• Welcome to the my website. This is intended to raise awareness of community matters in Palmerstown and Lucan

Homeless Action Pledge

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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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Transparency in Fundraising


***Table Quiz*** I’m hosting a fun table quiz in DunLaoghaire (contact me for location) next Friday 11th April. 8pm tables of 4 or come alone & we’ll make teams. It’s hard to compete on a financial footing with the purchasing power of large parties, if you can help out, please come along for a guaranteed …

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Local Property Tax


South Dublin County Council were promised a return of 80% on the Household Tax you paid. This didn’t happen and looks less likely to happen. In a report undertaken by Dublin City Council, it was established that under new rules by Minister for Local Government Phil Hogan, South Dublin County Council will receive only €3.50 per person …

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Community Groups Bailout


As part of my commitment to building stronger communities, I am calling for a community groups bailout for the South Dublin County Council area. When the new councillors are in place from May 2014, I believe there is a real opportunity to support the local community and voluntary groups. I proposes that at least 10% …

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How am I a Community candidate?


         “I have never been a member of a political party. I have always been a member of a community” Being involved in politics is different to being involved in party politics. Life is political, many of the decisions we make everyday are political and many of the thoughts we have about …

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Your vote is your voice… be heard


Register to Vote Imagine every time you tried to speak, somebody stopped you and spoke on your behalf? Imagine that what they said was rarely what you wanted them to say? By choosing not to register and/or choosing not to vote, you put your voice in the hands of somebody else, somebody you didn’t choose. …

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