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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the announcement of two new primary schools for South Dublin

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today welcomed the announcement of the patronage of two new primary schools in South Dublin to be established in 2019.

Patronage of New Primary School for Booterstown_Blackrock – Have Your Say Before 15/01/19

From this morning parents can express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019, including the new school for Booterstown_Blackrock. You can express your patronage preferences using the Department’s new… Read More

24/7 Out of Hours GP Service Announced for South Dublin and North Wicklow

Today is a very good day for the people of South Dublin and North Wicklow. Having been without a structured 24/7 GP service, today saw the announcement that North Doc Medical Services Ltd has been selected as the… Read More

BusConnects – Have Your Say!

I have been contacted by many residents along the Number 4 bus route, concerned about the proposed changes to the bus network as part of the BusConnects, Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign. A public consultation on the BusConnects… Read More

Sports Capital Grants Scheme 2018 Announced

 This morning brought the great news that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country with a new round of Sports Capital grants. This scheme has proved very successful in getting much needed funding to… Read More

Congratulations to Leaving Cert Students

Was honoured to share Pearse College student Michael's results with his wife Leonie. Michael returned to education and sat his Leaving Cert to progress his career and to be a role model for his 14 year old son,… Read More

2 Days Left to Have Your Say on LPT in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have an open public consultation on Local Property Tax in the County. This consultation closes on Wednesday 15 August. To have your say, please visit https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/finance/copy-of-local-property-tax-2019/

Clonkeen College Update – Statement from Minister Mitchell O’Connor

Whilst I am disappointed that Clonkeen College lands couldn’t be retained in their totality, I am relieved that after protracted legal wrangling, and the fear of large legal costs ratcheting up for the school, a legal settlement has been… Read More

Deansgrange Library to pilot “My Open Library” initiative – Min. Mitchell O’Connor

Deansgrange Library will pilot the “My Open Library” initiative, announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, Minister Mitchell O’Connor was delighted to confirm.

Monica Barnes RIP

It is with profound sadness that I learned of Monica Barnes passing last evening. Monica was the most wonderful, warm hearted woman and represented our Dun Laoghaire constituency so ably. She was articulate, sincere, and passionate about the… Read More