Senator David Norris

David Norris has withdrawn his name for consideration for election to the Presidency of Ireland. I believe that David Norris is an honest and forthright politician who has always followed the strength of his convictions. His courage has served Ireland well and his pioneering of the rights of a long-suppressed sector of Irish society deserves…


Fête des Bâteaux

La Solitaire du Figaro is a solo, multi-stage, international sailing race. Created in 1970 by French sailors Jean-Louis Guillemard and Jean-Michel Barrault, the 2011 Figaro is a race between 47 identical Figaro Bénéteau 2 boats, and is one of the most coveted prizes in world sailing. This year, the race started in Perros-Guirec in Brittany…


Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition

The Model Railway Society of Ireland in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proud to host a Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition at County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire. The Exhibition will be open 12-5pm on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2011 – admission costs €5 (adults) and €2 (children); children are free…


Real-time bus information

Residents will be aware of works that have been on-going at various locations around our area, for the installation of real-time bus information. This new service features electronic bus-stop signs which tell passengers when their bus is due to arrive, and approximately 70 of these signs are being installed in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council…


RNLI walk from Howth to Dún Laoghaire

The RNLI is organising a charity walk from Howth Lifeboat Station to Dún Laoghaire Lifeboat station on the 2nd of October 2011. The walk will leave Howth Lifeboat Station at 10am, is 26.5km/16.5 miles long and will take in the beautiful scenery of the Dublin coastline while raising funds for Dún Laoghaire Lifeboats. It will…


Summer Flower Show

South County Dublin Horticultural Society will hold its 85th Annual Summer Flower Show at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Hall on 13th August 2011 from 2 to 5.30pm. The show will be open to members and non-members and there will be plants for sale.   For more information and a copy of the show schedule, telephone (01)…


Proposed temporary road closures

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proposing a number of temporary road closures in the coming weeks, for various reasons. Any interested party may lodge an objection to any one of these proposed temporary closures by writing to— Senior Engineer Traffic Section Transportation Department Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Dún Laoghaire County Dublin   Roads in Dún…


Traffic news for Dún Laoghaire 1st-8th July 2011

Dublin Regional Watermains Rehabilitation Works Works to rehabilitate the watermains continue this week and traffic management plans will be in place in the following locations next week (w/c 4th July) to facilitate the improvements. Temple Hill (for approximately 10 weeks) – outbound lane restrictions between the junction with Temple Park Avenue and approx 50 meters…


The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic will take place again this year, in Blackrock Park on this coming Sunday the 3rd of July, from 1 to 5pm This year, a record number of people and teddy bears is expected in Blackrock Park for one of Ireland’s biggest Teddy Bears’ Picnics. DLR Events Summer Season invites young and…


Liam Cosgrave

I had the pleasure of meeting former Taoiseach and Dún Laoghaire Fine Gael TD, Liam Cosgrave, in Blackrock College on Tuesday evening for the launch of Finola Kennedy’s biography of Frank Duff.

You can find out more about Frank Duff – A Life Story, by Finola Kennedy, here: