Update from Special Meeting in City Hall

12 Nov 2015


We would like to issue an update following the Special Meeting held last night in city Hall. The Dublin City Council meeting resulted in the motion below being passed unanimously


While the effect of this does not mean a definite reduction in the height of the wall, it does create some breathing space as further work on the scheme must now cease.


There is significant work still to be done but tonight represents a positive step forward. We'll have more on this in the coming days.



"That this City Council calls upon the CEO of Dublin City Council to immediately commit to fully implementing all the planning conditions set by the planning authorities including An Bord Pleanala, in respect of the Sutton to Sandycove Cycleway & Footway Interim Works: Bull Wall (Wooden Bridge) to Causeway Road.


Furthermore we call on Dublin City Council to:

  • Commit that any finished flood defence will adequately protect the UNESCO Biosphere in accordance with all national and international guidelines;
  • Engage with the local community and all relevant stakeholders to give them a say in ensuring that this and any other future flood defence project does not impact on either the visual or environmental amenity any more than is absolutely necessary to protect present and future generations from flooding risk.
  • Reverse any building to date that does not fulfil these requirements immediately;
  • Use the down-period in barrier construction over the winter months to further consult intensively directly with local residents and with community groups regarding the Flood Defence element and resolve any remaining issues and further to prepare and deliver accurate and comprehensive visuals/imaging of the completed scheme, incorporating any agreed changes.”