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Several burglaries in recent days in Mount Merrion

In the past week there has been a spate of burglaries and break ins in the Mount Merrion area. The Gardaí in Blackrock have warned residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity and have asked householders to be especially vigilant in the run up to Christmas as there is always an increase in this type of crime.

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New Union Cafe Planning Application Ref:D17A/0951

Updated planning application dated 26-Oct-2017. Final date for Observations is 29-Nov-2017.
Proposal: Permission for demolition of the existing 4 storey building of 1593 sqm and its replacement with a 1164 sqm two-storey, public house/restaurant with terraces and set-back penthouse (3 storeys in all) and 2 no. three-storey apartment building and additional set back penthouses (4 storeys in all), of area 2724 sqm and 2519 sqm respectively, with balconies, retractable awnings, green roofs and photovoltaic panels, each containing 25 no. apartments (11 no. 1 bedroom, 30 no. 2 bedroom and 9 no. 3 bedroom in total); together with two levels of basement carparking accessed from the existing entrance off Wilson Road, (the existing Deerpark Road vehicular entrance to be closed off), to have 119 car spaces, 12 motorbike spaces, a goods loading bay / plant / sub-station / attenuation tanks / refuse storage; individual residents’ storage rooms and 66 bicycle spaces; 11 no. street-level cycle parking spaces, associated communal and public open space landscaping, including a public terraced area.

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Heritage is entrusted to us to safeguard it and hand it on to the next generation. An interesting article outlining the 300 year old heritage of Mount Merrion, where it can be seen, and the recent loss of of 116 year old Yew Trees, most likely planted by Lady Pembroke or her daughter the wife of Sir Nevile Wilkinson.

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Roads: Slip Road in front of Shops on Trees Road Upper

Taking in charge of slip road, Upper Trees Road FYI – At last Monday night’s Council meeting Cllr. Liam Dockery proposed an item on the agenda that the Council take the slip road in front of the shops on Upper Trees Road in charge.  This means that the Council will take formal legal and administrative responsibility for the slip... read more

Deerpark Closed Today for Safety Reasons

DeerPark is closed. It will remain closed at least until tomorrow. When it reopens please be careful of broken branches etc.
We urge you to follow the advice to stay indoors and follow the news. Also look out for elderly neighbours

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