Change of use and development of a public library at the Former Postal Sorting Office, Seamus Ennis Road, Finglas

Closed 3 Mar 2021

Opened 21 Jan 2021


Notice is hereby given of a change of use and upgrade to the existing building in compliance with current building regulations in terms of universal access, fire escape and accessible WC provision. The former postal sorting office will be converted into a public library with works to include full mechanical and electrical refit, enlargement of existing window on south elevation internal refurbishment providing spaces for reading, studying, exhibitions, library/community events and sanitary accommodation to meet the requirements of high quality contemporary library service provision. Ramped access to existing front entrance and consequent landscaping are also included. No addition or reduction to the existing floor area is proposed under this application.

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing, to the:

Executive Manager, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F before 16.30hrs on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021.

Comments can be sent to Paul Fusco, Divisional Librarian, Finance, Capital Projects & Facilities Management, Dublin City Libraries at the following email address:

Why we are consulting

Pursuant to the requirements of:

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8


  • Dublin 11


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community Facilities
  • Childrens Services
  • Arts and Culture