Housing Crisis Must be Tackled


Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has said at a local area meeting that the housing crisis is one of the biggest issues facing our community in the coming months and years. There is a massive problem of an ever diminishing housing stock. We have social housing schemes such as the RAS that are not effective long term solutions and are creating problems for the council and tenants … [Read more...]

Means testing of home care and other community services not acceptable

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Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has accused the government of “dismantling not reforming” the public health services. He was responding to confirmation from junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch that the government is to introduce means testing and charging for home care packages and other community-based services for older people and people with … [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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