O’Devaney Gardens Update

8th April, 2009

Canvassed a lot of Stoneybatter last night. Status of the O’Devaney Gardens project was raised with me by many residents. As things stand the City Council are aiming to have a revised master plan in the next 12 months.

They have had to go back to the drawing board on design due to the withdrawal of the previous tender. This means that we are not likely to see work on the ground until 2012. This is because of the need for planning
permission, Environmental Impact Study etc.

I will do all I can to push this with the Department of Environment. I experienced at first hand the difficulty the current state is causing. The demise of this project was the sign of the end of the Celtic Tiger. I hope
it’s resurrection will herald the return to better days.