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
MY INCOME AS A COUNCILLOR ON DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL:
To view my Council salary and all other payments for 2016 click here. In June 2016 I was elected as An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. As a Councillor for the Dún Laoghaire area, I am a member of several committees such as; the Mounttown Community Facility, the Health Service Executive (HSE) Regional Health Forum, the Asscociation of Irish Local Government (Standing Council). For a complete listing of the committees and organisation that I sit on, view my profile page.
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 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
FOLLOW CORMAC ON SOCIAL MEDIA
If you're on Facebook / Twitter and you would like to be kept up-dated on Cormac's activities in your area, Alternatively, you can sign up to his regular e-Bulletin (email newsletter) by clicking here
Public Bathing Notice - E. Coli at Blackrock & Seapoint:
The Herald newspaper covered the Council's warning about the presence of E. Coli - For more click here
Public Bathing Notice - E. Coli at Blackrock & Seapoint:
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
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
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON
NURSING HOME & SOCIAL CARE SERVICES IN IRELAND
The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on home care services within Ireland. It is hoped it will help inform and development a new statutory system of regulation. You can make a free submission before Monday 2nd October 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
LIDL REQUESTED TO SUPPLY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THEIR PLANS
FOR THE FORMER SHANKILL SHOPPING CENTRE SITE IN SHANKILL
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has sought additional information and clarity about specific aspects of the plans put forward by Lidl for the Shankill Shopping Centre. Cllr. Devlin spoke with the Southside People about issues that local residents have raised with him. Read more here
NATIONAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES - HAVE YOUR SAY BEFORE FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
The views of the general public are being sought on the Draft National Adaptation Framework. This will be Ireland's first statutory National Adaptation Framework (NAF) and it represents a hugely important step in enabling our transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and an environmentally sustainable economy by 2050. This framework will specify the national strategy for the application of adaptation measures by different sectors and by each local authorities in order to reduce the vulnerability of the State to the negative effects of climate change and to avail of any positive effects that may occur. To make a submission, click here.
COUNCIL INVITES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM CRAFT OPERATORS FOR MARLAY PARK CRAFT CENTRE:
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is seeking expressions of interest from people involved in the craft industry, who might be interested in letting one of the Council's newly refurbished units in the Marlay Craft Courtyard Project in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham. The closing date is Friday 17th November, 2017 and you can read more information by clicking here
COUNCIL ROAD WORKS ALONG THE WYATVILLE ROAD DUAL CARRIAGEWAY
The Council is advising local residents that works on the Wyattville Road Pedestrian and Cycle Improvement Scheme (between Wyattville Close and Churchview Road) are expected to continue until May 2018. From Wednesday 27th September at 9:30am until Friday 29th September at 5pm the slow lane (inbound) will be closed. This is to facilitate the laying of the final kerb stones (on that side of the road) between the Old Wyattville Road and Churchview Road (click on image on the left to see the lane closure). If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Road Section on (01) 205 4879 or to view the plan click 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
A MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATION LODGED FOR THE BUILDING OF
A NEW TOWN CENTRE IN CHERRYWOOD
Hines Ireland have confirmed that they have lodged a major planning application for the construction of a new town centre for Cherrywood. It is for a 2.1 million-square-foot plan that includes; 1,250+ apartments plus shops, restaurants, cafes and community facilities. These will include 1,269 build-to-rent apartments, as well as over 585,000 square feet of retail and leisure outlets. If you would like to know more, please click here to read about it
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.
Cllr. Devlin has congratulated and thanked all first responders and other frontline staff who during Storm Ophelia risked their lives to help others. "Locally, we were exceptionally fortunate to have the dedicated members of the Fire Brigade, Gardaí, Ambulance Personnel, Doctors, Nurses, Civil Defence, Coast Guard, RNLI and Council employees. All of these (and more) went out of their way to assist others, prior to and during, the storm. We owe them a debt of gratitude and I thank them for their work. I also want to pay tribute to all of the Council staff who through social media and other means, kept the public constantly informed as to what was happening"
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