest that there are significant leaks in the area and leak detection and repair crews have been dispatched as a matter of urgency.

Some other areas on the extremities of the network such as Ballyboden and Mount Venus Road were also without water. Areas like this and ones on high ground will always be impacted more severely if pressure drops. If water does not recover Irish Water working with the local authorities will arrange an alternative water supply.

The restrictions over the past two nights have resulted in some improvement but we have a way to go. It is essential to allow our reservoirs to refill as repairs to bursts and leaks are underway.

Homes will have storage in their attic tanks and businesses should also have storage on site.  We expect that on high ground and on the extremities of the network, people will be more likely to experience some outages. Likewise in apartment blocks we are getting reports of water pressure being poor particularly on higher floors.

At present there are 22 Local Authority and contract specialised leak detection crews out across the Greater Dublin Area and 26 repair crews prioritising the most significant bursts and leaks first.

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