Tag Archives: Dublin City

Kevin Heffernan by Sean Moran – Accurate

‘He gave everything he possibly could to whatever he was doing. To be one point ahead at the end’

Kevin Heffernan’s enduring legacy is a vibrant GAA in his own beloved city, writes SEAN MORAN, GAA correspondent.

THE DEATH has taken place of Kevin Heffernan, one of the most important figures in the history of the GAA. The former Dublin All-Ireland winning player and manager passed away yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness.

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Parnell International New-Irish Town Proposal


In his inaugural address to the Dublin and the City Council, the Lord Mayor Councillor Gerry Breen gallantly broached the idea of a China Town at Parnell Street.

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Christine Buckley for Freedom of Dublin City

I will bring this to the Fine Gael Group and propose the granting of this signal honour to a remarkable woman. I will ask Enda Kenny to support this also.

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Blind Nationalism and Queen Elizabeth 11

‘I am writing to you in relation to a motion which has been submitted by
Councillor Louise Minihan in opposition to a British state visit by the
‘British Queen’ to the twenty six counties. I am totally opposed to such a visit and am calling on you support the motion when it comes up for debate and vote. I trust that you will publicly support both the motion and the sentiment contained within it.’

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Dublin Mayor Bill

DRA delegation meeting with Meeting with Minister Gormley – Summary Report

Comments of Minister Gormley

Minister Gormley stated that the Dublin Mayor and Regional Authority Bill
will go before the Cabinet on Tuesday 20/7/10 and will be published

He commented that the DEM (Directly Elected Mayor) has the potential to be good for Dublin City and he stated that the main purpose of the DEM is to empower an individual to manage certain issues in the Dublin region and it is important that the legislation for this is right. In this regard, the views of councillors to this proposal are important especially on issues such as structure, etc. He wanted to have constructive engagement, especially with the DRA, and stated that any good ideas brought forward will be taken on board.

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NRA – M50

Kerb Stone Granite

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


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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Water Supply Difficulties January 2010

For water supply purposes Dublin is treated as a Region covering the counties of Dublin South, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin City.

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Domestic waste charges in Dublin City for 2010

Service 2010 2009
Standing charges per 240l bin volume €96 €91
Standing changes per 140l bin volume €78 €74
Lift charges 240l €6 €5.40
Brown bin €2 €2
Bag label €3 €2.90

If the bill is paid within 2 weeks of issue, there will be one free lift in the following quarter and this is a total of four free lifts per year for prompt payers. The cost of this is €1 million per year and funded by a
reduction of bad debts of €1 million.

The waiver will remain on the standing charge with cost of each transaction (bin lift or bag label) borne by the householder.