Dublin City Council (DCC) has removed all of the grass and old railings from around Wolfe Tone Park. Most of the old headstones have been stacked against the south wall where they collect graffiti, litter and urine.
Other headstones/tombstones act as paving slabs for Dublin Council workers and event promoters to park their vehicles upon.
It is no surprise that these old tombstones are defaced and broken.
The concrete benches have been 'tagged' by vandals. So too has the DCC construction container; a semi permanent feature that takes up a couple of car parking spaces - the remaining spaces snapped up early in the day by the non-paying council workers.
Dublin City Council grants permits allowing promoters to stage offensive musical, circus, and tacky carnival events in the park without any consideration for the residents living only 15m away.
Who needs grass and a park when Dublin City Council can provide you with a skip and a view of the fence concealing the Dublin Fringe Festival Ltd Spiegeltent?
However, the park is popular with unsuspecting tourists, emergency vehicles, thugs and the lucrative Dublin City Council car clamping operation.
DCC and BID have demonstrated that they are unable to maintain Wolfe Tone Park. It is time for them to step out of the way as citizens, with no commercial interests, develop the space.
The Wolfe Tone Park Community is a non-commercial community-based initiative established to protect Wolfe Tone Park.Agenda:
In recent months, the Wolfe Tone Park community has upped its campaign to have the cold, concrete space returned to its previous state: a pleasant, welcoming green oasis for the city. And so far, the group – which is made up of residents of the Wolfe Tone Street/Jervis Street area – has had some success. more »
After years of Dublin City Council (DCC) vandalism and neglect, its senior management has conceded that the current layout of Wolfe Tone Park has not worked, and redevelopment is being considered.
But are DCC capable of appropriately redeveloping the park; and, can they be trusted to? more »
Everyone agrees that Wolfe Tone Park needs a bit of TLC. Home to the council’s portable staff toilets, its hard, dull appearance does little to entice people in. Now, because of worries about its future, the local residents have formed the Wolfe Tone Park Community group. more »
THE former park at Wolfe Tone Square should be restored as a green space featuring its ancient grave stones, a city councillor has argued. more »
Hundreds of businesses have signed a petition protesting the “double taxation” imposed by mandatory payments to the Dublin Business Improvement District (Bid) and seeking a means to leave the organisation. The BID, established in 2007 is branded “We Are Dublin Town”. more »
Green spaces are often converted to ‘hard’ spaces as local authorities find them easier to maintain. Eyre Square and Wolfe Tone park are unfortunate manifestations of the tendancy. more »