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    Alarming surge in hospital waiting lists shows health system is out of control

    The waiting lists for outpatient procedures have spiralled out of control, with the numbers waiting for outpatient procedures for more than a year increasing eight fold in Connolly Hospital, the Mater and St James since last year, according to new figures from the HSE.

    Of the acute hospitals Beaumont has seen the most alarming increase, with 2,758 patients now waiting for more than a year for their procedure. That’s up by 2,664 patients since this time last year and up by 232 between January and February of this year alone.

    The Eye and Ear Hospital is under severe pressure with 3,199 patients who are now waiting for over a year for their procedure. That’s an increase of 2,945 since February last year when there were 254 patients waiting for over a year.

    Many of the acute Dublin hospitals have also seen a doubling of inpatient waiting times.

    Cllr Jack Chambers has said it shows the health system is out of control.

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  • Chambers accuses Govt of turning a blind eye to Dublin’s drugs crisis

    Dublin West General Election candidate, Cllr Jack Chambers, has accused the Government of turning a blind eye to the escalating drugs crisis in West and North Dublin.

    It comes after Fianna Fáil revealed figures showing dramatic cuts in the number of gardaí working to prevent and investigate drug crime in the Dublin West and Dublin North garda divisions.  This affects all areas served by the garda stations in Blanchardstown, Finglas, Cabra, Santry, Ballymun, Coolock, Malahide, Raheny, Clontarf, Howth, Skerries and Lusk.

    According to Cllr Chambers, the Dublin North division has lost half of its drugs gardaí since 2011, cut from 32 to 16.  Meanwhile 11 gardaí have been pulled from the garda drugs unit in Dublin West, slashed from 35 officers in 2011 to 24 last year.

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  • Dublin West Crime In Our Community Public Meeting

    Crime in Our Community

    Public Meeting
    Castleknock Hotel Wednesday 11th February 8pm

    Guest Speakers: Niall Collins TD,Justice Spokesperson

    & Local Gardaí

    Crime continues to rise in our community. I am holding a public meeting so that people can have a platform to engage with the Gardaí.
    Fianna Fáil is developing its policies on Law & Order and invites you to have an input into this process.
    I look forward to seeing you on the night.

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  • Millenium Park Plans in Blanchardstown for 2015

    At the Local Area Committee the plans for the Park in 2015 were outlined as follows:

    1.Commence work on the central Walled Garden through provision of new entrances, paths, seating and planting

    2.Further development of the Millennium Community Garden

    3.Provide improvements to the Millennium Playground

    4.Provide further specimen tree and woodland planting

    5.Replace signage within the Park and at entrances where necessary

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  • Tyrellstown Park Pitches Update

    It is planned to provide five new playing pitches as part of the next phase of the development of Tyrrelstown Park. These will include two GAA, two Soccer and one Cricket pitch. The construction and drainage of the pitches will take place from February 2015.

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