Conservation proposal for CIE Estate before Council

Article Posted: Wednesday 13th May, 2009

An emergency motion proposing that the CIE Estate in Inchicore be designated an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) was not taken at last Monday's meeting of Dublin City Council.

The motion, proposed by Sinn Fein councillor Criona Ni Dhalaigh fell because the required minimum of 26 councillors were not present to agreed a suspenions of standing orders and allow the debate to proceeed.

Ms Ni Dhalaigh says she has now tabled the motion for the next South-East area committee meeting on May 20th.

Her motion reads: "That Dublin City Council designate the CIE Estate, Inchicore, an Architectural Conservation Area as being an area of "special character and architectural interest" in which change should be managed "in such a way as to preserve that special character" and that this Council confirm that is the overall policy of Dublin City Council to protect and conserve the character and setting of the area due to it's unique social & architectural heritage and that plans by Iarnród Éireann to locate the proposed Dart interconnector in the heart of the estate would be injurious to those aims.

Conservation proposal for CIE Estate before Council