28 Lower Abbey Street D2

No. 28 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1

‘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, February, March, April, MayJuneAugust and September series of notices. DB1 notices issued in October 2016 are as follows:

DB1 Notices issued in November 2016 are as follows:

• 22.11.2016 – 28 Lower Abbey Street, D1
Open to entry, windows broken, re-secured entrance window openings.

• 02.11.2016 – 25a Barnmore Park, Finglas, D11
Open to entry, rear door, side & rear gate re-secured.

• 22.11.2016 – 1a and 1b Briarfield Grove, Kilbarrack, D5
Ground floor ‘granny flat’ open to entry, re-secured.

• 02.11.2016 – Cromcastle Court, building site, D5
Site open to entry, collapsed solid panel fencing, re-secured fencing.

• 22.11.2016 – 21 Great Denmark Street, D1 (PS)
Broken glass to front windows, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, floor, removed broken glass.

• 22.11.2016 – 33 & 34 Dolphins Barn Street, D8
Re-secured rear and side door further to fire in derelict premises.

• 22.11.2016 – 5 Enaville Avenue, D3
Derelict property open to entry, collapsing roof, re-secured & additional supports to roof.

• 22.11.2016 – Miller Group premises, Davitt Road, D12
Open to entry, further to fire wood storage, materials removed & re-secured opes in derelict premises.

• 30.11.2016 – 9 Fairlawn Park, Finglas, D11
Derelict end of terrace house, fire damaged, loose tiles removed, site open to entry – re-secured.

• 22.11.2016 – 41 – 46 South Great Georges Street, D2
Ground floor door open to entry, re-secured.

• 22.11.2016 – 6 Seville Place, D1
Derelict property, front basement door open to entry, re-secured said door.

• 22.11.2016 – Little Ship Street Carpark, D8
Open to casual entry, re-secured gates.

• 02.11.2016 – 40-41 Stoneybatter, D7
Open to casual entry, re-secured palisade fencing