• Cllr. Derek Mitchell has made a submission to the pre-Draft Greystones Development Plan showing that the population at Census time 2years ago, was over the target population for 2028!. Since then many houses have been occupied and more granted permission and I expect that the population will be 26,000, which is 20% greater than Target, […]

  • Changes to the Rail Fares have reduced the cost to Wicklow Town commuters which is welcome. However the rail service is the worst in the Greater Dublin Area with only 2 trains at rush hour.  I produced a Plan 6 years ago to provide 3 longer trains at rush hour from Gorey as well as […]

  • The Council has purchased a building built for an Enterprise Centre in Hawkins Wood. It will now get it fitted out and open it later in 2024 with an emphasis on start up businesses. ‘I welcome this as Greystones has the least local employment of any town in Wicklow, we can’t all commute in the […]

  • The new train timetable, from the 10th December,  which has been promoted as having more trains has a 1.5 and a 2 hour gap between northbound DARTs on Sundays in the afternoon/evening. Visitors and residents expect a more frequent service. We should be trying to get people out of their cars by providing a good […]

  • Irish Rail has eventually replied to me to say they will change the instructions to the DART Controllers so that when trains have to be cancelled they will consider the long interval between trains in Greystones and try not to cancel that service. This is a problem, especially at the weekend when the interval is […]

  • On Saturday, when there is an hourly Dart service, Irish Rail cancelled one and then the diesel train from Rosslare was delayed 25 minutes The electronic signs showed that there would be a train sooner. There was no announcement only the wrong electronic display. There were no staff in the station. About 150 passengers were […]

  • A group from the Dutch Cycling Embassy visited Greystones with the Dutch Ambassador. They are experts at designing cycling facilities and keen to persuade other countries to cycle more like the Dutch do. They gave a talk in the Greystones Municipal rooms to some Councillors and some Council Engineers. Later on they cycled around Greystones […]

  • This scale of site clearance is normally only done when construction starts with planning permission which follows a detailed landscape plan. This clearance also goes down to the Three Trout Stream through the riparian area in at least 1 place. The Council Chief Executive states it is for 75 houses, as was outlined 5 years […]

  • Mitchell demands Rail Strategy is revised to improve Wicklow Rail Service The draft All Island Rail Strategy ignored improvements needed to the Wicklow Rail Service. Cllr Derek Mitchell said ‘I have made a submission demanding improvements as the Wicklow Rail line has the worst service and is the only single track one in the Greater […]

  • The N11 Interim Bus Priority Scheme is open for Public Display on the web. This provides for bus lanes from Loughlinstown to Fassaroe on both sides and from the Glenview to Kilmacanoge, Northbound. Also a more complex Central Section from Fassaroe to Kilmacanoge on both sides of the road. A detailed look at it shows […]