Water up-date

Residents are advised that as of 7pm tonight and Friday and Saturday of this week, the Council is reducing the severity of water pressure reductions across the County. This should significantly reduce the impact on businesses and households for the weekend.

This will continue to be reviewed by our water engineers on a daily basis

Water mains repairs

Burst main in Dalkey Village area repaired – 15th December 2010 at 19:10 Repairs to the burst main in Dalkey Village area (affecting the area bounded by Sandycove Avenue/Elton Park/Dundela Park/Gosworth Park/Barnhill Road/Castle Street/Tubermore Avenue/Sorrento Road/Victoria Road/Coliemore Road/Harbour Road/Convent Road/Breffni Road) are now complete and the mains are currently recharging. Burst main in Sallynoggin repaired…

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FG selection convention

At the general election selection convention in the Stillorgan Park Hotel this evening, Fine Gael Head Office directed the Dún Laoghaire constituency to select two candidates – one man and one woman. When the votes were counted, Sean Barrett came first, I was next and Mary Mitchell-O’Connor was third. In accordance with the directive, Sean…

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Carysfort-Maretimo stream up-date

The Carysfort-Maretimo steam improvement scheme has been unduly delayed, but it now seems works are due to start. Funding was applied for formally on the 8th September 2010 and the Council has now sent the relevant forms to the Department of Environemnt, Heritage and Local Government for confirmation that funding is in place for the…

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DLR traffic news and road works up-date

Railway Road, Dalkey, Dún Laoghaire Work will continue on widening of footpaths on Railway Road and the bridge over the Dart line, and installation of traffic signals on Monday 22nd November 2010 until 17th December 2010 between the hours of 8am-6pm. A shuttle system to facilitate two way traffic will be in operation. M11 Northbound…

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Operation free-flow

Operation Freeflow
Operation Freeflow will come into effect from midnight on 28th November 2010 until 24th December 2010. The Gardai have advised that only Emergency works or works in housing estates may continue during this period to ensure the free-flow of traffic. Reinstatement works are permitted for the first week of Operation Freeflow.

Transport up-dates

Transport up-dates (www.transport.ie/feature.aspx?id=46):
Bus – www.dublinbus.ie/en/News-Centre/Travel-News/Weather-Disruptions
DART – www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/travel_alerts.asp?action=view&news_id=969
Luas – www.luas.ie (Luas operating fully with the exception of Connolly Luas stop, which is closed)
AA Roadwatch – www.aaireland.ie/AA/AA-Roadwatch.aspx

Up-date on bad weather

I have tonight spoken to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Manager about gritting and snow ploughing the on/off ramps of the M50 & M11, where local people will be aware that there has been huge disruption. This is the responsibility of the National Roads Association (NRA), but the Manager has agreed to offer to carry out…

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HSE advice in very cold weather

The Department of Health and Children and the HSE today reminded people to be extra vigilant during the current cold spell and to check on vulnerable people who could be at risk. Cold weather can be a problem for anyone, especially older people, children, people with a disability and those with long-term illness. The majority…

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