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22 September 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.


Cllr Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fáil (Palmerstown-Fonthill)

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan

Pedestrian crossing at Hermitage Park: I am asking the Council to assess the feasibility for a pedestrian crossing at Hermitage Park, for use by residents in the Liffey, Larkfield, Droim na Coille estates and other estates off Ballyowen Lane. This playground is popular for many young families in those estates and a crossing would be a great help to parents with young children.

Hazard Household Waste Amnesty: Hazardous household waste can be dumped for free at the Ballymount Civic Amenity on Saturday 21st September from 10am to 3pm.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Adamstown Youth and Community Centre on their recent Family Fun Day!

Lucan-Palmerstown-Fonthill Area Committee: The first meeting of the new Lucan-Palmerstown-Fonthill Area Committee will take place at 3pm on Tuesday 24thSeptember in County Hall, Tallaght. Meetings are open to the public.


Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816

Public Talk with Extinction Rebellion: Monday 30th September 6.30pm at Lucan Library. Organised by Plastic Free Lucan Initiative.

Dublin Mid-West By-Election: Likely there will be By-election this November in this constituency. People Before Profit in DMW will be nominating Kelly Sweeney to run as the candidate in the election. Kelly ran as a candidate in last May’s local election in the Lucan electoral area.

VAT on Vitamins: There is speculation that VAT will added to vitamins and supplements in Octobers budget. I will be raising this issue and others this week in the Dail.


John Curran T.D, Fianna Fáil

Ph: 01 6183792.
Twitter: @curranjohna

Lucan Youth Mental Health: This week on my return to the Dáil I have called on Minister Jim Daly to protect Lucan Youth Mental Health Services in the area. New information has come to light that Jigsaw the youth mental health service located at Moorefield Avenue, Clondalkin are finalising plans to move to Tallaght in January 2020. This Jigsaw branch services the areas of Lucan, Newcastle, Palmerstown and Clondalkin. Jigsaw provide a range of intervention mental health services for young people aged between 12 and 25. A move to Tallaght would be a massive blow to vulnerable young people in the Lucan area as the HSE are proposing only offering the area a limited outreach service. I will continue to outline my serious concern with this decision to the Minister responsible for Mental Health.


Cllr. Ed O Brien, Fianna Fáil

Constituency Office, 8A The Village Centre.
Ph: 01 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Fianna Fáil Group Leader on South Dublin County Council

Village Parking Scheme: At this weeks Lucan Area Committee meeting I am asking SDCC to grant a waiver from parking fees to persons attending the Medical Centre during the day. I have been contacted by numerous patients who have said they have to get up from the waiting room to top up their parking which causes added stress to ill or elderly patients and so I am asking SDCC to amend their parking bye-laws to accommodate this.

Footpath Repairs in Beech Park/Grove: I have contacted SDCC roads department to see if they intend completing works commenced on footpaths in Beech Park and Beech Grove at the moment. I had previously raised this issue with the roads department last year.


Cllr Paul Gogarty, Independent and Green-minded

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489

Grass beside ball wall off Newcastle Road: Council has been asked to reinstate the grass back to a workable condition so that children from AGP FCs academy can use the area.

Public Lighting blocked by trees: This was brought to my attention in a number of areas including Griffeen Avenue off Foxborough Roundabout at the 151 bus stop and on the Castle Road leading towards Earlsfort roundabout.

Lucan village issues: Am raising or have raised the right hand turn at Courtneys which SDCC still claims is not an issue, the bus stop around the corner from the Liffey bridge which is dangerous due to speeding traffic, the salt bin opposite which is still filled with litter and the non-working parking meter in Sarsfield Park. The ramp opposite the medical centre and security at the Eir building are other matters highlighted.


Transport Users

Buses from Dodsboro, Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth should be allowed to use the Chapelizod By-Pass like the 25A/B routes, with one route through Lucan every hour to go via Chaelizod Village. It's makes little sense to force all users through Chapelizod across those many ramps and it also adds to journey times. Lucan users in this area have no choice but to put up with this inconvenience. Chapelizod would be served by a fifteen minute service from Palmerstown. A new bus stop is needed on the Chapelizod By-Pass for easy access to Chapelizod at the low bridge.

T. Newton 086 3127364