15 new trees for Rialto: the plans

Dublin City Council is working to plant more street trees and bring more nature into the city. The Greens are strongly supportive and we are pushing the council to do more, along with budgeting for more parks, pocket forests, and greenery. Some planting has already been done in the Rialto area along Reuben Street, with …

Liffey Vale Biodiversity centre in Chapelizod & Islandbridge: latest

There’s a brilliant plan to build a biodiversity centre along the north bank of the Liffey, between Chapelizod and Islandbridge, just south of the Phoenix Park. The full project name is the “Cois Abhann Liffey Vale Biodiversity Centre”, which will restore and expand the historic Liffey Vale House, a beautiful Georgian building that has fallen …

Magazine Fort in Phoenix park renovation: latest news

There’s a plan to renovate the brilliant Magazine Fort, a bastion fort in the Phoenix Park. Built in 1785 (and added to over the years), it’s a brilliant building, but is in terrible condition. In October 2021, the Office of Public Works announced plans to renovate, restore, and protect the building. You can see some …

The Phoenix Park parking strategy: my thoughts

The draft Phoenix Park parking strategy was published today. It’s here, open for public consultation until 6th June. UPDATE: Neasa Hourigan TD, Cllr. Janet Horner, Feljin Jose and I put in a joint submission, which you can see here. I’ve put a summary of what’s in the plan below, which I’ll eventually work into a …

Swap AirBnB for housing on Thomas Street: my planning observation

There’s a planning application to convert commercial/office space on Thomas Street to AirBnB-style short-stay apartments. In essence, I think the plans to change from office to accommodation are positive, but regular housing (for rent or purchase) would be preferable and more in line with city policy – especially given Ireland’s housing shortage. UPDATE: Dublin City …

Latest update: new Liffey bridge for War Memorial Gardens

A new bridge is planned to go from the War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge/Chapelizod across the Liffey. The Office of Public Works (OPW) are responsible. I keep this webpage updated with the latest information on the project. The latest update (26th February 2024) is that a formal planning application for the bridge has been submitted. …

Public event: the Future of the Iveagh Markets

The Iveagh Markets are crumbling, but we’re working to save them and eventually get them reopened. To look at the past, present and future of the markets, Patrick Costello and I are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 14th March 2023, at 7:30pm in the Digital Hub. We’ll be meeting in the ID8 Studio, 157 …