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5 February 2023
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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.


Derren O Bradaigh, Sinn Fein

Mobile: 087-2136345
Twitter: @DerrenBrady1

Vehicle and Bicycle Theft: Unfortunately, 2022 has seen an unprecedented rise in the unlawful taking of motor vehicles and bicycles from all areas in the Dublin Metropolitan Region. With the ever increasing and welcome use by all ages using bicycles and embracing more active travel. With advancements in bike designs, they can be expensive and it is important that we remember to secure with a good lock at all times.

Lucan Leisure Complex: A new facilities operator Aura, has been appointed to manage the former Lucan Leisure Centre, currently nearing completion of welcome renovations, and expected to be open in advance of the summer. Concerns at facilitating former tenants have been stressed by both myself and others, and the new operator has been encouraged by the council to reach out to those past tenants wishing to avail of the facility again.


Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 085 7211574

Stand Against Racism: Le Cheile and United Against Racism have called a rally for all those who want to stand against racism for February 6th at 1.30pm outside the GPO. A migrant camp was violently attacked. Direct provision centres are targeted. Social media is awash with hate and vitriol, all based on ignorance and prejudice. Misleading and fact-free slogans and tropes are circulated and accepted as fact when they are simply a tissue of lies. If we believe in solidarity there are times when we must show it, even in the face of antagonism and racism. Now is that time.


Cllr. Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan
Instagram: cllrshanemoynihan

Funding for active travel: Delighted to see funding support from the NTA for various active travel schemes in Lucan including the Grand Canal to Lucan Greenway, the Esker Permeability Scheme and rapid deployment of cycle facilities on the R136 and Dodsborough Road. Contact me if you would like further details.

Footpath, road resurfacing & cycle track repair: Great to see continued investment in Lucan in this area, including footpath repair in Esker Lawns, Hillcrest, Ardeevin, Finnstown and St Loman's Road, cycle track resurfacing on Castle Road and road resurfacing on Castle Road and in Foxborough. Contact me if you would like further details.

Email newsletter: My monthly update for January is now available. You can read it at or email me to be added to the distribution list.


Cllr. Liona O Toole Independent


Embassy Wall update: I can confirm the following official update on the embassy wall 'SDCC had appointed Roughan & O’Donovan to carry out the design of the new wall. The detailed design is now complete and is being reviewed by SDCC staff. If it is acceptable, we will be passing this to the Italian Embassy staff and requesting that they progress with the repair of the wall as soon as possible. Separately SDCC have engaged with relevant utility companies and agreed all enabling works. This advanced engagement will save significant time on the overall time of the project'.

Creches/ECCE providers: Parents and creche/ECCE providers are contacting me regarding the shortage of creche/ECCE places in the Lucan area. I will continue to raise this matter with council planners and Ministers until the matter is resolved, until then I'm assisting creche/ECCE service providers.