Minister gives conflicting message on Scribblestown PPP

At yesterdays Area Committee there was unanimous support for a motion which called on the Department of Housing to clarify their position regarding the Government’s Scribblestown PPP. This motion arose from a meeting between Minister John Paul Phelan, Minister for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Scribblestown Residents at which it was suggested that Councillors…

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Scrambler bikes terrorise Finglas

Over the spring and summer of 2017 the issue of scrambler bikes has become much worse in the area. Bikes on the old tip head has long been a problem for residents in Dunsoghley and this year we have seen more bikes using Tolka Valley Park and Kildonan Park. Any use of motor bikes in…

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AFTER 3 YEARS FINGLAS SERVES NOTICE ON ‘INAPPROPRIATE LOCATION’ OF ABIGAIL CENTRE

Last Friday I attended the latest public meeting of the West Finglas Tenants and Residents Association regarding the Abigail centre. The City Council are on record that this site is not an appropriate location for these services. The community, local councillors and local council staff have developed a plan which they believe will see better…

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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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Violent assault at Ballygall Shop

Tonight the entire Ballygall community send their best wishes to the staff of Tansey’s newsagent. Unfortunately in recent months we have seen similar crimes in Finglas West and last year at the shops in the Willows. However the blatant and violent nature of this attack on a man doing his work is truly shocking. There…

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Culture Connects in Finglas

A really amazing performance today by Ali Dempsey in St Canices Graveyard. In a wonderful piece written by Finglas’ own Dermot Bolger, locals were treated to a tale about a girl coming of age, about her hidden talent, about her relationship with a father taken too soon. Tears and laughter rang out across the gravestones…

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Finglas Area Office Report

Barry Shops A registered letter was sent to the owners requesting them to make a presentation to the NWAC. We proposed dates Feb-April. The letter was “not called for” and has been returned unopened to the Area Office. Update on Prospect Hill In-house cross departmental meetings are planned to discuss progress on the vacant block….

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