Over 100 residents attend  annual meeting

by Amy Rohu
0 comment

The Sandymount & Merrion Residents Association (SAMARA) held their 60th AGM last week, where over 100 residents attended,writes Amy Rohu.

The event took place in The Sandymount Hotel and attendees included Deputies Jim O’Callaghan and Ivana Bacik, and Councillors Hazel Chu, Dermot Lacey and James Geoghegan and the local An Garda Siochana Community Policing Team was also in attendance.

Chairperson of SAMRA David Turner said: “Our work focuses on protecting and preserving and enhancing the local environment for the community by giving residents a voice, and empowering and leveraging collective representation. Since 1962 SAMRA has been working on behalf of residents. It is the longest established residents’ association in Dublin.”

A local survey found that the most popular features of living in the Sandymount area included the village atmosphere, access to the beach, safety and security and the range of local amenities.

Challenges facing the area identified are rising sea levels, sea defences, excess road traffic and the pressure on existing infrastructure as a result of increased traffic in the area.

Related Articles