Minutes of the meeting of the Dundalk Cycling Alliance

10th December 2014

1/         Attendance

  • Tony, Fiona, Ollan and Padraig. With apologies from Nadia, Pat and Liam.

2/         Minutes

The minutes of the 19th Nov 2014 meeting were read. Fiona proposed and Ollan seconded their adoption. They were duly adopted and signed.

3/         Matters arising

  • The meeting proposed that Tony takes the chair tonight in Liam’s absence.
  • Padraig Mc Kevitt from Carlingford was welcomed to the meeting. Padraig is a new member of the Transport and Cross Border Matters Strategic Policy Sub Committee of the Louth CoCo.

4/         Website.

  • Tony reported no change.
  • Fiona said that she recently viewed the site and was complementary about it.

5/         Finance

  • No change.
  • Fiona to follow up by phone the councillors that she has already contacted by mail.

 6/         Dundalk Cycle Lanes & Cooley Cycle Routes

  • A long discussion was held to brief Padraig on the DCA’s approach to the Dundalk cycle lanes, the Cooley Cycle Routes and the cross border activities in conjunction with the N&M DC.


  • Tony reported that he had attended a meeting in the N&MDC offices in support of the N&MDC application to the Big Lotto funding for the Newry Canal Centre Bank project.


  • Ollan has repaired a submission to the Louth CoCo Draft County Development Plan. This submission was reviewed and suggestions for improvement of the submission were made.


  • A short discussion was held on encouraging Louth CoCo to have shovel ready projects prepared in the event of small funding becoming available from any source.


  • Ollan suggested that the Tesco planning process be reviewed in the light of possible non adherence to the procedures.


13/       AOB


14/       Next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st January 2015 in Liam’s home from 20:00 to 21:30 hrs.


Liam Kieran

Chair DCA.