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
Tommorrow at 3pm, in Blackrock Library, everyone is welcome to the launch of a book, with two accompanying audio CDs, on the Temple Hill Quaker Burial Ground. This book will explore the unique environment and history of Temple Hill Burial Ground through text, colour photography and sound recording, and will feature essays and related articles…Details
A positive step today as the Confidence and Supply Agreement the government has with Fianna Fáil has been extended. Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said:
“Fine Gael welcomes the announcement that the Confidence and Supply Agreement will be extended. This allows us to prepare, not just for Brexit, but for so many other important issues.”
It has been an honour to serve on the Governing Authority of University College Dublin since early 2014.
Yesterday was the last board meeting of the current Governing Authority. I wish President Andrew Deeks and the next Governing Authority all the best for the coming five years.