JOAN BURTON CALLS FOR RETHINK OVER CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AT FARMLEIGH

4 July 2003

oan Burton TD has said that she is very disappointed with the approach of Minister of State Tom Parlon TD to the issue of locating a Children’s playground at Farmleigh Estate. Despite giving Deputy Burton assurances that the issue would be examined, Minister Parlon has now stated that a playground will not be built at … Continue reading Joan Burton Calls for rethink over Children’s Playground at Farmleigh

EXCHEQUER FIGURES: A LOT OF DAMAGE DONE, MORE ON THE WAY

2 July 2003

“The news that tax revenues may be €500m below target this year is a clear reflection of the weakness in the indigenous economy and the Government-driven loss in our competitiveness.’ “Blame for the hundreds of job losses announced this week lies directly at the Government’s door. It was Minister McCreevy who overheated the economy, failed … Continue reading Exchequer figures: a lot of damage done, more on the way

O’REILLY COMMENTS EXPOSE GOVT’S AGENDA ON FOI

1 July 2003

Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, Deputy Joan Burton, has called for the “immediate withdrawal of FOI charges” set to be introduced in little under a week, following comments by the Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly that the charges will act as a “financial disincentive” to those appealing FOI decisions. Deputy Burton commented, “It is virtually unprecedented … Continue reading O’Reilly comments expose govt’s agenda on FOI

BURTON CALLS FOR TRAFFIC REVIEW IN LIGHT OF ACID SPILL

12 June 2003

Cllr Joan Burton TD today called on Fingal County Council and the Minister for Transport, Seamus Brennan TD, to review as a matter of urgency, the traffic arrangements in relation to Church Road and the Mullhuddart Area, following the serious acid spillage in West Dublin. Cllr Joan Burton TD today called on Fingal County Council … Continue reading Burton calls for traffic review in light of acid spill

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO AVERT EDUCATIONAL CRISIS IN DUBLIN 15 SAYS BURTON

12 June 2003

Labour Party TD Joan Burton has called on the Minister for Education, Mr. Noel Dempsey TD and Minister of State, Mr. Brian Lenhian TD to meet, as a matter of urgency, with parents and Management of Castleknock Community College to discuss the crises which has developed at the school in relation to a shortage of … Continue reading Urgent Action needed to Avert Educational Crisis in Dublin 15 says Burton

BURTON TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON BLANCHARDSTOWN HOSPITAL

15 May 2003

Labour TD Joan Burton has announced that the Labour Party in Dublin West is to hold a public meeting on Wednesday May 28th at 8pm in St. Bridget’s Hall in Blanchardstown beside the church in the village, to discuss the deteriorating situation at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital. The meeting will be addressed by Joan … Continue reading Burton to Hold Public Meeting on Blanchardstown Hospital

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