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February’s 2024 News From Dún Laoghaire Town

14. 02. 2024

Welcome to our February 2024
DúnLaoghaireTown.IE newsletter

Dún Laoghaire Town is bustling with activities and initiatives this February. The town is gearing up for what could well be its first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, under the leadership of Councillor Hall and the support of the Dún Laoghaire Business Association. In the media, the David McWilliams Podcast highlighted the Living Streets project, aimed at making the town’s streets safer and greener. The Community Climate Action Programme is offering €883K for environmental projects, while DLR CoCo is commiting over €200K for graffiti removal. Residents are invited to join DLR Libraries for ‘Ireland Reads Day’. Digital Dún Laoghaire’s March meetup will bring together experts to discuss how the effective use of data can empower businesses. A new DLR CoCo Climate Action Plan seeks to transform the county into a sustainable and climate-neutral area by 2050. A Local Enterprise Week is being delivered by DLR LEO, promoting local business initiatives.

And of course if you have Dún Laoghaire related news you would like to share please contact me – [email protected]

 

Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

 

Preparations for Dun Laoghaire’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in full swing

St Patrick’s Day will return to Dún Laoghaire on the 17 March 2024 and dunlaoghairetown.ie has been finding out how preparations are going!

The Parade, driven by Dún Laoghaire Business Association and supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, aims to unite local businesses and the community in celebration. Not only will it commemorate Ireland’s national day, but also showcase the spirit and pride of Dún Laoghaire town.

Local Fine Gael Councillor, Lorraine Hall, who chairs the St Patrick’s Day Coordination Committee, said the following, “Work is well underway for the return of Dún Laoghaire’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.”

“In the past few weeks, we invited local schools, sports clubs and community groups to get involved in Parade itself. We are absolutely delighted with the response we received and look forward to delivering a really enjoyable and interesting parade on the day.”

“The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together to celebrate our culture, heritage and community, as well as showcasing our fantastic shops and hospitality businesses in Dún Laoghaire. We are also hoping that all local businesses get involved and make this a really memorable occasion for our Town.”

Further information will follow us on social media channels or visit our St. Patrick’s Day Parade page.

Dún Laoghaire Town in the headlines – Podcast discussing the Living Streets project

Check out The David McWilliams Podcast about the Living Streets project. He discussed: To create a more vibrant community, we must refocus on pedestrians rather than cars. Could road pricing, similar to Uber’s surge pricing, encourage behavioural changes and push Ireland toward a progressive future?!

DLR CoCo – Community Climate Action Programme

Applications are open for the Community Climate Action Programme with €883K available for the successful applicants.

 

tidy town
tidy town

DLR CoCo – Set to Removing Graffiti

As Dublin Live reports, DLR CoCo is set to spend over €200K on cleaning up offensive graffiti in our town.

Ireland Reads Day

Join DLR Libraries for a ‘Get Lost in a Good Book’ campaign on Ireland Reads Day, on Saturday, February 24th.

tidy town

Digital Dún Laoghaire March Meetup

Join Digital Dun Laoghaire for an insightful meetup on 19th March at Eblana Club. 
The topic: Is data ‘eating the world’ or helping businesses to thrive?
The meetup is a ‘closed door’ discussion which gives the speakers a broad remit to talk about their work, their interests and ‘pet’ topics in a fireside chat format with Digital Dun Laoghaire’s project director Eoin Costello.
The guest speakers are:
  • Julie Flanagan (Linkedin) – Director, Clear Strategy
  • John Finnegan (Linkedin) – VP of Customer Success, Stobee
  • Killian O’Neill (Linkedin) – Chief Data Strategist, Clear Strategy
So why not come along and join the discussion on the night!

DLR CoCo Approves New Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan for 2024-2029 aims to transform the County into a climate-resilient, biodiversity-abundant, environmentally sustainable, and climate-neutral area by the year 2050 or sooner.

DLR LEO – Local Enterprise Week 2024

DLR LEO announced a Local Enterprise Week taking place from Monday 4th – Friday 8th March, 2024 with a series of local business events and initiatives taking place over that week.

The death has occurred of Brian Nolan of Brian S Nolan Ltd.

He was a great Dún Laoghaire businessman and a Gentleman. Our condolences to Brian and his family. May he rest in peace.

Bank of Ireland – Intermediary & Customer Breakfast Event

Bank of Ireland will be holding a customer event on Wednesday 21st Feb at 9.15am featuring expert speakers on Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) funding options for business, the looming auto enrolment for pensions and fraud prevention. The event will take place at Bank of Ireland’s Montrose Branch.

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