Dublin Central to benefit from HSE Service Plan and National Lottery funding – Donohoe

2nd December, 2014

Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the news that Dublin Central will benefit from capital allocations made in the HSE Service Plan, as well as from numerous allocations made under National lottery funding.


“Announcements made by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, put the Rotunda Hospital in line to receive €1.45 million for the upgrading of its electrical distribution system, completion of the boundary wall, stabilisation works to be carried out and improvements to be made to the mortuary; €800,000 of which is to be made available in 2015.


“Temple Street Children’s Hospital is being allocated €5.37 million in total; €1 million of which will be delivered in 2015 for interim works including an ECG room, an admissions unit, a cochlear implant/audiology facility, a rapid access clinic in the Emergency Department, and an upgrading of endoscopy and radiology facilities to be carried out.


“Minister Varadkar also announced €1.8 million in one off payments to 190 community groups and voluntary organisations across the country under National Lottery Funding. A number of these are in Dublin Central. They are:

·         €3,000 for the Crinan Youth Project, Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin 1

·         €3,000 Sancta Maria Day Care Centre, Cabra West, Dublin 7

·         €8,000 for the Frontline of Learning Disability, Foley Street, Dublin 1

·         €25,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7

·         €7,000 for Ozanam House Community Resource Centre, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

·         €8,960 for the Dublin Aids Alliance, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

·         €3,000 for the Community Awareness of Drugs, Gardner Row, Dublin 1

·         €4,000 for the Crosscare Teen, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

·         €7,000 for Chronic Pain Ireland, North Brunswick Street, Dublin

·         €2,700 for Mental Health Arthritis Ireland, Phibsboro, Dublin

·         €5,000 Deaf Village Ireland, Cabra, Dublin 7

·         €6,000 for Sign Language Association of Ireland, Cabra, Dublin 7

·         €5,000 for Endometriosis Association of Ireland, Nth Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

·         €4,000 for the Post-Polio Support Group, Dublin 7

·         €10,000 for Variety – the Children’s Charity, Foley Street, Dublin 1     Dublin

·         €25,000 Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre, Capel Street, Dublin 1

·         €10,000 Irish Premature Babies, North Brunswick Street, Dublin

·         €25,000 Services for Older People, Blessington Street, Dublin 7


“This funding will have a significant impact on the community based organisations that are making a huge difference to the lives of older people, those living with chronic pain, young gay men and women and the premature babies and children who so badly need it. It will allow them to continue to carry out the valuable work they undertake and to provide the services that so many of the beneficiaries depend on.  These capital allocations will allow for improvements to be made to our hospital, which in turn will enhance the hospital experience for patients attending the Rotunda and Temple Street.”