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16 December 2018
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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 Paul Gogarty - Independent

“Not just at election time”
Tel: 087-2752489

Important date: Bus Connects 2019 Community Forum Meeting: The Community Forum for the emerging main Lucan Bus Corridor will be held at The West County Hotel, Chapelizod on Wednesday 9th January 2019 (6.30pm-8.00pm).

As places are limited, only one representative per group or association can be accepted. Bus Connects are now accepting requests to participate in the community forum from “resident and community associations, disability and special interest groups as well as business organisations". Please send details of the nominee and your respective association to

Bus Connects says that places will be limited at the event so only registered attendees will be able to attend the forum on the night. However I’ve asked Bus Connects to ensure that there will also be a general consultation for individual residents separate to this forum. See for more details.


Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816
Email –

Lucan Core Bus Corridors: BusConnects is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin. As part of this programme, the Core Bus Corridors project focuses on bus lanes and aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks. The NTA is organising a forum next month.

Lucan Community Forum will be held at The West County Hotel, Chapelizod onWednesday 9thJanuary 2019 from 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Membership of each forum will comprise of a single representative from resident and community associations, disability and special interest groups as well as business organisations on the corridors along with public representatives. As places are limited, only one representative per group or association can be accepted. Contact


Cllr. Liona O’Toole - Independent

Adamstown Bus Lanes: I have raised the issue of the cars parked along the bus lanes in Adamstown through various meetings over the years and questioned how the managemnet and relevant authorites plan to deal with the cars parked when the bus routes/frequency is increased. Residents will be notified of fines been issued to anyone parking in the bus lanes. I have raised a motion regarding car park spaces in Adamstown at the Lucan area committee meeting on Tuesday next. Updates to follow.

Irish Water: My work on this issue continues. I raised a motion; requestiong an Irish Water representative to be invited to the Lucan area committee to discuss the matter. Griffeen Park pathways: My motion to examine the pathways in Griffeen Park with a view to carrying out necessary works on the damaged areas was agreed and passed at the Lucan Area committee.


Cllr Ruth Nolan – Independents 4 Change

Lucan & Palmerstown. Ph: 0868540030

New Signage for Lucan: The Council have agreed to put more signage into Lucan Village highlighting our Parklands, The Liffey Valley and Lucan Demesne. Following requests from the Lucan Tidy Town’s for signage for historical spots in Lucan I will make representation on their behalf.

Proposed Development of Houses for Balgaddy South Lucan: The Part 8 planning permission for new homes in Balgaddy Lucan South will come before the Cllrs in January. The Council have put a suite of measures in place for Balgaddy to run in conjunction with the building of the new homes. These are intended to enhance living in Balgaddy. I suggested at the onset to transfer the tenants who were living in the houses with damp and mould to the new properties. The council have agreed to do this. This will allow them to intensely repair the effected houses.


Transport Users

It was great news to hear that there would be an hourly train service from Adamstown rail station through the Park tunnel to the south side via Connolly and Tara St. stations, unfortunately four of these trains leave Hazelhatch consecutively and don't stop at Adamstown even though they have plenty of time to do so as these trains wait at Hazelhatch (5 minutes from Adamstown) for up to thirty minutes. This undermines confidence in transport usage. There is an hourly service now on this route both ways with the following exceptions. No train serving the tunnel from Adamstown from 14.30 until 18.55 a time span of 4 hours and 25 minutes while four trains from Hazelhatch pass Adamstown every hour during this time and do not stop. This problem can be addressed so easily at no cost, so much for sensible planning.

T. Newton 086 3127364