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A Better Dart for Greystones

A Better Dart for Greystones

  Irish Rail have published draft changes to the 2016 commuter service, the commute for Greystones users is getting longer, with no additional Darts. The new schedule means: More Darts for everyone EXCEPT Greystones NO increase in the weekend service for Greystones LATER departure times from Greystones e.g. 8am Dart will leave at 8.04am under new proposals – meaning arrival...
People Power Rules the Day

People Power Rules the Day

November 26th, 2015- Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has welcomed the announcement that Lidl have decided not to continue the sale of premises to McDonalds and will instead pursue other plans. The store, which was set to be constructed right beside three schools, had been the subject of a number...
Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

  Greystones District Councillor Jennifer Whitmore has formally joined the Social Democrats. Whitmore made the announcement at a public meeting held by Whitmore and Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly earlier this week. Speaking in Greystones today Whitmore stated: ‘I am very proud to be able to officially call myself a...
McDonalds:  We’re not lovin’ it

McDonalds: We’re not lovin’ it

There’s no problem with McDonalds opening up in Greystones. There is, for me, and for many parents in the town, a problem with it opening up right beside three of our schools. Just last year the government was considering a 1.5km ‘no-fry zone’ around schools for any new fast-food outlets. The 2013 national guidelines for...
Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrat TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, is delighted to share the news that the future viability of St. Brigid’s National School in Greystones has been secured with a last-minute deal between the convent and the Department of Education and Skills. St. Brigid’s has very little land – in fact its space...
Patron Announced for New Primary School

Patron Announced for New Primary School

Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board has been announced as the patron of the new primary school in Greystones. The school which will open this September is set to take up temporary residence in Greystones Rugby Club. I am delighted that a patron has been selected for the new Greystones primary school. This means that...