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
FREE CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
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
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
MONKSTOWN VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME PUBLIC MEETING
On Thursday 6th April at 7:30pm in the St Patrick's Parish Centre, Cormac will hold a public meeting informing local residents about the approved plan for Monkstown Village by the Council. He will outline the various aspects of the plan including the new revised road layout, traffic calming measures along with other revisions. The meeting is open to all local residents and businesses. For more click here.
UP-DATE ON CORMAC'S MONKSTOWN VILLAGE
IMPROVEMENT PUBLIC MEETING
Over 100 people attended Cormac's public meeting in St Patrick's Parish Centre, Monkstown. Cormac gave a presentation on the future plans for Monkstown. Several questions were asked by attendees and answers to many of them are available here. If you would like to be kept informed about further progress on this or any other local issues, please sign-up to receive Cormac's e-Bulletin here.
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
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
MONKSTOWN VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME UP-DATE:
The Council has advised the public that Clifton Avenue will change to a one-way system (from the village to Seapoint Avenue) on Wednesday (16th August) and the road in front of the Church of Ireland will allow a two-way flow pf cars also on the same day. For more click here.
UP-GRADING OF OLD WATER MAIN FROM 19th CENTURY
ALONG MONKSTOWN ROAD:
Irish Water attended a meeting with officials from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Councillors advising them that they intend to resume work along Monkstown Road to replace an old water main from approximately 1870 so that they area can ensure continuous water supply to that area. They informed us that no metering will be installed during these works.
MONKSTOWN ROAD WATER MAIN UP-GRADE:
Following meetings with Irish Water officials in July, Cllr. Devlin is pleased to inform local residents that the water main (dating back to 1870) is due to be replaced. Works are expected to start on Monday 2nd October and a full information pack is available by clicking here
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
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.
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
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
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