Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre has proposed plans for revamping its third floor into a ‘Primary Care Centre’. Full details of the planning application are available here: https://tinyurl.com/y8yzekdm. The proposed care centre would have facilities for dental, physiotherapy, mental health, speech
Today I spoke in the Dáil during Questions to the Minister for Health. I called for a roadmap for medical services to be published. There is currently no indication or prediction as to when medical services can resume, and the
Green Party Health Spokesperson, Ossian Smyth TD, has called on the Minister for Health to put an effective and rapid contact tracing strategy in place as part of the country’s ‘exit plan’ from the Covid-19 restrictions. Speaking in the Dáil
Ossian Smyth TD, called for the Minister of Health to prepare a road map out of the Covid-19 crisis. He also called for guidelines to be given on how to deliver standard mental health services for people by video call, and for Ireland to increase its funding to the World Health Organisation.
I want to thank the people of Dún Laoghaire for electing me. I’m honoured to represent them in this historic chamber and I look forward to doing everything that I can to represent Dún Laoghaire. I also want to thank
The Green Party today launch their housing policy which calls for public housing to be built on public lands in the centre of our towns and cities. We need to build housing on large scale to deal with our housing
The Green Party today launched its Water Quality and Conservation policy, pointing to a series of water quality incidents in the past six months that show that our water treatment systems are currently not fit for purpose and in urgent
There is now international consensus that we have just a decade to make the changes necessary to halt the warming of our planet and save our natural world. We need to rethink how we live, how we travel, how we work and how
Dún Laoghaire has the highest childcare costs in Ireland – and there’s also a huge shortage of places. I’m campaigning for childcare that is accessible to all.
A new ‘shared-living’ development has been proposed for central Dún Laoghaire town, which is radically different from the way we have built housing in recent years. Is it a good thing and will it get planning permission? The site is
Designs for the centre of the new town planned for Cherrywood in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown were published today. The developer, Hines, has applied for planning permission for 1,269 apartments and ½ million square feet of retail space. Another 7,500 homes are
A developer has applied for planning permission for nine houses and forty-two apartments on a corner site in Blackrock. For more than ten years now, the former Mazda Europa garage in Blackrock village has been falling into dereliction. This is
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council has refused permission for the development of Bulloch Harbour sought by developers in December. It has also refused the separate planning application to demolish the warehouses. Nearly 500 submission were made by locals in opposition to these two
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