12 Dorset Street Upper, D1 – Protected Structure

‘Dangerous Buildings’ is a statutory section within DCC, under the direction of the City Architect, which is concerned with buildings, structures or sites deemed a danger to the public. It operates under the remit of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964as amended.

‘Dangerous Buildings’ work includes monitoring, inspecting, reporting, removing or making safe any building or structure perceived to be a danger within the Dublin City Council area. A team of four DB Inspectors monitor and respond to reports on a day-to-day basis. We do not take action under DB legislation without proper and expert consideration. This will range from undertaking structural engineering surveys and obtaining detailed Conservation Officer advice where appropriate. We will always look to undertake the least invasive works in making a structure safe and only undertake demolition in whole or in part when absolutely necessary. It is also important to emphasise that, under the DB legislation, we cannot undertake remedial works to a property beyond ‘making safe’.

DB Notices are issued to the owners of properties advising necessary remedial action or, as a last resort, taking immediate action to remove danger and making safe. These Notices take the form of:

DB.3 (black) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 28 days;

DB.2 (green) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 14 days;

DB.1 (red) – enables the DB Inspector to access the site with the necessary equipment and personnel to immediately make safe and eliminate danger at the property or structure. DCC DB will look to recoup any costs associated with the works from the owner on completion.

Following on from the January and February series of notices. DB1 notices issued in March are as follows:


03.2016 – 11 Anamoe Terrace, Cabra, D7

Open to entry, secured front door opening.


03.2016 – Alfrank Building, Brickfield Lane, D8

Open to entry, secured front entrance gates.


03.2016 – 50 Beechwood Avenue Lower, D6

Removal & resecuring of loose roof slates.


03.2016 – 12 Dorset Street Upper, D 1 – Protected Structure

Open to entry, resecured front door opening.


03.2016 – 4 Drumcondra Road Lower, D9

Removal of unstable clay pots and reduce height of chimney, removal of debris.


03.2016 – 105-107 Emmet Road, D8

Open to entry, resecured ground floor front and rear door openings and windows


03.2016 – Gills Corner Public House, North Circular Road, D1

Removal of collapsed hoarding / barrier and clearing of public footpath.


03.2016 – Old Timberyard site, Castleforbes Road / Mayor Street, D1

Removal of collapsed hoarding clearing of public footpath and Luas line, resecured site.


03.2016 – 17a Old Naas Road, D12

Resecured collapsed hoarding to site boundary.


03.2016–Inverness Road / 31 Richmond Avenue, D3  – Protected Structure

Repaired collapsed section of rear boundary wall.


03.2016 – 180 james Street, D8

Open to entry, resecured perimeter wall and railings


03.2016 – 220 Parnell Street, D1

Structure in imminent danger of collapse. Reduce height of structure & secure site perimeter.


To report a dangerous building:

Call (01) 670 7316 (24 hours)

Or via web site: