Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager                           City Council Meeting 01/07/2013

 

Q98.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager clarify Dublin City Council parking permit policy? A resident in Nicholas House, Patrick Street, Dublin 8 has contacted me to complain that they have been told that they are not entitled to a permit because they reside in an apartment. This apartment complex has no off street parking provided. As local householders are entitled to parking permits it would appear that DCC policy is unfair to apartment dwellers.    

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws, 2012, govern the issue of residents’ parking permits and set out the limits and eligibility and entitlement to residents parking permits.  Bye-Law 22(5e) states “where the building consists of more than 4 housing units and is located in a heavy demand zone, residents shall not be eligible for residents’ parking permits”. A heavy demand zone is defined in the  bye-laws as “a residential parking permit zone where either the number of residents’ parking permits that have been issued for the zone exceeds 65% of the total number of on-road residential parking places in the zone or where that number is less than or equal to 65% of the total number of on-road residential parking place in the zone and a proposed extension in eligibility for permits would result in 85% of the total number of on-road residential parking places in the zone being breached”.

Nicholas House is one of several purpose built apartment buildings located on Patrick Street, Dublin 8.  Nicholas House itself consists of 6+ apartments. There is no residential parking permit scheme in operation at present on Patrick Street.  Residents of these apartment buildings would therefore have to be considered for permits for adjacent streets. Unfortunately, due to the very high volume of purpose built apartments located on Patrick Street versus the limited parking availability on adjacent streets, it is not possible to consider applications for parking permits from residents of Nicholas House or any of the apartment buildings located on Patrick Street as they do not qualify in accordance with the Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2012.

 

Q99.    COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager provide an update to my Q.126 to the September 2012 Council Meeting in relation to the Donegan v DCC Supreme Court decision? Have further discussions taken place with external agencies or bodies and has the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government proposed any new legislation?  

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
Discussions have taken place between the Housing & Residential Services Department and the DOECLG to discuss the implications and difficulties potentially arising from the Donegan decision. It is understood that it is the intention of the DOECLG to address the issues in proposed legislation: however such details are not known to Dublin City Council - the preparation and drafting of legislation is a matter for the Minister and the appropriate officials of the Attorney General’s office.

In the meantime DCC continues to manage its housing stock as mandated under the legislation

 

Q100.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            As the National Competent Authority for the National Transfrontier Waste Shipment Office for Ireland does Dublin City Council have any financial responsibility for the detection, transport or disposal of illegal hazardous waste apart from staffing costs?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The National Transfrontier Waste Shipment Office is fully funded through charges raised from exporters, importers, brokers and dealers of waste. The charges cover the operating costs of the Office, including DCC staff administration and enforcement salary costs. The Office operates as cost neutral to Dublin City Council.

Q101.  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
            Can the Manager detail the membership of the Digital Leadership Forum which has been developing the Digital Dublin Masterplan?

 

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY: 

The following are the members of the Digital Leadership Forum:


Mark

Bennett

Dublin City Council (green Business)

Dominic

Byrne

Fingal County Council

Paul

Carroll

DigiWomen (Intern)

Eoin

Costello

Deep Pool

Martin

Curley

Intel

Paul

Dunne

Digital Skills academy

Sean

Fallon

Dublin City Council (Int Rel)

Peter

Finnegan

Dublin City Council (Economy/Int Rel)

Edel

Flynn

The Digital Hub

Tim

Gleeson

BT

Ben

Hurley

NDRC

Albert

Jordan

Dept of Comms

Mary Rose

Lyons

Blogger/Brightspark Consulting

Philip

Maguire

Dublin City Council

Kevin

Marshall

Microsoft

Sarah

Moloney

Dublin City Council

Joan

Mulvihill

Irish Internet Association

Deirdre

NiRaghallaigh

Dublin City Council (The Studio)

Naoise

Ó Muirí

Elected Member, Dublin City Council

Ann

O'Dea

Silicon Republic

David

Prendergast

INTEL LABS

Sean

Purcell

Dublin City Council (EDU)

Oisín

Quinn

Lord Mayor

Kieran

Rose

Dublin City Council (Int Rel/Research)

Johnny

Ryan

Irish Times

Pauline

Sargent

DigiWomen

Annette

Soraine

CISCO Ire

Didzis

Vilcans

Google

Susan

Whyte

Electric Ireland

Julie

Byrne

Bell Labs Ireland & UK/Alcatel Lucent

Vinny

Cahill

TCD

Edward

Conmy

Digital Times

Brian

Curtis

Dublin City Council (ICT)

John

Donovan

DIT

John

Doyle

European Commission

Leo

Duffy

Yellowstone

Sue

Dukes

Google

Derek

Finnerty

Storm Technology Limited

Dave

Fleming

CitiBank

Nina

Gallagher

Accenture

Bríd

Horan

Electric Ireland

Brian

Jones

Accenture

Tom

Kelly

Enterprise Ireland

Mick

Keyes

HP

Paul

Lynam

SIEMENS

Rowan

McGrath

BT

Mary

McNally

Fujitsu

Les

Moore

Dublin City Council (Parks)

Kate

O’Sullivan

UPC

Noel

O'Connor

DCU

Sean

O'Donnell

Bord Gais

Karl

O'Leary

Microsoft

Ray

O'Neill

NUI Maynooth

Liam

Reid

Diago /Guinness

Gavin

Smith

UPC