DEVLIN CONDEMNS FINE GAEL & LABOUR COUNCILLORS FOR CLOSING
Despite claims by Fine Gael & Labour Councillors that it was only "rumour", they voted to close Sallynoggin Library. Councillor Devlin mounted a large campaign against the closure however he was out-voted when all Fine Gael & Labour Councillors (who control the Council) voted to close the library. For more please click here
DEVLIN KEEPS RESIDENTS INFORMED ABOUT WATER SUPPLY IN GLASTHULE/SANDYCOVE:
County Councillor, Cormac Devlin has endeavoured to keep local residents informed about the on-going problems with water supply in the area. Councillor Devlin is inviting residents who are intersted in receiving up-dates from him to submit their details on his website by clicking here
To view Council up-dates click here or call: 2054800 (Until 4pm) or 6778844 (After 5pm)
DEVLIN WELCOMES COMPLETION OF PEARSE STREET SALLYNOGGIN RE-DEVELOPMENT:
Councillor Cormac Devlin has welcomed the completion of Phase III of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s latest social housing scheme along Pearse Street, Sallynoggin. Yesterday Cllr. Devlin visited the social housing scheme along with the Council's Architecht Andrée Dargan prior to the keys being handed over to the new residents.
"PEARSE STREET PUBLIC LIGHTING NEEDS TO IMPROVE" - DEVLIN
Cormac has requested the Council to re-examine the new lighting on Pearse Street, Sallynoggin as it is too dark in the evenings. In response to his request that Council have stated "The newly designed road lighting scheme of modern white coloured lights at Pearse Street were installed in tandem with contiguous project development at the school and residential accommodation. The street lights are in their guarantee period and not yet formally taken in charge. An evening inspection will be scheduled, coupled with discussions with the Project Manager on lighting improvement, where appropriate".
DEVLIN ASKS COUNCIL TO REPAIR ROAD & FOOTPATH AT CHURCH PLACE, SALLYNOGGIN
Local Councillor Cormac Devlin has made representations on behalf of the local businesses and residents for the Council to repair the badly damaged road and footpaths in and around the Church Place, Sallynoggin shops. The Council stated "These footpaths will be considered for inclusion in the 2010 Footpath Programme Temporary repairs will be carried out in the meantime, as required".
DEVLIN CRITICAL OF REMOVAL OF TREES AROUND FORMER GOLF CLUB LANDS
Local Councillor Cormac Devlin has criticised the developers of the former Golf Club lands and the Council's area planners for not retaining more trees on the lands. In early March, tree surgeons moved in to cut down hundreds of mature trees that surrounded the perimeter of the former Golf Club lands causing annoyance and up-set to surrounding local residents. Cllr. Devlin stated that he is "not only concerned about the lack of protection afforded to the mature trees however I am also particularly concerned for the wildlife (foxes, squirrels and birds) who now have no where to go and a plan must be put in place to rescue these animals." For more on this story, read the Evening Herald article
DEVLIN WELCOMES €1.5m FUNDING FOR YOUTH CAFÉS:
Councillor Cormac Devlin welcomes the announcement by Minister Barry Andrews TD for funding for €1.5m for Youth Cafés across Ireland. For more click here
COUNCIL LAUNCHES PLAN TO UPGRADE & IMPROVE TO "THE METALS"
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has launched a public consultation programme for potential improvements to "The Metals" as part of the Governments Sustainable Travel Policy “SmarterTravel” initiative. The Smarter Travel Project Fund set up by the Department of Transport is designed to allocate €3 million annually to initiatives that will increase the use of various public transport nodes. Locally "The Metals" walkway provides a link between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey with 10 junctions at various roads along its length (approximately 3.5km). To view the proposals and make comment, please click here
DUBLIN BUS PROPOSE "DUBLIN WIDE NETWORK REVIEW"
Local Councillor, Cormac Devlin has expressed some concern about the new Dublin Bus Network Review for local bus services. For more click here
PROPOSED CHANGES TO SALLYNOGGIN ROAD - RESIDENTS HAVE THEIR SAY:
Councillor Cormac Devlin has informed local residents of the proposd changes by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to the Sallynoggin Road. The scheme proposes a set of much needed pedestrian lights at the bottom of the laneway at the Pearse's (across from Maxol Motors) and the junction up-grade at Pearse Street and O'Rourke Park. All residents are encouraged to have their say before Friday 12th November. The plans are on display in County Hall (Mon - Fri until 5pm) or for more info click here
"VICTORY FOR RESIDENTS WITH AN BORD PLEANALA DECISION ON DEER HUNTER SITE
& GLENAGEARY ROUNDABOUT PLANS" - DEVLIN
Local Councillor Cormac Devlin has said he is delighted with the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse permission to the proposed development on the former Deer Hunter Site and the Glenageary/Sallynoggin Roundabout. "These plans, if approved, would have effectively rendered this major site and piece of local infrastructre useless" said Devlin. "I particularly congratulate the local residents groups (mainly the Bellevue, Glenageary & Rochestown Residents Association) and local traders for giving so much of their time and effort in opposing this long running proposal by the Council and the Developer". To view the report, please click here