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23 June 2019
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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.

 

John Curran T.D. – Fianna Fáil

Email: John.curran@oireachtas.ie
Ph: 01 6183792.
facebook.com/john.curranff
Twitter: @curranjohna

Upgrade of N4/Kennelsfort Road Junction – I continue to call for the urgent need for the NTA and Transport Minister to begin liaising in order to provide a grade separated upgrade at the N4 / Kennelsfort Road intersection. This Junction is the cause of long delays for commuters on the N4. In light of the significant Capital Expenditure that is available for the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor, as part of Dublin Bus Connects Project, it makes complete sense that the NTA, Transport Department and SDCC would come together and liaise on this issue at this time.

Back to School – The Back to School Clothing and Footwear allowance has increased by €25 per child for the school year 2019/2020. Applications for the allowance are open on June 24th and I am calling on families to check if they are eligible for this payment at www.welfare.ie.

 

Cllr. Ed O’Brien - Fianna Fáil

Constituency Office, 8A The Village Centre.
Ph: 01 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Email: eobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
www.facebook.com/edobrienlucan
@EdOBrien1
Fianna Fáil Group Leader on South Dublin County Council

Pride of Place Awards: I was delighted to attend the judging for the Pride of Place awards which Lucan was nominated for by South Dublin County Council. I want to congratulate all involved in showcasing the many wonderful organisations doing fantastic work around Lucan every day.

Access to Dispensary Lane Health Centre:: I have asked SDCC to finish the dishing of the ramp from Main Street to Dispensary Lane to allow easy access to the health centre for persons with mobility issues. I have also asked that the double yellow lines there be extended to ensure vehicles do not block the ramp by parking there.

 

Frances Fitzgerald MEP, Fine Gael

It has been an honour to serve as your local TD!
I want to thank local residents and organisations for the generous support which they have shown me during the last twelve years as an Oireachtas representative for the area.

I am honoured to have been elected to the European Parliament to represent the needs of 1.4 million people that call our county and city of Dublin ‘home.’

I hope that you will continue to stay in touch with me as I begin my term as MEP for Dublin.

If there is anything that I can do to be of assistance to your, your neighbours, your friends or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at my new email address: frances.fitzgerald@europarl.europa.eu.

I look forward to continuing my work for you and the entire Lucan community.
Thank you again – from the bottom of my heart.

 

Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816
Email – gino.kenny@oir.ie

National Childcare Scheme: This week I hosted a briefing with SPARK and Focus to inform of the impact the National Childcare Scheme will have on low income families. This scheme to be introduced in October will negatively affect those who most need child care, and will have devastating consequences for Community child care. Parents currently availing of CCS will end up paying almost 400 euros more under the new subsidy scheme. Parents using childcare through CETs and CCS will lose out with the new scheme. I am asking Minister Zappone to act immediately to ensure low income families can pay for childcare. If you have any concerns with National Childcare Scheme do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Transport Users

Lucan will have another 20,000 car owners over the next decade due to the huge house building program in this area, with almost a similar amount coming in through Lucan from further out during this time.. Measures must begin now to address this major traffic influx to avoid total grid lock. There are two combined solutions to this problem. 1. A New Service Road. 2. Public Transport which I will explain next week. The service Road SR51 will run from N7 Rathcoole to M1 via Adamstown, Leixlip and Blanchardstown. In orbital form like the M50 but through Land Use Corridor that has the potential for up to 250, 000 jobs and activities. New business would set up here, many existing city business would move part or all to this location. Many Industrial Estates could also move out to this corridor and be replaced by housing. Thousands of motorists from the countryside would come as far as this corridor to work and return when finished, reducing congestion further in. This service road would also divert many thousands of cars around Dublin to allow the Lucan area to deal with this additional traffic growth.

T. Newton 086 3127364