UCD is moving ahead with its planned construction of a Private Club at O’Reilly Hall. The university was granted planning permission back in April to build a two-storey extension onto the Hall, in which the Club would be located.

UCD has now applied for a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) for the project. A DAC is needed for any building which requires a Fire Safety Certificate. Applications can take up to eight weeks. The normal fee is €800 per building.

Issue 4 of the Tribune reported how UCD’s application for a Fire Safety Certificate was rejected for failing to ‘provide adequate information to enable the authority to assess the proposal.’ UCD needs to obtain the two certificates, and comply with all pre-commencement planning conditions, as set out in the original permission back in April, before work can begin on the project.

Cian Carton – Editor