Greening Dublin’s North-East Inner City – Progress Report

15th July, 2020

When the Government launched the North-East Inner City (NEIC) Initiative in 2017, one of the planned projects was the development and implementation of a Greening Strategy for the area.


Since the NEIC Greening Strategy was adopted in late 2018, much work has taken place on delivering five short-term projects, which have been substantially completed, including:

  • Belvedere Plaza (North Circular Road Junction with Belvedere Place)
  • James Joyce Street tree planting
  • Greenwall at Seville Place
  • Store Street Plaza
  • Landscaping at Gloucester Place


In addition to these works, several longer-term projects are being advanced by Dublin City Council. These include:

  • Mountjoy Sq. Park Conservation Plan
  • Liberty Park re-development
  • Dorset St. Median
  • Royal Canal Greenway (Cycleway Phase 2)
  • Diamond Park re-development


The planning process for the redevelopment of the Diamond Park is being initiated by Local City Councillors. You can review these plans at I’d welcome your feedback, so I can share those views and thoughts with my colleague, Councillor Ray McAdam.


The following projects have been selected for implementation in 2020 and a funding submission in the sum of €505,000 has been made via NEIC Sub-Group 4 (Enhancing Community Wellbeing and the Physical Environment):

  • Dorset Street Phase 2 – €150,000
  • Adopt a Tree (Residential Tree Planting Project to provide 200+ trees) – €50,000
  • Green Walling (Housing Complexes) – €20,000
  • Greening / Horticultural Project in partnership with O’Connell’s School – €50,000
  • Summerhill replacement Tree Planting (at HSE Primary Care Centre) – €90,000
  • Gloucester Diamond Plaza (Jct. Sean MacDermott St. & Gloucester Place Lower) – €30,000
  • Buckingham Street / Sean MacDermott Street / Killarney Street Design Feasibility Study – €25,000 (Total €50,000 co-fund with Dublin City Council)
  • Frenchman’s Lane SUDS Project – €60,000 (Total: €120,000 co-fund with Dublin City Council Drainage Dept.)
  • Foley Street Greening Interventions – €30,000