DEVLIN TO CONTEST THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE
Cormac was selected by the members of Fianna Fáil to contest the next General Election. Cormac polled exceptionally well as a first time candidate in the last General Election attracting over 4,600 first preference votes. Cormac remains focused on tackling 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
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
Click here to download a helpful guide on where you can recycle your Christmas tree and get information on bring centres in our area. Members of Cuala GAA are raising money for Habitat for Humanity so they're willing to collect and recycle your Christmas tree for as little as €5. You can call or text Alex, Cillian, Eoin/Louie on 087 299 7192 to arrange it.
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA
Cormac keeps local residents informed of events and activities taking place within their area. Click here to view a list of these events and if you woud like to know about these (and more) in advance, click here to sign-up to receive Cormac's eBulletin,
REGISTER TO VOTE!
All residents should check to make sure that their details are correct on electioral register by visiting checktheregister.ie. If you have recently moved into the area, changed address or have turned 18 years old then you should print off the required form by clicking here, have them stamped at your local Garda station and send them to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. If you have any questions, please call the Franchise Section of the Council on (01) 205 4880
DOWNLOAD CORMAC'S WINTER CONSTITUENCY NEWSLETTER
You can read and download Cormac's Winter constituency newsletter by clicking here
IS IRELAND'S CORPORATION TAX RATE UNDER THREAT IN THE EU?
~ HAVE YOUR SAY BEFORE THURS 17th JAN 2019 ~
Thursday 17th January is the deadline for the residents and businesses across Ireland to have their say on how the EU views members states ability to set their own Corporatation Tax Rate and their right to veto any change to the existing system. This comes in the wake of the threat to Ireland posed by Brexit. Cormac is encouraging people to have their say by clicking here.
DO YOU REQUIRE FUNDING FOR YOUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
If so, €1.6m has been allocated to a new Social Innovation Fund in Ireland (SIFI). The objective of the fund is to find and back social enterprises that have developed a project that will add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. A simple Stage 1 application is required before Friday 25th January 2019. Find out more by clicking here.
DUBLIN CITY PROPOSE INCREASED PARKING CHARGES - HAVE YOUR SAY!
Dublin City are proposing new parking bye-laws for the city centre and they are proposing to increase the parking charges in the yellow zone to €3.20/hour and €2.70/hour in the red zones (this is an increase of 9% & 11% respectively) plus an increase in the all day rate to €9. You can read the proposal here and you must submit your comments here on their website and all submissions must be received prior to 4pm on Friday 22nd March
WORKS RESUME AT THE FORMER DÚN LAOGHAIRE BATHS SITE
The Sunday Independent covered the story that works have resumed on the new jetty at the former Baths site in Dún Laoghaire. You can read my comments here
DEANSGRANGE LIBRARY TO OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR!
The Council has announed as part of Open Libraries strategy that Deansgrange Library will now be open 365 days a year from 8am - 10pm. To find out more and how it works, click here
GET INVOLVED & JOIN
THE EU BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY - SUNDAY MARCH 24th & MAY 11th
Join either (or both) of the EU Beach Clean-Ups on Sunday 24th March at 12pm at the Killiney DART station car park & also on Sunday 11th May @ 12pm at Seapoint Beach. You can find out more information here by visiting my website by clicking here
BUS CONNECTS LAUNCH CONSULTATION ABOUT IMPROVED BUS & CYCLE LANES
BUSINESS NETWORKING PIER TO PIER WALK - FRIDAY 8th MARCH @ 2:30pm
Join other local business owners (as part of the DLR Enterprise Week (4th - 8th March) when they set off on the 4th Pier to Pier walk. It takes place on the East Pier on Friday 8th March and you must register by clicking here and the assembly point is at the Harbour Plaza at 2pm.
DO YOU NEED TO REPORT A BLOCKED GULLY? DO IT HERE...
Several residents have reported to Cormac that while they have reported blocked gullies in the past, some of them haven't been unblocked. If you know of a blocked gully that needs to be cleared / unblocked by the Council, then you can report it here
COUNCIL GRANTS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS UNTIL THURSDAY 18th APRIL
Cllr Devlin is advising all community, arts & business groups to consider applying to the Council's Grants Scheme (Round 2) which is open for applications until Thursday 18th April. To find out more information please click here and to read the guidelines click here. For more information, please call (01) 205 4700 or email email@example.com
DEVLIN CONGRATULATES DR. MICHAEL CLARK & HELENA KELLY
ON BEING SELECTED IN THIS AREA FOR THE LOCAL ELECTIONS
Cllr Cormac Devlin has congratulated Dr. Michael Clark & Helena Kelly on being selected as candidates in the upcoming local elections for the Killiney-Shankill Local Electoral Area (LEA). "I have known Michael personally for many years and I believe this strong ticket of both Michael & Helena will hopefully hold and increase our existing representation in this area where we currently hold just one seat that of retiring councilior, Jennifer Cuffe. I would ask that you consider voting #1 & #2 in order of your preference.
DEVLIN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT LOCAL GOAHEAD BUS SERVICES
Fianna Fáil Councillor Cormac Devlin spoke to the Dublin Gazette about the regular complaints that he is receiving from local commuters about problems that people are experiencing in relation to the GoAhead bus services in the area. Click here to read more
CORMAC CONGRATULATES MICHAEL CLARK ON BEING ELECTED AS A NEW
COUNCILLOR FOR THE KILLINEY - SHANKILL LEA
Fianna Fáil's General Election candidate, Cormac Devlin has congratulated Michael Clark on his election as a new Councillor representing the Killiney-Shankill area. "I know Michael will be exceptionally dedicated and diligent to his work for the local area. I know how hard he worked during his recent campaign and I congratulate him on his success. I look forward to working with him over the next 5 years". You can follow Michael on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
GOING INTO 3rd LEVEL IN 2019? APPLY HERE FOR YOUR SUSI GRANT
Cormac is advising students that are going into third level for the first time in late 2019, that they have until Thursday 11th July to apply for their SUSI (Students Universal Support Ireland) grant. For first time grant applicants click here or for those re-applying click here