On the 22nd October, Mayor of South Dublin County Council (SDCC), Mark Ward, officially launched the MyDoorStep walk-in centre and online platform at County Hall, Tallaght. The purchase of a new home is one of the most significant decisions in a person’s lifetime. The recent much-needed growth in new home construction has provided first time buyers, investors and trader uppers with a variety of choices for the first time in a decade. In recognition of this, SDCC has launched a new service to assist buyers in making this very significant investment in their futures.

MyDoorStep is a walk-in service centre at its headquarters at County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, which is replicated online at www.mydoorstep.ie. This digital information platform provides buyers with all of the detail needed to make the most informed decision possible when purchasing a home. MyDoorStepcombines information on current and planned housing developments in any location in SDCC area with detail on childcare, education, health, recreation, retail and sporting facilities across the County. MyDoorStep streamlines this information through one source and allows access from home or at the Council’s headquarters, cutting out the potential multiple enquiries a prospective buyer would need to make at present. Visitors to County Hall, Tallaght, will also be guided through the portal by knowledgeable Council staff from its Land Use, Planning and Transportation department.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor Mark Ward, complimented the collaborative nature of the project and welcomed the facility, “MyDoorStep is a means of access to South Dublin County, not just to housing information but to all of the quality services and amenities that the county has to offer. We look forward to welcoming both potential and existing residents to try out the portal and see what South Dublin County has to offer.“ Chief Executive of the DNG property advisory group Keith Lowe said, “We are delighted to support this new portal and believe it will be very useful to all home buyers. This will allow for easy access to a wealth of valuable information on planning, amenities and facilities in the area as well as details on all new homes available in the county.” Chief Executive of South Dublin Daniel McLoughlin said, “It is essential that the lifetime decision of purchasing a home is well informed and thought through. South Dublin County Council’s aim as a housing authority in welcoming people to the county is to make that process of information gathering as uncomplicated as possible.”