dlr LexIcon will host a family day on Saturday, 2 February, with an Irish twist on a Chinese New Year celebration and a host of activities such as parent and toddler yoga, kite-making workshops, springtime storytelling, concerts and rhythm workshops, art workshops, virtual reality, as well as dragon and lion dancers to celebrate the New…Details
We received a very warm response in Watsons, in Killiney, yesterday, where my first home was, at the end of a week when the Brexit problem seems to have gotten even worse.
I have every faith, however, that the Fine Gael government will achieve everything possible to protect Ireland’s interests.
Visit The Oratory, in Dún Laoghaire, as part of DLR Heritage Events Winter of Heritage Programme. There are free tours every Wednesday and Saturday, until 2 March, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Regarded as “a hidden gem of Celtic revival art”, The Oratory is said to contain some of “the most spectacular artwork from the first…Details
I was privileged to attend, and speak at, a breakfast briefing, on Wednesday morning, at the French Ambassador’s residence in Dublin. The President of the Normandy Region, Hervé Morin gave a strong presentation on the multi-modal facilities and capacities for freight transport in ports like Caen, Cherbourg and Dieppe. In anticipation of Brexit, solutions, potential…Details
Busy week last week but great response on the doors in Killiney and Glenageary.
I’m really encouraged by the drive within Fine Gael to tackle the climate change issue, as evidenced by a dedicated meeting of the parliamentary party, which I attended on Monday.
We now know that Local and European Elections will be held at the end of May (probably Friday 24 May 2019), and there may also be a referendum on that date. In advance of those elections, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has prepared a Draft Polling Scheme with details of where each polling station will be…Details
The Winter of Heritage Programme, organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and comprising free events on heritage, will recommence on Monday 21 January 2019 (finishing on 3 March). This year’s programme includes some really interesting winter talks on everything from the stone bridges of DLR to the history of “Kingstown” in the first half of the 19th…Details
On Christmas Eve, I had the pleasure of once again attending the annual ceremony to commemorate all those who died at sea during the year, and particularly the15 Dún Laoghaire (or Kingstown, as it then wad) lifeboat volunteers who drowned trying to rescue those on the SS Palme, which foundered in Dublin Bay 123 years…Details