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26 June 2022
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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
emer.higgins@oireachtas.ie
78 The Orchard, Lucan

Lucan bins overflowing: The roster for the bin route in Lucan has recently been adjusted. Following representations, I have been assured that the issue of any bins being missed on this route has now been addressed. Community feedback is valuable and welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any issues you observe.

Additional School Accommodation: I was very pleased that St Mary’s Boys National School’s application for additional school accommodation has been approved. 4 Mainstream Classrooms, 3 Special Education Teaching Classes, 2 Special Education Needs Bases and a User Assisted Toilet have been approved to be added to the school as part of the Building Works Programme. The School Building Programme remains a top priority in our area where demand for primary and post primary places have increased year on year.

 

Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit

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

Cost Of Living Protest: The cost of living protest last Saturday was well attended. Inflation in May was 7.8% the highest increase in 38 years. Heating oil by 101%, electricity by 41%, rents by 11% and basic food stuffs like bread, milk and butter by 10%. This is obviously unsustainable and the government need to do more than some of the measures they have introduced. Up to March a worker on an average full time wage was down 2500 euro in spending power but it’s now estimated that you could be out of pocket by 3500 euro a year as prices keep going up. Nearly a third of household are now in fuel poverty. More targeted measures are needed particularly those that find themselves in fuel poverty which will be acute this winter.

 

Derren O Bradaigh, Sinn Fein

Mobile: 087-2136345
Email: dobradaigh@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
F/B: https://m.facebook.com/CllrDerrenOBradaigh/
Twitter: @DerrenBrady1
Web: www.sinnfeindublinmidwest.com

Roundabout Works - Willsbrook Road: Happy to confirm that the completion of works, mainly planting/landscaping, to the roundabout on the Willsbrook Road (nearest Fforester, Willsbrook, Bewley & Esker Woods) will be completed soon.

Playground Wall Repair - Castlegate: In early May the beautiful stone wall at the children's playground in Castlegate Park was badly vandalised. Thank you to the Council staff and crew that carried out some really excellent repairs here.

Tree Overgrowth - Newcastle Road: Last week I submitted a request to the Public Realm section to address the overgrowth that was obstructing the path for pedestrians on the Newcastle Road at Finnstown. Delighted to be able to report that the very necessary pruning back has already been completed!

Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant: Applications are currently open until 15th July to help individuals, schools, & groups. For more info or to receive the application form, contact: envawareness@sdublincoco.ie 01-4149000

 

Cllr. Liona O Toole Independent

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

Notice of Tree Maintenance disruption: Essential tree maintenance works will be taking place on Saturday 25th on Main Street, Lucan village, this is part of South Dublin County Council Tree Maintenance programme. I've also requested other areas to have trees/hedges rimmed back, if you have an area that needs to be trimmed back you can contact me via details above.

Anti-Litter / Anti-Graffiti Grants: Groups, schools and individuals can now apply for a grant as part of raising awareness and promoting the issues of litter and graffiti in the area. If you have a project or initiative that could help to increase public awareness of the issues in your local area you should fill out an application form @ www.sdcc.ie/en/services/environment/anti-litter-anti-graffiti-grant-2022

Peace Commissioner: I am available to sign relevant documents as your local peace commissioner and please note there is NO charge involved.