Culture connects in Ballymun

Victoria Ni Bhraoin from Ballymun grew up with family stories of a Great Great Great (maybe even more!) Grandmother from the Far East and she was eager to discover whether this story was actually true. This was the starting point for her research, and although she is yet to find this elusive family character, she…

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Dublin City Council to accomadate Ballymun Kickhams in new development

Dublin City Council to accomadate Ballymun Kickhams in new development Local Councillor Paul McAuliffe has today welcomed Dublin City Council’s commitment to accommodate Ballymun Kickhams and increased Gaelic playing facilities in the new Ballymun Local Area development plan. A new revised masterplan for Ballymun was circulated to Councillors over the weekend and includes 31 site…

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RSA to warn driving schools of inconvenience caused by overuse of housing estate in Finglas and Glasnevin.

For many years residents in the Finglas and Glasnevin area have complained about the over use of particular estates  by driving testers and driving instructors.  Following representations which I made to the Department and the Road Safety Authority, I am pleased that the Road Safety Authority has now agreed to ‘contact’ all registered driving schools…

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TRAFFIC CHAOS PREDICTED DURING ROYAL VISIT TO GLASNEVIN 

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has in recent days notified Councillors of road closures around Glasnevin Cemetery on the 12th of May when the main Finglas Road N2 will be closed from 7am to 1pm. Thousands of cars using this road during the morning rush hour will be diverted onto already busy local roads;…

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New Mixed Housing in Charlestown

I was pleased to hear this week that Fingal County Council have reached agreement for a new housing scheme at Charlestown which will have a social mix of low income rental and affordable owner occupied units. I look forward to seeing the detail of the planning application and will call for full consultation with residents

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Last date approaches for Ballymun Plan

I want to remind Ballymun residents of the last information session of this phase of the Ballymun Local Area Plan which takes place tomorrow  in the Civic Centre between  10am and 120noon. The City Council are inviting people and groups in the area to make submissions or observations with respect to the Ballymun Draft Local…

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Council gives leg-up to new sports businesses

Dublin City Council’s, Startup Ballymun initiative is hosting a free event for anyone interested in starting or growing their own sports and fitness business.  The event will be held on Wednesday 26th of April at 4.30pm in Ballymun Civic Offices and will include top speakers describing how they started, the challenges they overcome, their success…

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