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28 February 2021
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Political notes

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Politicians please note

Due to pressure of space, each representative is limited to 150 words in their report (including name and contact details).
Please keep reports relevant to Lucan
Please note: Wednesday 10pm is the weekly deadline.


Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Fine Gael

Lucan Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982.
Twitter: @vickicasserly

Ballyowen Park: I have recently asked council management for upgrade of footpaths and improved maintenance of hedge cutting and littering in the area.

Griffeen Dog Park: Following representations, I'm looking forward to upgrade of Griffeen Dog Run to include more accessible features for persons with reduced mobility to gain easier access to the facility.

Childrens Hospitals: Having a child in hospital brings so many challenges on top of the ever present worries of illness. I live this, as does my colleague Jennifer Carroll-McNeill TD. We are committed to continuing to advocate to make tough times easier for parents and guardians. If you would like to share your experience, please send me an email at to ensure your views are represented.


Cllr Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan
Instagram: cllrshanemoynihan

Cluain Ri Park: I welcome the work that has been done by the Council in improving the park. Following my representations, there is a commitment to repair the entrances and to assess how to minimise anti-social behaviour. If you use the park, I would love to hear from you about you would like to see.

Ballyowen Park: I was pleased to learn the Council intend to install a local drain in Ballyowen Park to prevent the build-up of rainwater on footpaths. This was in a response to a motion I jointly tabled. It is intended to do these works in the coming months.

Footpath repairs: I have received a commitment from the Council that footpath repairs scheduled for last year will be completed as soon as weather permits. If you wish to query footpath repairs in your area, let me know.


Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816

Health Committee on Vitamin D Deficiency During the Pandemic: A consortium made up of senior clinicians, researchers and academics in the areas of respiratory medicine, immunology, geriatric medicine, endocrinology, clinical biochemistry, public health, nutrition and dietetics from universities and hospitals across Ireland agree that there might be a role for Vitamin D in the treatment of Covid 19.Some of the evidence was this week discussed at the Oireachtas health committee. It is Important to note it does not prevent people from contracting C19 however.
The evidence that Vitamin D can impact the severity of C19 for those who contract it is fairly conclusive.


Cllr. Ed O Brien, Fianna Fail

Constituency Office, 8A The Village Centre.
Ph: 01 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Mayor of South Dublin County Council

Signage at Willsbrook Park: SDCC have agreed to my request to replace signage at Willsbrook Park which has for a long time been vandalised and in need of updating. I am asking that the same be done with other park signage.

Lucan Village Improvements: I am delighted to welcome confirmation of €2million in funding for the long- awaited village improvements. This will go hand in hand with plans for a Greenway through the village.

Tree Maintenance: SDCC has confirmed its tree maintenance schedule for this year and the details of estates which will be visited is available on my Facebook Page

Clinics: I am available for Zoom meetings Tuesday to Thursday. Please contact my office for an appointment


Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
78 The Orchard, Lucan

Increased Garda Resources in Adamstown: There were two serious incidents in the Adamstown in the past two weeks. Both are believed to be connected and a Garda investigation is ongoing. Additional Gardaí will be detailed in the Adamstown area and approaching areas.

International Women's Day Virtual Event - Mon March 8pm 11am: This International Women's Day take 30 minutes out for you. A special online event will focus on wellbeing. More details next week! To pre-register email IWD to