Environment

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

MINISTER BURTON RAISES FIRST GREEN FLAG AT SCOIL MHUIRE SENIOR SCHOOL, MULHUDDART

8 April 2011

‘Thinking globally and acting locally is at the heart of environmental education and active citizenship’ – Burton Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, today (8th April 2011) visited Scoil Mhuire in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, to mark their achievement in An Taisce’s Green Schools Environmental Initiative by raising the school’s first Green Flag.  The Green … Continue reading Minister Burton raises first Green Flag at Scoil Mhuire Senior School, Mulhuddart