"I fully endorse your integrity and commitment to help society as a whole."
Louise Bayliss
" A representative who is passionate about change. You're that person!"
Sabrina Ferris
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Jim Jackman (Former President of the National Parents Council PP)
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Lorraine O' Brien
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The process of the collection of leaves during the Autumn and Winter seasons.

Individual Requests

Once reports have been received from members of the public i.e. Individual requests for leaf removal these requests are then logged and reported to Oxygen. It is envisaged that the timeframe on the sweep will be carried out as soon as possible after the request has been received.

The following is an outline of arrangements put in place to manage the varying requests for the collection of leaves via the social credit scheme as opposed to individual requests:

Community Clean ups- requests for clean ups

Where a request is received from a residents group for collection of bagged leaves from a pre-arranged community clean up this request will be processed through the social credit scheme .The service as requested will be provided if the social credits application is approved. Please contact envawareness@sdublincoco.ie.

Requests for Hessian bags (recycled coffee bags) via the social credit scheme can also be made by residents groups to create their own leaf mould, which is great for gardeners and the environment. Please send requests for hessian bags to envawareness@sdublincoco.ie.

Bus Connects (Proposed Bus Service)
 
D3 – every 15 mins – every 10 mins peak – Castle grange via Bawnogue – Watery lane – Drimnagh – Clongriffen via Crumlin & City Centre.
 
255 – every 20 mins – Balgaddy – Grange Castle – Westbourne – Fonthill – Clondalkin Village – monastery Road – Red Cow
 
256 – every Hour – Newcastle via old Nangor road – upto Newlands – Nass Road – Red Cow Luas
 
63 – every Hour – Citywest -Green Isle – Fonthill road – Clondalkin Village – watery lane – Woodford – Red Cow – Bluebell – James Hospital – Thomas street
 
242 – every Half hour – every 15 mins at peak – Rathcoole – Saggart Luas
 
W2 – every 15 mins – Tallaght – Neilstown – Liffey Valley
 
G2 – City Center – Balleyfermot – Ronanstown – Neilstown – Liffey Valley
 
W8 – every Half Hour – Maynooth – Newcastle – Greenogue – Citywest – Saggart – Tallaght
 
If you have any quires you can contact them at General queries: info@busconnects.ie or Freephone: 1800 303 653 or you can send in your submission by email to: consultations@busconnects.ie or send it by post to:
BusConnects Network Redesign, National Transport Authority,
Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20
 
Please Share

Cllr Timmons says ‘’Firstly  I want to thanks the Many people for taking the time to contact me re BusConnects I share many of the valid concerns and I will be putting in a submission to the NTA in this regards, I am horrified that some journeys will now take 3 to 4 busses / Luas , this is far from Bus Connect it is disconnecting communities especially in regards to the 69 bus and access to and from schools in that area from Clondalkin , No thought has been put into how this will affect People with Disability and a lot of older elderly people with varying needs , An over reliance on the LUAS and Bus corridors has left some areas with none to limited bus services near their home and an over reliance on an already packed Luas , As a public transport user I am alarmed at potential waiting times in cold and wet weather. I would need a lot of reassurance before I could support what is proposed for the Clondalkin area , However there is good parts to like the new proposed service from Balgaddy to village and onto Red Cow Luas and additional peak time busses , I have asked the NTA a list of questions in advance of making my submission I encourage others to do similar ’’

Want some more information? Contact them by e-mail or  phone.

 General queries: info@busconnects.ie

Freephone: 1800 303 653

To make a submission on these proposals, please use on-line survey .

In addition you can send in your submission by email to:

 consultations@busconnects.ie

or send it by post to:

BusConnects Network Redesign,

National Transport Authority,

Harcourt Lane,

Dublin 2,

D02 WT20

I had to write about a recent DNA test I did through https://www.ancestry.co.uk , The test is very east to take and results are very quick , my results where amazing and I recently took a trip to Kidderminster to meet some cousins who I have never met , 47 years later to meet family is incredible , joyful and emotional , it was a long time coming but better late than never , the journey has been incredible I can now go back four generation on my Grandmothers side and three on my Grandfathers side and the journey is only starting , My Journey travels from Kilmallock  in Co Limerick to Kidderminster to Ballyfermot to Clondalkin on one side and From Ballinasloe Co Galway to Kearns place in inner city Dublin to Kilmainham to Balleyfermot to Clondalkin on the other side and all over the work as some left to start new lives in America and beyond. Each person unique with their individual story , some very short lives some very long lives but all with a story to tell. It’s a mixed story of Poverty , Workhouses , Institutions , emigration and of lives long gone and generations of survivors and some who didn’t survive , I went to visit the House my great Grandparents in Kilmainham and there grave in Bluebell, it has given me an new appreciation of life and an understanding of the incredibly hard lives so many past generations had. I would suggest to anyone with an interest in where they came from to do the DNA test and find out who they are and where they came from . I got 249 matches so far of 4th cousins or closer , It cost me  €99 bus has gone down in price now, was well worth the euro to go on such an incredible journey I have more information than I could of ever hoped for. It a emotional Journey that keeps on going and the DNA keeps giving more answers as others do the test. Who do you think you are? Why not find out?

Leixlip Saggart Strategic Watermain – Rathcoole Park

Apologies only getting back to you now. We are awaiting correspondence from SDCC who might be in a position to further accommodate the Works which, if permitted, would extend use of the Park to its patrons.

In the interim, the key dates, in accordance with the Programme of Works, are:

  • 01.10.2018 – Take possession of Rathcoole Park for construction of Reception Shaft
  • mid March 2019 – completion of pipework within Tunnel (N7 Crossing)
  • mid March – end April 2019 little or no activity in Rathcoole Park
  • 01.05.2019 – 31.05.2019 – pipelaying from Reception Shaft, through Rathcoole Park and towards Saggart Reservoir
  • September 2019 – Reinstatement of Rathcoole Park (completing by end of September 2019).

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any other information.

Yours,

Peter

Senior Resident Engineer

on behalf of Irish Water

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ This year to mark World Suicide Awareness day I am organising the planting of 2 Tree of Hope , we already have one in  Clondalkin Community Centre , Corkagh Park , the Beacon of Light and Scruleen , My plan was always to plant a forest of hope throughout Clondalkin, so we are now covering 2 other areas in Clondalkin it is a chance to remember all our loved ones who have died of Suicide , we have all been effected as some level by suicide in our community , I invite people to come along to one of the plantings and bring a picture of their loved one should they wish  , I know I have had times in my own life where my mental health wasn’t great and I want to share that we can overcome and survive hard times , we need to keep the conversations going and send out a clear message that it is ok not to be ok , if you need help or someone to talk to please talk maybe a friend , a family member , a teacher , a guard , a priest or a service, Anyone but please do talk when you need , we need you in our community, you wouldn’t walk around with a broken leg so don’t walk around not feeling mentally well get help talk to someone and share how you feel  ’’

 

‘’We need to accept ourselves , flaws and all , we all have scars and have been hurt at some level but we can survive , the scars and hurt are part of us but they don’t define us they are part of our life story , As a community we need to support and look out for each other , there are many ways to look after our mental health like joining a club , talking to someone , going for a walk , reading a book , phoning a friend , Getting more sleep , Drinking less , Having a good laugh etc. whatever works for you find what it is and use that to look after your mental health ‘’

 

‘’The Tree Of Hope team are amazing and I look forward to working with Noeleen Fulham and her team in planting 3 more Trees of Hope for our community , they are a great opportunity to come together as a community and remember our loved ones who have died of suicide and also  ’’

 

10th Sept – World Suicide Awareness day

4pm Knockmitten Community Centre (Tree of Hope)

7pm Balgaddy Community Garden (Tree of Hope and Balloon Launch – refreshments after with Speaker John Quinn)

 

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:

  • Phone or go to your local doctor
  • Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
  • Call 999Services:

The Samaritans

The Samaritans www.samaritans.ie Tel: 116 123 

Text: 087 2 60 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.ie

 

Aware (Depression & Bi-Polar Disorder)

www.aware.ie Tel: 1800 80 48 48

Email: supportmail@aware.ie 

 

Pieta House (Suicide & Self-harm)

National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247

www.pieta.ie Tel: 01 623 5606

 

Childline

www.childline.ie

1800 66 66 66 24hr a day

One to one chat – 10am-4am

Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am

 

Text for help Childline

 

www.childline.ie

1800 66 66 66 24hr a day

One to one chat – 10am-4am

Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am

 

Dear Pope Francis  

On 12th April 2010 I received my formal cessation of church membership from the Catholic Church I could no longer remain part of a church that covers up the sexual abuse of Children, that teaching are anti LGBT and that has never fully recognised and atoned for the horror that was Mother and Baby Homes, County Homes, Industrial Schools and Magdalene Laundries. The awful lifelong pain that a lot of people carry due to the damage done to them by the institutions that the church ran in this state with the assistance of the state. I was in one of the County Homes. I still carry the pain today. I was given the run around when i went looking for my records and lied to that they had been destroyed in a fire. You don’t get a second chance at a happy childhood.

Please Pause for a minute and think of all those that took their life because of the shame and guilt they felt due to the treatment they got in the institutions and others that turned to drink and drugs and many who had relationship problems due to trust issues brought on by abuse and neglect.  Think about the horror of these institutions , all those that survived them and those that didn’t , think of the emotional trauma and legacy on so many because of all this horror.

As a member of the LGBT community I have witnessed and seen the dangerous teachings that the Catholic Church has thought as part of their teachings. As the Church holds it meeting of World Families it excludes many Families – LGBT and divorced families. The last Pope called homosexual orientation an “intrinsic moral evil’ what a vile message to send out to the LGBT Community a message of Hate That is of course not true. Ireland now has marriage equality and has grown as a nation that promotes and accepts equality and diversity.  

I am not anti any religion , I Grew up as a Catholic , I was an altar boy in Clonburris Church for many years , I remember watching Pope John Paul 11 Visit to Ireland in 1979 , I took part in the Passion plays in Clondalkin for years even playing the part of Jesus , I was at one time all set to join the Seminary in Clonliffe College , I was prepared to give my life up for the Church it became obvious to me that it wasn’t the life for me and I decided against it , I went to Medjugorje about 10 times looking for some peace and I found it an amazing peaceful place hence I kept going back.

It goes without saying that there are wonderful people in the Church I knew many good priests among them the late Fr Finn in Clondalkin and Fr Michael Moss in Balleyfermot  , People like Fr Mc Verry , Sr Stan and Bro Kevin who have given their lives to help the poor in a real and practical way. They are real examples of people who can live the message of Christianity. 

If you as Pope wants to make real amends you should be asking for forgiveness from all the people the Catholic Church have hurt and offended and a commitment and action that will aim that no abuse will ever happen again, that would show real compassion and real amends It would show a humble non-judgemental church that can admit its wrongs and a church willing to change. you should reach out your hands to LGBT community and welcome them into the church. This could be a chance to heal some of the hurt and pain caused to so many , The Ball of change is firmly in the Churches corner I hope they don’t miss the chance. I live in hope of radical change and reform! 

As i said at the start of my letter , I left the Catholic Church in 2010 formally , 8 years later one of my reasons has been validated with yet another mass cover up of child abuse This time 1000 innocent children in Pennsylvania abused by 300 priests -the Church has had decades to act and has constantly covered up the abuse of thousands of Children – sorry is no use anymore! The Vatican needs to hand over all knowledge of abuse to the justice system. 

Go raibh maith agat,

Cllr Francis Timmons

South Dublin County Council – Proposed Development

 

Proposed Social Housing Development consisting of 44 housing units on site located at New Nangor Road, bounded by Riversdale Estate & Mayfield Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as Amended) Public Consultation Procedure under Part 8 of the Local Government Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as Amended).

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposal to construct following scheme by South Dublin County Council:

Proposed Social Housing Development comprising of two and three storey housing and apartment units (44 units in total) on a site located at New Nangor Road, bounded by Riversdale Estate & Mayfield Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. The proposed development shall consist of:

No. Accommodation Description
19 3 bedroom house 2 storey
1 Specially adapted unit 2 storey
24 2 bedroom apartments 3 storey

 

The works include: Landscaping works to boundaries and new park / play area, new pedestrian access routes to adjacent shopping facilities and transport, ancillary works to landscape housing areas, and all necessary associated ancillary works on the site and adjacent areas. The housing provision includes two storey houses in terraces and adjacent to the existing two storey housing, and three storey own door apartments of 3 units addressing the new Nangor Road.

 

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy for a period of 6 weeks from Thursday 19th July 2018, during the public opening hours at the offices of South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 and at Civic Offices, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

 

Submissions:

 

Submissions or observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made as follows:

Online at https://consult.sdublincoco.ie up to midnight on Friday, 14th September 2018.

Or

Written submissions not later than 4.30pm, Friday 14th September 2018.

Please address your submission to:

Senior Executive Officer

Housing Department

South Dublin County Council

County Hall,

Tallaght,

Dublin 24.

NOTE: Please make your submission by one medium only. Only submissions received by Friday 14th September 2018 and addressed as set out above, will be considered.

Submissions cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other postal address. Submissions and observations should state the name, address, and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc. which you represent.

 

It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by South Dublin County Council.

 

Cllr Timmons says ‘’I welcome the apology from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar but we still have some issues that need to be sorted to make life easier for the LGBT community , I spoke to the minister of Children Katherine Zappone who informs me that all legislation that deals with Hate is being reviewed currently by the Department of Justice so I am hopeful that we will eventually have Hate legislation I have been calling for this since 2014 , we also need greater access to PrEp medication to reduce transmission of HIV , this is a quality of life issue and needs urgent government attention. It was great news that PrEp medication is made available on prescription through Irish pharmacists at a significantly cheaper price than the previous €400 a month. But it must be made available under the general Medical services scheme or the drugs payment scheme’’

 

Cllr Timmons says ‘’It is good to acknowledge and celebrate the long way we have come since the decimalisation of Homosexuality just 25 years ago  , 25 years ago I was a criminal in my own country for being who I was born to be now I am out and proud and living with my Husband ‘’

 

‘’We are as a society indebted to Senator David Norris for his huge battle that led to the decimalisation of Homosexuality . I have been Reflecting on what a long way LGBT equality has come since the horrendous murder of Declan Flynn in 1983. We have Marriage Equality but sadly don’t have it in Northern Ireland , We have still got Homophobia and Transphobia , we have no Anti Hate Law – we have won many battles but not the war , We also owe Minister Katherine Zappone and her late wife Anna Louise Gilligan a huge thanks for their huge part in Marriage Equality’’

 

‘’My Motion passed at the July SDCC council meeting is to celebrate and acknowledge how far we have come but also to move forward on the two issues mentioned within the motion ‘’

 

That SDCC recognise the hurt, pain and stigma of the Law previous to the decimalisation of Homosexuality in Ireland, now as we pass the 25th Anniversary of the decimalisation of Homosexuality we welcome the apology from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar , We as a council affirm our commitment to respect and promote diversity , equality and the individualism of each person in our county through sports , The arts and inclusion.

We commit to writing to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and ask that he raise the following two issues that are of huge importance to the LGBT Community at the Government Cabinet meetings and that he directs the appropriate minister of Justice to Introduce Hate Legislation and the Minister for Health to look at the HSE reimbursing PrEP medication to patients under the general medical services scheme (GMS) or the drug payment scheme. (It is proven to reduce transmission of HIV.) We also agree to send this motion to all other councils in our state.

 

COMHAIRLE CHONTAE ÁTHA CLIATH THEAS

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL

Roads Act 1993, Section 75 

Temporary Closure of Grange Castle/Clondalkin Area  

To facilitate the 10k Dublin Marathon Road Race Series, South Dublin County Council has made an order to temporarily close the following roads,

on Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

 

St. John’s Grove Clondalkin.

 

  • The access from St. John’s Road West onto the Fonthill Road South.
  • Tower Road, Clondalkin.
  • Nangor Road from its junction with Tower Road to the Community Centre access.
  • New Nangor Road from its junction with Ninth Lock Road to its junction with Fonthill Road.

 The south bound carriage way of the Grange Castle Road (R136) will be closed from the Lynches Lane Roundabout to the Corkagh Park Roundabout between 10:15 am and 11:15 am.

 The Fonthill Road South will be closed to south bound traffic (i.e. towards Newlands Cross) from the Cherrywood Roundabout to Convent Road between 10:15 am and 12:00 pm.

The Ninth Lock Road will be closed to northbound traffic (i.e. towards Ronanstown) from the Grand Canal to Orchard Lane between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. During these times there will be no access to/from Michael Collins Park and St John’s Road/ Park. 

Convent Road, Clondalkin will be open to south bound traffic (i.e. away from Clondalkin Village) only from its junction with St. Brigid’s Road to Clondalkin Main Street between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. There will be restricted access to/from St Anthony’s Avenue, St John’s Road and Moyle Crescent during these times. 

In addition to the above closures, traffic on the route may experience delays at any time between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Emergency access will be maintained at all times.