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    Carpenterstown Park- Tir na nOg Incident

    I am appalled and shocked that a woman was assaulted in Tir na nOg/Carpenterstown park at the weekend.

    Gardai at Blanchardstown are investigating a serious assault and attempted robbery of a woman in Carpenterstown last Saturday morning. A woman in her late 30s was threatened and assaulted while walking through Carpentertown Park at 7:30am. Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Blanchardstown Garda Station can be contacted on 01-6667000

    • On Monday morning, I contacted the Operations Department of Fingal to inform them of what happened and I have asked that a significant cleaning up/pruning of the overgrown shrubery be undertaken ASAP so the park is more open and safer for all. They informed me that it is their intention to do this next week.

    • I will articulate this issue as an emergency issue at the Local Council Meeting this Thursday. 

    • I have contacted the Director of Operations in Fingal regarding the proposal to install lighting in Carpenterstown park and he has said it will be considered for next years schedule of works. 
    I am a member of the Community Policing Forum for Blanchardstown/Dublin 15 and I spoke to the Inspector of Community Policing regarding this incident and I have written to the Superintendent of Blanchardstown Garda Station regarding the absolute need for increased community policing in the area.


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  • Lidl Appeal Castleknock Village Development Decision

    The recent planning application by Lidl for the redevelopment of the derelict site in the middle of Castleknock Village has been refused by Fingal County Council. Lidl have appealed this decision to An Bord Pleanala. There is an enormous level of community opposition to this proposal. Also all public representatives are unanimous in their opposition. The planning proposal would exacerbate chronic traffic issues in Castleknock Village and the surrounding estates and would compromise the Castleknock Architectural Conservation Area.

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  • Porterstown Road Traffic Calming

    I recently supported a motion to install pedestrian lights on the Porterstown Road at the section of road at Castleknock GAA Club. Currently, the road has an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing which needs to be upgraded to the proper system of traffic management which will be safer for all. This upgrade will progress next year subject to funding.

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  • St. Catherine's Park Update September 2014

    I was delighted to attend the opening of St. Catherine’s Park on the evening of Wednesday the 21st of May. It is a brilliant amenity for everyone in the community and it is a symbol of the huge level of community activism in progressing this over the last number of years.

    I have made representations to Fingal County Council to clean up the overgrown foliage and trees along the road to St. Catherine’s Park from Laraghcon which obstructs proper pedestrian fluidity.

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  • Tree Pruning Autumn 2014

    A number of residents have contacted me about their oversized or overgrown trees on the public roads/area around their home that need to be pruned/inspected by the Council. There is a Winter Works Tree Program every year that commences in the Autumn/Winter period. It is important to have your tree inspected before this commences. You can register your tree for inspection if you contact the Operations Department on 01-870 4599/CasMulOpArea@fingal.ie or feel free to contact me if you have any questions/queries.

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