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Sport funding welcome but local Dublin clubs are losing out

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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 Park €41,000 Rockfield Park €150,000 Sportslink Read More

Local Community Awards – Whitehall, Santry, Glasnevin North & Finglas East

Congratulations to all the 2015 winners of the North West Area City Neighbourhood Awards.   Award Winners included:   Seven Oaks Environmental Group and Magenta Crescent (small estates)   Courtlands and Gaeltacht Park (middle-sized estates)   The best senior citizen complex went to Domville Court in Santry.   Open Green Space awards were given to Courtlands Pedestrian entrance and Ellenfield Residents Association.   Willow Park & Pinewood Residents Association   Read More

Planning News – Finglas

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Fingal Co. Council is considering a planning application for another new indoor recreational facility in North Park in Finglas. The proposal is from Go Quest, and the idea is to have 28 challenge rooms for groups in the age range 8 and up. (FW15A/0092)   Permission has been approved for 19 new homes in Creston in Meakstown (F14A/0173).   The developers of the new nursing home at the former Ardmore Read More

Update on Public Transport

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A number of important decisions will be made in relation to public transport in our area in the next few weeks.   A review of public transport in North Dublin has been completed by the National Transport Authority. It has submitted a report to the Minister for Transport. A very poor public consultation exercise was undertaken by the National Transport Authority over Christmas and the New Year last winter, and Read More

Fish kill on River Tolka

A detergent company based in Cabra was recently convicted of the discharge of material into the River Tolka in July last year, killing 5,000 fish in the section of the river which flows through Glasnevin and Drumcondra. A €250 fine was imposed and the company has to pay legal costs and expenses amounting to €34,603, including €7,740 for mitigation measures. The work of Inland Fisheries Ireland and Dublin City Council Read More

Real Progress on Reilly’s Bridge

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It was great to see the new Reilly’s bridge (linking Ballyboggan Road and Ratoath Road) lifted into place earlier this month. The project is expected to be completed early next year. Iarnród Eireann have posted a video of the bridge lift on their website http://www.irishrail.ie/reillyscrossing.  

Vital Funding for Local Sports Groups

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A host of local sports clubs were successful in their application for funding under the latest round of the Sports Capital programme, including the following: Charleville Lawn Tennis Club                         €3,629 Clonliffe Harriers Athletic Club                     €10,500 Erin’s Isle GAA Club                                       €147,565 Finglas Kempo Karate Club                                 €697 Glasnevin Lawn Tennis Club                         €40,000 Home Farm FC                                                 €60,779 McKelvey Celtic FC                                          €27,141 Sports Across Ireland                                        €1,846 St. Read More

Funding for new Finglas Parent and Child Initiative

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The inclusion of Finglas in a new children and parenting initiative is to be very much welcomed. Under the area-based children’s programme, or ABC Programme, it is proposed to provide much better services for parents and children in Finglas South, Finglas West and part of Finglas East. The funding, which is co-sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, will allow for a new range of services Read More

Reilly’s Bridge

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  A new over-bridge is planned for the level crossing linking Finglas and Cabra to replace Reilly’s bridge. A new road will be built linking the southern side of Ratoath Road to Ballyboggan Rd. Iarnrod Eireann expects the bridge to be completed by 2015. This should significantly improve car and cycling journey times on this route. It should also allow more train services to operate through Broombridge, as resources allow. Read More

Shortall welcomes launch of new afterschool scheme in Finglas

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Local T.D Róisín Shortall has welcomed the launch of a new afterschool childcare scheme in the Finglas area.  The scheme offers subsidised childcare places to assist low-income families where parents are returning to work. The scheme will be rolled out nationally on a phased basis.  The first phase will begin at the end of April and will be made available in seven locations, including Finglas.  Approximately 70 afterschool childcare place Read More