Extension to Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works

Dublin City Council is to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission to extend the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW). The WWTW was identified in the Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Study as being essential for the development of a sustainable drainage system for the Greater Dublin Region. This is a Regional facility that treats wastewater … Read more

New Dublin Canal Way Cycle Route Opens

Dublin City Council has officially opened the Canal Way Cycle Route. The 3.6 km off-road cycle route runs from Portobello to Sheriff St along the Grand Canal. It passes Leeson St Bridge, Dublin’s Docklands and over Samuel Beckett Bridge. It is the first part of a planned cross city, off-road cycle route. The route has … Read more

Public Asked For Views on Flood Management Plan For River Dodder

The Public Consultation Phase of the Dodder Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) study has been officially launched by Dublin City Council. Improved flood defences are among the key recommendations in a new Draft Management Plan which forms part of a study which aims to deliver better flood management along the River Dodder and … Read more

Dublin City Council Wins LAMA Awards

Dublin City Council has won The Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) Awards for 2012 in two categories – Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative and Best Public Park 2012. Kilbarrack Fire Station’s Green Plan won the Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative category. The award recognises the pioneering work achieved in writing and implementing the Green Plan for Kilbarrack … Read more

Major Improvements to Water Supply Underway in Dublin City

Major improvement works in Dublin City to replace old leaking Victorian water mains have commenced under the Dublin Region water mains rehabilitation project, which is worth €118 million. The benefits of the project, according to Tom Leahy, executive manager with Dublin City Council, will include a reduction in leakages from pipes, improved water pressure to … Read more

Oireachtas Committee to Consider Proposed €540m Offaly Eco Park and Reservoir Project

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht are visiting the proposed locations for the €560 million eco water park and reservoir on the site of a 500 acre bog at Garryhinch County Offaly today (July 20th). The visit follows a meeting with Gabriel Darcy, chief executive of Bord na … Read more

Living Streets – Car Free Event in Dublin City on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Two out of three Europeans live in an urban environment. European Mobility Week is an initiative to promote sustainable modes of travel and improvement of the urban environment. Living Streets is a day long programme of events being organised by Dublin City Council on South William Street, Drury Street, Fade Street, Castle Market and Coppinger … Read more

Dublin City Council Launches Sustainability Report 2010

Dublin City Council has launched its first sustainability report. The Sustainability Report 2010 sets out the Council’s principles, vision and actions for increasing the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Dublin City. The seven focus areas of the report are – energy, water, waste, biodiversity, transport, society and procurement. Kilbarrack Fire Station, through its Green … Read more

Update on Proposed Waste to Energy Facility at Poolbeg, Dublin

Dublin City Council has issued a statement reaffirming that is has been, and remains, in a contractual position for the provision of a waste-to-energy facility at Poolbeg to deal with Dublin’s residual waste into the future. The Dublin Waste to Energy project contract is in line with current EU and Irish Government waste policy. The … Read more

EPA Issues Waste Water Discharge Licence for Greater Dublin Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a waste water discharge licence for the Greater Dublin Area Agglomeration in accordance with the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations, 2007. The Agglomeration is served by one waste water treatment plant (WWTP) at Ringsend. The licence has been issued to Dublin City Council (lead authority) and the joint … Read more