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25 February 2024
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Political notes

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Politicians please note

Canvassing in any form is not allowed in Lucan Newsletter.
Each candidate in the upcoming 2024 Local Elections will be permitted to announce their candidature just once in their notes to this Newsletter.

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

Fonthill Road roundabout: Thanks to the South Dublin County Council crews who responded to my request to cut back the overgrowth, brambles and branches at the St Loman's Road/Fonthill roundabout. I'm working on getting the footpath opposite St Edmund's cleared and to see if it is possible to fully connect the cycle lane from the Fonthill Road onto St. Loman's.

Salt bins map: South Dublin County Council have created an online map showing the locations of various salt bins around the county. You can access the link at

Ballyowen Castle Shopping Centre: I submitted an observation to the recent planning application made at Ballyowen Shopping Centre, requesting that the Council mandate improvement of the car park surface, lighting in the general area and removal of trip hazards in the centre as conditions of the planning permission if it is to be granted.


Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
78 The Orchard, Lucan

An Post - Lucan Delays: Several constituents and businesses have been in contact recently as they are experiencing disruption to the postal service. A new operational plan for the Fonthill and Blanchardstown delivery offices has resulted in delays for both regular mail and package deliveries in Lucan and Clondalkin. I raised this issue with An Post and in the Dáil chamber. An Post assured me that steps are being taken by management, staff and staff representatives to address these issues and they are working to minimise the impact on customers.

Senator Regina Doherty: Congratulations to my colleague Senator Regina Doherty who has been selected by Fine Gael members in Dublin to represent the party at June's European Elections. Fine Gael is a pro-European party with a proud record. Regina intends to build on the fantastic work done by Frances Fitzgerald MEP.


Cllr Paul Gogarty, Peace Commissioner, Independent and Green-minded

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489

Further Swimming Pool Update: There has been significant progress over the last few weeks. While SDDC are reluctant to go into timelines, the expectation is that everything on the construction should be signed off by June. This further delay is frustrating but as the remaining workload decreases, clarity of timeline is increasing. We had a detailed meeting with the pool management company Aura Leisure last Tuesday and got some information on likely opening times and prices. It will take them two months after pool construction to fit out gym, IT and other equipment and to train staff during this period. All things going to plan, we are looking ok for September. Type 'pool feb' in search bar of my website for a full report.

Bus Correct Survey: Last few weeks to have your say .


Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 085 7211574

Lucan Community College: This week public representatives met with the Parents' Association of LCC. The parents' association are very frustrated with the lack of progress on the proposed redevelopment of the school. This issue has been ongoing for the past 16 years. I will continue to raise this issue with the Department of Education and seek clarification on a timeframe on when the works will be completed.


Caroline Brady, Fine Gael

085 2551602

Esker Lane/Woodville: I am pleased to inform you that your query regarding the repainting of a yellow box at the above location has been forwarded to our Area Roads Engineer for investigation and report.

New Higher Education Courses for students with an intellectual disability: It was announced this week that courses are to be delivered in 10 higher education colleges across the country and will provide significant opportunities for students. 10 million euro in funding has been provided to open up our higher education system to learners with an intellectual disability. This will commence in academic year in the 2024/25. You will find more detailed information on