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Playground For Palmerstown

In 2017 South Dublin County Council piloted a Participative Budgeting scheme in the Lucan/Palmerstown electoral area. Participative Budgeting is an innovative concept that give residents and local tax payers an opportunity to directly influence how a sum of money from the County budget will be spent. Palmerstown was chosen from a hat (literally) and 160 …

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Planning permission REFUSED

An Bord Pleanala decision***Planning Permission REFUSED*** Thanks to the Riversdale/Riverview/Old Lucan Road Residents group for the update this morning that An Bord Pleanala have refused permission for the overdevelopment of the Vincent Byrne Site in #Palmerstown. As one of the campaigners against this development, I would like to thank all of those who lodged appeals …

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Planning Objection

Palmerstown Village is effectively a cul de sac with too many cars and not enough parking. I have been very clear in my intention that all planning applications that may cause worsen this congestion should be objected to until South Dublin County Council address the urgent need for a grade separated junction at Kennelsfort road …

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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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Plebiscite in PalmerstoWn

A Plebiscite will take place (possibly November) to decide the official name of Palmerstown Village. For those who haven’t noticed or have, and are not aware of the history of this debate, see the comment from local historian, Hugh O’Connor, below. I trust Hugh’s word in relation to all things historical here in Palmerstown over …

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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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