Five Lamps Planning Application (4196/17)


158 – 178 North Strand road and 115 Seville Place, Five Lamps, Dublin 1.


  • Permission for the Development adjacent to existing protected structures.

  • The application comprises of alteration, revision and extension to the existing planning permission as contained in 2882/15.

  • The principle changes involve the compliance with condition 4 of the 2882/15 planning permission.

  • It is proposed to add one duplex two bedroom apartment to the previously granted 10 one bedroom units.

  • The application proposes the removal of a surplus lift shaft and a rationalisation of floor space and layout to comply with current standards.

  • Adjustments are proposed to the elevations and balconies.

  • NO changes are proposed within this application to the height of the planned development as outlined in the 2882/15 planning permission.




This application was lodged on November 6th 2017 and the deadline for anyone to lodge an observation or to make a submission on the planning application is December 11th next.

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Blessington Street planning application

An application seeking planning permission has been submitted to Dublin City Council for the protected structure at 42 & 43 Blessington Street, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

The application was lodged on November 6th last and it seeks to change the commercial nature of the existing buildings to residential use. The application, should it be successful, would see a new extension built replacing the existing single stores at the rear to develop 28 aparthotels. The deadline for submissions or observations to be lodged with the Planning Department of Dublin City Council is December 11th next.

In the event that you would like to meet with officials of the Planning Department of Dublin City Council to discuss this application and any concerns, which you may have, I will be more than happy to set up a meeting for you and other residents to engage directly with those Council officials.

If you have any questions or queries about any aspect of this planning application, please contact me at

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Rathdown Road & District Matters – Winter 2017


Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education & Skills has advised me that following the decision of An Bord Pleanala to agree to a three stream school or twenty-four classroom, building on the Grangegorman campus, the school building project is being advanced. The project has been devolved to the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) for delivery. Currently, the project is at Stage 2(a) of the architectural planning process, which is the detailed design stage. From the information shared with me by the Department of Education, I understand that a planning application is being worked on by the Grangegorman Development Agency. A draft planning application will be submitted to the Department for Education for examination and approval later this year. Before that application is lodged with the Planning Department of Dublin City Council, I will work to update you further.

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North East Inner City Public Lighting Improvement works

As part of the funding provided by our Fine Gael-led Government for the North East Inner City Project Office, Dublin City Council has completed an upgrade of public lighting in the area. These upgrade works include:

  • Painting of Lamp Standards,
  • Replacement of existing brackets,
  • Installation of lanterns with new brackets and LED luminaries.

The initial focus of this work was on North Strand Road, Amiens Street, Ballybough Road and Summerhill Parade.

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The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. All adult residents in the city have the right to vote in Local, European and General Elections as well as Referenda. If you want your voice to be heard be voting, make sure that you are on the Electoral Register. Email me at if you are uncertain as to whether you are registered and I can find that out for you. If you are not registered, I can send you a voter registration form which is easy to complete. The deadline for you to be registered at November 25th 2017. By making sure you are registered, you can ensure that your vote counts and your voice is heard at the next election or in forthcoming Referenda!

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

Phibsborough Post Office is NOT CLOSING!


Contrary to recent rumours and scaremongering by some politicians, the An Post Office on the North Circular Road is NOT CLOSING and local services are not being reduced. Senior management in An Post have decided to convert the Phibsborough Post Office from being one run directly by the company to one being run by a contractor. Our local Minister, Paschal Donohoe T.D. secured a commitment from An Post that this change “will not in any way change the range or extent of the services offered” in Phibsborough Post Office. Both myself and Minister Paschal Donohoe will work together with the local community to ensure that this commitment from An Post to provide Phibsborough with the “highest level of services for the future” is honoured and implemented in full. In addition to this, An Post have confirmed to Minister Donohoe and I that no losses in employment numbers are envisaged with existing staff in the Phibsborough An Post office having a number of options open to them, including the opportunity to continue working in the office or elsewhere within An Post. Let me once again, reiterate that Phibsborough Post Office is NOT CLOSING!

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Update from City Hall – November City Council

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