72 Middle Abbey Street, D1.

‘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 JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril and May series of notices. DB1 notices issued in June 2016 are as follows:


06.2016 – 72 Middle Abbey Street, D1.

Resecured rear entrance after break-in & building left open to casual entry – 01/06/2016

Owners:               Niall McFadden, 4 Avoca Wood, Avoca Park, Blackrock, Co.Dublin &                                              no.10, 88 St James Street, London SW1A 1PL

                                Richard Law Nesbit, 35 Wellington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.


06.2016 – 14 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4

Removal of dangerous sections of terracotta facing brickwork from front façade -11/05/2016

Owners:               Engineering Dept. Clonskeagh Hospital, Clonskeagh Dublin 6.


06.2016 – The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, D9.

Removal and making safe broken glass window from 4th floor level – 10/06/16

Owners:               Plot 12, 14 & 15 Management Company Ltd. Forrest Park, Mullingar,                                           Co.Westmeath.


06.2016 – 69 A/D Donore Aveneue, D8.

Resecured main site entrance gates and internal vacant building opes – 05/06/2016

Owners:               Como Lake Limited, C/O Sheehan and Company Solicitors, 1 Clare Street,                                    Dublin 2.