Technical Support to Residents participation in the monitoring process.


Useful Links and or reports  
Royal Institute Architects Ireland RIAI Proposals for the Reopening of Construction Sites to Promote Suitable Protocols for Working Environments
Construction Industry Federation Guidelines This document has been developed by the CIF Safety and Health subcommittee mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, and serves as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic. The purpose of this document is to protect workers, their families and the community, whilst also
recognising the need to protect livelihoods.
Return to work Protocols This ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol’ is a mandatory document. It sets out the measures which must be put in place which will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The protocol was developed following discussion and agreement at the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF), which is the forum for high level dialogue between Government, Trade Union and Employer representatives on matters of strategic national importance. The work has been overseen by the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

 (Covid-19) Public Health Advice
A link to the HSE Co-vid19information hub.
DCC Planning site A link on DCC site to all planning derogations, permissions and refusals.
NCH Planning Site

All relevant documents, drawings etc in relation to the NCH are available on this site

Construction and Demolition Protocols Dublin City Council issued a protocol " To alleviate / mitigate the issues currently being raised by residents in the Docklands Area". It is now proposed that these protocols will apply to all inner city Dublin sites including the NCH site.
Considerate Constructors Scheme CCS The Considerate Constructors Scheme is business lead best practice programme for safe construction based in the UK. BAM are members in the UK and in May of this year the scheme was extended to Ireland.
  CCS Good Neighbour Guide
  CCS Questionnaire
Are we being good neighbours?
Directions for the Control & Management of Roadworks in Dublin City Dublin City Council Roadworks Control Unit ; The purpose the manual is to set out the requirements of Dublin City Council in relation to the carrying out of roadworks.
A Guide to Planning Enforcement in Ireland This Gov information booklet (2012) provides guidance on the planning enforcement system in Ireland. It sets out:
• some examples of the types of activity/development that might constitute breaches of the planning code;
• the respective roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the planning authorities;
• the procedures that planning authorities may adopt when taking enforcement action, including the remedies and sanctions available;
• the process by which an individual can make a complaint about an alleged breach of the planning code;
• the process by which someone can appeal against an adverse finding by a planning authority; and,
• a short summary of the relevant legislative provisions.
A Primer on the use of Social Clauses in Ireland

Public Procurement accounts for 18% of Gross Domestic Product in Europe, and the Irish State spends €8.5bn every year on goods and services. There is a growing interest in finding ways for this expenditure to be used to deliver wider social, environmental and economic benefits.

The Primer produced by CAN is set out in two parts: Part One explains Social Clauses and deals comprehensively with
their legitimacy and legality particularly in an Irish context.
Part Two deals with the practical applications of Social Clauses.

community engagement
This document identifies core principles of community engagement and describes a framework for informing and supporting programs, leaders and teams in their community engagement activities. It is based on a literature review of best practice with a focus on the Canadian health care context, but also draws from other western health systems.
Proposed College Green Project
EIAR Chapter 16: Population and Human Health
The 2017 Dublin City Council proposal regrarding the development of College Green has references to current analysis on dust noise and vibration.
Community Planning Toolkit - Community Engagement This toolkit provides guidance on the issues to consider when planning and designing community engagement. It focuses on quality and effectiveness, process planning and designing engagement tailored to the particular issue, level of participation to be achieved, timeframe and range of stakeholders affected.
Good Practive Guide to Public Engagement in Development Schemes Planning Aid England and Planning Aid for London together provide free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to individuals and communities who cannot afford to pay for professional help. Planning Aid also works with developers, local authorities and others to help raise the standard of community engagement on planning matters.
Planning Ireland A brief overview of Planning in Ireland
SOCIAL​ ​ENTERPRISE​ ​TOOLKIT This Social Enterprise Toolkit is for communities and individuals thinking of setting up a social enterprise in Ireland. In short, this guide is aimed at communities and individuals​ ​with​ ​an​ ​idea​ ​who​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​world​ ​a​ ​better​ ​place.  
Empowering Communities in Disadvantaged Urban Areas:
towards greater community participation in
Irish urban planning?
Part I
Planning matters. It profoundly affects the way in which urban areas are developed and the manner in which they change. It can create significant benefits for some while imposing enormous burdens on others. Some areas benefit from traffic calming schemes, the creation of public parks or the protection of high-quality streetscapes and other environmental amenities. Others undergo disruptive programmes of road widening or large-scale redevelopment or become the location for undesirable but necessary urban elements, such as sewage plants and refuse tips, thereby imposing real costs (noise, air pollution, traffic or other hazards) upon neighbours. Planning can therefore be responsible for enormous impacts on an individual household's quality of life and possibly undermining the very viability of the community itself.
Asbestos a Flyer Asbestos information leaflet from the HSE for more information go to Health and Safety Authority
Community Action Plan Construction sites can have a huge impact on communities and sites should therefore have a proactive, comprehensive and appropriate community action plan in place to address communication, interaction and other general issues. This two pager lists some of these areas.
DTI Construction
Industry Directorate
Project Report:
Working with the community;
Impacts report for general
A BRE consultation exercise that was undertaken around five major construction projects in order to identify the range of impacts that construction projects can have on the wider community in which they are situated, and measures taken to address these.
Good Neighbour
IWEA Best Practice Principles in Community Engagement &
Community Commitment
An example of best practice guidelines for community engagement the Irish Wind Energy Association
Cycle Safety Plan London Safe Cycling
HGV's are disproportionately involved in cyclist fatal collisions compared to their traffic share. Almost half of the 44 cyclist fatalities during the period 2011-13 were as a result of a collision with a lorry. Of these 21, 10 involved a collision with a left-turning lorry. Page 20-22
Road Safety Cycling In Ireland’s urban areas, between 2007 and May 2015, 54 Vulnerable Road Users (cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists) were killed in collisions involving trucks.  Collisions involving trucks accounted for 20% of urban VRU fatalities.
Irish Cycle is an independent news and analysis source covering the resurgence of cycling in Ireland. 
The Cycle Manual  (National Transport Authority 2011)  

Protecting the public
Your next move

Health And Safety Executive UK

This guidance is aimed at everyone involved in the construction process. It provides practical advice on how those designing, planning, maintaining and carrying out construction work can minimise the risks to those who are not involved in the construction process but may be affected.
Noise Maps

Under EU Directive 2002/49/EC transposed by SI number 140 of 2006, Environmental Noise Regulations 2006, the four local authorities, within Dublin (Dublin City Council, Fingal, Dun Laoire Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils), are required to produce ‘Maps’ for noise emanating from major Industry and transport  (See Noise Map St JAmes Here)

Noise APPS for your phones Healthy Hearing The best phone apps to measure noise levels
Noise Citizen Information This page on the CI site outlines the main types of noise that can cause a nuisance and the legislation that deals with such noise.
European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service,
  • Both traffic noise and air pollution linked to stroke Here
  • Air quality health impact assessments should use combination of metrics Here
  • Does environmental noise lead to depression and anxiety? Here

THEMATIC ISSUE: Noise impacts on health Here

FUTURE BRIEF: Noise abatement approaches Here


National Protocol for Dealing with Noise Complaints for Local Authorities The purpose of this Guidance Document is to provide a structured, consistent process for Local Authorities to follow when they are engaging with complaints of noise pollution. The aim is that the process described will be a model of best practice for Local Authorities in this often difficult area of complaint management. Although the definition of noise includes vibration, for the purpose of this guidance, issues in relation to vibration have not been included.
CASE STUDY Noise Reduction Award-winning construction noise management The Crossrail Project, London – C501 Moorgate Shaft. Main contractor BAM
Dubliin City Council WHAT NOISE DCC do and don't deal with Here


NPHDB & THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GROUP (CHG)Strategic Infrastructure Development Application To An Bord Pleanala
National Standards for
Community Engagement
The National Standards for Community Engagement (Scotland) are clear principles that describe the main elements of effective community engagement. They provide detailed performance statements that everyone involved can use to achieve the highest quality results and the greatest impact
CODE OF BEST PRACTICE ON CONSULTATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Cambridge) Understanding the needs of our communities and residents is essential to sound decision-making and the provision of efficient and effective public services. Consultation and community engagement can increase our understanding of community needs. This code of practice aims to establish clear principles to guide Council Departments in ensuring a more structured, proportionate and appropriate approach to consultation.
Office of Environmental Enforcement This Office of the Environmental Protection Agency implements and enforces environmental legislation. It also deals with members of the public who have exhausted all other avenues of complaint. Its main functions are to:
•Enforce the Integrated Pollution Control (IPC), Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and waste licences issued by the EPA;
• Prosecute or assist in the prosecution of significant breaches of environmental protection legislation;
• Monitor and report on how local authorities perform in their environmental protection functions, and help them to improve their performance.
Irish Social Enterprise Network : Resources A link to a very useful site with resources for setting up social enterprises


RECYCLE IT provide residents associations with an annual community (door to door / kerbside) recycling collection services for all types of old electrical, electronic and pure metal equipment. Contact to book a date .