• There has been recent publicity about a lack of a plan for the future Wicklow Rail Line service. ‘The line has the worst service of any in the Greater Dublin Area and had the most timetable complaints in Irish Rail’s recent national timetable consultation’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell (FG). I have again urged Irish Rail […]

  • The 2 wind farms meeting off Greystones, Codling & Dublin Array, will have a serious adverse visual impact on Greystones and on Bray Head an SAC & SAAO.

  • €16m from Development Levies has been approved for the long awaited Delgany to Blacklion Road. This will provide a proper footpath and road. Uniquely it joins 5 schools with a cyclepath though I am surprised that no Government funding is available. The road and path is in a terrible state and many houses have been […]

  • Irish Rail are considering Rosslare line trains being operated as shuttle where passengers have to change trains to a DART at Greystones, representing a worse service as the change will add at least 7 minutes to the journey time and be disruptive. A shuttle train was used previously from Bray to Greystones and it failed […]

  • Cllrs Derek Mitchell & Lourda Scott are concerned about the recently introduced S605 of the Planning & Development Bill going through the Oireachtas now. At the Greystones Municipal District meeting they asked for the Section to be cancelled. This section would allow developments to get Planning Permission even if the population targets for the town […]

  • Irish Rail met with Greystones Councillors about the disruption from many weekend closures for engineering works. Rail staff emphasised the need for the works. Following discussion councillors agreed with this but asked for replacement transport. The journey time from Greystones to Dun Laoghaire increases from 30 minutes by rail to 70 by normal bus. Whereas […]

  • Bus Connects have published changes to the bus routes agreed 5 years ago with the intention of implementing them this Summer. A key part of the changes was to provide a circular route replacing the 84 & 184, connecting Greystones, Kilcoole, Newcastle & Newtown. However the circular route has been eliminated and there is no […]

  • Mitchell suggests empty Commercial building should be used for school classes. There is a shortage of Secondary School places in Greystones for September 2024 and many parents are worried. At a recent meeting Cllr Mitchell said there were 2 empty new buildings next to Shoreline. These could be used for classes until the Community College […]

  • The picture shows Cllr Derek Mitchell and Fine Gael candidate Louise Fenelon Gaskin checking the timetable. ‘Finally the correct timetable is shown 10 weeks after it came into force. I had to write 3 EMails to get management to put up the correct ones. At one stage there were 4 different timetables showing different times. […]

  • Greystones DART passengers have 3 different rail timetables available to them: The Journey Planner which is now correct, an older one on the Internet and a different older one in front of the station. 5 weeks ago I told them that there were 4 different ones available and one has since been removed. Showing passengers […]