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By the numbers: South Dublin County Council's 2020 Budget


  • The Council’s homeless budget is now at €3,800,000
  • An additional €1,000,000 in 2020 for maintenance of Council Housing.
  • €300,000 provision for the repair of council estate roads
  • The continuation of the €1,000,000 Business Support Fund
  • The provision of €1,389,300 for tourism promotion including €750,000 for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, including the Dublin Mountains and Rathfarnham Castle projects
  • The continued €500,000 annual funding for a programme of works for District and Neighbourhood Centres.
  • The continuation of aesthetic/landscape improvement works to the N81 (Tallaght ByPass). Phase two proposals will be brought forward before the year end. Works to the N81 commenced this year and this fund has been increased by €250,000 to €500,000 with a view to advancing landscaping designs for the Belgard and Katherine Tynan Roads.
  • Provision of an additional €500,000 has been made to provide a new Enterprise Innovation Centre in central Tallaght. Architects and project partners have now been appointed for this project The Play Space Programme, when complete, will see 49 Play Spaces, an increase of 70% since the Programme began.
  • The initial five Teen Space pilots are due for completion over the coming months and a further €500,000 has been provided in 2020 to invest in teen facilities The Playing Pitch Capacity Study will be presented to Council by the year end and a further €1,000,000 has been provided in 2020 for all weather facilities
  • Architects for the design of the North Stand and West Stand enhancements to Tallaght Stadium have been appointed and a further €500,000 is provided in this regard
  • New library in Tymon will open in quarter one 2020
  • Community funding has been increased by €85,000 to support further health and wellbeing initiatives, while an additional
  • €100,000 has been provided to prepare a comprehensive Local Sports Plan and to kick start its implementation
  • A €300,000 Climate Action Innovation Fund has been provided for
  • Funding of €50,000 has been provided to prepare a Sustainable Transport Policy
  • Tallaght District Heating Scheme construction works will commence in February 2020
  • €500,000 has been provided to accelerate the Public Lighting LED Replacement Programme. The Council is actively planning the procurement of the next 10,000 replacements which will save 1,126 tonnes of carbon, or 38% of the overall corporate target of 40% by 2030
  • The roll out of water fountains in the interests of eliminating single use plastics will continue in 2020
  • Early in 2020 we will detail plans for the introduction of EV charging points at 20 locations in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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Tree Maintenance

“During the Local Elections Fianna Fáil candidates campaigned on ensuring that increased resources would be allocated for the Tree Maintenance Programme (including pruning, removal and planting of new trees). The Council’s Budget for 2020 reflects this increase and focus. We listened to your views and your voices were heard”.
  • The provision for 16 seasonal workers on grass cutting has been provided for at a cost of €370,000
  • An additional €500,000 has been provided to deal with tree management issues
  • The street cleaning budget has been increased by €265,000 to increase the frequency of cleaning across all routes
  • The footpath repairs provision has been increased by €500,000
  • An additional €100,000 has been provided for small works to parks and public realm, while the grass cutting budget is also increased by €96,000
  • The 300k Have Your Say provision has again been made and the electoral area will be chosen at the Budget meeting

SDCC Roadworks Programme 2019

Schemes undertaken by SDCC in the Tallaght area this year included:

  • Ashfield Junction & Sylvan Drive €32,000
  • Belgard Square North €32,000
  • Millbrook Lawns €87,000
  • Oldbawn Terrace €16,000
  • St Aongus’ Estate €41,000
  • Tymon Estate €68,000
  • Killinarden Rd & Tallaght Hill €40,000
  • McDonagh’s Lane €30,000
  • Ballinascorney Road €205,000

A total of €664,000 was spent on Roads in Tallaght in 2019.

SDCC Footpath Repair Budget 2020

  • Alderwood Green €20,000
  • Ambervale €20,000
  • Ashfield Park, Kingswood €18,000
  • Balothery Est. €30,000
  • Belgard Heights, The Glade The Oaks €12,000
  • Birchview Kilnamanagh €18,000
  • Cul Na Greine €12,000
  • Elmcastle Drive €18,000
  • Glenview Park €12,000
  • Gleann na Smol €18,000
  • Kingswood Heights, The Garth €10,000
  • Landale Lawns €10,000
  • Parkhill Court €15,000
  • Raheen Estate €20,000
  • Redwood Kilnamanagh €15,000
  • Tallaght Village €40,000
  • Tamarisk Walk €24,000
  • Tymon Crescent €12,000
  • Firhouse Road West €20,000
  • Heatherview near shops €15,000
  • Kilcarrig Est €25,000
  • Drumcairn €20,000
  • Dromcarra Ave €40,000
  • Cloonmore Est €20,000

Total of €484,000 was spent on footpath repair in Tallaght area in 2019.

SDCC Parks & Grass Maintenance Budget 2020

  • Annual Grass Cutting Programme €4,282,900
  • Tree/Hedge Management Programme €3,441,200
  • Public Realm/Parks Management & Operation €3,125,900
  • Park Rangers Service €954,900 Pitch Maintenance €313,000
  • Landscaping & Improvement Works €1,791,100
  • Weed Control €216,100
  • Leisure Facility & Playground Maintenance €1,949,800
  • Teenage Facility Provision €500,000