Kimmage-Rathmines Councillor. General Election Candidate for Dublin South Central

Tara has lived and worked in Dublin since 2005, initially as a Community Development Worker for Ballyfermot Partnership which supports the local community to tackle social exclusion and poverty caused by unemployment, and other social factors.

She currently works for the Clondalkin Drug and Alcohol Task Force, which aims to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs.

She is a huge supporter of Community Arts and has been involved with MaSamba, a community based Brazilian samba band for ten years.

Tara has a degree in Public and Social Policy from NUI Galway and a Master’s degree in Community Development.

Originally from County Mayo, Tara lives in Kimmage with her five-year-old son.

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“I am passionate about equality and sustainability. I have a keen interest in affordable quality childcare, accessible education and building strong communities using the principles of community development.”

“I am passionate about equality and sustainability. I have a keen interest in affordable quality childcare, accessible education and building strong communities using the principles of community development.”

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Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees
Shelters support biodiversity while also capturing dust to improve air quality and storing rainwater
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Open Day at the former Player Wills Factory

Residents, community groups, and sporting clubs in Dublin 8 are being invited to attend special Open Days on the proposed regeneration of the former Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites on South Circular Road.

Hines Ireland acquired the adjoining properties at the beginning of the year and since then a project team has been drafting a vision for the regeneration of a consolidated development, which includes the creation of a transformative residential scheme for the area.

The two drop-in open days will take place on Thursday, July 11th from 12.30 pm to 8.00 pm and on Friday, July 12th from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm with admission via Donore Avenue entrance to the Player Wills Factory Site, located beside St. Catherine's National School.

Announcing this new community initiative, Gary Corrigan, Managing Director with Hines Ireland, said, “We have been working very hard over the past 6 months to develop a new vision for the Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites. We are keen to share the outline of that vision and to get the views of the local community and residents on what we see as the future for the sites. We recognise the importance of including our neighbours in this process and we are aware of the needs of the local community in Dublin 8 particularly regarding green spaces sporting facilities, shops and sustainable homes. We have distributed invitations to everybody living locally as well as community groups and sporting clubs – but of course anybody with an interest is more than welcome to come along and we really hope to see a big attendance over the course of both open days.”

The open days will provide visitors with insight into planning application and delivery timelines for the development. The Hines project team will also be on site throughout both days to provide additional information and gather feedback from members of the public about the vision for the proposed regeneration of the site.

“The main purpose of both open days is to consult the public and to gather their thoughts, ideas, and opinions, which will then inform the creation of a detailed masterplan, which will be the basis for any future proposal to redevelop the sites.” Gary Corrigan added.

The vision for the regeneration of the Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites is based on Dublin City Council's Development Plan and the SDRA 12 Framework Plan. Both plans have established clear design guidelines, which will guide the creation of a residential-led urban quarter, and a new public park that will include a range of recreational and sporting facilities.

Once the masterplan and design schemes are finalised and approved, a planning application for the regeneration of the Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites is likely to be submitted later this year.
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