Enda Kenny is to take personal charge of a taskforce to lead a 10-year plan for the regeneration of Dublin's north inner city.
This evening the Taoiseach has announced €1.6m in extra funding for community projects in the area, as part of a new bid to rejuvenate the area.
Former Workplace Relations Commission head Kieran Mulvey will work with local representatives to compile a list of recommendations on how to do so.
It has also been announced that Fitzgibbon Street garda station will be re-opened, with work on this to commence in the second half of 2016.
Those plans will then be given to the Taoiseach's ministerial taskforce to be put into action by a panel of seven ministers.
The measures include:
* an additional €1,000,000 package of investment, in sports facilities and projects in the area - to be made available for the duration of 2016
* an extra €500,000 for small scale physical investments (focused on clean up of graffiti, derelict sites, litter) and local community and youth projects
* additional funding of €100,000 for supports for drug related projects in the area
* investment in arts-related projects
* several new initiatives to support schools and young people in the north-east inner-city