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25 April 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.

 

Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

Phone: 085 7211574
Email: gino.kenny@oir.ie

Lucan Swimming Pool: Construction of the Lucan Swimming pool has been temporary suspended because of the ongoing public health emergency. It is envisaged that the pool will be operational sometime late this year if restriction are lifted.

Canal Loop Green Cycle Way: Members of People Before Profit in Lucan have submitted observations to the Canal Loop cycle green way. The local authority will consider all submissions and bring a draft plan back to the general public and public representatives later this year.

 

Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
emer.higgins@oireachtas.ie
78 The Orchard, Lucan

Developmental Checks: Addressing the backlog of public health visits and routine health screenings for babies in their first year needs to be prioritised. I have called on the HSE to put in place an urgent catch up programme to ensure babies receive the developmental check-ups.

Outdoor Dining Scheme: A new scheme delivered in partnership between Failte Ireland and South Dublin County Council will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Lucan to develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity. Applications are now being accepted from businesses for grants of up to 4,000 euro.

No increase in income tax or USC rates post pandemic: Fine Gael has reiterated that they will not support increases in income tax or USC, or tax on business or on people's savings.

 

Cllr Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail

Email: smoynihan@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
Ph: 087 7840898
www.shanemoynihan.ie
facebook.com/cllrshanemoynihan
Twitter: @shanemoynihan
Instagram: cllrshanemoynihan

Lighting at Abbeywood: Residents in Abbeywood asked me to request a review of the lighting at the entrance to the estate. South Dublin County Council have reviewed it and, while I'm disappointed they're not installing a new column, they will increase the wattage of the light at the junction of Castle Road and Abbeywood.

Trees at Rochfort Downes: Thanks to the Council for following up on my request to prune the trees at the entrance to Rochfort Downes. They will not be proceeding into the estate itself because of restrictions but I'm hopeful that this work will begin to improve the lighting of the entrance.

Apprenticeships: I was pleased with the Government's Action Plan for Apprenticeships. Our young people have been severely impacted by the pandemic and it's important that we ensure education can help them get into work. Read more at https://www.shanemoynihan.ie/government-launches-the-action-plan-for-apprenticeships/

 

Liona O Toole Independent

0872795274
lotoole@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
www.lotoole.com

National Spring Clean Week: Lots of mini clean-ups already happening around Lucan and if you would like to get involved in making Lucan litter free then check out details below. Everyone is invited to make week beginning Monday 26th April Lucan's dedicated spring clean week, keeping Covid restrictions in mind. You can share photos of your community clean-up 'before & after' to Lucan Tidy Towns Facebook page to show how we can keep the area clean and pleasant for all to enjoy. Contact Kevin O'Loughlin @ 0879468721 for more details. Contact myself directly if you need any clean-up materials.

New outside dining-seating and accessories scheme available: This will financially assist and support local hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experience. If you know of anyone that would benefit from such funding further information can be found along with the online application form https://www.sdcc.ie/en/services/business/enterprise/business- support/outdoor-seating-and-accessories-scheme/.

 

Cllr Paul Gogarty, Independent and Green-minded

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489
Email: info@paulgogarty.com

Cycleway Proposal Linking Canals: The public consultation for the initial phase is now over. I believe that the core aim of promoting the village as a tourist destination as part of a canal loop can be achieved without going through housing estates or vandalising the Liffey Bridge at Lucan. My own proposal suggests still going through Griffeen Park then diverting left at Cherbury N4 bridge along the proposed walkway beside the new cemetery, in through Vesey Park and down into the village at The Hollow.

A one-way traffic system in the village from the green to the bridge roundabout would allow for a cycleway and wider footpaths, bringing the village alive for citizens. If the traffic signals on the bridge also allowed one way at a time, this would facilitate a cycleway across. We need to show vision to enhance and protect our village.

 

Caitriona McClean

086-3898327
cmaemcclean@hotmail.com
twitter: @cmaemcclean

Vaccinations: Little tips when registering
1. Have your PPSN handy 2. Know your EIRCODE 3. Mother's maiden name 4. Mobile number 5. Email address 6. You will be asked to make up a password...remember to keep a record of it. I suggest writing all this on a sheet and keeping afterwards.

Lucan Luas: I have written to Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, explaining the importance of the Lucan Luas, out along the N4 and linking up with Adamstown Station. I continue to work with Tom Newton on transport solutions.

Supporting local business and outdoor dining in Lucan: I am proposing the Main Street be pedestrianized for some hours on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer to facilitate us meeting up safely for a coffee, a chat, and a meal. I have had some support for this. Let me know your views, please.