17 Sep 2022

IGB – Further Information Required

The Council has replied to the Department of Education’s latest planning application for the IGB site. In the Notification of Request for Further Information, dated 2/9/22, the Council wants the site to be opened for pedestrian/cyclist permeability between Goatstown Road, Farmhill Road, Mount Carmel Road and Taney Avenue. They also want the land at the back to be publicly accessible. This is as per the conditions of the zoning on the site (F zoning). However they do say that as it’s an application for temporary buildings, they will consider time-limited openings, and also fenced-off areas, where required.

We believe the Department has up to 6 months to respond. Very disappointing for the schools, who need to be move onto this site as soon as possible.

17 Sep 2022

Hospice Coffee Morning

There will be no Outdoor Coffee Morning on the Green for the Hospice collection again this year.

Instead Hospice Boxes have been left in Roebuck Pharmacy and Lynam’s. These boxes will be in situ until the end of this month.

Blackrock and Harold’s Cross Hospice are very thankful for our support. Please give as generously as you can.
Thanks as always to Mairéad for organising.

17 Sep 2022

Defibrillator – Roebuck Shops

We have sourced and installed a defibrillator at the shops on Farmhill Road. You will find it on the wall outside of Roebuck Pharmacy. The code to open it is C159X. The shops have taken note of this code, and it will also be distributed to residents. This defibrillator is for use for all residents in the area. We hope it won’t need to be put to use…

Our thanks to John Finnegan for allowing it to be installed in this location, and for allowing us to connect it to his electricity supply. (It needs a very small heat source so it doesn’t go below freezing.)

28 Jul 2022

IGB – New Planning Application

A new planning application has been submitted by the Department of Education for a temporary secondary school in the IGB site. Hopefully this one will be more successful than the last one.

The reference number for this application is D22A/0506 and the closing date is August 15th. The documents can be found on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council website.

You can find the Association’s observation to this application here.

04 Jul 2022

Summer Party 2022

We had a great turn-out for our Summer Party on Saturday 18th June. The weather held up and great fun was had. Thanks to all who participated. A special thanks to those who organised and helped out on the day. As always, these events wouldn’t happen without a crowd of willing volunteers.

We held a collection for Ukraine, and a total of €593.39 was collected.

07 Jun 2022

Garda Summertime Safety Campaign

We originally posted this 4 years ago in July 2018. However it is still all very relevant so we decided it would be no harm to re-post it. There have been a few incidents of burglary and theft in the area recently, so please follow the advice below.

An Garda Síochána have launched a Garda Summertime Safety Campaign, and have asked us to pass on this useful information to all our members.

Tidy Gardens
· Over €1.8 million worth of property was stolen from sheds/garages and gardens in summer burglaries and thefts in the last 12 months.

· Tools, gardening equipment and bicycles made up the majority of the value of property stolen from sheds/garages and gardens (around €1.4 million).

· Burglaries and thefts from sheds/garages and gardens increased by one third in the summer (+33%) despite residential burglaries generally decreasing in this time.

As part of the Garda ‘Summertime Safety’ campaign the public are encouraged to improve their home security by tidying up gardens and securing sheds / garages.

An untidy lawn gives the impression of a vacant home which is more likely to be targeted by burglars. Overgrown hedges or bushes can provide cover for burglars. Ladders and tools left unsecured are often used by burglars to gain entry to homes. The increase in theft of bikes from gardens in the summer versus the winter (+74%) is much greater than the increase of theft of bikes from sheds/garages (+27%). This is possibly connected to people leaving their bikes out around their homes rather than putting them away when not in use in the summer.

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11 May 2022

Community Games – Sunday May 29th

The local Community Games are back! They were last held in 2019, so it’s fantastic to see them up and running again. No pun intended. To give you an idea of what it’s all about, or to relive some recent past glories, see some old posts here.

Races will be run for U8’s up to U16.

Event Type: Individual Age Category/Panel Details: 

  • Boys & Girls U/8 years O/6 60M & 80M  
  • Boys & Girls U/10 years O/8 100M & 200M
  • Boys & Girls U/12 years O/10 100M, 200M & 600M
  • Boys & Girls U/14 years O/12 100M & 800M
  • Boys & Girls U/16 years O/14 100M, 200M & 1,500M

Many thanks to Shane, John and Shaun for organising all this.

11 May 2022

DLR Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting

Would you like to discuss local policing and public safety in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown?

A public meeting of the DLR Joint Policing Committee, chaired by Cllr Carrie Smyth, will be held on Tuesday, 24th May 2022 at 7pm in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

There will be an opportunity to raise issues and address questions on relevant matters to senior members of An Garda Siochána and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

If you wish to attend you must register in advance by 20th May 2022. To register please email community@dlrcoco.ie or phone 01-2054893.

10 May 2022

New Cycle Tracks Taney Rd, New Junction The Goat

DLRCC is seeking to establish a high quality Active Travel route along the R112 between Stillorgan and Dundrum. 

The scheme is focused on improving safety, reducing motorised traffic speeds, and upgrading active mobility infrastructure along the r112. The proposals include a new two way cycle track on Taney Road, and a new junction layout at The Goat crossroads.

You can see plans, and find out more information on the DLR website. The closing date for public submissions is June 17th.