Dublin’s North East Inner City: Creating a Brighter Future
The Kieran Mulvey Report, February 2017
Last night – Thursday, 16th February, 2017 – the government task force to north east inner city launched the Kieran Mulvey report. H.O.P.E., along with many other community stakeholders, were present in anticipation of the final report. The communities of the north east inner city have suffered severe social inequalities for many years. With that in mind, this project welcomes the report and it’s suggestions.
After meeting with community groups, individuals, organisations over the last few months and taking some 50 organisational/individual submissions, Kieran Mulvey used the issues put forward to inform the report. And from these submissions, an action plan has been formulated. But what does the action plan have in store for the north east inner city?
The action plan outlines four key areas for priority action
- Tackling crime and drugs; Better and more visible policing with an emphasis on community policing needs to be key feature in the Plan. It must be “safe” to lead; it must be “safe” to live, work, learn and play in the community.
- Maximising educational/training opportunities/ creating local employment opportunities; There needs to be significant enhancement of the linkages between education and employment opportunity for this current generation of school goers, young adults and the unemployed in local businesses and enterprises, particularly in the business / retail area of the inner city and in the Docklands Development – both in construction and business occupation stages.
- Creating an integrated system of social services; Social, educational and training services to address the real problems faced by families and their children need to be planned and delivered in a far more coordinated fashion. Services should be co-ordinated under a single plan which is in response to the particular needs and circumstances of different communities within the area.
- Improving physical landscape; The area has some of the broadest streets in the City with potential for refurbishment and revitalisation. Future regeneration needs to explore the potential within the area to renovate, make it liveable and bright with improved physical landscape; to eliminate waste, derelict sites and progress the refurbishment and replacement of the existing flat complexes.
The Examiner, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 06:46 pm, highlights
- Government accepts recommendations of the Mulvey Report for regeneration of the North East Inner City.
- Ring-fenced funding of €5m will support implementation of the report.
- Policing resources in the area to increase by 30 additional Gardaí by end 2017.
- Rutland Street School to remain in state ownership and to be developed as a community hub.
- Design, planning and procurement relating to the re-opening of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station to begin.
- Government to move quickly to put in place Implementation Structures recommended with strong Community Engagement and Government Oversight.
The full report can be read below.
“Kieran Mulvey’s NEIC Report Launch”
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