News & EventsThe latest news and upcoming events from in and around Clontarf.IWA Summer Camps for All Abilities The Irish Wheelchair Association Summer Camps were featured in the Irish Times last month, praising the benefits of the camps for both children who are wheelchair users, as well as able-bodied children. The camps, which cater to children ages 4 - 12 and are a fantastic way of offering the opportunity for children of all abilities to enjoy activities together.  A statement from the IWA regarding the camps in the article online; “The very definite benefit for [children who are wheelchair users] is that the camp is tailored to suit their needs, but these same opportunities don’t exist in other sports camps for this level of inclusion,” notes Nicky Hamill, director of sport at the Irish Wheelchair Association. “Not only does it raise awareness of Paralympics sport, but the local children have a fantastic time getting into the chair and have fun as its very basic level. It’s a real leveller. You find the experience will resonate with them and they understand what it means to be in a wheelchair. It’s a good way to expose to children what people in wheelchairs can do. “Ultimately, the parents of able-bodied children want to expose their children to a programme that is somewhat different to what their child is exposed to in soccer or GAA camps. It’s a much more enriching, learning experience.” There are still places available on the four remaining camps this Summer 2019.  Week 3: 22nd - 26th July Week 4: 29th - 2nd August Week 5: 6th - 9th August Week 6: 12th - 16th August Those interested can register online at Prices are €80 per child, €155 for 2 x family members and €225 for three. Prices for Week 5 are lower due to Bank Holiday Monday.     Wed, 17 Jul 19 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf Garda Family Open Day 2019 Annual An Garda Síochána Clontarf Open Day will take place this Saturday 13th July 2019 from 12 pm to 3 pm There will be a number of facilities and services on display on the day, including the Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog Unit and scenes of crime unit. There will also be crime prevention information and advice on hand. Tours of the Garda Station and Vehicles will be available too.  This is a great information day and fun for all the family, so be sure to pop in.  The Gardaí would like to ask those visiting to walk, cycle or use public transport as there is very little parking on the day.   Wed, 10 Jul 19 00:00:00 +0100Free Sustainable Gardening Courses @ St Annes Park City Council will host Free Sustainable Gardening Courses throughout July and August 2019. Thu, 04 Jul 19 17:29:40 +0100St Annes Rose Festival 2019! City Council Parks Fri, 28 Jun 19 15:49:53 +0100Belgrove win Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup Well done to the lads in Belgrove Senior Boys School who won the Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup, the Cricket Leinster flagship Primary schools competition, on Tuesday 25th June.  They beat Rathfarnham Parish National School by 50 runs. A great achievement, given it was their first time playing in the competition! The boys will be graduating from 6th class today so we're sure the win will be a lasting memory for them of their time in Belgrove. Thu, 27 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Where the Willow Meets the Ash @ The Viking Theatre'Where the Willow Meets the Ash' written by Malachy McKenna, starring Tom Lawlor, Michael James Ford, Malachy Mc Kenna and directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh will run at the Viking Theatre from Monday 5th August to Saturday 17th. Tue, 25 Jun 19 15:20:23 +0100My Real Life @ The Viking Theatre'My Real Life' written by Eoin Colfer, starring Don Wycherley and Directed by Ben Barnes will run at the Viking Theatre from Monday 19th August to Saturday, August 31st. Tue, 25 Jun 19 14:59:28 +0100CluainTarbh Boys Community Games Champs! Congratulations to Cluain Tarbh who won the Dublin Community Games U11 Hurling Competition beating St. Jude’s, Shankill, Lusk and Marino/Fairview to claim the title! The boys will now proceed to the Leinster competition on July 6th & 7th 2019.  Best of luck to the lads and their coaches!Tue, 25 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Update from I Love St Anne's | June 2019 The Following is an update from the I Love St Anne's Group in relation to the proposed planning at St Paul's/St Anne's.  On 24th May 2019, Crekav entered into pre-application consultations with An Bord Pleanala regarding a re-submission of their planning application for the St. Paul’s playing fields.  Limited details are available on using the reference PL29N.304524 The purpose of the pre-application consultation process is set out below, in an extract from An Bord Pleanala’s website.  It can be assumed that once they complete this pre-application consultation process to the satisfaction of An Bord Pleanala, Crekav will submit a new planning application which we expect will be largely unchanged from the original.   Significantly at this time, An Bord Pleanala is still awaiting a decision from the High Court in Crekav’s Judicial Review of the Board’s decision to refuse permission at St. Paul’s for the same application.   An Bord Pleanala’s 2018 decision to refuse can be viewed here   Purpose of the Pre-Application Consultation The purpose of the documentation and consultation meeting is to assist An Bord Pleana?la in the forming of an Opinion under section 6(7) of the Act of 2016. The Opinion that is formed is on whether the documents submitted to An Bord Pleana?la under section 5(5) constitute a reasonable basis for an application or require further consideration and amendment to constitute a reasonable basis for an application under section 4 of the Act of 2016. While drawings and layouts of the proposed development are required, discussions at the meeting will focus on key site-specific issues at a strategic overview level. The statements of consistency along with the site layout plan and other information submitted should set out the prospective applicant’s planning rationale for the proposal having specific regard to relevant policies and objectives contained in the development plan and section 28 Ministerial Guidance which is of relevance to the site. These statements should be clear and concise. The consultation meeting does not involve a merits-based assessment of the proposal and is without prejudice.  Following the Pre-Application Consultation, An Bord Pleana?la will form an Opinion as to whether the documents submitted at pre-application stage constitute a reasonable basis for an application or require further consideration and amendment in order to constitute a reasonable basis for an application. Where An Bord Pleana?la forms the Opinion that further consideration and amendment is required, it shall provide advice as to what issues require to be addressed by the prospective applicant in the documents to be submitted with an application. An Bord Pleana?la will issue notice of its Opinion to the prospective applicant within three weeks of the date of the last consultation meeting. This Opinion (issued under section 6(7)) is required by the prospective applicant so as to proceed to the application stage. This Opinion is made available to the public at the application stage. Mon, 24 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Scoil Stars Inclusion Training for 6 - 12 yr old @ Scoil Ui Chonaill Uí Chonaill is delighted to announce that the Scoil Stars starts this Saturday 22nd June from 10 am until 10.45 AM boys and girls ages 6 - 12 years are welcome to join in the club's Fun GAA Sport Inclusion training for children with additional needs.  For further info, email of pop down this Saturday at 10 am!  Fri, 21 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Incident with Dog on Seafront | Did you Help a Young Girl? on from Tuesday's horrific story regarding a dog attack on Bull Island, we were contacted by another follower of relating to a frightening incident with a dog 6 weeks ago.  A local mother and her eight-year-old daughter Libby were walking along the Seafront. They sat down on the sea wall for a rest when a dog, off the lead, came bounding towards them. Libby, who has Down syndrome, got a fright and fell backwards off the wall onto the sea bed (approx 8 feet). Thankfully, the tide was out at the time, and she was very lucky not to hit her head on anything. Libby's mam ran to the nearest steps to help her daughter who was clearly frightened and in pain. She was assisted by two men who witnessed the incident, who carried Libby to the car.  Libby ended up with 2 x broken bones in her leg, a lucky escape considering there could have been a very different outcome.  Although we don't doubt that the dog who ran to Libby was likely friendly, what dog owners must understand is if a child or indeed an adult is frightened it can be very stressful for them. Under Dublin City Park bye-laws, dogs are only permitted off the lead in both St Anne's Park & on the Clontarf Promenade up to 11 am and for an hour before park closing times. In summer months this is usually from 9 pm - 10 pm. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are dogs allowed off their leash on the Bull Island - this is to protect the island wildlife.  Libby's family would love to locate the two men who helped them following the incident - the photo below shows Libby from the day of the incident so you might recognise her. If this was you or someone you know, please send us a message.    Thu, 20 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Dog Attack on Bull Island | Tuesday 18th June 2019 We have to sadly report a shocking incident that happened on Dollymount beach on the morning of Tuesday, 18th June. A much-loved family pet was savagely attacked by two pit bull-type dogs and later died of its injuries. The owner is absolutely devastated and is asking for your help in locating the owner of the dogs. The above images give more details of what happened and make for tough reading. We have withheld some photos as they are very upsetting. If you have any information that you think might be relevant, please get in touch with the Gardai at Raheny on  (01) 666 4300.Wed, 19 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Who Let the Dads Out Meet Up | 22nd September Who Let the Dads Out? is a community-based initiative to enable Dads of toddlers to meet and socialise with other Dads while the tots are amused and play. Dads can chat, amuse the toddlers or simply be there in good company. All Dads and their pre-school tots welcome for chat, play and rasher sandwiches on Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 10 am - 11 am, at the Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield Road West. This will be the final meet up of the summer, and the initiative will recommence on Saturday 28th September 2019. Tue, 18 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Bull Island Beach Clean | June 2019 The Bull Island Action Group Monthly Beach Clean Up for June 2019 will take place this Saturday, 15th.  Those wishing to volunteer are asked to arrive at the entrance to Dollymount Strand (just past Royal Dublin Golf Club) at 10:45 AM, in order to begin the clean up at 11 AM. After signing-in, Saturday’s volunteers will be divided into three or four smaller groups. Each of these groups will tackle one of the following areas; the beach, the sand dunes, the inner shore, and the causeway. All groups will be led by an experienced Bull Island Action Group volunteer who is familiar with what needs to be done in each area.    Dublin City Council will provide a tractor and trailer, plus a driver, to remove and dispose of all the rubbish collected by volunteers. The Dublin Port Company will provide litter-picking equipment, such as litter-pickers, bin bag hoops, rubbish bags and gloves. An Taisce's Clean Coasts Programme is also a huge support to the group.  The weather for Saturday is set to be cloudy with no rain forecast. There will be a fresh breeze of 8 m/s from the south-southeast. The temperature is forecast to be 12 C so it will be a little cool. Sturdy footwear and thick socks are essential and rubber boots are always a good idea. Despite it set to be overcast, bringing suncream is a good idea too as UV rays can still permeate the clouds.  Why not bring a friend or family member along? The more volunteers the more work that can be done!Thu, 13 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Irish Wheelchair Association | Run n Roll 5k Wheelchair Association’s inaugural Run ‘n’ Roll 5k and Stroll and Roll 2.5k will take place on September 1st, 2019 at 12 pm in St Anne’s Park.Mon, 10 Jun 19 12:56:23 +0100Irish Wheelchair Association | Run n Roll 5k Wheelchair Association’s inaugural Run ‘n’ Roll 5k and Stroll and Roll 2.5k will take place on September 1st, 2019 at 12 pm in St Anne’s Park. This beautiful setting provides the perfect, accessible, route ensuring runners, walkers, wheelchair users and buggies are all safely catered for. The event promises to be a fun-filled, family affair with kids face painting, pre-race warm-up, refreshments and family entertainment at the finish line. All participants will receive a bespoke finishers’ medal. This event will raise vital funds to support the provision of additional services for members of the Youth Service and Rehabilitative Training Unit in the Irish Wheelchair Association based in Clontarf. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Printed t-shirt for first 300 athletes (over 12 years) registered. All athletes over 12 years are chip timed. All under 12 years entries will receive a fun run medal Prizes for athletes 1, 2, 3 M/F REGISTER NOW HERE  Mon, 10 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Swimming Prohibited at Dollymount Temporarily Warning to all those who plan to swim down at Dollymount this weekend; bathing is prohibited temporarily following a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. The ban is expected to last until Thursday 13th June 2019. Fri, 07 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf GAA Camps 2019! ever-popular Cluain Tarbh campaí samhraidh/summer camps return to St. Paul's College in August 2019Wed, 05 Jun 19 17:30:36 +0100Clontarf GAA | Good Things Come in 3s! year GAA clubs throughout Dublin and all over Ireland take part in Féile a festival of Gaelic Games for U14 boys and girls. This year for the second year running Cluain Tarbh had teams taking part in all 4 codes of Camogie, Peil na mBan (Ladies Football), Football and Hurling. At the end of March, our Camogie team were first in action in Féile na nGael. They won their group in Cuala but unfortunately bowed out in the semi-final at the end of a great day. The Clontarf hurlers were next up with two teams in action in mid-April. The B team put in some great performances but came up against two strong one team clubs including the eventual division winners. The As made it through to the final where they defeated Naomh Mearnóg at Collins Ave in Páirc Parnell. With that win, they will be heading down the M8 this weekend to the National Féile na nGael finals where they will take on teams from host county Corcaigh and Antrim. On the May Bank Holiday weekend, Cluain Tarbh had three teams taking part in the boys, Féile Peil, na nÓg with both the A and B teams making their division finals. The Bs defeated St. Marks to lift the Roinn 7 title while the As lost out to a strong Erins Isle team. Last in action were the two Peil na mBan, teams. The Bs hosted their group which is always a great experience and there was a feast of football on P34/35 by the Rose Gardens. The As made history for the club being the first team to reach a Roinn 1 Final. They managed to reverse the result against group hosts Erins Isle to win 3-4:1-5 and will be the second Cluain Tarbh team in action in National Féile as they will head down the M6 where they will be hosted by Corofin in Co. na Gaillimhe the last weekend in June.  Wed, 05 Jun 19 00:00:00 +0100St Anne's Concerts 2019 | CRA Update will be three concerts taking place in St Anne’s Park over the coming weekend (May 31st to June 2nd - see link below for details) the granting of the outdoor licence is subject to certain conditions including the provision of a hotline and email support for residents (see below). The Clontarf Residents Association has synopsised these below and we encourage residents to familiarise themselves with them and give feedback to Dublin City Council (via the below mail address or hotline) and CRA with your experiences over the weekend.  Concert curfew times are 22.45 on each concert day. There will be a Residents Hotline and email address (see below). A log of all calls and emails must be kept re complaints or concerns and an email sent to DCC. An information notice must be issued to residents/Businesses /elected reps, and those who made observations. Litter teams must identify the pedestrian routes, transportation hubs (bus drop-offs and pickups and outside Harmonstown and Raheny Dart Stations) and into the Park. These areas must be litter free by 06.00 the morning after each concert. No underage alcohol consumption on the concert site. Temporary lighting must be provided at all exit routes after the concerts where required. All supplemental temporary sanitary accommodation facilities must be provided to prevent public urination.   Stewards must be proactive in preventing public urination in and around the park. Noise should not exceed LAeq 75dB over a 15 minute period. Any damage caused to the park should be kept to a minimum and reinstatement works should be completed in agreement with DCC.  CRA ( would welcome your feedback on the event with photographs and copies of any feedback you may have provided to DCC Key Contact Details: Residents hotline number - 083 3313435 | Email -   Link to Letter Provided to Local Residents by MCD hereMon, 27 May 19 00:00:00 +0100Local Man Bill Hogan | Photography Book Launch Event Local man, Bill Hogan will be launching his new book, A Different Dublin, a look at 1960s Dublin through the lens, on Thursday 30th May at 7.30p.m.  The book, which is now in shops, will be launched by RTE newsreader Eileen Dunne at a special event in the Parish Resource Centre beside St John's Church, Clontarf Road.  Be sure to RSVP to next Thursday's event by emailing anais@columba.ieThu, 23 May 19 00:00:00 +0100Part-time Role @ Clontarf Business Association The Clontarf Business Association have a vacancy for the role of Part-time Administrator/Co-ordinator. Suited to a confident self-starter, this is a flexible home-based role for someone who would like to become involved with the local business community. With an average of 25 hours per month required on an ongoing basis, there would be flexibility on weekly working arrangements. Availability to attend early morning/evening meetings or events is essential, however. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key and a high-level proficiency in administration software essential. CV’s with a cover letter please to clontarfbusiness@gmail.comWed, 22 May 19 00:00:00 +0100Local Election 24th May 2019 | Know Your Candidates (image source: Dublin Inquirer) This week sees three important votes; the European election, the local elections and also the referendum on divorce. This article is to give you some information on the candidates that are standing this time in the LOCAL election. Before doing so, we would like to emphasise the importance of voting in this election. The Clontarf Ward is made up of Clontarf and several surrounding areas - as can be seen on the attached map. In the last election in 2014, the polling booths in Clontarf recorded turnout figures amongst the highest in the country. And our councillors are well aware of how the turnout breaks right down to very small population areas. So, it's incredibly important to vote and have your voice heard. We've reached out to the various candidates and put three key questions to all of them. We gave them a word limit to stick to. We hope it gives you some help if you haven't already made up your mind. The questions are: 1. If you are an existing Councillor, please let us know of any key achievements in the previous 5 years.  2. What are the key issues that are most important to you and which you will advocate for if elected? 3. Please provide any other information that you think might be relevant Damian O' Farrell (Ind) Worked to bring a new Clontarf Promenade Flood Defence proposal to near public consultation stage. I initiated the original rally to save our Promenade and it is a project I would like to complete.  Initiated ‘Adopt a Street’ with CRA and DCC. Proposed amendments to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016–2022 to encourage cycling in the City. Worked to ensure the completion of the Wooden Bridge to Causeway Road Cycleway.  Watchdog for North Bull Island. Incl. proposed Discovery Centre Secured funding for projects to enhance St Anne’s Park, Bull Island/Dollymount Beach, Clontarf Promenade and Fairview Park. Supported funding for the purchase of a mini-bus for St Anthony’s House. Intervened to support residents of the Bram Stoker Hotel, Homeless Hub. Secured ‘Changing Places’ toilet facilities in all DCC new builds  Organising committee member of recent ‘Darkness into Light’ walk in Clontarf. Secured the position of a full-time overseer for DCC’s landscape contract work. Secured funding to commence a ‘Clontarf Tidy Towns’ initiative. Q2. Continue my work on a Clontarf Promenade Flood Defence that will prevent flooding and protect our amenity.  Continue to contribute to Dublin City’s Development Plan to protect Bull Island, St Anne’s Park, Clontarf Promenade and Fairview Park as well as further greening our city. Improve amenities at these locations. Climate Action; securing technology and space that will allow DCC to improve its current recycling operational capacity (incl the recycling of ‘scrunchy’ plastic and certain black plastics). Also, introduce the ‘3 for the Sea’ (taking home 3 pieces of plastic) concept at Dollymount Beach.   Use DCC’s Transport Strategic Policy Committee to implement the Dublin Cycling Plan, expand, improve pedestrian/cyclist safety, improve road carriageway/footpath condition and improve public transport. Use the Green Dog Walker Scheme effectively to help prevent dog litter. Provide more dog litter bins.     Homelessness/provision of affordable housing/rent certainty        Q3. I am the only Independent Councillor in our area and have never been a member of any political party. I don’t accept any political donations – I work only for you. This is a local election and I very much concentrate my attention on local issues with a hands-on approach. I believe in active community participation and have over thirty years voluntary experience including; Samaritans, environmental groups, the credit union movement, the homeless sector and sports clubs. I will continue to support local charities, sports clubs and schools fundraising events. I was endorsed by the late Sean Dublin Bay Loftus for my environmental work.  Councillors develop a Dublin City Development Plan every six years. This plan sets out the policies and objectives for our city and of the 63 Councillors on the City Council I am one of the more prolific individual contributors. Cathal Haughey (FF) Q1. Not applicable Q2. As a candidate in the Local Elections, I promise that if elected, I will only raise local issues in the Dublin City Council chamber. In the past five years, Dublin City Council has been distracted by debates and motions on issues that have nothing to do with Local Government and should be left to Dáil Éireann.  Some of the issues that I pledge to work on are: Stricter fines for illegal dumping & dog fouling and increased litter and dog wardens. People need to be hit in the pocket if we are going to keep our community clean. Traffic and Congestion issues. Anyone who lives in Clontarf and works in the city centre will know of the ridiculous amount of time it takes to make this commute.  People still drive because of bus frequency & capacity issues and the lack of segregated cycle lanes, and this needs to be addressed.  Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, particularly from teenagers who can quickly come and leave the area via public transport.  Protection of our parks and green spaces, especially for local sports teams who often have to play away or cancel games because of a lack of green spaces. A Council lead approach to the provision of social and affordable housing. Q3. I am a first-time candidate in this election, having just finished studying politics DCU. I know the issues on the ground, having canvassed this area with my uncle, Sean Haughey TD for a number of years. I am an honest, decent and hardworking young guy, and I want to be a middle-man between the people of this area and Dublin City Council. We need to elect sensible people who will build consensus on D.C.C to make it as effective as possible for the Citizens of Dublin.  Jeff Johnston (Fine Gael) Q1. I am a first-time candidate running for Dublin City Council in these local elections. However, I was made a local area representative by Fine Gael for the Clontarf Ward in September 2017 and have worked hard in the locality since then. Since I am not an elected member of Dublin City Council, my work to date has been facilitated by other Fine Gael representatives. Electing me would give me the authority to work on local issues directly with Dublin City Council. My key achievements since that time have been: Addressing the neglect by Dublin City Council of Bram Stoker (Marino Crescent) Park and securing major work by the Council on the park. This has enhanced the park and made a huge difference for residents in the area who can take pride in the park again. Starting Pop Up Gaeltacht events in my local Clontarf GAA Club, which we hope to continue on a monthly basis going forward. Supporting and donating to the I Love St. Anne's Campaign to defend and protect St. Anne's Park. Confirming for residents that Dublin Bus would restore its bus shelter on Collins Avenue for users of the 14, bus service at stop 1194. Addressing illegal dumping in St. Anne's Park with Dublin City Council Q2. Protecting and nurturing St. Anne's Park our parks and green spaces as local amenities such as St. Anne's Park, Bram Stoker (Marino Crescent) Park and Fairview Park. Ensuring a flood defence solution for Clontarf that does not jeopardise tourism or the promenade, and that residents can get behind. Supporting the provision of and access to social, quality and affordable housing Climate Change Action from Government and Dublin City Council Making our area accessible and inclusive for all, particularly people with disabilities and older people Improving local infrastructure and public transport Promoting the arts, culture, heritage agus an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn Q3.   Member and player with Clontarf GAA Club; Raised on the Howth Road near Killester Village and the end of Castle Avenue; Living on All Saints Road immediately beside St. Anne's Park; Peace Commissioner; Graduate of Economics from Trinity College, Dublin Jane Horgan-Jones (Labour) Q1. Playing my part in resisting the attempts to destroy St Anne's Park. Voting consistently to promote cycle-friendly infrastructure in Clontarf and across Dublin City. Leading a successful petition to demand the City Manager allow a council vote on the final plans for the Clontarf Flood Defence proposals. Leading Labour's local campaigns to deliver Marriage Equality and to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Working with residents to resist developer-led planning across Clontarf There can be no greater priorities than housing and climate change. We need the City Council to lead on delivering state public and affordable housing on state land. This also means we don't allow developers to dictate planning policy. Ensuring St Anne's is further protected is essential in that regard.  The Climate emergency demands that Councillors actually vote for cycle-friendly policies, not just talk about it. We also need to ensure the Council properly balance the need to protect the promenade as a public amenity with the obvious need for flood defence.  Q3. Since I first became involved in politics in my college days, I have been passionate about the need to deliver progressive social change. I have now represented our area on the Council for eight years.  My family home is in Clontarf and after years of renting locally, my husband and I recently bought our home together in Raheny. I am deeply committed to our shared local area, and living here over the decades has given me a clear understanding of the issues that are important to all of us. Donna Cooney (GP) Q1  Initiated successful campaign to Save Fairview Trees 2017.  Advocated Safe 30k Zones and Safe Routes to Schools with more wardens. Improved cycleways and parking.  Appointed Dublin’s Cycling Mayor June 2019.  Elected Dublin Cycling Campaign committee.  Founder Love Dublin Bay, protecting our bay. Preventing dumping of contaminated waste by Dublin Port Company.  Improving Ladies bathing shelters.  Highlighting issues Irish Water leaked sewage and bathing water quality.  Campaigned reopening Clontarf baths to the public since 1990’s, weekly events and submissions to DCC. Street Feasts host.  Helped, advised Love St. Annes Campaign against development on playing fields, advised on Brent Geese and EU habitats directive.  Pillar rep Irish Environmental Network, sharing knowledge with experts on environment and biodiversity. Helped and lodged submissions on many planning applications including Victoria road, Mount Prospect. Clean Streets Regularly cleaning in Clontarf.  Requested Promenade exercise equipment.  Founded Friends of Fairview Park, organising cleanups, advocating park improvements, new tearoom, playground maintenance. Q2. I stand for a local government that is responsive and well resourced to meet your needs and the needs of the community with real solutions for a cleaner, greener, healthier, more sustainable future for you, your family and your community.  My priorities are:  Protecting our beautiful natural and built heritage in Dublin Bay and in our parks. Providing enhanced public transport, with a well designed, safer cycling and walking environment.  Making communities strong and resilient so we can meet the challenges of Climate Change.  Providing solutions so we can have homes for all and a more equal society where the most vulnerable in our communities are protected.  Giving people real opportunities to live happy healthy and connected lives.  Securing access to all the services and amenities we need in our communities, from health and education to sports and culture.  Safeguarding access to quality childcare and care for older people in our communities. Q3. Coming 7th in six seat Clontarf 2014, I’ve continued working as Green representative. Community activist in Clontarf for 25 years and former Councillor. I planted and arranged planting of hundreds of trees in local schools. I campaign for Climate action both locally, nationally and globally. I had a number of public meetings and film nights on Climate Change, flooding and solutions with expert speakers including Duncan Stewart. Artist director of the Freedom Machine and Joyce-Cycle in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Arranging local Literary Cycling tours June, The Freedom Machine in Velo-city parade and Spokesong play by Stewart Parker with Rough Magic Theatre St. Annes Park June 26th. Speaker at Velo city Conference in Cycling and Gender. Campaigned with Save Our Seafront. Face-painting annual autumn fairs and volunteering at local community events. Elected officer and founder of Dublin Bay North Together for yes and now Choice and quality.   Deirdre Heney (FF) Q1. Caring for Dementia in the community is a matter that is hugely important to me and in my capacity as Chair of the City Council's Economic Development and Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee, I succeeded in getting City Council management and Council colleagues to support a pilot 'Dementia Inclusive shopping' initiative in SuperValu Raheny, in an effort to both highlight the very difficult experiences people living with dementia and their carers experience, as well as trying to go some way make those experiences less painful.  This year, I succeeded in getting City Council funding for St. Anthony's House, Clontarf, to purchase a minibus in order to enable the service to go out into the community and transport people to and from services provided in St. Anthony's parish/community centre. I promoted the holding of, and chaired an Apprenticeship Summit in City Hall last year, bringing stakeholders from business, education and the State together in order to try and ensure that future apprentices would never again be denied the opportunity to complete their full apprenticeship training, as has happened in the past. Q2. Speaking up for and advocating on behalf of the vulnerable in our community Protecting the amenities of our parks, including St. Anne's Park, Fairview Park, Rockfield Park, Maypark and other City Council parks. Promoting safer cycle routes and expanding our city bike schemes Protecting our beautiful resource that it Dublin Bay Introducing a "use it or lose it" clause in planning legislation Enhancing our villages, including Clontarf, Fairview, Killester, Raheny, Marino, Drumcondra, and Donnycarney Promoting healthy lifestyles for the young and not so young by upgrading our recreational and sports facilities Caring for dementia The speed of climate change Animal welfare in our city Affordable private rents Equality for women in sport Ciaran O’ Moore (SF) Q1.  Discovered lead pipes disturbed by Irish water were contaminating drinking water  Ran successful awareness campaigns, support clinics for affected residents and facilitated water testing.  Lobbied for grant for the replacement of the lead pipes. Grant is now available.  Accessibility Making St Anne’s park more accessible with accessible toilets and accessible family picnic benches. Successful grant  to support CY&BC to continue the outstanding work they do with disability groups  Fundraisers for different charities including a sky dive for MS Ireland  Green Communities:  First elected representative to alert people of planned development at St Pauls College Work with the “I Love St Anne’s Group” and the CRA in the campaign to preserve the park.  Smaller projects to preserve different “Green Lungs” in our community.  S2S requesting a Dublin Bike Station Terminal be installed in the Clontarf and Fairview. Requested water fountains at St Anne’s Park and the Promenade to help reduce single-use plastic water bottles. Q2. My focus for the next term is  To continue to work on the need for social and affordable housing. To continue my solid working in the disability area and advocacy support.  To continue to work on issues such as the Clontarf flood defence, safe school zones, making our communities cleaner and safer.  Q3. When I first got elected in 2014, the only promise I made was I would work hard for the Clontarf LEA and the people I represent. I have honoured this promise which is reflected in the fact that I am the only Dublin City Councillor in the Clontarf LEA that has a one hundred per cent attendances record at council meetings.   Dublin City Council website has all the information in relation to questions, motions, attendance, this is an excellent resource for explore so they can see the five-year history of the councillors.  Naoise O’ Muiri (FG) Q1. I have been involved in a range of projects and initiatives in the last number of years - just some examples include: Developing the Fairview to Amiens St Cycleway Working with local groups on a Clontarf seafront defence that provides adequate protection for local residents while minimising the loss of amenity Protection and enhancement of St Anne's Park Building political support on Dublin City Council for Rapid Build housing Tagging all Dublin City Council public waste bins so that they can be reported for emptying using your mobile phone Oversight of the Poolbeg Waste-To-Energy project in my role as chair of the Environment Strategic Policy Committee Moving Dublin City Council away from the use of synthetic weedkillers like Roundup Supporting a move to area-based cleaning by the DCC street cleansing services Countless other issues - road/footpath repairs, tree pruning, traffic calming/management measures, parking issues, public lighting repair and renewal.  Q.2 Making Dublin a top European city for clean air Continued protection and enhancement of St Anne's Park Completion of the Fairview to Amiens St cycleway; implementing the "missing link" from Amiens St to the Liffey; finally getting the Liffey Cycle Route agreed and built Getting agreement on an acceptable flood defence for the Clontarf seafront A step change in the enforcement regime around dog-fouling to deal with persistent offenders Pilot school safety zones in our area to ensure children can arrive safely for the school day and depart safely when its time for home Affordable apartments - DCC needs to look at building affordable apartment schemes on its own lands A new area plan for the Richmond Road to encompass traffic management, provision of better cycling and walking facilities and improved public amenities/river access Q. 3 I have worked hard to represent local concerns at Dublin City Council level.  My approach to issues is to find acceptable solutions - this requires a mature, focused and experienced attitude which I bring to my role as a local Councillor.  I am well recognised in City Council as someone people can work with and get things done. As an experienced local politician, I am asking for your No. 1 vote on the 24th of May so I can continue working hard for you. Bernard Mulvany  (PBP) Q1. I’m a first-time candidate  Q2. Housing is one of the biggest issues on the door people want assurance we won’t sell off more public land to private developers and it is something I would be passionate about. We need a state program of affordable and public homes for people to create communities, places that our children can afford and lead by the councils. Another local issue that keeps cropping up on the doors is dog fouling, as full-time carer and father of a daughter who is a full-time wheelchair user this is a major issue for our family. We need environmentally friendly bags and council bins located in the main dog walking areas and a system that educates people to the good practice of cleaning up after their dog fouls.    Q3. Myself and my daughter have been involved in multiple fundraisers for Temple St a place very close to our hearts. We were invited to speak on the late late show on our experiences. I was the first to campaign for the retention of our local bus service, collecting over 1500 signatures to retain the 123 bus a vital service for our community. My family and I raised funds so Temple St could buy their very first children’s commode, something that was badly needed.  Last summer I was involved in the first carers week in the CRC. A week to give carers a well-needed distraction from the 24hr care they provide. I will be involved in again this summer.  I campaigned for years for the Ratification of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities only to have it ratified without the most important point so I will continue to fight for their rights.  Note: Answers are displayed in the order in which candidates responded to us. Mon, 20 May 19 00:00:00 +0100Join Women's Cricket in Clontarf! Clontarf Cricket Club are looking for Women of ALL ages to give cricket a go. Absolutely no experience of playing cricket is required.  The group trains Mondays and Thursday from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm at Clontarf Cricket Club, Castle Avenue.  For further information visit or email Cecily at cecilymcgeer@gmail.comFri, 17 May 19 00:00:00 +0100Traffic Closure for Wooden Bridge | May 2019 Dublin Port Company will be closing the Wooden Bridge to vehicles only, to carry out works in reinstating the over height restrictors on the roadway approaching and leaving the bridge.  The bridge closure is due from 9.30am to 5.30pm on the following dates; Tuesday 21st Wednesday 22nd Thursday 23rd Friday 24th May Note: Pedestrians will still have access during the works. We will be erecting a VMS sign this Thursday 16th May on the Clontarf side with the same message to warn motorists of the closure.Wed, 15 May 19 00:00:00 +0100