BUS CONNECTS UPDATE

13 August 2019

BusConnects Core Bus Corridor – Community Forum Next Round of Meetings starting in September Please be aware these Community Forums are for the Core Bus Corridors – Bus Lanes & Cycle Tracks/Lanes ONLY There will be a separate 2nd round of public consultation for the Network Redesign – Bus Services later in September Dear Public … Continue reading bus connects update

AUTISM-FRIENDLY LIBRARIES

30 July 2019

Fingal Libraries has annoucned funding for the roll-out of the Autism Friendly Schemes across Fingal. To date, the Autism Friendly Libraries project has been operating at Blanchardstown Library on a pilot basis. Nine libraries across Fingal will implement designated autism-friendly sessions each month, and regularly schedule ‘quiet time’ and ‘relaxed programming’ events which cater to … Continue reading Autism-Friendly Libraries

EMERGING PREFERRED ROUTE OF THE ROYAL CANAL URBAN GREENWAY

30 July 2019

Fingal County Council has recently announced plans to develop an Urban Greenway along the Royal Canal that would serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area. As a long-standing supporter of developing the Canal for leisure, walking and cycling I am pleased to see these proposals from the Council, however the proposed … Continue reading Emerging Preferred Route of the Royal Canal Urban Greenway

UPDATE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

24 July 2019

Edmund Rice College I questioned the Minister for Education about the progress on the acquisition of the Phoenix Park Racecouse site for Edmund Rice College and when he expected construction of the new permanent school building to commence. In reponse, the Minister replied: “The first step in the process will be the application for planning … Continue reading Update on School Construction

SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR DUBLIN 7

24 July 2019

There is a need to extend the provision of co-educational, multi-denominational education in the Dublin 7 area. At Pelletstown and Ashtown, 3,000 units of housing have been built in the past ten to fifteen years.  There is one primary school but there is no secondary school for the families who make up a large proportion … Continue reading Secondary School for Dublin 7

UPDATE ON SPECIAL SCHOOL

24 July 2019

I questioned the Minister for Education about the progress on establishing a new school in Dublin West for the provision of autism specific education. It is important for the families involved and the students themselves to know that they will have a school place come September. The Minister in his reply said: “Dublin and Dun … Continue reading Update on Special School

WHO WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRACKER MORTGAGE SCANDAL?

17 July 2019

Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton responding to the final examination report from the Central Bank on the tracker mortgage scandal said we still don’t know who will be held responsible for the decisions that caused this, and called for an independent investigation now to tell us how it happened. Deputy Burton said: “The examination action … Continue reading Who Will Take Responsibility for Tracker Mortgage Scandal?

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

COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO CRACK DOWN ON LITTER AND GRAFFITI

9 July 2019

Funding for community projects to crack down on litter and graffiti has been recently announced. €771,500 in grants is available and grants can cover a broad range of measures to raise public awareness and to stimulate anti-litter and anti-graffiti activity at local level – measures such as local community clean-ups, primary/secondary schools competitions, anti-litter/anti-graffiti materials, … Continue reading Community Projects to Crack Down on Litter and Graffiti