McDonald Secures Assurances on Millmount Ave Road Closure

Sinn Féin’s Dublin Central Deputy Mary Lou McDonald TD has met with senior officials from Dublin City Council to discuss the six month pilot closure of Millmount Avenue in Drumcondra. Sinn Féin Councillor Cathleen Carney Boud also attended the meeting with David Dinnigan (Dublin North West Area Manager) and Mary Taylor (Deputy Area Manager).

Speaking after the meeting, Deputy McDonald explained,

“While the temporary road closure may be welcomed by some in the local community, it will also be an inconvenience to others. The officials have however assured me that they will be closely monitoring the impact of the scheme on local road users and may consider implementing mitigating measures if necessary. We also discussed the possible implications that the scheme would have locally as schools return in the coming days.

“I highlighted my concern that an ambulance was recently rerouted from the bollards, despite previous assurances that emergency vehicles would continue to have access. The officials have undertaken to remind the emergency services that they can still proceed.

“I would remind local road users and constituents that they can continue to contribute to the schemes consultation up until 21st February 2018, indeed I would encourage people to email their opinions to drumcondratraffic@dublincity.ie” CRIOCH