Environment

AIR POLLUTION: A REAL AND PRESENT DANGER TO ALL

10 September 2019

I have been monitoring the increasing risk of air pollution in Dublin for some time now and I was the first Dublin TD to bring it up in a special Topical Debate in the Dail. Carbon emissions from cars have been the centre of attention in the debate about climate change. Now there is evidence … Continue reading Air Pollution: A Real And Present Danger To All

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR COMMUNITIES4ENVIRONMENT GRANT

26 August 2019

The deadline is approaching to apply for the Communities4Environment Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Grant available to community groups.  Fingal County Council has launched a competition where communities/residents groups can apply for €2,000 funding. Applications are invited for the grant scheme which is targeting areas that have issues with litter and graffiti. These areas can be transformed … Continue reading Deadline Approaching for Communities4Environment Grant

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT ACTION FUND

23 August 2019

A new scheme has been opened to support local environmental projects focusing on climate change and biodiversity. Any school, community group or club who wants to take a step to tackle climate change or promote biodiversity can put forward ideas before 27th September. The Community Environment Action Fund, (previously known as the Local Agenda 21 … Continue reading Applications Open for Community Environment Action Fund

GREENER COMMUNITIES COMPETITION

12 July 2019

Fingal County Council has announced new categories in the 2019 Greener Communities Competition. The focus this year is on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on fostering sustainable communities, a key role we can all play in creating a more sustainable future. Biodiversity is a critical part of the web of life on our planet and over … Continue reading Greener Communities Competition

POLLUTION OF ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

9 July 2019

I have recently been in contact with a number of people who have expressed concerns about pollution in the Royal and Grand Canals. I contacted the Minister responsible about this and I attached her response below. I will continue to follow up the issue and others related to the Canals, such as the proposed Royal … Continue reading Pollution of Royal and Grand Canals

THE DETERIORATING QUALITY OF DUBLIN’S AIR

12 June 2019

There is now a noticeable difference in the quality of air as you walk the streets of Dublin. Sufferers of asthma can testify to that. Our trees are being felled at a worrying rate, and I am concerned how many more trees will disappear if the BusConnects project gets its way. We are simply not … Continue reading The Deteriorating Quality of Dublin’s Air

LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

10 May 2019

I have been shocked to read recent reports of lead concentration levels well above the legal limit in North Dublin drinking water, including in Cabra, Drumcondra and Phibsborough. Some tests have found lead concentrations nearly fifteen times over the legal limits. This is hugely concerning. Exposure to lead can affect brain development in children, and … Continue reading Lead in Drinking Water

BURTON ADVISES DUBLIN 15 HOUSEHOLDS ON LEAD ISSUE

10 June 2015

The Government has this week published a national strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. The Strategy will map the scale of the problem and provide measures to reduce any possible risks to the people’s health posed by lead in drinking water. It has been prepared by the Department of the Environment, with … Continue reading BURTON ADVISES DUBLIN 15 HOUSEHOLDS ON LEAD ISSUE

JOAN HOSTS PUBLIC METTING ON FUTURE FINGAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

22 March 2015

Pictured at a public meeting in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown on the Fingal Development plan are Tánaiste Joan Burton, Cllr Mary McCamley, John Walsh and Ciarán O’Neill. The meeting, which was well attended, saw discussion on the development of Castleknock village, Clonsilla village, and the provision of family homes in the Dublin 15 area. … Continue reading Joan Hosts Public Metting on Future Fingal Development Plan

RECONSTRUCTION OF CHESTERFIELD AVENUE, PHOENIX PARK

26 September 2011

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD has welcomed the announcement by the  Board of Public Works that they will commence the the reconstruction of Chesterfield Avenue. The Bord have announced that a contractor Clonmel Enterprises will be on site before end Sept and actual excavation works will commence early Oct. Chesterfield Avenue was never … Continue reading Reconstruction of Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park