Co-Living application for Kilmainham: why it should be rejected

Below is an observation I submitted against a co-livng plan for the Carrigan’s Pub site on Old Kilmainham. I would like to see the site developed, but think that co-living is a bad housing model. Update: Dublin City Council rightly rejected the application in March 2021. You can read their five reasons why here. Frustratingly, …

Player Wills: towering above the reasonable

Below is an observation I submitted on the proposals for the Player Wills site, a large site being developed by property developer Hines. As the plans are so large, it is going directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing the Council. You can see the full plans here. This ties in with a similar submission I made …

Phoenix Park car reduction plans would be “transformational”

New plans to reduce the number of cars in the Phoenix Park could be transformational”, local Green Party Councillor Michael Pidgeon has said. The initial study, released by the OPW today (Monday), calls for a series of changes to road access and gate opening, as part of a wider package to improve walking, cycling and …

What needs to change in the Bailey Gibson proposal

Below is an observation I am submitting on the proposals for the Bailey Gibson site, from property developer Hines. As the site is so large, it is going directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing the Council. You can see the full plans here. Note: Since initially publishing this post, I have updated the document with …

Stop motor traffic through Phoenix Park, say local Greens

Press release: Motor traffic going through the Phoenix Park should be stopped, according to local Green Party representatives today (Thursday). The elected representatives are calling on the OPW to prevent private motor traffic from using the park as a thoroughfare, instead only allowing access to park facilities, institutions, and existing parking spaces, which would accommodate …