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Planning Update – January 2016

Planning permission is being sought for 101 new homes in mainly 3 and 4 storeys, and a nursing home in a new development at the former Carmelite Convent at the corner of Griffith Avenue and the western side of Grace Park Road. (4105/15) An Bord Pleanála is currently considering an appeal in relation to a proposal to build 166 new homes on the eastern Read More

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Sport funding welcome but local Dublin clubs are losing out

Press Statement on Sports Funding grants Local Social Democrats TD, Róisín Shortall has welcomed the announcement of funding for several sports and parks projects in Dublin North West but questioned the allocation system used. Some of the allocations include: Finglas Leisure Centre €71,000 Charleville Lawn Tennis club €67,000 Courtlands Park €46,000 Griffith Park €31,000 Ierne Sports & Social Club €19,000 Johnstown Park €132,000 Poppintree Read More

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Car Insurance Hikes

Car insurance premiums rose by 27% in 2015 and look set to soar again this year. Everyone is blaming everyone else but at the heart of the problem is that the cost of paying the average claim in Ireland is far higher than in other countries. Here’s what the Read More

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Is this the Ireland you want?

The graph opposite shows how wealth is shared in Ireland. There isn’t a whole lot of sharing going on, is there?Half of the population own just 6% of the wealth. On the other hand, the wealthiest 10% of people own almost 60% of the wealth.This is an Ireland which Fine Read More