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17 January 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 Derren O Bradaigh, Sinn Fein

Ph: 087-2136345

Illegal Dumping / Graffiti - Adamstown: In the past week, I have made representations to the council to have rubbish removed from the link road and for graffiti removal from the underside of the Newcastle Road (R120) bridge. I have also requested that the green gate leading onto the Kishogue lands be secured having been damaged recently.

Covid - Level 5 Restrictions: Reminder that the Council offices, whilst closed to the public, are still open for business by phone and online. For help services and support, you can contact customer care on by calling 01-4149000 or by emailing

Community Group Funding: I was delighted to welcome recent funding toward a number of local groups under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020. Amongst some of the local community groups were the Ballyowen Castle Youth & Community Centre in Lucan and the Ronanstown Women's Community Development Project.


Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816

The Justice and Equality committee have announced that written submissions in regards to the Dying with Dignity Bill have been extended by a week to the 29th January.

Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation Report: This week the government published the three thousand page report on the provision of Mother and Baby Homes in the state from 1920 to 1997. It has made for a profoundly difficult read on the treatment of church and state on how they treated women and children during this period. People Before Profit wish to extend our full solidarity and support to the survivors and hope they find some solace and closure in the report and subsequent state apology.


Cllr Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail (Palmerstown-Fonthill)

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan

Cluain Ri Park on Ballyowen Lane: It was good to see clean-up of Cluain Ri Park on Ballyowen Lane take place over the past few weeks. I requested this at a Local Area Committee before Christmas and am keen to see the potential of this green space used!

County Council meeting: We had the first remote meeting of the County Council this week on an online platform, in light of the current COVID-19 restrictions. Among the items covered was a decision to proceed with the development of Integrated Constructed Wetlands at Griffeen Valley Park. This will present positive results in the protection and enhancement of biodiversity.

Website: I have launched a new website at which I will use for news and information update. Please visit it and I would welcome your feedback.