Development of road safety scheme for Drumcondra South


Dublin City Council (DCC) has undertaken a traffic study of the Wider Area Traffic Cell Analysis of Walsh Road, Ferguson Road, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra in association with Traffic Engineering Consultants AECOM.
The aim of this study is to develop a road safety improvement scheme for Drumcondra South that will reduce the impact of traffic in the area.
DCC would like to thank local community for their input in completing the questionnaire ‘Walsh Road and Environs Traffic Study’. The information collected was analysed by the Traffic Engineering Consultants and used in conjunction with traffic surveys, parking surveys, and speed surveys to form the basis of the Wider Area Traffic Cell Analysis of Walsh Road, Ferguson Road, Millmount Avenue Drumcondra Options Report. The different options have been appraised in conjunction with the existing layout against the scheme objectives as well as the appraisal criteria identified within the Department of Transport Common Appraisal Framework.
Details of the proposed measures may be inspected at Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Dublin 9 from Tuesday 5th July 2016 – Tuesday 19th July 2016.
There will be an Open Day in the Drumcondra Library on Tuesday 19th July between 4:30pm and 7:30pm where DCC Staff of Environment and Transportation Department and the Traffic Consultants can talk informatively about all the options available to the public.
Members of the public may contribute, leaving their names and addresses in a comment box in the Drumcondra Library or email The closing date for return is Tuesday 2nd of August 2016.
Please refer to for details of the Wider Area Traffic Cell Analysis of Walsh Road, Ferguson Road, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra Report, including related documents and maps.

Government trying to disguise cut to housing grants for the elderly – Ellis

Sinn Féin Housing Dessie Ellis spokesperson has condemned the government for attempting to misrepresent a cut to elderly housing grants as a reallocation of funds. He made his comments as Age Action, an organisation which promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people, criticised the cut.

Deputy Ellis said;

“This is a cut plain and simple. It is a well-worn tactic of this government to claim they are reallocating funds to disguise an overall cut. Funds may be reallocated but not back into housing as is so desperately needed.

“The adaptation grant scheme in Dublin had to close last summer due to lack of funds. Now they are making it harder for older people to even be eligible by raising the age to 66, raising contributions and reducing the maximum grant by a fifth.

“If the government and the Minister can’t stand over their cuts then they should reconsider them. For the sake of many older people living in inappropriate conditions I hope they do.”