Central Area Committee
CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE 8th December 2009
Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry
That this Area Committee calls for the retention of the Sean McDermott St swimming pool as an important community facility in an area of high social depravation.
The closure of the pool at Sean McDermott Street is the recommended option to assist in achieving the savings required in the budget of the Culture, Recreation and Amenity Department. The proposal is based on the age of the pool, the level of usage and the financial burden the pool puts on Dublin City Councils resources.
Q29 Councillor Cieran Perry
In the light of the reply from the Office of Public Works to my question (Q24 ) at last month’s Central Area Committee meeting could the Manager ask the OPW to have the courtesy to inform the local elected representatives when they intend to close one of the gates in the Phoenix Park or work of a similar seriousness?
When the OPW notify Dublin City Council Traffic Management and Control Section of any proposed closures to gates into the Phoenix Park we will notify the Central Area office. The Central Area Office can then inform all Councillors of these developments.
Q30 Councillor Cieran Perry
Can the Manager provide a breakdown of the litter fines issued in the Central area in relation to Halloween? Can this breakdown include the local areas where the fines were issued?
We cannot provide details of what fines were attributed directly to Hallowe’en however the total fines issued in the Central Area in the month of October was 174 and the breakdown of the areas in which these fines were issued is as follows.
Q31 Councillor Cieran Perry
Can the Manager provide a detailed breakdown of all costs associated with the running of the three swimming pools in Sean McDermott St, Crumlin and Coolock? Can he also provide a breakdown of all income for the three pools?
Sean McDermott Street
Q32 Councillor Cieran Perry
Can the Manager provide
details of the next phase of the planning process in relation to the proposed
Flyover at Reilly’s Bridge? Can he outline the future involvement
of Dublin City Council?
The next stage of the planning process for progressing the construction of ‘Reilly’s Bridge’ is for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be prepared for submission to An Bord Pleanála requesting approval. Part of this procedure involves public consultation with a newspaper advertisement informing the public where they may inspect or purchase the Environmental Impact Statement for a period of not less than 6 weeks and inviting the making of submissions and observations to An Bord Pleanála during that timeframe. A decision should be made towards the latter half of 2010.
Iarnród Eireann is procuring the design and construction of the bridge and will also provide the funding for it.
Q33 Councillor Cieran Perry
Can the Manager provide an update to the question (Q32) I asked at the October Central Area Committee meeting in relation to the trespass and damage to the Parkside Community Centre in Cabra on Saturday 12th September ?
The CCTV footage has been sent to Cabra Garda station. The individuals identified on the CCTV footage have been interviewed by An Garda Siochana. DublinCity Council are currently awaiting the outcome of this investigation.
Q34 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Manager provide an update to the question (Q44) I asked at the July Central Area Meeting in relation to Development fees owed to Dublin City Council in the Central Area .
To date a total of €192 million has been collected in financial contributions. A total of €24 million is due. The scheme is city wide and does not operate on an areas basis.