BURTON DEMANDS OPENING DATE FOR NEW WING AT JAMES CONNOLLY HOSPITAL

8 May 2003

Labour Deputy for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has today demanded an opening be set by the Minister for Health for the new wing of the James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown during a debate in the Dail today. Deputy Burton commented, “Almost EU 100 million has been spent on this brand new facility, with state of … Continue reading Burton Demands Opening Date for New Wing at James Connolly Hospital

MINISTER ASKED TO COME CLEAN ON BLANCHARDSTOWN HOSPITAL

7 May 2003

Joan Burton TD has demanded that the Minister for Health, Micheal Martin TD and his Junior Minister, Brian Lenhian TD should come clean on when the extension to James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown will be fully functioning and open to the general public. Public money to the tune of €90 million has been spent on … Continue reading Minister Asked to Come Clean on Blanchardstown Hospital

BURTON CALLS ON MINISTER TO GIVE THE GO-AHEAD FOR ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICES IN DUBLIN 15

7 May 2003

Joan Burton says that she is seriously concerned at the failure of Transport Minister Seamus to give the go-ahead for new and expanded bus services in the Dublin 15 area, particularly in the Tyrellstown and Mulhuddart areas. Deputy Burton said that Bus Atha Cliath have informed her that they are ready to provide extended services … Continue reading Burton Calls on Minister to give the go-ahead for additional bus services in Dublin 15

BURTON CALLS FOR ACCESS FOR WALKERS AND CYCLISTS TO THE LIFFEY VALLEY

9 April 2003

Cllr. Joan Burton TD, has proposed to the Liffey Valley Joint Management Committee that a walking path be provided from Phoenix Park via the southern boundary of Farmleigh, to the north side of the Liffey Valley at the Metal Bridge at the Lower Road in the Strawberry Beds. Her proposal was unanimously agreed by the … Continue reading Burton calls for access for walkers and cyclists to the Liffey Valley

MONEY TO BURN AS GOVERNMENT SPLURGES €2.9 MILLION ON

1 April 2003

Labour Party Finance Spokesperson Deputy Joan Burton last night (Tues. March 30) expressed astonishment at the Government’s reply to her when she raised in the Dáil the issue of the proposed Probation & Welfare Service offices at the old AIB bank premises on Main Street, Blanchardstown. DeputyBurton said it was obvious that the Minister for … Continue reading MONEY TO BURN AS GOVERNMENT SPLURGES €2.9 MILLION ON

BURTON CALLS ON MINISTERS TO DEAL WITH CRISES FACING JAMES CONNOLLY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

25 March 2003

Deputy Joan Burton, Labour Spokesperson for Finance, has called for immediate clarification from the Minister for Health, Mr. Michael Martin, and local Minister of State, Brian Lenihan of the crisis facing the James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown. Deputy Burton said that she wants to establish as a matter of urgency when the new building, on … Continue reading Burton Calls on Ministers to Deal with Crises Facing James Connolly Memorial Hospital

SCHOOLS DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DUBLIN 15

25 March 2003

Deputy Joan Burton has put down the following adjournment debate for tomorrow’s Dail sitting “To ask the Minister for Education and Science to make a statement on the building of a permanent school at Littlepace, Castaheany, Dublin 15 (Mary, Mother of Hope National School), in view of the many thousands of families already living in … Continue reading Schools Disappointment For Dublin 15

BURTON CALLS ON MINISTERS TO SUPPORT FLOOD ALLEVIATION PROPOSALS FOR DUBLIN 15

27 February 2003

Cllr Joan Burton has called on the Minister for the Environment, Martin Cullen TD, and on PD Minister of State, Tom Parlon, TD to immediately indicate their support for the alleviation measures to prevent the River Tolka flooding again. The flooding caused much devastation in Dublin 15 – at Blanchardstown (Herbert Rd.), Castlecurragh, Littlepace and … Continue reading Burton calls on Ministers to support flood alleviation proposals for Dublin 15

REFUGE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN FOR BLANCHARDSTOWN

18 February 2003

Fingal County Council has given the go-ahead for a refuge for women and children suffering from violence to be built at a site in Blanchardstown between the Garda Station and Tracked Motors. Cllr. Joan Burton, TD, who is chairperson of the interim committee for the development of the refuge said that she is delighted with … Continue reading Refuge for Women and Children for Blanchardstown

BLANCHARDSTOWN HOSPITAL FINE A DISGRACE SAYS JOAN BURTON.

25 January 2003

Labour T.D. for Dublin West, Deputy Joan Burton, said today that the decision by the Department of Health to fine Blanchardstown Hospital up to €1 million, because of an “inappropriate casemix”, was another blow to the hospital. The hospital still has a €106 million new building sitting idle, largely unopened and unused. This new building … Continue reading Blanchardstown Hospital Fine a Disgrace says Joan Burton.