Register to Vote

If you live in Ireland and you are over 18, you CAN vote in local elections but you MUST be registered. You can get the forms here https://www.voter.ie/ Just fill in the relevant form, get it stamped at your local Garda station (Bring ID & proof of address if you have it). Post or hand …

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Local Election Map

You will have heard by now the Palmerstown / Fonthill local electoral area is a new addition to South Dublin County Council after the Vote on May 24th 2019. You can view a copy of the map here Vote #HardWorkingHAYES No.1

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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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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 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

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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