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16 May 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. Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan
Instagram: cllrshanemoynihan

Parking Bye-Laws: At this week's meeting of South Dublin County Council, a majority of councillors voted to protect the 30 minutes free parking that is currently in place in all SDCC metered areas. The Fianna Fail group proposed this amendment and it is now to be included in the parking bye-laws. This was in response to representations made by local businesses and residents.

National Waste Action Plan: I welcome the provision of 5 million euro additional funding for litter prevention and cleaning across the country, as we prepare for an outdoor summer. This will provide support for local authorities to provide extra bins in public places.

Nuachtlitir Gaeilge: Mas rud e gur mhaith leat leagan Gaeilge do my nuachtlitir a fhail, cuir riomhphost agam le do thoil agus cuirfidh me ar an liosta seachadta thu.


Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Fine Gael

Lucan Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982.
Twitter: @vickicasserly

Lucan Heights: I recently called on the Manager to include Lucan Heights in programme of works for upgrade of Roads and footpath maintenance.

Dispensary Lane/Sarsfield Park: I received confirmation from the manager that adequate dishing of kerbs will be completed to ensure greater pedestrian safety for all road users.

Best wishes to all local businesses who are reopening their doors after a long winter and spring. Stay Safe and support local where possible!


Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
78 The Orchard, Lucan

30 Minutes Free Parking Saved: This week Fine Gael Councillors amended the Parking Bye Laws to save our free 30 minute parking in Lucan Village. Council management had planned to scrap this benefit, which was introduced by former Fine Gael Councillor William Lavelle. Thankfully our local Councillors voted for the Fine Gael amendment which protected this perk. This is a real win for local businesses and for all of us who want to support local businesses. I have always been adamant that the free 30 minutes parking makes it easier for people to support their local business, something which businesses need now more than ever. Well done to Cllr. Vicki Casserly who led on this.


Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 085 7211574

Draft Development Plan Published for South Dublin County Council: The draft development plan for South Dublin County Council has been published. If you would like to contact me or my party colleague Cllr Madeleine Johansson about the plan pleased feel free to contact us. Further information at


Caitriona McClean

twitter: @cmaemcclean

I am available to take your call: Please don't hesitate to phone me if you need a listening ear or feel I can be of help. It's good to talk.

Location of affordable housing sites in Lucan: On foot of many conversations on housing, I wrote to the Minister regarding the location of housing under the various schemes. He responded that no decisions on location have been made. I have asked the Finance Committee Chair to question the Department of Finance about State underinvestment in housing over the past ten years and the use of HAP.

Hospital access for Lucan via 239 bus: I have referred our case to the Ombudsman this week.

Outdoor dining: I am awaiting a response from SDCC on increasing the space available.


Cllr. Liona O Toole Independent


Parking Bye-Laws: The new Parking Bye Laws were adopted at Monday's council meeting. I fully supported the amendments to retain the 30 mins free parking, and keeping existing parking permits fees. I also supported Cllr Guss O' Connells amendment 'that paid parking be Monday - Friday only' which would have meant Lucan's current status 'free parking on Saturday's would remain, this however was put to a roll call vote and regretfully not supported by all Lucan councillors, so the amendment fell. Saturday Parking will now be introduced in all Pay and Display locations across the council area.

DART+ South West: Hazelhatch & Celbridge to the City Centre: Public Consultation process runs until 26th June, further details can be found at: DART+ DART+ South West ( I attended the online webinar for councillors, you can now register to attend any of these webinars by emailing