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Greystones not Funded Properly

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Greystones does not get enough money. Yearly spending per resident is €251 in the West, €227 in Arklow, €194 in Bray but only €137 in rapidly growing Greystones. I am against further growth unless more money is found and roads planned for 30 years, for populations smaller than now, are built. An article by Catherine Murphy TD in the Irish Times highlighted that Wicklow, with a rapidly growing population, is not being funded adequately. This is in spite of the Local Property Tax introduction and is related to spending being…

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Irish Rail agrees to provide staff to help during any Greystones DART disruption

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Irish Rail agrees to provide staff to help during any Greystones DART disruption. I found that during DART disruptions in Greystones no reliable information was provided as the station was often unmanned. The electronic station sign conflicted with the ‘Trains Live’ App and there was no announcement. This meant that passengers did not know to take the bus which stopped across the road. I wrote to the Chief Executive and after some reminders he has apologised and agreed to a protocol that if there is disruption they will send staff…

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N11 Traffic Jams & National Infrastructure Plan. Lobby Now

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N11 Traffic Jams & National Infrastructure Plan. Lobby Now.  Decisions on this will be taken soon and getting the funding will involve intense competition from other areas of the country. If you are stuck in these traffic jams or just want better transport write to the T.Ds ask them to get this included. A summary of The Strategic Plan for the N11 is:  Phase 1: improve safety at Kilmacanoge with a separate lane as on Lucan Road.  Phase 2: 3rd lane from M50 to Fassaroe. Mostly this can be constructed on existing…

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Greystones boardwalk construction advancing well

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Greystones boardwalk construction advancing well Cllr Derek Mitchell welcomed the rapid construction of the Boardwalk in Greystones Harbour and the protection of the North Beach. The picture shows sections of the Boardwalk which have been lifted into place. On the North Beach 5,000 cu m of shingle was placed in August to compensate for erosion in previous years and rocks were placed to protect the very old town dump. This is being done by the developer as part of the Harbour contract.

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Greystones North Beach protection works and path improvement

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Greystones North Beach will be closed for protection works until the 19th August. 5,000 cu m. of shingle beach nourishment is being imported and placed on the beach. The boulders protecting the old dump have been shifted by the waves at the North end and the photo shows where 25 boulders have been imported to reinforce it. In September the Cliff Walk will be rerouted through the construction site which will be smoother and an improvement. The present walk via the beach is rough and difficult underfoot.

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Mitchell wants camper vans restricted on Greystones Sea Front

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Cllr Derek Mitchell FG is proposing that camper vans should be banned from spending more than 1 night on Greystones sea front. Some vans, with families in them, have been camping there most of the Summer. I welcome visitor vans who want to stay 1 night but those staying longer need more facilities such as clothes drying and toilet emptying facilities which aren’t there. It is very unhealthy and unsightly. The Council and the Tidy Towns work hard to keep the area attractive. Currently the area has pay parking from…

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Why Commercial fishing in Greystones will not work

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  Commercial Fishing pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Comparison to Greystones Commercial fishing boat problems in Greystones: Moorings only 8 months a year. Difficulty insuring vessels? Store tenders in huts. Lift to waters edge. Row to moored fishing boat and climb up. Difficult to load from a small boat. Load from pier, install crane and no power, no power or water on pier. Need skilled/insured crane operator in public space. In DL can be lifted from deck to pier by hand. Where park van. Pier too narrow. Access control for…

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A Better Rail Service for Greystones, Kilcoole and Wicklow.

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Procurement of Refurbished and New Diesel railcars.  You are procuring improved carriages, I ask that you get them so that the doors in a limited number of carriages can be opened at short platform stations. These are normal in most other commuter railways but the IR carriages must open all doors on the train which means 8 carriages cannot be used on lines with short platforms (Kilcoole & Rathdrum for example). This will improve the service to Greystones and Wicklow by allowing longer 8 carriage trains in place of the…

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