Vacant site,69a/d Donore Avenue, D8

‘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 1964 as 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, February, March, April, May and June series of notices. DB1 notices issued in August 2016 are as follows:


08.2016 – 69a/d Donore Avenue, D8.

Re-secured ground floor level door & window opes to vacant single story structures & entrance gates.

Owners:  Como Lake Ltd. c/o Sheehan Company Solicitors, 1 Clare Street, Dublin 2.


08.20167 Adelaide Road, rear of, D2. Protected Structure.

Building left open to casual entry again. Re-secured breach in boundary wall, adjacent Luas line, 03.08.2016.

Owners: David Grant, 61 Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.


08.2016 – Vacant Site, Kylemore Road, D12.

Re-secured partially collapsed palisade fencing to front of vacant site.

Owners: Electricity Supply Board, Property Management Section, 27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin2


08.2016 – 13-22 Mayor Street Upper, D1.

Removed loose & spalling render from side gable wall of vacant light industrial  premises.

Owners: Chinook Investments Ltd. c/o David Carson, Deloitte & Touche, Earlsfort terrace, Dublin2.