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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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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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Greystones Rowing Club opens new clubhouse

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Great to see Greystones Rowing Club opening their new premise at the harbour on Sunday. The club was founded in 1926 and up to now had no premise for storing boats or changing rooms. The club has over 130 members, 3 clinker built long wooden rowing boats and over 40 kayaks. The boat storage compound and shell of the premise was built as part of the harbour project and fitted out by the members. ‘This is a great facility for adults and children and will encourage more use of the…

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Irish Water answers some Questions

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Irish Water held an information session for Councillors from the mid East Region where they answered some questions. Cllr Derek Mitchell asked about the water shortages in Greystones the last 2 Springs when silica feeding algae occurred. ‘I have been very concerned that the large town of Greystones has had the water cut off at night and have been trying to get some answers and a written plan prepared for 6 months. It was explained that there was always enough water in the Main pipe but it did not flow…

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Greystones School Capacity and Location

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Ruari Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Science. Dear Ruari, Greystones School Capacity and Location I think that the Department is not putting the schools in the correct locations and I also get a number of people having difficulty finding a school place. Primary. The new part of the town is in the South (Charlesland 1600 high density homes and other close by estates 800 homes). The new schools are in the North, 5.6km away. The 3 older schools in the centre have been extended, often by getting permission at…

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Mitchell asks Council to allow CHANCE to save more dogs from dog pound.

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Press Release Mitchell asks Council to allow CHANCE to save more dogs from dog pound.   ‘I have asked the Council to allow voluntary group CHANCE to help save more dogs from being killed in the Wicklow dog pound’ CHANCE have offered to photograph every dog, put this on their Facebook page and send it to their list of fosterers and rescuers. 79 dogs were killed in the Wicklow pound last year which seems a high number to me and I would like to see the number reduced. So far…

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Greystones Coast Guard Station Delay

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Press Release Greystones Coastguard Station Delay Tuesday’s meeting of Greystones Town Council was told that the CoastGuard station would be delayed. In July The Minister for Public Works, Brian Hayes, T.D. had agreed to invite tenders this year on the basis that funding would be available in 2013. However funding is not now available in 2013 and the tendering will be delayed. ‘I am very disappointed by this further delay as the OPW have wasted 3 years in pointless bureaucratic procedures’. The meeting was also told that the Primary Health…

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