Category Archives: Monkstown

Monkstown Village Improvement Scheme

After a long wait, the Monkstown Village Traffic Improvement Scheme is due to start shortly.

Cllr. Patricia Stewart and I have been working on this for several years now so it is very good news to hear that contractors will be on site soon. The scheme presents an opportunity to improve and enhance the public realm in this conservation area whilst improving road safety.

The major elements of the scheme are:
• A signalised pedestrian crossing at Spar
• An increased area of granite at the “Ring” with extra planting and seating
• Two-way road in front of the church
• One-way (and left only) in front of Goggins; one-way on Clifton Avenue (towards the sea)
• Narrowing of the carriageway through the village and widening of footpath
• Parking bays will be indented and surfaced with cobble sets
• Raised flower beds in the Crescent to provide an attractive separation from the road
• A crossing point is being added at Avoca which will incorporate seating and planting
• The existing overhead cables will be removed and the poles relocated
• Street furniture will be rationalised & decorative lighting added
• Loading bays will be reduced in size resulting in no loss of parking as a result of the new scheme

This scheme aims primarily to improve road safety but it will also visually enhance Monkstown.

If you have any further questions on the scheme, Cllr. Patricia Stewart is available to help you at 086 8291002 or at patriciastewart.ie@gmail.com. Alternatively, if I can be of assistance on this, or any local or national issue, please contact my office on 01-6312219 or by email to mary.mitchelloconnor@oireachtas.ie.

All documentation and drawings can be found on:

http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/council-democracy/capital-programme/monkstown-village-traffic-improvement-scheme-and-public-realm

Expansion of Early Childhood Care and Education Programme is good news for families

Childcare

 

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and TD for Dun Laoghaire constituency, has said that the announcement by Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, of an expansion to the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme, (ECCE), will be of huge benefit to working parents across the Dun Laoghaire constituency.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces €45,000 funding for micro-enterprises in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

Minister-Mitchell-O-ConnorMinister Mitchell O’Connor announces €45,000 funding for micro-enterprises in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

A reallocation of funding ensures Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown is receiving €45,000 for LEO clients

 

Minister Mitchell O’Connor today welcomed the announcement that Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown will be receiving a further allocation of €45,000 in capital funding to assist micro enterprises in creating local jobs. The funding is part of a further allocation of €1.85m in Capital funding for 15 LEO offices throughout the country. These funds are being made available to meet identified demand for financial assistance for projects that can be initiated this year.

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Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland wishes to remind all Irish passport holders who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport.

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Round 2 of the 2016 DLR Grant Scheme is now open

The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments at local or county level. The emphasis of the scheme is on providing a diverse range of funding for projects from Events and Heritage to Community, Arts and Business.

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Tidy Districts Competition 2016

The Tidy District’s competition gives Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council an opportunity to recognise the efforts made by Residents Associations and Tidy Towns groups to enhance their local environment and to reward them for the hard work carried out during the year.

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DLR Local Enterprise Week

Starting a business is a viable career option in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and

 Local Enterprise Week offers valuable help and advice for new entrepreneurs

New start-ups and growing SME’s will have access to the cream of Irish and international business experience at the 30 events planned across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Local Enterprise Week from 7th-11th March.

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MARY MITCHELL O’CONNOR – EDUCATION MATTERS

Dear Parent(s),

As a former school Principal of the Harold School in Glasthule and Chair of the Internal Fine Gael Committee on Education and Skills, I would like you to know that education and the needs of your children are very important to me.  Every child deserves the highest standard of education and every child must be given opportunities to reach their true potential.

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