Donnelly will be Sinn Féin candidate in Dublin West by-election contest

Sinn Féin members have selected Paul Donnelly to be their candidate in the upcoming Dublin West by-election now widely anticipated to be held on the same day as the local and European elections. Mr. Donnelly was selected at a candidate convention held in Blanchardstown earlier this evening. Commenting on his selection, Mr. Donnelly said: "There is a real appetite for change across Dublin … [Read more...]

Burton needs to tackle MABS crisis in her own back yard

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Sinn Féin's Paul Donnelly has strongly criticised the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton for failing to tackle the unacceptable waiting time Dublin 15 residents face in accessing the services of the Money Advice and Budgetary Service (MABS).  Mr. Donnelly's party colleague and finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty accessed this information through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister … [Read more...]

Edmond Lukusa to join Paul Donnelly in Mulhuddart election bid


A little bit of history as Sinn Féin announces first “new” Irish election candidate Sinn Féin have announced that Edmond Lukusa will join Paul Donnelly on the ballot sheet as both men bid to capture a seat on Fingal County Council in the Mulhuddart electoral area next May. Lukusa is the party’s first “new” Irish candidate to seek elected office. Lukusa who was born in the … [Read more...]

Symantec Jobs Boost Welcome News for Blanchardstown


listen to ‘Paul Donnelly talks to Radio Nova about today's Symantec Jobs Announcement’ on Audioboo Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has welcomed the news that Symantec are to create up to 400 new jobs in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Commenting on today's announcement by the firm, Mr. Donnelly said “I very much welcome the news that Symantec are … [Read more...]

Arrest The Bankers!


Dublin 15 Sinn Féin representatives Paul Donnelly and Natalie Treacy pictured at today's "Arrest The Bankers" protest outside the Central Bank on Dublin's Dame Street. PROTESTERS at the Central Bank in Dublin on Saturday demanded that senior bankers from bailed-out Anglo Irish Bank face an inquiry and criminal charges where appropriate. Speaking at the event, Sinn Féin's Paul Donnelly said … [Read more...]

Council Housing in Corduff Park and Grove must be prioritised for Insulation and Energy Efficiency Works

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Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has called on Fingal County Council to ensure that the funding announced for insulation and energy efficiency works must be prioritised for homes in Corduff Park and Grove. Mr Donnelly said “I have been in many homes throughout Dublin West that are experiencing huge problems with poor quality windows and insulation. The effects on people … [Read more...]

Rent Allowance Increase Only the Beginning Required to Deal with Social Housing Crisis

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Dublin West Sinn Fein representative Paul Donnelly has said that the recent announcement of an moderate increase in the rent allowance of €50 is only a minor step forward in dealing with the social housing crisis. Mr Donnelly said “Minister Burton’s belated acknowledgment of the crisis facing people in Dublin and in particular Dublin West is to be welcomed but only if it is part of a … [Read more...]

Extra M50 Toll Unacceptable


Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has criticised the proposal from the NRA to increase tolls on the M50. Mr Donnelly said "I totally oppose any proposal by the NRA to increase the number of tolling points along the M50 that would potentially increase costs by up to €6.50 per use". "I have used the N3 and M50 virtually every weekday for the past thirteen years as I commute … [Read more...]

Road Ramps Seriously Deteriorating Throughout Blanchardstown

Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has raised the issue of the very poor and potentially dangerous conditions of many road ramps in Dublin West. Mr. Donnelly said “I have raised this issue at last evening’s Safer Blanchardstown Forum board meeting and also directly to Fingal county council. The “red brick style” ramp has rapidly deteriorated throughout Dublin West and … [Read more...]

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