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13 June 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.


Caitriona McClean

twitter: @cmaemcclean

239 bus: I continue to engage with the Ombudsman trying to extend the route to give direct access to Blanchardstown hospital. I know this is of particular importance to Arthur Griffith Park and Sarsfield Park. Thank you for your messages of support.

Outdoor dining: I welcome the outdoor dining grants just announced by SDCC. Many of us want to support local businesses and are keen to meet up in safe outdoor environments. As you know, I have been asking the authorities to take a leadership role and I welcome this initiative.

Weddings: Summer weddings have been given a new energy by the lifting of restrictions somewhat, and I welcome this. I continue to argue in favour of the use of antigen tests in conjunction with vaccinations. The vaccination programme is proceeding very well with those 30 to 39 invited to register next week.


Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Fine Gael

Lucan Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982.
Twitter: @vickicasserly

An inclusive community is a better community: Following my representations to SDCC to ensure services provided are accessible to the entire community, walkways and pathways around the main streets of Lucan and Palmerstown are being considered for installation of guidance strips to assist those who are visually impaired navigate the villages. At my urging I continue to advocate for universal design that makes us progressive and not just achieving minimum standards.

Fun for all the family: I am continuing to work to improve our park amenities so check out the new multi-use games areas in Griffeen Park (Lucan Harriers entrance) where you can now play Bools, basketball and handball. In addition, the pitch which had been left unfinished is now underway to completion. A feasibility study is in place reviewing car parking requirements at Griffeen/Hayden Lane areas for Park users.


Cllr. Liona O Toole Independent


Griffeen Community College: Delighted to announce that the planning application for Griffeen Community College permanent build has been submitted to South Dublin County Council. As chairperson of the board and on behalf of all the members we welcome this fantastic news, all our efforts to date have brought us closer to building our school. We will continue to work hard on this as there is still lot more to do. A huge thanks to the parent body, students, staff, school management, DDLETB, and the board members, to our principal Noel Kelly and South Dublin County Council for all their assistance. An observation/submission can be made using file ref: SDZ21/0013

Hayden's Lane: An application has been submitted on the old Virtus site at Hayden's Lane. The plan consists of 54 units. An observation can be made online file ref: SD21A/0144 at cost of 20 euro.


Cllr. Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan
Instagram: cllrshanemoynihan

Willsbrook Playspace: I was honoured to join the Mayor Ed O'Brien for the official opening of the play-space at Willsbrook Park. This is already a popular and well-used amenity for families right across Lucan (as I know from personal experience!) and it was fitting to formally mark its addition to the park this week.

Pedestrian Crossing - Hermitage Park: I have been informed this week that a traffic count will be scheduled this summer to assess whether or not a pedestrian crossing is needed for Hermitage Park on Ballyowen Road. I have been pushing hard for this crossing and hope to see it come to fruition very soon.

Abandoned vehicles: If you are aware of abandoned vehicles in your estate, please let me know and I will report it to the County Council.