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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Register to vote

The 2010/2011 draft electoral register has been published and can be inspected in County Hall in Dún Laoghaire, the County Council offices in Dundrum, and at all public libraries. You can also check if you are registered to vote on-line, by going to eapps.dlrcoco.ie/ereg or through the link on this site’s homepage. It is not…