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Axing of Ballymun-Whitehall Partnership is another nail in the coffin of local community services

The decision this week to axe Ballymun-Whitehall Partnership is an outright attack on local communities. Following a tender competition, the contract for services has been awarded to the Tolka Area Partnership. Ballymun-Whitehall Partnership has been a key driver of progress before and since the Ballymun regeneration project. It provides absolutely vital services to Ballymun, Santry, Whitehall and parts of Ballygall and has underpinned a Read More

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Silver Medal for Domville Woods

  DTA architects, the architects who designed Domville Woods, a social and affordable housing scheme in Santry Demesne, have won the Royal Institute of Architects Silver Medal for this year. It is a very prestigious award and one of the highest awards for housing design in Read More

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The Government’s plan for Water Charges – Does it stack up?

Photo Credit: Nic McPhee (flickr) Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/   One of the outstanding questions yet to be answered by the Government is just how much it will cost to run the overall water charging scheme, including collecting charges and paying grants - and if these costs render the whole project unviable. A member Read More

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Benzodiazepines & Z-drugs

Today I raised in the Dáil the ongoing issue of the over-prescribing and street-trading of Benzodiazepines. (Copy of speech below)   In my remarks I made the following key points: It has been three years since a review of the use of Benzodiasepines and z-drugs was initiated in the Read More