Local News, Planning and Development


14th February 2018

Summary of Outcome Points

from Meeting between our Oireachtais members and HSE Reps

Today, Wed Feb 14th  2018 @ 12:30 pm, a meeting took place between David Walsh and Anne O’Shea from HSE and All our TD’s + one Senator, i.e. Deputy Catherine Byrne T.D., Junior Minister, Dept of Health, Deputy Joan Collins T.D., Deputy Aengus O Snodaigh T.D., Deputy Bríd Smith T.D. & Senator Catherine Ardagh, in relation to the Primary Care Centre on Curlew Road.

David Walsh (HSE) provided background to the project, outlining

  1. How planning permission was granted by Dublin City Council on 13th June 2014 to provide for a range of community health services at Curlew Road and
  2. An Bórd Pleanála granted permission in November 2014.

The HSE has identified

  1. Curlew Road as a location of high need for Primary Care Development and
  2. The proposed development remains on the HSE Capital Plan but is currently unfunded.

The HSE will now

  1. Revisit the original plans with a view to having the project considered by the HSE Capital Committee
  2. With a view to identifying an appropriate funding stream.
  3. This will allow the project to proceed to the implementation stage.

HSE also identified some issues:

  • Commencement of the actual project must begin before Nov 2019 or Planning Permission will run out.
  • Where to House (temporarily) The McAuley Centre during the building process
  • Where to House (temporarily) the Alzheimer’s Centre during the building process

So the situation may not be as negative as initially stated in the letter from Ann O Shea or as we thought but there is still a lot of work to be done.