Central Area Committee

 

CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE 8th December 2009

Item 4613

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.

Report

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?

Reply:

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?

Reply:

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.

Area
No of Fines
Cabra
47
City Centre 8 – 4 shift
20
Phibsboro / Glasnevin
21
North East Inner CIty
52
City Centre 5 over 7 shift
8
City Centre 5 over 7 shift
16
City Centre 5 over 7 shift
10

 

 

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?

Reply:

Sean McDermott Street

Opening Hours:
Monday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am – 9pm
Wednesday 7am – 9pm
Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm

Finance
Budgeted expenditure 2009:
Relief Attendants € 77,970
Wages €205,252
Running Costs €174,100
Total €457,322

Budgeted Income 2009:
Income € 45,000

Crumlin

Opening Hours:
Monday 9am – 8.30pm
Tuesday 10am – 8.30pm
Wednesday 10am – 8pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 11am – 9pm
Saturday 9.30am – 7pm

Finance
Budgeted expenditure 2009:
Relief Attendants € 77,970
Wages €183,598
Running Costs €130,800
€392,368

Budgeted Income 2009:
Income €79,000

Coolock

Opening Hours:
Monday 10am – 9pm
Tuesday 10 – 9pm
Wednesday 10am – 8pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm

Finance
Budgeted expenditure 2009:
Relief Attendants € 77,970
Wages €174,900
Running Costs €206,989
Total €459,859

Budgeted Income 2009:
Income € 73,000

 

 

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?
Reply:

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 ?

Reply:

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 .

Reply:

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.