Parnell housing issues must be addressed

Following a public meeting in the Mulhuddart community centre last evening, Dublin West Sinn Féin Representative Paul Donnelly has welcomed the establishment of a new action group for the Parnell estate. Mr Donnelly said "I was recently canvassing in the Parnell estate and was shocked at the condition of some of the housing units rented out by Respond! housing association. There were many … [Read more...]

Tolka Valley Needs a Safety Review After Incident with Drunken Gang

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Dublin West Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly has called for a review of community safety in the Tolka Valley Park after a serious incident when a Castlecurragh resident was accosted by a drunken gang of men. There was also a significant number of people again drinking alcohol in the valley again last Sunday. Mr Donnelly said: "I was contacted this week by a young woman from the … [Read more...]

Inglewood Traffic Issues to be Raised with Fingal County Council and Gardaí

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Dublin West Sinn Féin representative has pledged to raise the issue of speeding cars in Inglewood with Fingal County Council and the local Gardaí. Mr Donnelly said: "Whilst I was canvassing in Inglewood, Clonsilla last evening, the very serious issue of speeding cars through the estate was brought to my attention. Many parents are very concerned as there are many more children 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...]

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...]