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Local Issues

Letter from a young school student from Rush asking Councillors to make sure that the library service is not cut in her area.  

Thanks very much to Megan for allowing us to share.

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Megan Benson.  I am twelve years old and I am a pupil at Rush National School.
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Local Issues

Clare Daly TD and local Councillors David O’ Connor and David Sheehy attended a public meeting in Rush last night where cuts to local library hours were discussed. Estimates suggest as much as a 30% cut to library hours in Rush, Baldoyle and Balbriggan which will take effect from Monday 8th July 2013.
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Local Issues

The lie that property tax will fund your local services is being exposed as Councils are cutting back on resources and increasing fees for many amenities. 

Last Week Fingal County Council announced an increase in fees for the use of Council playing fields.  This will affect all sports clubs and schools in the area.  At a time when unemployment is high it is essential that our public amenities are available for use by the young and old in our communities. 
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Environment, Health, Local Issues

 

Local activist from Lusk Waste Watchers

Fingal County Council’s plan to develop a monster sewage plant in North County Dublin was met with fierce resistance right across North Country Dublin over the last few years.  Yesterday’s decision to locate the plant at Clonshaugh north of Coolock will be welcomed by communities of Lusk where the plant was originally to be located.  However the new location will prove just as problematic.

The objections from the 10,000 signatories who signed a petition against the monster plant are still relevant.  The communities were concerned with the massive disruption it would have caused to the villages in the north county as well as the environmental and health consequences of having waste from seven counties dumped on their doorstep.  This will still be the case for the residents of Clonshaugh where over 2,500 family homes are located.
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