DEVLIN KEEPS RESIDENTS INFORMED ABOUT WATER SUPPLY IN DALKEY/KILLINEY:
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)
"WHY THE DELAY IN RE-OPENING VICO ROAD?" - DEVLIN
Having received several complaints about the on-going road closure on the Vico Road, local Councillor Cormac Devlin has written to the Council to explain the delay and the on-going traffic diversion around the area."Many local residents are angry about the perceived lack of willingness to resolve the issue shown by the Council. Therefore I intend to press for the immediate re-opening of this road vital link road from Dalkey to Killiney, not to mention the magnificent tourist attraction that it is" concluded Devlin. For the Evening Herald article on this story click here
COUNCIL LAUNCH PLAN FOR EXTENSION TO KILLINEY HILL TEAROOMS:
A Part 8 proposal has gone out on display for an extension to the Killiney Hill Tearooms (formerly Gate Lodge). It is proposed to construct an extension to the existing two-storey granite building (Killiney Tea Rooms) beside the Victoria Gate entrance to Killiney Hill Park. This building (30 sqm) is in an area constructed by Warren and is a protected structure.It is proposed to construct a new extension in lightweight glass and steel to provide covered seating, a staff toilet and a wash up area, services area and a bin store. The existing building will continue to contain the coffee making area and can serve the covered seating area through the adjoining window. Due to the popularity of the Park the lack of provision of toilets has been an issue for the last number of years. Designed with a mixture of facilities, the two new toilets will be wheelchair toilets with baby change facility. The plans can be viewed in your local library or online www.dlrcoco.ie the public are urged to make a submission.
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 PROPOSES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT KILLINEY HILL ROAD &
MILITARY ROAD JUNCTION:
The Council is proposing to implement road safety measures on Killiney Hill Road at Military Road junction and on approach roads. The proposal is for traffic calming measures on Killiney Hill Road on the north side of the junction with Military Road, between the speed alert sign at Villa Marie, and Military Road. Provision of a 4-way Stop at the junction of Killiney Hill Road with Military Road, and a right turn ban from Military Road (East) northbound onto Killiney Hill Road towards Church Avenue. The proposed alternative route for right turning traffic is via Seafield Road. The scheme as designed will significantly improve the road safety at the junction of Killiney Hill Road with Military Road, by way of a reduction in traffic speeds together with improved road signage and markings and an upgrade of public lighting in the vicinity. Plans illustrating the above scheme will be on display until Friday 7th May, 2010 in Council Offices in Dún Laoghaire and at the Dalkey Library. Plans are also available on the Council's website: www.dlrcoco.ie and the Council welcomes comments and observations. Submissions / Observations can be sent to: Ms. C. Kavanagh, Executive Engineer, Transportation Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for receipt of comments is: Monday 10th May, 2010.
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 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
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL IN RELATION TO DALKEY QUARRY
The Council wishes to clarify recent reports in the media relating to ‘alleged vandalism’ by the Council in Dalkey Quarry on Friday the 7th of May. During routine maintenance at the Quarry, Council staff become aware of a small rock outcrop which was considered to be in imminent danger of collapse. Immediate action was taken in the interest of public safety. Earlier today, senior Council staff met on-site with local climbing groups and Mountaineering Ireland to address their concerns and explain the Council’s actions. A constructive dialogue took place and it was accepted that no deliberate interference with routes used by climbers had been intended. The Council recognises that Dalkey Quarry is one of the foremost sites in the country for rock climbing and can confirm that a management plan for Killiney Hill Park, which includes Dalkey Quarry, is currently being considered. The input of local groups and organisations such as Mountaineering Ireland will be a key part of the process.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO RAILWAY BRIDGE IN DALKEY VILLAGE
Local Councillor Cormac Devlin has informed local residents and businesses of the Council's proposed changes to the railway bridge off Ardeevin Road, Dalkey. For more information please click here
DEVLIN DEMANDS COUNCIL REMOVES LARGE BLUE SIGN
ON VICO ROAD
Following representation from Dalkey Tidy Towns and representatives from the Dalkey Community Council, local Councillor Cormac Devlin has requested the Council to remove the large and intrusive blue warning sign along the Vico Road, Dalkey as it injures the beautiful views of the Bay. The Councils responce was "The blue signs were erected at a number of locations along the coast to compliment the beach code of conduct programme. It was considered to place one information sign at each of the beaches instead of numerous smaller signs around the entrance. it was deemed that the larger sign would not adversely affect the view, while a large number of smaller signs at a lower level would have a larger impact on the views from Vico road."
This response is completely inadequate and Cllr. Devlin is actively working with local groups to have this removed ASAP.