Councillors to tackle border issues with new joint Fingal / Dublin City forum.

Dunsink Lands hold major potential – McAuliffe

A forum for local Councillors is to be established to discuss council boundary issues in Santry, Ballymun and Finglas

Welcoming the initiative Fianna Fáil Councillor Paul McAuliffe said “For some time the border areas between Fingal and Dublin City Council have been the source of problems for residents in the Santry, Ballymun and Finglas areas.

  • Illegal scramble bikes and malnourished horses in Dunsink
  • Illegal dumping near IKEA
  • Unfinished road works at Cappagh Hospital

These are just some examples where an artificial county boundary has led to problems on the ground.” said McAuliffe

“I look forward to working with Fingal Councillors to resolve some of these long standing issues but also to identify the potential of some of these sites. The Dunsink lands which includes the historical Observatory have major potential to be developed as a regional leisure amenity. Previous plans for additional football pitches and sports facilities have never been delivered and I feel strongly that as the economy expands we have an opportunity to begin that work. I also think the wider site allows us to provide a number of social and affordable housing, which is a major issue to young families in Finglas and Ballymun.

I will be supporting a report proposed by the Area Manager David Dinnegan at this weeks North West Area Committee and I look forward to attending the first meeting of the forum on the 18th of March 18th at Ballymun Civic Centre. The Second meeting is to be scheduled for Autumn and will take place in the capital if Fingal Swords.” he said.


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