SHOCK AS HSE FIGURES REVEAL MASSIVE YEAR ON YEAR CUT TO HOME HELP BY 52,000 HOURS

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Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has criticised the Government for cutting 52,000 home help hours for the people of Dublin West in 2017 at a time when they’re needed more than ever. The revelation came from the HSE by way of a Parliamentary Question (PQ) tabled by Councillor Donnelly's party colleague Louise O'Reilly TD (response attached). Commenting on the matter, Councillor Donnelly … [Read more...]

BALLYMUN INFERNO SHOWS HOW UNDER-RESOURCED FIRE BRIGADE ARE AND HOW EXPOSED BLANCHARDSTOWN RESIDENTS ARE – DONNELLY

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Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly is calling on the government to immediately provide funding for adequate and sufficient fire safety equipment in light of the recent inferno in The Metro Hotel in Ballymun. Cllr. Donnelly also claims that the lives of Blanchardstown residents are at risk if this funding is not provided. Commenting on the matter, Councillor Donnelly said "Firstly, I'd like … [Read more...]

DONNELLY WELCOMES FIRST EVER COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER OF HOUSE IN CORDUFF BY FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

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Councillor Paul Donnelly has welcomed the first ever Compulsory Purchase Order of a house by Fingal County Council in Corduff recently. Commenting on the purchase at the monthly council meeting earlier this week, Councillor Donnelly said "I am delighted that the very first CPO of a house is being carried out by Fingal County Council. I have long argued that this is the only way to deal with … [Read more...]

DONNELLY COMMENDS FRONTLINE SERVICES AND COMMUNITIES IN DUBLIN WEST

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Sinn Féín Councillor Paul Donnelly has commended the work of all frontline services throughout Dublin West over the past week during the atrocious weather and heavy snow storms. Commenting, Councillor Donnelly said “I have been in constant contact with frontline services since the beginning of the snow storms and I absolutely commend them for all their hard work, determination and … [Read more...]

MAJOR HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING MARCH FOR DUBLIN ON APRIL 7th

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Dublin West Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has announced that the party will be organising a series of events throughout the constituency on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March to help promote the National Homeless and Housing Coalition march on April 7th in Dublin. Councillor Donnelly said “There is no doubt that we have a housing emergency, there is no doubt that this government and … [Read more...]

NAMA HAS A SOCIAL REPSONSIBLITY TO TYRRELSTOWN GAA – DONNELLY

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Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Donnelly has written to the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and receivers acting on their behalf to request that they allow a Dublin 15 GAA club to remain on their home ground in Tyrrelstown. Councillor Donnelly said "I put forward a motion to our local area council meeting in February calling for NAMA to allow Tyrrelstown GAA to remain on the lands at the … [Read more...]

Niall Ó Donnghaile to put forward Bill on Northern voting rights as first Seanad act

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Sinn Féin’s newly elected Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that he act as a voice for Irish citizens in the North of Ireland. The Senator from East Belfast said that successive Irish governments have shirked their responsibilities to the north, both in terms reconciliation and infrastructural needs. Senator Ó Donnghaile’s first act as a Senator will be to put forward a Bill on … [Read more...]

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin appointed to new Dáil Housing & Homeless Committee

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Dublin Mid-West Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been appointed to the new 14 member Dáil committee on Housing and Homelessness. The committee has been established by the Dáil to look at solutions to the housing and homeless crisis. It has to present an interim report to the Dáil by April 28th and a final report by June 17th. Speaking in advance of the first meeting which is scheduled for … [Read more...]

RAPID BUILD HOUSING IN WELLVIEW LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

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Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has said that the presentation of the rapid build housing in Wellview has left many many questions still unanswered. Cllr Donnelly said "Despite the presentation by the Fingal County Council, many questions are still left unanswered despite the fact that this has been planned for some months". "Firstly, I think it's incredible we are … [Read more...]

Noise pollution concerns over Dublin Airport 2nd runway

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Dublin West Sinn Féin Cllr Paul Donnelly has expressed huge concerns in relation to the proposal by the DAA to go ahead with the second runway in Dublin Airport. Cllr Donnelly said "I have been contacted by residents in Tyrrelstown and Hollystown to express their concerns in relation to the proposal by the DAA to remove the limits on night time use by airplanes". "Tyrrelstown and Hollystown … [Read more...]