Luas parking levy changes “legally questionable” without consultation

A councillor says the move to reduce development levies for car parks is “legally questionable” without public consultation. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to reduce development levies on temporary ‘park and ride’ car parks along the Luas line B1 extension to Cherrywood by 75%. Councillors voted for the change at the council’s monthly meeting last […]

Dublin Bus lists cut route under ‘improvements’

Dublin Bus has listed a route it cut without public consultation or notice as an improvement. The number 4 and 4a bus routes were merged with an overall frequency cut of 30% on weekdays and 66% on Sundays. Capacity on buses was also reduced as the route’s long ‘bendy’ buses were replaced with lower capacity […]

Millions for strategic cycle route suspended due to objections

Major Dublin city cycle routes will remain unconnected as a key section is delayed following what was described as intensive lobbying. Four million euro of funding for the project was suspended by the Department of Transport pending a review of options on a strategic cycling route after residents in East Wall objected to it. Dublin […]

The Metals opens as an Irish Heart Foundation route

The Metals walking and cycling route in Dun Laoghaire is to be opened as a Irish Heart Foundation Slí na Sláinte walking route next week, here’s the press release for the council: As part of the Irish Sports Council’s National Walking Event, in conjunction with Operation Transformation, a new Irish Heart Foundation Slí na Sláinte […]

Dún Laoghaire Baths proposals scaled down

New plans have been released for Dún Laoghaire Baths by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Local residents opposed previous plans. The Save Our Seafront group was set up to campaign against plans for an 8-storey apartment and shopping complex. Local Green Party TD Ciarán Cuffe said he welcomed part of the proposals but said the amount of landfill planned was not justified, calling it ‘land-grab’. He fears that […]

Concern expressed over conflicting flood warnings in Dublin

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council had relayed a coastal flood risk warning from Dublin City Council on Thursday evening, but it changed the threat warning at 5pm this evening. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council now says the “current highest predicted tide level does not pose a threat in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown coastal region.” Meanwhile, Dublin City Council still has its […]

Dublin Bus cuts top route by 36%

Dublin Bus has slashed services on what was seen as one of its top routes. Route 4 has 36% fewer buses per week compared to the old 4 and 4a bus routes which were merged two weeks ago. Updated bus stop timetables were also only put in place after the cuts were implemented leaving passengers at stops with incorrect or […]

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown increases parking charges

Prices are to rise at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s off-street car parks from next month. The council says in order to meet the European Commission’s requirement that 21% Vat be charged on council services it will increase the charges for off-street car parks, while on-street parking will be kept at the current price. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown […]

Fire disrupts Dun Laoghaire festival

The Festival of World Cultures was disrupted when a fire broke out in Dun Laoghaire’s Pavilion complex yesterday. Reports that the fire started in the car park or that any cars caught on fire were not accurate, said Garda Superintendent Martin Fitzgerald at the scene. He said the confusion was likely down to the large amount […]

€35m funding for Dublin college projects

Building work of €35 million for two Dublin colleges was announced this morning by Tanaiste and Minister for Education Mary Coughlan. St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, are receiving €30 million for a new facility and the refurbishment of current building. The work is to include lecture theatres, libraries and offices. It is expected to be finished in 2012. […]

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