PRESS RELEASE : VILLAGE GREEN PEDESTRIANISATION

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17th February 2022

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association welcomes village pedestrianisation

The Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association (SAMRA) welcomes the decision by Dublin City Council’s elected Councillors at their South East Area Committee meeting on Monday 14th February 2022 to re-introduce the pedestrianisation and a traffic free area on the east side of Sandymount Green.

The pedestrianisation will be for 3 days (Friday – Sunday inclusive) per week between Easter and Halloween.

The decision follows a successful trial last year (2021) which was introduced following direct representation made by the voluntary SAMRA Committee to Dublin City Council.

Following that trial Dublin City Council carried out a survey among the community. It found that there was overwhelming support for the initiative. (Results attached)

Chairperson of SAMRA David Turner said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Dublin City Council and elected Councillors on this initiative which in its current form addresses the varying views expressed by members of the community.

“We see this initiative as another step along the road to greatly enhancing the attractiveness and vibrancy of this unique village for local residents and visitors alike.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Dublin City Council and Councillors on implementing the many ideas that members of the community have proposed which will preserve and enhance the historic integrity of the village, the unique beach area which is a UNESCO designated Biosphere and the Poolbeg Peninsula, and increase their accessibility and amenity for the city”, he said.

ENDS

Note to editors:
“Dating back to 1957, SAMRA represents the area of Sandymount and Merrion and is the longest established residents association in Dublin City. It has a Committee of 14 people which meet monthly, hold AGMs
and represent the diverse interests of residents of this area. The AIMs are detailed on www.samra.ie

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