Apathy, Why bother?


They’re all the same… I’m not bothered voting… Nothing ever changes… What’s the point… A vote in an election only takes a minute, but lasts for years Apathy is a lack of interest, motivation, feeling or concern. I don’t believe that people are truly apathetic about their community and their country. I believe they care about how and …

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A new year dawns


2014 was an eventful year in Ireland. Political and social scandals coupled with unpopular decisions, lack of consultation, local and European elections, 2 Dail by-elections and much more. I started the year with one goal in mind, to stand in the local elections for Lucan and Palmerstown. My life was consumed with the election from …

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Irish Water – More clouds than the Irish sky


Last week at the final meeting of the current County Council, an emergency motion was tabled regarding the unknown cost of and quality of water to Lucan residents. Councillors were told by management that the switch from soft to hard water was only temporary. I have received a number of complaints about the quality of …

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Notice of Poll

This is the official Notice of Poll issued by the returning officer in South Dublin County Council. Displaying names as they will appear on the ballot paper on Friday 23rd May. Local Elections 2014 – Notice of Poll Lucan

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Trust is Top

Trust Stones

TRUST is TOP On Friday 23rd May, eligible voters will be invited to choose whom they want to represent them at local government level for the next 5 years. In the Lucan/Palmerstown electoral area, there are 33,132 people who will receive polling cards. In 2009, the last local election, a total of 15,425 valid votes …

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Collaborative Action for Community Benefit


If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got Since the foundation of the Irish State, political parties have dominated the options we have when we vote in elections. Regardless of political affiliations and ideologies, I believe it is vital that elected councillors are willing and …

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Homeless Action Pledge

Homeless Pledge Badge

There is a serious shortage of housing for people, whether they want to rent or buy and whether they are in work or unemployed. But for people who are struggling on welfare or low incomes the problem has become impossible, as there are virtually no properties on offer in the private rental market. Rising rents …

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Workers Wanted – €1.00 per hour


The Government Gateway scheme was discussed at the monthly council meeting in County Hall Tallaght on Monday 14th April 2014. Sinn Fein Councillor Eoin O’Brion proposed a motion calling on South Dublin County Council not to participate in the Gateway scheme due to the unfair nature of it, this includes the lack of paid employment …

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Adamstown – The community with NO centre…


The Adamstown strategic development zone (SDZ) planning scheme was adopted in 2003, an ambitious plan to construct Ireland’s newest town. As we know all too well, the global recession coupled with the actions of the Irish banks and government sponsored bailout meant that visionary plans were never completed throughout the country, Adamstown is one of …

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