Coolmine bridge, part of the route of the Royal Canal Greenway

Since I got elected to the Council, I’ve been working to progress the Royal Canal Greenway between the 12th Lock and Fingal’s border with Kildare County Council.

I had a motion about it at Thursday’s local area committee meeting and the Executive also provided an update on the process. The written report to my motion is attached and there is a link here  to the section of the meeting on the webcast.

The video is worth watching as it gives us a clear indication of where we are on the process.

DBFL Engineers have been appointed to design the route. You can find out more about the firm here, but they have a track record delivering some really big developments like the new Criminal Courts of Justice, Kilmainham Jail and the Phibblestown education campus in Dublin 15 where Pobail Setanta and Scoil Grainne are located.

DPFL will do a design, which will go out for a public consultation, probably some point late this year. Then, assuming that capital funding has been provided (looking at you Shane Ross!), the design goes through the planning process.

As this project evolves, I’ll be working hard to ensure that it is delivered, but in a way that is respectful to the delicate and unique environment along the Canal, particularly the Deep Sinking section.

If you’ve any questions, get in touch.