Monday, 29 April 2013

Light Up Your Bike with Operation Switched On!

An Garda Síochána has a duty of care to police the illumination of cycles during “Lighting Up Time”. Discussed by Garda Des Curry at Terenure Residents' Association's recent AGM, a pilot Bicycle Rectification Scheme has been devised within the Terenure and Rathmines Garda District in conjunction with “Operation Switched On”. This initiative facilitates cautioning as an alternative to prosecution where the breaches of the Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 are discontinued. Compliance with the Rectification Scheme is running at 66%. The offenders who disregard the benefit of the scheme are summonsed.

The scheme affords cyclists found in breach of the Lighting Regulations an opportunity to avoid prosecution by producing their bicycles at a designated Garda Station at 11am on the Saturday morning following detection. If the bicycle is produced with lights, the offenders receive a free high-vis jacket provided by the Road Safety Authority.
For more information about the Bicycle Rectification Scheme and Operation Switched On click here. For information about cycling safely click here.

This weekend - Terenure 13's European Youth Rugby Festival

Terenure College RFC will host its annual international under 13's rugby festival this weekend, 4th and 5th May at Lakelands. Under 13's from all over Ireland, Britain, France and elsewhere will compete on full size pitches in this premier event. Further details, including the Friday and Saturday evening social events, can be found at

Sunday, 28 April 2013

TRA Committee Members (Update following the AGM, 2013)

This year's AGM took place on Thursday 25th April in St Joseph's Parish Centre and was attended by forty-five people, including residents and local representatives on Dublin City Council.

The following were re-elected:

Chairman: Jim Dowling
Vice-Chairman: Birgit Schmidt
Secretary: Christine Hughes
Treasurer: John Grant
Planning/Environment: .
Committee: Barbara Atkinson, Fionnuala Blake, Leila Byrne, Ben Costelloe, Peter Duffy, Joan Finkel, Jin O’Reilly, Rioch McElinn and Margaret O’Shea.

One member had retired last October and two stepped down this month.
Three new members were elected: Frank Harrison, Ann Mahon and Patrick O'Hagan.

The committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month except for January and August. If there are any matters you would like raised please contact any committee member in person or else use the contact form on our website.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Terenure Residents' Association AGM, 2013

Please note that this year's AGM will take place at 8pm on Thursday 25th April in St Joseph's Parish Centre. All residents in our area are very welcome to attend.

Membership of the committee currently comprises residents from Rathfarnham Road, Cormac Terrace, Westbourne Road, Bushy Park Road and Gardens, Wasdale Road and Park, Greenmount Road, Olney Crescent, and Rathdown Drive and Park. Some members are due to retire after years of sterling service.

If you are interested in matters affecting our community and would like to help out in any way, please consider putting yourself forward for election to the committee. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month (except for January and August).

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Local Property Tax

An annual self-assessed Local Property Tax (LPT) charged on the market value of all residential properties in the State will come into effect from 1 July 2013. It will be administered by Revenue and a half-year charge will apply in 2013. 
For more information log on to: (Revenue website)
Citizens Information website
Money Guide, Ireland

News and opinion pieces:

Almost 65,000 calls made to property tax help-line (Irish Times, 13th April 2013)
Property tax demonstration (Irish Examiner, 13th April 2013) 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Afternoon concert, Rathgar Methodist church, Sunday 14 April

Music at Brighton Road's Spring series of Sunday afternoon concerts will continue on:

Sunday 14th April 2013 at 3pm
Rathgar Methodist church, Brighton Road, Dublin 6
with a concert by the renowned brass quintet


Shaun Hooke & Colm Byrne, trumpet,Cormac O hAodain, horn, Steve Mathieson, trombone, Alex Kidston, tuba.
The talented young Dublin-based quintet will perform works by Farnaby, Bach, Ewald, Parker, Walton, Previn and a new work by Irish composer Dr. Heuston Dunleavy.

...presenting the best of music with warmth, style and verve...

Music @ Brighton aims to reach a wide audience by giving classical music recitals in a relaxed and conveniently located setting outside the city centre. Musicians speak briefly about each work before it is played.
Tea, coffee and refreshments provided by the Corner Bakery Terenure are available during the interval, and parking in Brighton Road is free on Sundays.
Tickets are €15 (€10 concessions), children under 12 go free.
Follow us on Facebook at Music @ Brighton Road
Press queries: contact Lucinda Thomson (087) 2465003 or

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Further information concerning bulk waste collection

Further to our post of 27 March, the bulk waste collection took place on 3 April for those streets designated by Dublin City Council and which had been leafleted a few days earlier. There will be no further collections in the near future in this area. We apologise for any confusion caused to households not on a designated street who put bulk waste out for collection, but would request that this waste now be removed from the street.

Should you wish to contact Dublin City Council Waste Management Services direct, their telephone number is 01-222 1000.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Could you name the new bridge across the Liffey?

A new bridge is currently being built across the Liffey between Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street. Dublin City Council has recently set up a Commemorative Naming Committee who will consider proposals to honour, celebrate, or remember a person, group of people or events of significance that have helped to shape the City of Dublin.

The Committee are now looking for your help in putting forward suggestions for the naming of the new bridge. This opportunity to assist the Committee in making their final recommendation is open to all members of the public, be it a group or individual.

Application Forms and criteria are available from the Culture, Recreation and Amenity Department of Dublin City Council or can be downloaded in both Irish and English.

Completed application forms can be sent to Commemorative Naming Committee, C/O Culture, Recreation and Amenity Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 or e-mailed directly to

The closing date for submissions is Friday 19th April, 2013 at 5.00 p.m.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Dodder Action day - new date 6th April

Following the postponement of the last Dodder Action day on 23rd March due to the adverse weather, a new date has been planned for the 6th April. Please come along and help clean our local river. More details at: