Daffodil Day

Not a nice day for Daffodil Day volunteers today. The Irish Cancer Society has confirmed that they will still be out there, so if you see them, please support the cause by buying a daffodil. If you can’t/don’t want to make it outside today, you can still text DAFF to 50300 to donate €4 to…


Gay Mitchell not to contest European elections

Gay Mitchell not to Contest European Parliament 2014 Elections Speaking in Strasbourg, Dublin MEP Gay Mitchell said today (Thursday, 14 th March) he will not contest the 2014 European Elections. “When I first stood for the European Parliament in 2004 I did so at the request of the Party Leader, as Fine Gael had only…


dlr Business Promotion Fund 2013

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has established a €70,000 Business Promotion Fund in 2013 to assist recognised business groups, with €11,000 allocated to each of the Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire and Ballybrack local electoral areas. Grants of up to a maximum of 75% of proposed expenditure will be payable in respect of promotion and marketing activities…


Primetime (RTÉ 1) – gender quotas

I appeared on RTÉ 1 television’s Prime Time last night with Miriam O’Callaghan, Senator Averil Power and former Ministers Gemma Hussey and Mary O’Rourke, to discuss gender quotas in Irish politics. Watch here.

Cycling news

Greenway leaflets – DLRCoCo has produced two cycling leaflets for two mainly off–road routes in the County. These are the Slang River Greenway (Dundrum to Marlay Park) and the Sandyford Cycle Route (Leopardstown Road to Drummartin Link Road). The leaflets provide details of key features along the route including the route length and cycling time,…


LAMA Awards – Laura Lynn Foundation

I was delighted to have nominated the Laura Lynn Foundation for a Local Authority Members’ Association Award on Saturday night, and really pleased for them when they won not only their category (2013 Healthcare Building of the Year), but the overall award.

LAMA Laura Lynn 01 LAMA Laura Lynn 02

Demolition of Blackrock Baths

I am very disappointed by the decision of the County Manager to carry our demolition works at Blackrock Baths. This has been presented to councillors as a fait accompli without any option for repair or renovation. DLRCoCo does not own Blackrock Baths, merely the lease; Treasury Holdings is the freeholder. You can read the press…


Dalkey Library to re-open

Following refurbishment over the past couple of months, Dalkey Library will re-open from today 30th July. The refurbishments made to the building include: – addition of a garden area leading from the Junior Library (a great space to sit and read) – installation of self-service kiosks for the public – replacement and upgrade of the…