DEVLIN KEEPS RESIDENTS INFORMED ABOUT WATER SUPPLY IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE TOWN:
County Councillor, Cormac Devlin has endeavoured to keep local residents informed about the on-going problems with water supply in the area. Councillor Devlin is inviting residents who are intersted in receiving up-dates from him to submit their details on his website by clicking here
To view Council up-dates click here or call: 2054800 (Until 4pm) or 6778844 (After 5pm)
DEVLIN SUPPORTS RETAILERS RE-DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FOR DÚN LAOGHAIRE
Dún Laoghaire Councillor, Cormac Devlin spoke in-favour of the proposal by Dunnes Stores to create a new and improved retail unit on Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire."Having corresponded with several local residents and the Business Association on this issue, I am confident that there is wide spread support for this re-development. However I urge planners to re-examine the provisions made for parking for this expanded development and to re-examine the proposed signage because I feel it should further enhance the streetscape and add to the character of the building. I also urge Dunnes Stores (if granted permission) to start immediately on this proposal as the 4/5 derelict units adjacent to the existing store must be removed from our main street" concluded Devlin.
DEVLIN PUTS PRESSURE ON COUNCIL TO FUND LOCAL PLAYGROUND ON LIBRARY ROAD:
Dún Laoghaire Councillor, Cormac Devlin placed an emergency motion down at the last Environment, Culture & Community and Housing Area Committee to safeguard the children's playground on Library Road. The future of this much needed facility hung in the balance as the Catholic Youth Care (CYC) have expressed an interest in withdrawing from this service provision. In a motion at the Area Committee, Cllr. Devlin thanked his colleagues for their support. His motion read as follows;
“That this Council consider making provisions in their budget for 2010, to continue the supervised playground on Library Road, Dún Laoghaire (ensuring that the existing jobs are retained)”. The motion was sent to the Corporate Policy Group (C.P.G.) for consideration at the meeting regarding the 2010 Budget.
DEVLIN WELCOMES NEWS OF ICE RINK & ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR DÚN LAOGHAIRE TOWN
Councillor Cormac Devlin has welcomed the news that the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is seeking tenders for the provision of an ice-rink, roller-skating rink, a children’s playground or outdoor adventure area in the harbour area.at the Harbour for winter 2010. Cllr. Devlin stated "a facility of this nature will give the Town a great boost financially in the run up to Christmas. It will also provide great entertainment for the young people and schools in the area. "Having criticised the Council in the past for cancelling their plans for a similar ice-rink, I warmly welcome the news of an activity centre of this nature for the centre of the Town," concluded Cllr. Devlin.
DEVLIN CRITICAL OF REMOVAL OF TREES AROUND FORMER GOLF CLUB LANDS
Local Councillor Cormac Devlin has criticised the developers of the former Golf Club lands and the Council's area planners for not retaining more trees on the lands. In early March, tree surgeons moved in to cut down hundreds of mature trees that surrounded the perimeter of the former Golf Club lands causing annoyance and up-set to surrounding local residents. Cllr. Devlin stated that he is "not only concerned about the lack of protection afforded to the mature trees however I am also particularly concerned for the wildlife (foxes, squirrels and birds) who now have no where to go and a plan must be put in place to rescue these animals." For more on this story, read the Evening Herald article
COUNCIL LAUNCHES PLAN TO UPGRADE & IMPROVE TO "THE METALS"
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has launched a public consultation programme for potential improvements to "The Metals" as part of the Governments Sustainable Travel Policy “SmarterTravel” initiative. The Smarter Travel Project Fund set up by the Department of Transport is designed to allocate €3 million annually to initiatives that will increase the use of various public transport nodes. Locally "The Metals" walkway provides a link between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey with 10 junctions at various roads along its length (approximately 3.5km). To view the proposals and make comment, please click here
DEVLIN WELCOMES €1.5m FUNDING FOR YOUTH CAFÉS:
Councillor Cormac Devlin welcomes the announcement by Minister Barry Andrews TD for funding for €1.5m for Youth Cafés across Ireland. For more click here
DUBLIN BUS PROPOSE "DUBLIN WIDE NETWORK REVIEW"
Local Councillor, Cormac Devlin has expressed some concern about the new Dublin Bus Network Review for local bus services. For more click here
COUNCIL PROCEEDS WITH GEORGES STREET IMPROVEMENT PLANS
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has completed the public consultation stage of the plan for installing a new set of pedestrian crossing for Dún Laoghaire Town and making several junction improvements along the main street. Only 6 submissions were received, all in favour. To view the plans, please click here or to view the actual plans visit this link
DEVLIN JOINS RESIDENTS IN OPPOSING NEW PARKING PERMIT SCHEME
Local Councillor for Dún Laoghaire, Cormac Devlin has labeled the new Parking Permits impossed by the Council as "ludicrous" and "unnecessarily complicated". He questioned why these new proposals have come forward after 9 years (2001) of the pervious permit scheme working without problems. He assured residents at a public meeting that he will continue to oppose these measures and work to reinstate a more fairer and equitable permit system. For more information on the new scheme click here
"GRANTS FOR EAST PIER BATTERY" WELCOMED BY DEVLIN
Councillor Devlin has today welcomed the allocation of a €20,000 grant towards the conservation of the East Pier Battery historic structure on Dún Laoghaire Pier. The allocation by Minister John Gormley TD forms part of a nationwide €1.38 million investment in civic structures from the Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme 2010. Welcoming the grant, Councillor Devlin said “the East Pier Battery in Dún Laoghaire is an important civic structure with enormous historic value to our local community. I warmly welcome this investment in our local area. This underlines the Governments continued commitment to supporting our heritage, community and the environment” concluded Cllr. Devlin.
Local Councillor for Dún Laoghaire, Cormac Devlin has written to both the Dún Laoghaire Business Association and the Council to congratulate the two organisations on reaching agreement on new Christmas Pay & Display initiatives. The free parking extends until 15th January (between 4pm - 7pm). For more information please see the notice by clicking here or to view the most recent article click here