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Carrigdhoun 15/11/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Hope for traffic calming in Monkstown

At last, there appears to be some hope on the horizon for traffic calming in Monkstown. 

I first raised this issue in July 2004 with the Carrigaline Area Office.  Since, the need for traffic calming on the R610 through Monkstown has received unanimous support from all Members of Passage West Town Council but, while acknowledged as being desirable, has not been in any way advanced by Cork County Council.  A preliminary design and costing of a traffic calming scheme incorporating gate treatment at the Carlisle Place end of the village, a ramped and traffic-lighted pedestrian crossing from the Sandquay through the island to the bottom of the Glen and upgrading of the pedestrian crossing at The Bosun has been awaited for the past three years…

Carrigdhoun 25/10/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Celebrating 10 years of Twinning

Chasseneuil du Poitou, Western France, and Passage West/Monkstown will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Twinning in November 2007.  A delegation of 25 people headed by the Mayor M. Claude Eidelstein and President Gisele Méchain will visit Passage West and Monkstown from 1st – 4th November 2007 to mark this anniversary.

Carrigdhoun 23/09/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Flower Festival at Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown

Since 1871, the Sacred Heart Church has stood on the side of the Monkstown hills, watching over Cork Harbour.  This coming weekend, 28th – 30th September, the Sacred Heart Church is celebrating 136 years of a pivotal role in the life of the Monkstown community by hosting the Monkstown Heritage Flower Festival…

Carrigdhoun 09/04/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Resurfacing of Monkstown village

It is great to see that the surface of the R610 through Monkstown village has finally been renewed.  As was promised by Cork County Council, this resurfacing followed the laying of the broadband fibre optic cable.

However, it is terribly disappointing that traffic calming measures did not accompany the resurfacing of the village.  Traffic calming in Monkstown village has been promised by the Carrigaline Area Office of Cork County Council for the past three years…

 

Carrigdhoun 04/09/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Proposed biodiesel processing plant in Ringaskiddy

A partnership of Bioverda and South Coast Transport proposes to construct a biodiesel processing plant at the former ADM site in Ringaskiddy.  It is anticipated that the planning application will be lodged in the next two weeks.

Bioverda, is the bioenergy subsidiary of NTR.  It has two core divisions, one dealing with biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) and the other dealing with bioenergy (biomass, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion).  Bioverda already operates two large biodiesel facilities in Germany…

Carrigdhoun 30/07/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Public meeting with ECAD

On Thursday 19th July, Passage West Town Council invited ECAD (East Cork Area Development) to host a public meeting to impart information in relation to funding opportunities under the LEADER and the Local Development Social Inclusion Programmes.  ECAD is the umbrella organisation for distribution of funds from both programmes in this area of County Cork.  Over 20 representatives of community, development and sporting groups in Passage West and Monsktown attended at the Passage West Soccer Club to see how the available funding could potentially serve their needs…

Carrigdhoun 23/07/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

ECAD meeting in Passage West

On Thursday evening last, ECAD (East Cork Area Development) held a public meeting in Passage West to explain funding opportunities for groups and organisations in the Passage West and Monkstown area.  Hosted by Suzanne Kearney of ECAD and assisted by Bill Thorne of Exodia Consultants, attendees representing all interest groups in the towns understood €425 million to be available nationally through the LEADER and the Local Development Social  Inclusion Programme over the next six years…

Carrigdhoun 09/07/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Port of Cork plans to move all port operations to Ringaskiddy

On Thursday, 21st June, the Port of Cork hosted an open day at the Ferry Terminal, Ringaskiddy, where the public had a final opportunity to view and comment on the Port’s proposals for development of its facilities at Ringaskiddy before the plans are submitted to the planning authority for approval. The Port of Cork has been preparing this move of all its operations to the Lower Harbour for the past five years and more…