Caitriona McClean, Fianna Fáil
Local Area Representative, Lucan.
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Best wishes to all students doing Junior and Leaving Cert exams next month and their families as they settle down now to prepare for these exams.
The need for reform in politics is a recurring theme over the past week and I thank you for your candid remarks and encouragement to those of us who are pursuing a reform agenda.
Fianna Fail is open to new members. Next CDC meeting is in Newcastle on Tuesday 21st.
Members and friends of Fianna Fáil please note Race Night tickets for Thursday, 30th May at 7.00pm in Shelbourne Greyhound Park, Dublin 4 are now available on a first come first served basis.
Cllr. William Lavelle - Fine Gael
36 St. Andrews Drive
087 410 7885.
Free WiFi for Lucan Village In February I proposed introduction of free wireless internet in the Village. I have worked with the council and local businesses led by Michael Keane of the River Café to progress this. I am happy to report that the Council commenced installation this week.
Lucan Tidy Towns The Council this week agreed a €3,000 grant for Lucan Tidy Towns
Supporting local soccer I welcome the grant of planning permission for an all-weather pitch at Griffeen Valley Park. I lodged a letter of support and will continue to support the clubs' future funding applications for this project.
Ramp Repairs I have secured further repairs to badly damaged red ramps including at the entrance to Willsbrook Park estate.
Dodsboro Well done to the Residents Association on another successful dinner dance which I dropped in on.
Derek Keating TD, PC, Fine Gael
66 Beech Park
Advice Clinic every 1st and 3rd Mondays in Insomnia café in Ballyowen Castle S.C.
Lucan All-Weather Facility: I am delighted to announce that the Planning Application was Granted this week by South Dublin County Council for the All-Weather Football Facility that I initiated. We will now re-engage with the Department of Sport for the Capital Grant. I am confident that when built, this facility will serve the overall wellbeing needs, over many years to come, of over 1,200 Lucan boys, girls and senior players in all 5 Lucan Soccer Clubs.
New Post Office: Since announced in April, expressions of interest for the location of our New Post Office are being considered.
Social Welfare Office: Since advertised recently, at least one expression of interest has been made to provide this new facility.
Joanna Tuffy TD, Labour
46A Esker Lawns, Lucan
phone 6183822 (o)
Local Property Tax Under Section 10B of the Property Tax legislation, a permanently and totally incapacitated person is exempt from payment of Local Property Tax where the property is occupied as his/her sole or main residence and where he/she has received a personal injury compensation or is a beneficiary under a qualifying trust. If the exemption does not apply, the Act provides for a reduction in the market value of a residential property that has been adapted for occupation by a disabled person, as defined within Section 2 of the Disability Act 2005, where the adaptation has been grant-aided or approved for grant aid by a local authority under either of the following:
(1) Housing (Adaptation Grants for older people and people with disabilities) Regulations 2007;
(2) Regulation 4 of the Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants) Regulations 2001.
Cllr. Eamon Tuffy - Labour
Chairperson, County Development Board
Jobs and Enterprise: The monthly Live Register figures published from the CSO give total numbers for the area covered by the Clondalkin SW Office. At Monday’s Council meeting, the Manager provided at my request the separate figures for Lucan and Palmerstown. At end January 2013, 3642 Lucan people were on the Register, and 708 from Palmerstown. At Monday’s meeting my Motion urging increased Council support for existing and start-up SMEs across the County was agreed. Whilst we are doing well in attracting multinational company jobs(eg Microsoft expanding in Grange Castle), it is a fact that the majority of new jobs come from small enterprises, especially in their first 6 years. To solve the jobs crisis, small businesses, as well as multinationals, must get the opportunities and support at national and local level, to grow their companies.
Michael Finnegan, The Workers’ Party
Tel: 087 2631524
Workers Party Representative Michael Finnegan has been contacted by unemployed construction workers from the Lucan area asking about the proposed upgrading of the Newlands Cross section of the Naas Road. I have sought a meeting with the National Roads Authority to discuss ways to try to ensure that as high a number as possible of the workforce employed in the project come from the West Dublin area. Many of the large numbers who are presently unemployed in our community have years of experience in this industry.
The main reason given to me why the Luas is linking up via Trinity College which was intended for underground is traders and business had their rent increased on the additional business that it would create. Public transport should not be used to push up property values as the customer or tax payer will pay for these unnecessary increases making us less competitive. My transport design is in orbital not giving one area benefit over an other. This will become more important in the future with property tax. This problem can be addressed with the golden mile Luas link up from Fatima to Stephens Green. This one mile will be so beneficial, there will be no need for costly undergrounds.
T. Newton 086 3127364