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Cllr Dermot Lacey

Representing Pembroke-South Dock Ward on Dublin City Council
Dermot Lacey is a Labour Party Councillor for the Pembroke-South Dock Ward on Dublin City Council. Dermot has been a member of Dublin City Council since 1993, and lives in Beech Hill, Donnybrook.
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Flooding & Drainage Issues in St Alban’s Park, Sandymount

Residents in St Alban’s Park, Sandymount, have recently been having some problems with flooding and drainage issues.  I put a question to the City Manager at the last meeting of Dublin City Council.  You can see the reply below.

While I am reluctant to put onto a blog precise details as they relate to individual’s private property, I am unhappy, based on information I have received, with the reply and would welcome any comments readers might have.

Q3.       Councillor Dermot Lacey

To ask the Manager if she will respond to the issues and suggestions contained in the email submitted with this question (in relation to flooding and drainage at St Alban’s Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4).


The houses referred to in St. Albans’s park were constructed around 1920 or so.  Because of the low-lying nature of the catchment, a back up pumped system was installed in the mid 1960s.

A pump house was constructed at the junction of St. Alban’s Park and Ailesbury Gardens, which operates when the drainage system is under pressure and discharges water to the beach at Strand Road.  This operates on average 4-6 times per year during extreme weather events.  The existing pumping regime is deemed to be adequate.

A monthly gully cleaning report is issued to the South East Area office giving details of all gullies cleaned during the month.  All gullies are cleaned approximately once per year with some vulnerable areas cleaned up to three to four times per year.  The areas referred to will be examined in the coming month or so and any required cleaning work will be carried out.

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