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Mitchell Welcomes Roaming Charge Abolition

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The European Parliament has voted to abolish roaming charges within the EU by 2015. ‘I welcome this as these have been very expensive and the uncertain amount inhibits using your phone when abroad’. By July 2014 mobile phone users will pay maximum charges of 19 cent per minute to make a voice call, 5 cent per minute to receive a call and no more than 6 cent per text message sent. The maximum data download charge will be 20 cent per megabyte. ‘I expect that competition between suppliers will reduce this…

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Cllr Mitchell warmly welcomes the opening of Greystones Harbour

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The interim harbour was opened to the public on the 5th November. This consists of two public slipways, also beach launching facilities, boat compounds for the Sea Scouts, Rowers, Divers, Sailors and Anglers. The South Harbour Wall and the beach are now available for walking, opening it up for all to use. Cllr. Mitchell said ‘The boat launching facilities are the best in the country and will provide adults and the youth with great sporting opportunities’. The photo shows Cllr Mitchell standing at the top of the new slipway. Nama…

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Confident Greystones Harbour will be completed

Posted by | Achievements, Greystones, Harbour | 1,247 Comments

Simon Harris and Councillor Tom Fortune have been on the radio suggesting it wont be completed for 15 years, wanting firm information and whinging. Both of them campaigned to reject this visionary harbour project and they should check the facts before making these statements spreading alarm.   The harbour works are running about 4 months late because the waves have made it more difficult to lay the blocks than was anticipated. This work is now going to be done on two shifts over the Summer to try to complete most…

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Coastal Walk from Greystones to Wicklow Town

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(photo at bridge) This is a great walk but must be improved before it can be used by more people. My second priority as Cathaoirleach is to get a plan together. The rail track must be fenced off from the walking path and a path welded onto the side of 2 rail bridges for safety reasons. I have had a positive meeting with Irish Rail and The National Parks and Wildlife Service and hope to initiate a study. It will take some years to put it into place. This would…

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Swimming Pool and Community Centre

Posted by | Achievements, Community Facilities, Greystones | 3,228 Comments

I was delighted to officially open the complex. Being Cathaoirleach of the County Council is an honour and a privilege at any time, but this was the highlight for me. The 25 metre swimming pool, Learner & Baby Pool, Aqua Fit Classes, aerobics studios and largest gym in Wicklow are great. The very flexible layout of the Community hall can have up to 8 Badminton Courts or other combinations of basketball courts or indoor soccer pitches & tiered seating. The music rehearsal room will be a great facility for all….

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