BARNHILL LOCAL AREA PLAN SUBMISSION – JOAN BURTON TD

20 December 2018

Introduction: The proposed Barnhill/Barberstown development is situated at on the edge of the green belt area between Clonsilla, Dublin 15 and Lucan. It is important therefore, that as the area develops the council should take the maximum opportunity to implement a green, environmentally friendly approach. In particular the proposed housing development should ensure a green … Continue reading Barnhill Local Area Plan Submission – Joan Burton TD

GOOD WISHES THIS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

19 December 2018

Painting “Snow Scene” by the patients of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown

MINISTERS’ REPLIES TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON HEALTH & CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

12 December 2018

For Written Answer on : 11/12/2018 Question Number(s): 275 Question Reference(s): 51511/18 Department: Health Asked by: Joan Burton T.D. ______________________________________________ QUESTION To ask the Minister for Health the length of time children are waiting for speech therapy and occupational therapy services after assessment for developmental language disorder a nationally; the comparable length of time for the Dublin 15 area; the … Continue reading Ministers’ Replies to Parliamentary Questions on Health & Children and Youth Affairs

BRIEFING PAPER: SPECIAL SCHOOLS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER DESIGNATION

4 December 2018

  Introduction Information directly related to the Deputy’s queries about educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Special Schools is front-loaded. Additional information had been inserted into Appendices. A number of the Deputy’s queries are covered by sections in recent NCSE reports. Where directly relevant these sections have been repeated wholesale. The NCSE has a … Continue reading Briefing Paper: Special Schools with Autism Spectrum Disorder designation

BUS CONNECTS – BUS CORRIDOR INFORMATION SESSION

30 November 2018

As you are aware, BusConnects is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin. It aims to overhaul the current bus system through a 10 year integrated programme of integrated actions to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people.  As part of this programme, the Core Bus Corridors … Continue reading BUS CONNECTS – BUS CORRIDOR INFORMATION SESSION

SPEECH BY JOAN BURTON TO THE OXFORD UNION ON IRISH UNITY

26 November 2018

Speech by Joan Burton TD, addressing the Oxford Union on the motion ‘The House Believes Ireland is Ready for Reunification’. 22nd November 2018; The United States has Mount Rushmore in the legendary Black Hills of Dakota where the sculptures of famous Presidents are carved into the rock face. Perhaps in the future, Ireland will create … Continue reading Speech by Joan Burton to the Oxford Union on Irish Unity

LAUNCH OF BUSCONNECTS CORE CORRIDOR PROJECT

15 November 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today launched the Core Bus Corridor Project which involves the implementation of continuous bus lanes along 16 key radial bus corridors around Dublin. It is part of the overall BusConnects programme to transform Dublin’s bus system to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people. … Continue reading Launch of BusConnects Core Corridor Project

COLLEGE GREEN PLAZA DEBACLE

19 October 2018

Dail Debates October 18th Public Transport Deputy Joan Burton I want to raise this issue with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport because it is an indication of the mess that the future development of the centre of Dublin is in currently. The Minister has taken a hands-off approach to public transport in Ireland’s … Continue reading COLLEGE GREEN PLAZA DEBACLE

EDMUND RICE TRUST SCHOOL SITE SELECTION

19 October 2018

DAIL DEBATES OCTOBER 18TH Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in identifying a site for the new regionally based secondary school for Carpenterstown, Castleknock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42126/18] Deputy Joan Burton I congratulate the Minister on his appointment and wish him … Continue reading Edmund Rice Trust School site selection

GROWING RISK OF NO DEAL BREXIT

19 October 2018

Speaking in reaction to the EU summit and the speech by British Prime Minster Theresa May, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD said that the risk of a damaging conclusion to the talks is growing larger. Deputy Howlin said “Ireland now faces into a potential lose-lose Brexit scenario. “Labour warned the Government repeatedly … Continue reading Growing Risk of No Deal Brexit