My colleague Cllr Darragh Butler and I have received a notice from Fingal County Council in relation to an application the council has received from Eir for permission to temporarily close a road in the Toberburr area for the purpose of carrying out works on the Eir Network to provide service for an Eir Customer.
It is proposed that the road will be closed from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday 9th until Friday 13th October 2017.
The road in question is:
Killeek Road, Toberburr (L3135)
Alternative routes available for vehicular traffic are as follows:
Motorists travelling northbound along L3135 wishing to continue along L3135 should take the left turn at the junction of L3135 and L3030 onto L3030, then take the right turn at the
junction of L3030 and R122 onto R122, then take the right turn at the junction of R122 and L7245 onto L7245.
Motorists travelling southbound along L3135 wishing to continue along L3135 should take the right turn at the junction of L3135 and L7245 onto L7245, then take the left turn at the
junction of L7245 and R122 onto R122, then take the left turn at the junction of R122 and L3135 onto L3030.
Motorists travelling northbound along the R122 wishing to travel along the L3030 to the L3135 should continue along R122, then take the right turn at the junction of R122 and L7245 onto L7245.
Section A closure 9th to 12th October:
Motorists travelling westbound along L7270 wishing to take the right turn onto L3135 should take the left turn at the junction of L7270 and L3135 onto L3135, and continue to the L3030, and turn right, then take the right turn at the junction of L3030 and R122 onto R122, then take the right turn at the junction of R122 and L7245 onto L7245.
Section B closure 12th to 13th October:
Motorists travelling westbound along L7270 wishing to take the left turn onto L3135 should take the right turn at the junction of L7270 and L3135 onto L3135, then take the left turn at the junction of L3135 and L7245 onto L7245, then take the left turn at the junction of L7245 and R122 onto R122 and continue along R122, then take the right turn at the junction of R122 and
L3030 onto L3030.
Any person may lodge an objection in writing with the Senior Executive Officer, Balbriggan/Swords Operations Unit, Fingal County Council, to arrive no later than 4.00pm
on Friday 15th September 2017.
Dublin Ógra FF members meet with key stakeholders to discuss
Brexit and housing issues
Members of the youth wing of the Fianna Fáil party, Ógra Fianna Fáil, gathered in North Dublin earlier this week to discuss two of the most significant challenges facing this generation.
Featured expert panellists led the meeting, which was held in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and heard the views of Ógra members.
Local TD and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O'Brien kicked off the first session with a chaired discussion on Brexit: England's Difficulty, Ireland's Opportunity. The panel included presentations by Prof Daire Keogh, Deputy President, DCU, Katie Daughen, Head of Brexit Research with the British Irish Chamber and Paul O'Kane, Chief Communications Officer with the DAA.
Commenting afterwards, Deputy O’Brien said, “So much of the coverage on Brexit over the past 14 months has been dominated by topics that solely interest people working in sectors connected with Britain or who have invested in Britain. In reality, there is great uncertainty for our younger generation too."
“There are certainly potential effects of Brexit on young people In Ireland that need to be examined."
“It is absolutely crucial that young people are given the opportunity to get involved in real politics and engage in real political activity."
“That is one of the core principles of Ógra Fianna Fáil but it is also what this meeting today is about."
He added, “It is clear from this morning’s discussion that Irish young people have an interest in the future of the European Union and our membership of it."
Dublin Spokesperson and Dublin South-West TD, John Lahart led discussion on solving Ireland's housing crisis which included a panel with Simon Brooke, Head of Policy in Clúid Housing, Cormac Lucey, Chairman of Hibernia Forum and Michael O’Mahony, Vice President of the RIAI.
Deputy Lahart said, “From the fundamental to the trivial we cannot ignore the legitimate concerns of Irish young people."
“The reality for many young couples in Dublin is that renting a home on a monthly basis is cheaper than owning one."
“An entire generation of people are facing the possibility of being stuck paying exorbitant rent with no possibility of owning their own home. When they have the rent and other bills paid, there is nothing available to start building towards a deposit.”
Current Ógra President, local man James Doyle, concluded the day by saying, “It is meetings such as today’s that prove constructive to drafting policy. Every contribution from today’s panels will be noted and submitted to the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party for their consideration."
“Facilitating events like today’s on Brexit and housing help to recognise the positive and active role that young people play in the policy formation process.”