Kerb Stone Granite

Question to City Manager – City Council Meeting 01/02/2010

Q4. COUNCILLOR BILL TORMEY

An Taisce and Dublin City Association have lobbied to get historic Dublin or Wicklow granite kerbing for the east side of Temple Lane Dublin 2 from Cecelia Street to the Temple Bar pub to replace the Chinese white granite which has recently been used on the basis that this will better preserve and enhance the character of the street and area. This would better accord with the stricture in the 2005 – 2011 Dublin City Development Plan which lists paved areas and streets with Granite kerbing “to be retained and restored and included in the City Council’s programme for Restoration. The Engineering Department has maintained that there is no more Wicklow or Dublin yellow granite in Marrowbone Lane or Glasnevin to use for this purpose. Where has the historic granite removed from O’Connell Street, St Stephens Green, Luas works at Harcourt St, Chancery St, Abbey St, Talbot St, Grattan Bridge gone? Is it possible to get historic Dublin granite for Temple Lane?


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