Tag Archives: Dublin City Council


This morning.

Via Dublin City Council:

We have today launched a new tool for members of the public to rate traffic signals in the city.

Rate My Signals‘ is a new web map tool that allows road users to provide feedback on their experience of the traffic signals they come in contact with as part of their daily commute and travel through the city.

The Traffic Control team in DCC’s Civics office will use the analytics generated from the feedback to improve how they operate the City’s traffic signals.


Rate My Signals (DCC)

Rate My Signal (Rate My Service)

This afternoon.

Parnell Square. Dublin 1.

Giggles the Clown, Deputy Lord Mayor Deirdre Heney and Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan the Klown at the launch of the inaugural Lá Mór na Gaeilge happening on May 1.

The initiative of DCC and Conradh na Gaeilge is a ‘celebration of the diversity of Irish language speakers in the capital’.

All levels of Irish welcome.

You’ll be relieved to hear.


This afternoon.

From left: Johnny the Juggler; Barry Lyons (guitar); Adam Ó Faolán (bouzouki); Giggles the clown; stilt walker Emer Phelan and dancers Isabel Nic Craith and Cara Nic Raghnaill both from Glasnaíon (Glasnevin).

Lá Mór na Gaeilg



St Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8 (north of St Patrick’s Cathedral).

The ‘Books and Browsables’ Market.

Taking place every Sunday from 11am-4pm.

Joanna writes:

Dublin City Council is calling on self-published authors to get in touch if they would like to be featured in the market in St Patrick’s Park.

It features a large selection of both new and second-hand books for long-time literature lovers and emerging enthusiasts, eager to discover the magic of storytelling.

The ‘Books and Browsables’ market regularly features self-published authors and small, independent publishers. Dublin City Council welcomes approaches from authors in that category who would like to sell and promote their work.

In addition to books, there are also lots of curiosities available to peruse in the market. From vintage maps and vinyl records to amazing antiques, retro toys and artwork, there’s plenty to capture the imagination.

A particularly environmentally-conscious element of the market comes in the form of upcycled and vintage clothing, which will be of interest to Dublin’s increasing number of sustainable fashion fans.

Complimented by a literary walk in the park, the park tearooms, toilets and a playground the market has everything for families to enjoy a day out.

So why not pop along some Sunday, browse through the market and have a listen to our resident classical piano player Javier (top)!

Pics Via Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council members voted against the co-option Geraldine Molloy (above) to fill the council seat left vacant by the death of homelessness campaigner Anthony Flynn

City Hall, Dublin 2.

At their March monthly meeting on Monday, Dublin City Councillors voted against a motion to co-opt Geraldine Molloy, a former staff member of Inner City Helping Homeless, to fill the council seat vacated by the death of independent Councillor Anthony Flynn. The Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) charity was wound up last year following multiple allegations of sexual assault against Mr Flynn, the founder and CEO, and his death in August 2021.

Anon writes:

Footage of the debate around filling the seat of Anthony Flynn on DCC was put up online last night. Forty minutes long, but full of wild accusations and grandstanding, it’s surprisingly good viewing….

Watch here

Filling the Council Seat of Anthony Flynn (Dublin Inquirer)


Tolka Park, Drumcondra, Dublin, home ground of Shelbourne F.C. 

This afternoon.

Via Independent.ie:

Bohemians will go it alone in a new Dalymount Park after Dublin City Council confirmed that Shelbourne want to withdraw from the plan for the two clubs to groundshare at the Phibsboro venue and for Bohs to purchase Tolka Park from the council…


…via Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council officials met with Shelbourne Football Club Board members today and a proposal submitted by the club to purchase Tolka Park Football Stadium from the City Council and redevelop it into a multi-sport stadium was discussed.

Dublin City Council has agreed in good faith to examine the proposal in detail and will reconvene meetings with the Board of Shelbourne FC when further detail has been provided, which is expected to be received from Shelbourne FC within the next two weeks. The City Council will then carry out its due diligence on the proposal.

Dublin City Council bought out the legal interests of various parties in both Dalymount and Tolka Park in 2016 as part of its strategic plan to develop a municipal stadium at Dalymount Park to ensure the viability of League of Ireland Football on the northside of Dublin.

Since acquiring both grounds, significant costs have been incurred by the City Council on an annual basis to ensure that both stadiums meet the required League of Ireland stadium certification.

The City Council is willing to examine the proposal. However, it would be based on a cost recovery model for expenditure incurred by the City Council and a firm commitment from Shelbourne FC that Tolka Park can be re-developed in a reasonable period and that adequate finance is in place. We understand that the proposals will have no financial implications for either the City Council or the State.


Shelbourne pull out of Dalymount deal with proposal to buy Tolka Park from DCC instead (Independent.ie)

Pic Wikipedia

The Capital Dock this afternoon in Dublin’s Docklands is Ireland’s tallest building at 79 metres high with 22 storeys

This afternoon.

Further to proposals by Dublin City Council to increase building height limits which may allow 25 storeys or higher in the city…

…KN writes:

It looks like Johnny Ronan’s campaign is finally paying off. Never mind that we neither need them nor can build them properly, the skyscraper satisfies the property developer’s greed and insecurity around size.



This afternoon.

Portobello Harbour, Dublin 6.

ESB writes




St Patrick Park,  Dublin 8

This morning.

Via The Irish Times:

Dubliners are to be “paid” for a walk in the park with “Civic Dollars” they can cash in for coffee and cake and other goods and services, in an effort to encourage outdoor exercise.

Visitors to five parks in the Dublin 8 area can earn the community currency if they sign up for a new smart phone app to allow Dublin City Council to track their park use.

The scheme is being piloted in the area from the Liberties to Inchicore, following research by the council’s Smart D8 team which found just 40 per cent of local residents took regular exercise, but 92 per cent said they would use a park for exercise if it was available to them.

Visitors to St Audoen’s Park, St Patrick’s Park, Weaver Park and Oscar Square in the Liberties, and Grattan Park in Inchicore who use the app will be rewarded with Civic Dollars for every 30 minutes they spend in the park up to a limit of 5 dollars a day.


It’s a walk in the park: Dubs get exercised over digital dollars (Irish Times)