Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Counrt Council has announced the locations for Christmas Tree Recycling across our County for 2017. To view the locations, times and dates, please click here
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON MERRION GATE / ROCK ROAD INTERSECTION EXTENDED:
The National Transporation Authority (NTA) has extended its consultation period on the proposed changes to the Merrion Gate / Rock Road junction until Tuesday 31st January. Cllr. Devlin is encouraging all interested parties to make a free submission. For more information click here
REGISTER TO VOTE, DOWNLOAD THE RELEVANT FORMS HERE
If you have recently turned 18 or have changed address, please download the relevant forms here to ensure that you're on the register. Click here for more information
KNOCKSINNA & GRANVILLE RESIDENTS MEET TO DISCUSS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT:
Local residents of Knocksinna Court, Knocksinna Park and Granville Road met to discuss the proposed plans for the former Aberdour site (Ref: D16A/0904) along the Stillorgan Road. To view the application and drawings, click here and if you would like any further information, please contact Cormac here
DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL ASKS FOR THE
DEVLIN ENCOURAGES SPORTS CLUBS TO APPLY FOR 2017 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME:
Cllr. Devlin is encouraging all sports clubs and organisation to apply for the 2017 Sports Capital programme. There are some new processes to follow and you can click here for more infromation
CROSS AVENUE & MOUNT MERRION AVENUE ROAD WORKS:
A temporary road closure has been granted for Cross Avenue and Mount Merrion Avenue (Glenvar Park to the Sion Hill College entrance) between 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday 10th April until Friday 21st April 2017. This is to facilitate road repairs and they will be done on a phased basis. Local residential access will be maintained at all times. A traffic management plan will be in place. If you have questions please contact the Council on (01) 2054879 or by email
PLANS LODGED FOR FORMER EUROPA GARAGE SITE, BLACKROCK
Residents in the Blackrock / Seapoint area have welcomed the proposal to redevelop the derelict site of the former Europa Garage site. To view the application, click here or to view the plans, click here. The deadline for making observations is 23rd March, 2017
APPLICATIONS FOR COUNCIL GRANTS SOUGHT - APPLY HERE
Cormac is encouraging all community, arts, business and sports groups/organisations operating within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to apply for this round of Council Grants. The deadline is Friday 28th April at 5pm and more infromation is available here
DÚN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR GETS SET TO CELEBRATE ITS 200th ANNIVERSARY
In May 2017, the Dún Laoghaire Harbour will celebrate its 200th anniversary. In order to prepare for this significant event, the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company have engaged with a large number of stakeholders to form a Bicentenary Steering Group. To read more about its work, click here
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX (LPT):
Have your say on the Local Property Tax (LPT) in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Every year Councillors have the opportunity to increase, decrease the LPT by a maximum of 15% or keep the rate the same. Make your free submission here before Tuesday 15th August
COUNCIL LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ABOUT CHANGES TO
STILLORGAN ROAD & BREWERY ROAD - HAVE YOUR SAY!
The Council has published a set of proposals to redesign certain aspects of the junction and road between the Stillorgan Road and Brewery Road. You can make comment on the plan for free, the deadline for submissions is Thursday 31st August. You can view the plan here
DEVLIN WELCOMES DECISION FOR OUR LADY OF MERCY CONVENT SCHOOL
Cllr. Devlin has welcomed the decision by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to grant permission for Our Lady of Mercy Convent School, Booterstown which will allow them proceed with their single classrom extension (80m2) to the rear of the existing school. Cllr. Devlin congratulated the Board of Management on their work on achieving this successful decision.
THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (NRH) DÚN LAOGHAIRE COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW €68M, 120 BED UNIT
Tonight the NRH announced that John Paul Construction were the winning firm that will build the NRH's new, 120 bed unit (Phase I). The second phase which still does not have funding approval yet negociations are still on-going between the NRH and the HSE. This phase could cost approximately €50-€60m but would bring the bed capactiy up from the current 108 to 235 much needed beds. The staff at the NRH provide excellent care to their patients on a daily basis, despite the old building that they work in. I am delighted that work is finally commencing on this project and you can find out more by clicking here
YOUR FIANNA FÁIL PUSH FOR & DELIVER A
15% REDUCTION IN THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX
Your Fianna Fáil on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have continued to deliver on our pledge to reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) where possible on an annual basis. "This unfair, inequitable tax must be reviewed" according to Cllr. Devlin. We are the only mainstream political party to continuously push for a reduction of the LPT on our Council. Read more here
APPLY FOR DLR COUNCIL GRANTS BEFORE OCTOBER 13th, 2017
Cllr. Devlin is advising all sports, community, arts, heritage and business groups/organisations operating within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to apply for the latest round of Council grants for 2018. The deadline for applying for this grant is Friday 13th October at 5pm. There are a number of information mornings/evening going to be held to help and guide groups through the application process. For more infromation and to download the forms click here
COUNCIL CARRYING OUT ROAD REPAIRS ALONG KILL LANE:
Over a 3 day period, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be carrying out road repairs along Kill Lane (opposite the entrance to Foxrock Avenue), click here to view the location map. Work will be carried out between the hours of 10am - 4pm daily and a traffic management plan will be in place. If you have questions please contact the Council on (01) 2054879 or by email
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN ST. FINTAN'S PARK / ABBEY ROAD
The Elliott Group has applied to the Council to temporarily close St. Fintan’s Park over two periods. The first closure will take place from Tues (31st October) until Fri (28th November) between 9am - 5pm each day while the second road closure will take place from Wed 3rd January 2018 until Fri 2nd February 2018 from 9am - 5pm. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained at all times. These works are to facilitate the installation of a foul and surface water connection for the new housing development on Abbey Road. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call the Roads Department on (01) 205 4700.or click here
STATEMENT: COUNCIL SIGNS TEMPORARY LEASE ON FORMER CHESIRE HOME
AS FAMILY HUB FOR 17 FAMILIES:
The Housing Department has secured a 12 month lease on Richmond House in Monkstown for the purpose of providing supported emergency accommodation for families experiencing homelessness. The Council, along with the other Dublin Local Authorities and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive are currently dealing with an unprecedented demand for supported family accommodation across the Dublin region and we are pleased to be playing our part in securing this much needed accommodation.
Staff in the Housing Department have been working continuously to identify and secure additional, suitable accommodation over the past number of months. With Richmond House (17 units) and Millmount Court (12 units) we have now secured a total of 29 additional family accommodation units this year, thereby doubling the total number of family units in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown since the beginning of the year. The accommodation provided will be far more appropriate to the needs of the families than that available in commercial hotels. Families placed in this accommodation will have secure own door accommodation with cooking and laundry facilities available to them along with communal recreation space. Other supports will also be available for families to assist them to move on to other housing options, as they become available.
Richmond House previously operated as supported residential accommodation for people with disabilities and only requires minor works to make it ready for the families that will be accommodated there. We expect it to be available for use in November, ensuring that up to 17 families will not be placed in hotel accommodation during the Christmas period.
KILL LANE ROAD WORKS WED 25th - FRI 27th OCTOBER
Cllr. Devlin has advised residents that road works are set to start on Kill Lane (opposite Foxrock Avenue) starting on Wednesday (25th October) until Friday (27th October) between the hours of 10am-4pm. A local traffic management plan will be in place. You can view a map of the road works here and contact the Roads Section on (01) 205 4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VIEW ALL PLANNING APPLICATIONS NEAR YOU ON THE COUNCIL'S
NEW ONLINE PLANNING MAP
Now you can view all live planning applications near your property on the new
DEVLIN WELCOMES BLACKROCK AS PART OF THE PILOT BIKE SCHEME
Cormac Devlin has welcomed the announcement by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council that the first ever bike scheme is going to be introduced on a pilot basis from early November. Cllr. Devlin has said that he is excited to hear the feedback from the public. To find out more about the bike pilot scheme and where the bikes will be located, please click here
FURTHER WORKS ALONG AVOCA AVENUE
Cllr. Devlin is informing residents about the last elements of the work along Avoca Avenue that are set to resume on Wednesday 1st November until Friday 3rd November 2017 between the hours of 10am - 4pm. SIAC will carry out an investigative CCTV gully/drain survey to examine if there are blockages along the pipe. They will also paint 70m of Double Yellow Lines along Avoca Avenue. A local Stop / Go traffic management system will be in place. If you have any questions, please contact the Roads Section on (01) 205 4375 or email email@example.com
FRASCATI SHOPPING CENTRE LODGES ADDITIONAL
PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 45 APARTMENTS
Frascati Shopping Centre has lodged a new planning application for 45 apartments on the existing site overlooking Frascati Road. It is proposed to build the apartments across 3 storeys from the 2nd to 4th floor level. They would be over the ground and 1st floor levels of the retail and restaurant floorspace as well as the lower ground floor car park. To read the entire planning file click here or to view the drawings click here. The deadline for observations (costing €20 each) is Tuesday 28th November.
SANTA'S COMING TO CLONKEEN ON SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER ~ ALL WELCOME
Santa has announced his arrival to the Deansgrange crossroads where he will join Cllr. Devlin (representing An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Tom Murphy) on Saturday 2nd December at 4pm. Children from the Kill O'The Grange National School will be on hand to sing some Christmas carols while local businesses will supply some festive treats. Please spread the word and join us on the day!
COUNCIL APPROVES MORE THAN €529K IN GRANTS
Cllr. Devlin has welcomed the decision by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to award 334 groups and associations with more than €529K in Council Grants. "This represents an increase of 40 projects on the previous round plus an increase in the overall funding. These grants form an important part of the operation and running of many of these organisations and festivals. Out of the 438 applications received, 334 have been approved for funding. This round sees many sporting, community, artistic and business groups benefit from the funding. A huge amount of work was put into this project by the staff of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council who held 8 public information workshops in advance of the deadline. I want to commend them on the work that they have done and I congratulate all of the recipients who equally put an enormous amount of work into their respective applications. If an organisation missed out on this round, they can sign up to my eBulletin to be kept informed of the next one which is for winter 2018.
DEVLIN SELECTED BY FIANNA FÁIL TO CONTEST THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
The members of Fianna Fáil voted to select Cormac to represent the Party at the next General Election. Cormac polled exceptionally well as a first time candidate in the 2016 General Election attracting more than 4,600 votes. Cormac remains focused on the issues facing constituents across the Dún Laoghaire constituency. You can follow his campaign by signing up to receive his eBulletin (news and information specific to your area) or on Facebook & Twitter. Alternatively, if you would like to get involved in the campaign you can volunteer here
COUNCIL SEEKS PUBLICS VIEWS ON ITS DRAFT LITTER PLAN 2018-2020