Thursday, May 08, 2008

Residents Only Parking for Croke Park - Public Consulation

Dublin City Council has announced a Public Consultation on draft bye-laws for Residents Only Parking for major events taking place in Croke Park. The consultation period is from 1st May to 19th June 2008.

The proposed area for restricted parking includes the all public roads in the area bounded by, but not including, the following roads: North Strand Road, Amiens Street, Talbot Street, Gardiner Street, Parnell Street, Parnell Square East, Frederick Street North, Berkley Street, Berkley Road, North Circular Road, Phibsborough Road, Prospect Road, Botanic Road, St. Mobhi Road, Griffith Avenue, Malahide Road, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road. (See map)

It should be noted that the proposed area excludes much of Phibsborough, Berkeley Road area and also much of the North Strand and East Wall Areas. This is a source of major concern to us and we will be proposing to extend the restricted area to include these communities.

The major events covered by the proposed bye-laws include:
§ All Ireland Senior Football Finals, Semi Finals, and Quarter Finals.
§ All Ireland Senior Hurling Finals, Semi Finals and Quarter Finals.
§ All International professional Rugby matches played at Croke Park.
§ All International Soccer matches played at Croke Park.
§ All concerts at Croke Park for which an event licence has been granted by Dublin City Council.

Permits will be issued for a period of three years to residents who own cars within the restricted parking area. Dublin City Council is also considering issuing visitors permits.

The proposed Bye-Laws are available for inspection during normal office hours during the period 1st May 2008 to 3rd June 2008, inclusive, at the offices of the Roads and Traffic Department, Block 2, Floor 4, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Copies of the Draft Bye-Laws, a briefing note and a map of the proposed Restricted Area are available free of charge from Dublin City Council Traffic Department, (Tel. (01) 222 2771) and can be downloaded from the City Council Website (click on links)

Submissions must be made in writing to Mr. Tim O’Sullivan, Executive Manager, Roads and Traffic Department at the above address or by email to before 4.30pm on 19th June 2008.

We have asked Dublin City Council to hold a public information meeting/workshop to explain the implications of the bye-laws and they have agreed to so do. We will let you know when we have full details.

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