Plans have been lodged with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to redevelop the former Western Marine premises at Bulloch Harbour into housing, a café and shops. What is planned? Six shop units and a café at ground level Six large apartments
A new town is being designed at Cherrywood to provide housing for 20,000 people and workplaces for more than 10,000 employees, all clustered around the Luas line. Many of the homes are due to be completed by 2019 and in a
The owners of Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre applied just before Christmas for permission to redesign the outside of their building and re-arrange the shop-floors inside. This is in preparation for the arrival of two large new retailers to the centre.
The National Transport Authority has revised its planned changes for bus services around Dún Laoghaire. This follows a public consultation during which concerns were raised about areas such as Killiney that would be left without a service. I wrote about this
An Bord Pleanála has reversed a planning decision by Dun Laoghaire County Council and has granted permission for a five-storey nursing home, a Lidl supermarket and a medical centre at Sallynoggin roundabout on the former ‘Deer Hunter’ pub site. This
Now that Dublin Port has won final permission for a double cruise ship dock, there is no possibility that Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s cruise plans are viable. It sounded like such a great idea. Cruise ships would dock in Dún
Irish Water is writing to thousands of people living in Dublin this week to warn them that their water is supplied through lead pipes. Irish Water says that most people receiving these letters have a level of lead in their
The first three characters of your new post code (your Eircode) is called the routing key. This is an area code that identifies which part of the country you live in. Eircode has not published the list of routing keys
Dublin Bus wants to adjust routes and timetables for their bus services in Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin and Loughlinstown. The changes would affect routes: 7, 7b, 7d, 45a, 63 and 59. Routes 8 and 111 would be cancelled. The proposed changes are
(since the post was written, Lidl has been refused planning permission and has appealed that decision. The appeal is due to be decided by September) An Bórd Pleanála has today approved ALDI’s plan to convert the White and Delahunty Motors on
The Deerhunter site is still empty after many years and there is a great desire locally to redevelop it in a positive way – for example with housing and open space. A new proposal has been lodged with Dun Laoghaire
By law, every Irish local authority has to produce a six-year plan. These plans set the local strategic policies for governing the area covering everything from housing and transport to parks and recreation. The development plan is important as when
***23/March/2015 See update at the end of this post Dún Laoghaire Baths have been derelict and neglected for many years. Despite several proposals for this site, it remains locked up and untouched. You would be forgiven for thinking that the council
Eircode launched on 13th July, 2015 Ireland’s new postcode system is named Eircode. You can look up an Eircode here: https://finder.eircode.ie The system is being developed by Capita, a British company that won a contract from the state for this
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council has prepared a draft budget for 2015 which will be debated on the 4th November. The budget must be finalised and adopted by 18th November at the latest. The total planned expenditure is €164.5m Commercial rates are proposed
The Court Service has decided not to shut Dún Laoghaire Courts Service following a review. The plan to shut the court did not publicly reveal any examination of the costs and benefits of the closure plan. The suspicion was that
***UPDATE*** 29 August No appeal has been lodged against this planning permission so Microsoft is now free to proceed to construction. Microsoft had stated that there could be a 1-2 year delay before commencement. EMDS *** Microsoft has been granted
Sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me on May 23rd! I am now officially representing the people of Dún Laoghaire at the council. At my first election, I was elected with the 4th highest first preference vote of 21 candidates.
The courthouse in Dún Laoghaire is being considered for closure. Under Alan Shatter, the Department of Justice asked the Courts Service to draw up a list of courthouses in Dublin to be closed with their operations transferred to a city centre location. Closing the
Public parking is a growing concern for both residents and business owners alike. Nowhere is this proving more challenging than in Dún Laoghaire town, where the strictly enforced parking policies are only adding to the growing number of vacant premises.