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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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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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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