05 Sep 2019

Coffee Morning – Sat 7th Sep

Roebuck Residents’ Association, in partnership with Lynam’s Fine Foods, is hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock

It’s on this Saturday, from 11am to 1pm, on the green in front of the shops. Come on down for some tasty pastries and great coffee and tea.

Every cup counts!

02 Sep 2019

IGB – Update and Zoning

Minister Shane Ross, and Minister Josepha Madigan recently leafleted the area to announce the completion of the sale of the IGB to the Department of Education. Both letters mentioned that two schools will be located on the site. A primary Educate Together school, which is now being temporarily located in Sandyford, and also a 800 pupil secondary school (due to open next September). The patronage of the secondary school is yet to be announced. A voting process to determine the patronage will start soon.

Minister Ross’ letter also mentioned that the County Development Plan would need to be altered (i.e. the zoning of the site) to accommodate the new schools. “Educational purposes” are permitted in principle under the current (F) zoning for this site, so we surprised to see that in the letter. There is a restriction in place regarding F zoning – only 40% of the site can be built on (this includes surface car-parking). We asked Minister Ross for clarification, and this is the response:

With regard to your query; as it stands the site is currently zoned F meaning development covering 40% of the site can take place. That should be enough to cater for one school, however if both schools are built on the IGB site, which is the intention, it will have to be redesignated and voted on by local councillors. It could be done by earmarking the site as School Development Initiative as part of the review of the County Development Plan which is taking place in the next 12-18 months.

Cllr. Anne Colgan is also following this up at Council level with the Head of Planning. We will post a follow-up when we get it.

30 Aug 2019

OLG Phase 2 – Decision Made

An Bord Pleanála made the decision to grant permission for Phase 2 of the OLG development. No substantial conditions were included as part of the grant of permission. It’s a shocking and disappointing result, not only for the residents most affected, but also for the Councillors, T.D., and Council Executive who recommended that permission be refused. The Council view the development as being in breach of the County Development Plan. The issue is in relation to the “Inst” designation on the zoning. However An Bord Pleanála clearly do not agree.

We would like to thank all our elected representatives who supported the residents in trying to stop, or modify, this development. Particular thanks goes to Cllr. Jim O’Leary, Cllr. Anne Colgan, Cllr. Barry Saul, Cllr. Sean O’Loughlin, and Catherine Martin T.D. for all your efforts on our behalf.

You can view the ABP Order, Direction and Inspector’s Report PDFs here.

If you wish to view the DLRCoCo Executive Report, and also, all the observations made, you can find these on the DLR Planning website. The reference number to search for is: ABP30442019. There are 8 pages of documents for this application, the report and observations can be found on the 8th page.

Earlier posts relating to this can be found here:
http://www.roebuckresidents.com/olg-phase-2-plans/ and

20 Aug 2019

Public Consultation – Strategic Housing Developments

In July we made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the proposed extension of the Strategic Housing Development process (the fast track planning process). This was a public consultation by the Department to review its operation and effectiveness. We based the submission on our experience with the latest planning application in Our Lady’s Grove for 132 units.

You can open and view the submission here.

31 Jul 2019

Tidy Districts’ Board

As part of entering the Tidy Districts’ Competition, we have to design a board/poster highlighting all the various relevant activities during the year. This is the board for this year. Well done to all who help to keep the area looking so nice all year round.

03 Jul 2019

The Céilí – The Aftermath

We had a great turn-out for our Summer Céilí on the 22nd. The weather was perfect and we had some very enthusiastic dancing from residents. The younger ones slightly more enthusiastic than the older ones!

Some people to thank… A huge thank you to Suzanne for organising, and Shane and friends for help on the day, and into the late summer solstice evening. Thanks too to Prop Me Up for the generous loan of all the kids games, and to Lynam’s for help with the food side of things. There are too many other people to thank personally, but you know who you are! Our events couldn’t happen without the generous time and support from so many volunteers.

Thanks too to the owners of The Colour Den Hairdressers and the new CureSpa for coming along and handing out tasty treats and vouchers.

17 Jun 2019

Céilí – Saturday Afternoon

“One two three, one two three, shhpin her ’round, back ye go.” etc.

There’ll be plenty more of that sort of thing this Saturday afternoon (22nd) on the green in front of the shops from 4pm to 6pm. Yes, we’re holding our inaugural Roebuck Céilí. Ceol, craic agus rince go lóir!

We have our lovely new marquee, so rain won’t stop the rince. (No, it’ll be NOTHING like Fr. Noel Furlong in the caravan in that episode of Father Ted.) But maybe bring your umbrellas if the forecast says rain.

There will also be a few BBQs, manned by the rugged pit-masters of Roebuck (some local Dads will be helping out), cooking tasty hot dogs and burgers supplied by Lynam’s.

There should also be a few games and other things for the kids.

Bring your own beverages, and feel free to wear your county colours.

17 Jun 2019

Submission – OLG Phase 2

The residents’ association submitted an observation in relation to the Strategic Housing Development application made by Durkan Estates Clonskeagh for the land at the rear of Our Lady’s Grove.

More information on this application can be found here:
http://www.roebuckresidents.com/olg-phase-2-plans/ and

17 Jun 2019

Community Games Update

Well done to all our competitors in the Dublin Community Games final, who togged out in our new kit. We had 20 participants in Santry and doubled our medal count from last year. Riona Ferriter claimed Silver in the Under 14’s Long Puck to do one better than her bronze medal last year. Trudy Mollins raced to gold in the Under 8’s 80m sprints, and will go on to represent Dublin in the All Ireland’s. Go Trudy!

We’ll look at expanding the boundary again next year and the possibility of participating in a broader range of events including art. Thanks to the parents for helping out on the day of our own event, and during the Dublin Games. Also a big thanks to Shane Cotter and coach John O’Carroll. Rumour has it that Lynam’s sponsored some ice creams for the Goatstown Gallopers! We hope to add some more events next year including Art. And of course we are always looking for more volunteers! Please get in touch if you’d like to help out.

31 May 2019

Céilí, 22nd June

Get those ringlets ready, and start practising all those moves from your gaeltacht days! Yes, we’re having an outdoor Céilí right here in Roebuck on Saturday June 22nd, from 4pm to 6pm. For those who weren’t educated in the mysterious ways of the Siege of Ennis in their youth, or if you have forgotten the moves, no need to worry. We’ll have someone on hand to help “gently co-ordinate” our efforts.

We’ll also have other activities, games etc. More detail to follow…

Save the date – Saturday 22nd June.