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29 November 2020
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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.


Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael

Ph. 01 4013416
78 The Orchard, Lucan

Lucan Post Primary Schools Buildings: St Josephs and Lucan Community College were among 8 schools nationally that were formally issued approval to commence the prequalification process to select a shortlist of contractors. Progress.
This week I asked again for an update on the timelines for Griffeen Community College and it was confirmed that this project is currently at advanced architectural planning stage and being progressed towards submission of a planning application.
When I got elected I promised that I would be an advocate in government for schools in Lucan. I will keep the pressure on.

Know Where You Stand: Following Budget 2021 I have produced a comprehensive 5 page guide to your entitlements in 2021. This has been sent to most homes in Lucan. If you would like a copy sent to you please call my office.


Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816

Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health: I have been appointed to the Sub-Committee on Mental Health. This committee will look at the effects of Covid-19 to mental health provision and mental health generally. If you would like to contact me in regards any issue in relation to possible submissions to the committee please don't hesitate in contacting me at

Lucan People before Profit: The Lucan branch of People before Profit meets every fortnight. At present it's only online for now. If you would like to join or like more info on the branch locally contact Cllr Madeleine Johansson 0873630242


Cllr Shane Moynihan, Fianna Fail (Palmerstown-Fonthill)

Ph: 087 7840898
Twitter: @shanemoynihan

Columbarium Wall at Esker Cemetery: I was pleased to receive a report from Council officials on the feasibility of such a wall, following motions from me and other councillors. This will be progressed over the coming months.

Footpath repairs: Footpath repair work is due to start in Larkfield and Hermitage estates by the end of this month. I continue to push for footpath work in other estates that need it.

Bin at Hermitage Park: Thanks to South Dublin County Council for installing the new litter bin outside the Mount Andrew Lane entrance to Hermitage Park - this is something I have been advocating for since the summer.

Tree Planting: The Council have informed me that the 2020 Tree Planting Programme has commenced this week. Thanks to all those who contacted me about having trees planted in their areas.


Liona O Toole Independent


Bus Corridor/Lucan to City Centre: Consultation on the proposals runs until Wednesday, 16th December. Due to COVID-19 restrictions they have created virtual consultation rooms for each Core Bus Corridor which allows for review and feedback. Submission details can be found at

Additional litter bins: My request to install additional litter bins at the south end of Griffeen Valley Park will be examined. An update on the findings of the examination will be forwarded to the me for information.

Lucan Village schools: My request to examine school safety measures at St. Josephs and St. Marys GNS will be included in a high-level traffic study that the council intend to carry out for Lucan Village. The resulting recommendations from this study will be presented to the Members in due course for consideration. It was agreed to consider installing Bollards to address traffic safety issues.