DB sept 16

Protected Structure, 12 Dorset Street Upper, 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, MayJune and August series of notices. DB1 notices issued in September 2016 are as follows:


09.2016 – Alfrank Building, Brickfield Lane, D8

Open to entry, re-secured entrance door and window openings.


09.2016 – Brickfield Drive, Crumlin, D12

Re-secured partially collapsed hoarding.


09.2016 – 12 Dorset Street Upper, D1 (Protected Structure)

Open to entry, re-secured front entrance door opening.


09.2016 – 5 Eanaville Avenue, D3

Open to entry, re-secured entrance door and window openings as of 15/08/2016 & 24/08/2016


09.2016 – 3 Mountjoy Street Middle, D7

Removed unsecured broken glass to first floor front window.


09.2016 – 31 Richmond Avenue, (Protected Structure), boundary wall to Inverness Road.

Removal of unsound section of boundary wall & resecuring site.


09.2016 – Windemere, The Hole in the Wall Road, D 13

Open to entry, re-secured entrance doors and window openings as of 11/08/2016, 12/08/2016, 15/08/2016, 02/09/2016, and 05/09/2016


09.2016 – 16 Dorset Street Lower, D1

Section of timber shop front collapsed onto street, sections of debris and loose materials removed


09.2016 – 18 Cashel Avenue, Crumlin D12

Open to entry, re-secured side and rear entrance door openings.


09.2016 – 33-34 Island Street, D8

Open to entry, re-secured ground floor entrance door opening.


09.2016 – 74a Rathvilly Drive, Finglas, D11

Open to entry, re-secured site hoarding