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21 April 2019
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Political notes

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Politicians please note

No further political notes will be carried buy Lucan Newsletter until after the elections on 24th May 2019


Cllr. Liona O’Toole - Independent

Voters a Registration Event for Local Elections: As promised a second Voters Registration event had been arranged on Thursday 25th April 7-8pm in Adamstown Community Centre. Forms will be available or you can download RAF2 form. Gardaí will be in attendance to stamp the forms. ID and proof of address required.

The last 5 years: I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Lucan Newsletter team for the last 5 years. I have posted about my initiation of Lucan’s Men Shed, Lucan’s Operation Transformation, Teenage Multi-Sports Wall Ball, Lucan 1916 Commemoration, Celebrating our Community of Women Event, Lucan Local Policing Forum and my successful council motions getting a Lucan Swimming Pool and development of Lucan Harriers Track onto the county development plan. Kept all updated on the Adamstown and Clonburris SDZ and other planning matters. Thanks to everyone I’ve met over the years and the last number of months for your support. .


John Curran T.D. – Fianna Fáil

Ph: 01 6183792.
Twitter: @curranjohna

Action on Scramblers & Quads - I have introduced a Fianna Fáil Bill aimed at regulating the illegal use of Scrambler & Quad Bikes in public areas. The dangerous and illegal use of these bikes is a widespread problem. This new bill aims to introduce a National Register, to include a heavy penalty for those purchasing vehicles for a young person. Our bill makes provision for increasing the maximum fine to €5,000 and to subsequently allow Gardaí to seize and destroy a vehicle that has been supplied under these conditions.

SDCC to commence Two Adamstown Parks in 2019 - Plans for the provision of two new public parks in Adamstown, Lucan, Airlie Park and Tandy’s Lane Park are set to commence construction this Autumn and Winter 2019. SDCC have confirmed to me that the two large new parks in Adamstown are both at an advanced design stage.


Cllr. Vicki Casserly – Fine Gael

Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982
Twitter: @vickicasserly

Autism Friendly Lucan: Thank you to all who joined myself, Frances Fitzgerald and Adam Harris of to progress making Lucan Autism Friendly. Should you, your business, club or organisation wish to get involved please get in touch! This is really progressive for our area, offering acceptance, equality and an inclusive community to live in.

Are you registered to vote? Have you changed address, new to our area or just turned 18? Visit before the 7th May or alternatively get in touch and I can organise registration

Newcastle Road, Yellow Box: I have requested this to be repainted outside of St Thomas’ and Scoil Aine National school


Derek Keating - Fine Gael

M: 087 285 7435
F: Keating4Council
T: @Keating4Council

Having worked in this community for over 35 years, serving initially in the voluntary sector, then progressing to community development, that ultimately gave me 17 uninterrupted years serving at political level, I believe that I am suitably qualified in identifying the needs of our local community. I am available by telephone, email or social media platforms if I can be of assistance, as I strive to serve again after the Local Elections on the 24th May in the New Palmerstown-Fonthill Electoral Area, that includes almost 5,000 Lucan homes to the east of the Outer Ring Road/R136 (i.e. from Woodies towards the Penny Hill Pub and beyond. I look forward to meeting as many people as possible between now and Local Elections Day. I remain focused on working to provide additional services and facilities to enhance your quality of life.


Councillor Guss O’Connell, P.C. – Community Alliance

087 6838254

New electoral Portal launched by the 4 Dublin Las means You can now check if your eligible to vote by entering your name and address on You can also same portal, register on line, change your address, if you are registered with The closing date for registration is 28th April and for the supplementary register is 7th May.

Now that I am running on the new Palmerstown Fonthill Electoral Area. I’m meeting a lot of people from the Lucan who are in the new Constituency who are quite rightly frustrated at being cut off from the rest of Lucan. I agree, it’s a real pity that they divided Lucan, but we have to work it. The good news is that both the Lucan and the Palmerstown Fonthill Electoral Areas will unite after the 24th May to form one Local Area Committee.


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

Grass cutting at Lucan Heights: Following contact from a number of residents in Lucan Heights about the standard of grass cutting in the estate the Council have confirmed to me that they will be inspecting the standard and this should see improvements in the coming weeks.

Tree Pruning in Beech Park: The Council have again confirmed to me that they have listed trees in Beech Park for inspection and subsequent pruning or removal works. Residents will be notifies in advance of the scheduled inspection by leaflet.

Clinics: I am available to discuss any issues residents may have at my constituency office Monday through Thursday


Cllr Paul Gogarty - Independent

Tel: 087-2752489

Council term concludes shortly: Many thanks to the Lucan Newsletter team for letting me keep readers updated on so many issues over the current Council term. It has been an honour and privilege to once again serve as your representative and to have the best attendance rate (95%) of all local Councillors. While I tabled more motions than any other elected rep in South Dublin, what’s most fulfilling is the way my dedicated Independent Community Alliance colleagues Guss O’Connell, Liona O’Toole and I consistently worked together as a strong effective team during this period.

Lucan Community Survey: I’ve lots of ideas for the next term but would love to hear yours. Please give your opinion online at . Or you can write it in over complementary tea/coffee on Friday 26th May next at the Waiting Bar Café (Beside Tesco Lucan) from 10am-12pm.


Kellie Sweeney - People Before Profit

Tel: 0858410833
Twitter: @KSweeneyPBP

Jigsaw consultation: Jigsaw Clondalkin does not plan on renewing the lease on the building next year. They want to merge with Jigsaw Tallaght. People fought long and hard for this vital service after our communities lost so many young people to suicide. This is completely unsatisfactory. It is imperative that this essential service stays within our community for the young people of Clondalkin and Lucan who need it. If it moves to Tallaght it will make it harder for our young people to access it.

Jigsaw are hosting a consultation on Wednesday the 8th of May in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel 4.30pm- 6pm or 7pm - 8.30pm. I would urge anyone who can make it to have their voices heard and fight for this vital service.


Cllr Ruth Nolan – Independents 4 Change

Lucan & Palmerstown. Ph: 0868540030

Lighting Upgrade for Woodview: Ruth Nolan, 16/04/2019
Dear Councillor Nolan,
I refer to representation received on 22/02/2019 in relation to Public Lighting at Lloyds Chemist Dodsborough.
Having inspected the existing public lighting at this location, we will upgrade the existing lighting from the junction with Woodview to the end of the cul de sac at the onramp to the footbridge.
If any residual problem still remains, we will reassess the situation at that juncture.
Yours Sincerely
Caitriona Lambert, Senior Executive Engineer

New Boundary Changes: It has come to my attention while canvassing, that a lot of people are not aware of the new boundary change. Lucan is now split in two and a new ward has been created. The new ward is Fonthill/Palmerstown and consists of Palmerstown, North Clondalkin and Lucan down as far as the Penny Hill pub and will be 5 seats


Transport Users

I had a good look at the plans for the proposed Metro Link underground for Dublin. I was taken aback with the wonderful presentation, design and layout. It’s a wonderful plan but not a solution to the city's growing traffic problems. It covers a very small area mainly areas very close to the city centre, from Ballymun on one side and short of Renalagh on the other side. Most going on holidays will still use the car parks due to carrying baggage etc. Its designed in such a way that the next stage is to extend it to Sandyford that has the best system in Dublin already delaying other areas getting Luas even longer. With Metro Dart all Dublin can have a good transport system for almost the same cost. See Metro Dart plan on

T. Newton 086 3127364