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Insight is an exciting new podcast brought to you by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council aiming to demystify the work of the Council.

The show will take you through the various services provided by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Join us as we talk to the staff involved in different sections and projects across the Council, with episodes focusing on one of the 1,000+ services we deliver to the public.

All episodes are available to stream below, and our podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

If there is a service you would like us to examine on the podcast, email


Episode 4: Active Travel

Insight - The Dún Laoghaire Baths

On this episode, Cathal talks to Bob Hannan, a Senior Architect in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, and the man who has been tasked with leading the massive project of refurbishing the Dún Laoghaire Baths.

Join Cathal as he talks to Bob about the many different features of the Baths, including enhanced swimming facilities, artist studios, a walkway, a café, and of course the beautiful views that have been carefully engineered into the Baths by Bob and his team, recreating the twisting, turning shoreline of the original Baths of yesteryear.


Episode 4: Active Travel

Insight - Active Travel

On this episode, Cathal is Joined by Conor Geraghty, Senior Engineer for the Active Travel team in dlr. Join them as they discuss al things Active Travel in the County, from how it started as a small infrastructure project during the pandemic to how it has become a national focus for many Councils in Ireland. 

So what exactly is Active Travel? What projects have the Council been involved in? have we seen an increase in the number of people walking and cycling around the County? What projects do we currently have in the pipeline or underway? Listen to this episode of Insight to find out! 


Episode 3: Home Energy

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Join Cathal on this episode of Insight, where he talks to his colleague Feidhlim about his work on the award winning dlr Energy Team, as they explore the various things the Council is doing to reduce its energy consumption, and cover a few simple things you can do at home to reduce your consumption (and your bills!).

Feidhlim also talks about the dlr Home Energy Upgrade ‘Meet the Experts’ in County Hall on Sunday, 16th of October.


Episode 2: dlr Grants Scheme 2023

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On our second episode of Insight, Ian & Deirdre talk to Cathal about the dlr Grants Scheme for 2023, focusing on the Community and Heritage Grants that are available.

The dlr Grants Scheme provides funding for local initiatives that promote growth and development in five key areas: Business Area Promotion Arts Community Environment & Climate Action, Heritage & Sports.

In 2022, the Grants scheme awarded more than €500,000 to projects around the County. For more information on the Grants and to apply online, click here.


Episode 1: Irish Language in the Council

Insight E01 Irish Language

On our first episode of Insight, we sit down with dlr's Irish language Development Officer - Conor O'Shea.
After a brief introduction i nGaeilge, Conor discusses, in English, the role he plays in promoting the Irish language both amongst our colleagues, and across the entire County of Dún-Laoghaire-Rathdown, on behalf of dlr.



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