2018 DLR Grant Allocations

DLR County Council have just approved €529,305 of grants to 334 community organisations across the county – The full list by organisation and amount is available for download here: Grants Approved RD 1 2018  ...

Concern at the Overdevelopment of the Dundrum Area

“The Dundrum area has benefited from development over the years and there is no reason that this should not continue, but it must be done in a measured, balanced and sustainable manner” It has become evident that the proximity of the Dundrum area to transport links...

Council Budget 2017

I was proud to play my part on the team that negotiated the 2017 budget for the County.  We have delivered a budget that will provide for a €5m increase in services while maintaining the reduction of the maximum 15% allowable to the basic rate of Local Property Tax....

Parking in Residential Areas – Mulvey Park

In continuing to work with Residents Associations and Council management in seeking solutions to all day parking in residential estates, I welcome the recent commitment of Council management to investigate a holistic solution to alleviate the parking in Mulvey Park. I...

Integration of Planned Greenway/Cycle Routes

Two major greenway/cycle routes, the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) and the Dodder Greenway, are planned to pass through the county of DLR. When completed, these routes will each provide over 20km of high quality, segregated, cycling and walking routes that are a minimum...

Feasibility Funding for Rosemount Taney Community Centre

In conjunction with the Rosemount Taney Community Campaign, I have been working to secure upgraded sports and community facilities for the Rosemount area. Following the recent installation of modern changing facilities along with the clearing of debris and other...

Reduced Speed Limits in Residential Estates

The Council has prepared new byelaws to introduce a 30KPH speed limit on over 700 residential streets across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. This measure, which affects approximately one quarter of the roads in the county, will reduce vehicle speeds in housing estates so as...

#Seanad16 Candidates – I will support you if…..

Now that the 32nd Dail has been elected, attention, at least within political circles, will turn to the election of the corresponding Senate. Unlike the Dail Election, however, not everyone gets to vote in the selection of senators. In fact, most of the population are...

Does Anybody Want a More Efficient Council?

Next Monday’s scheduled meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has several important pieces of business on the agenda. In addition to the normal Councillor submitted motions, we will have the opportunity to discuss our ABP submission on the proposed...