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3 July 2022
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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.


Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
78 The Orchard, Lucan

Budget 2023: I know that the cost of living is a huge challenge for many people at the moment. This week I attended a special meeting with Minister Paschal Donohoe and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to discuss priorities for the Budget. I have provided them with preliminary results of a constituency survey I am carrying out to identify the issues my constituents feel the Government needs to prioritise. I’d love to hear your views. Please email ‘budget survey’ to me at and I’ll send you a link to my 60 second survey.

Adamstown Boulevard: I am delighted that Adamstown Boulevard has now opened. This road is an important connection between the Dodsboro and Adamstown train station, it will help relieve traffic in more congested areas and facilitate the C2 bus route.


Derren O Bradaigh, Sinn Fein

Mobile: 087-2136345
Twitter: @DerrenBrady1

Electricity Pylons: I have sought updates with regards to the eventual undergrounding of the electricity pylons that run alongside the Kildare railway via Clonburris, Kishogue and Adamstown, Lucan. The Council are in contact with the relevant stakeholders and await up-to-date details such as anticipated timeline and description of works. Once information is available it will be shared with the councillors. The undergrounding of the overhead 220KV is the responsibility of the ESB.

Path Resurfacing - Airlie Heights: Having raised the issue for the need to resurface the 47 metres long tarmac path that runs across the open space opposite Scoil Mhuire N.S. the council have conceded that this would benefit from resurfacing. While there is no budget allocated to carry out this work in the current year, the path will be listed for consideration for surfacing in the 2023 draft Public Realm Improvement Works Programme.


Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 085 7211574

Public Transport in Lucan: A number of people have contacted me this week in regard to bus services in the Lucan area. These issues relate to cancellations and buses that were full on arrival. I have written to the NTA requesting an explanation in why this has happened and have also asked for a review on capacity at peak times emanating from Lucan.


Cllr Paul Gogarty, Independent and Green-minded

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489

Swimming Pool/Leisure Centre: Latest response suggests Q4 2022 due to delays in construction materials. Management company operator decision should be made by end July but still no final clarification regarding Naíonra being allowed return to facility; have raised this consistently along with need to facilitate former users of centre and Esker Boxing Club.

Red Bridge over Grand Canal: Council have agreed to make the surface less slippery as part of Active Travel funding in 2023.

Lighting in dark areas of Chalet Gardens: SDCC says technical difficulties and vandalism risk make extra lighting difficult but said they will review.

Antisocial behaviour/drug blackspots: Quite a number in Lucan unfortunately. Will keep raising issues as they are brought to my attention.

C2 Bus route: Following opening of Adamstown Boulevard, NTA is looking at bus stops to enable initial route to Shackleton entrance.


Cllr Joanna Tuffy, Labour

Lucan Electoral Area. Phone 0876339077
Facebook @joannatuffylabour
Twitter @joannatuffy
Instagram @labouroflucan

Hayden's Lane Car Park: The Parks Superintendent told councillors at this week's meeting that once the power has been connected to the automated gate in Hayden's Lane car park it will be opened early in the morning to facilitate all users including parents and school children. The gate will also remain open in the evenings to facilitate sports clubs etc. ESB Networks have been requested to make the connection.

Council AGM: I am grateful to have been elected by councillors to be Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council for the coming year. Cllr. Emma Murphy (FF - Ballyboden Electoral Area) is the new Mayor. Congratulations to other councillors elected to positions at the AGM including Lucan councillor Ed O’Brien who was elected as the Chair of the Lucan Palmerstown and Fonthill Local Area Committee for this year.