Violet Hill & Griffith Parks

Violet Hill’s beautiful meadow style park and Griffith Park, both with the Tolka river running through, are lovely places to spend time and great amenities for our community. Unfortunately when the good weather started the parks were subject to anti-social behaviour and vandalism. Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick raised the issue with the Gardai and Dublin City…

Griffith Park

Following complaints from local residents of anti-social behaviour late at night in Griffith Park I asked the Gardai and Dublin City Council to take action to eliminate such activity in the park.  The Gardai agreed to prioritise the park on foot and bike patrols.  Dublin City Council has agreed to my request to erect signs in Griffith Park…

Finglas Road

In recent years Dublin City Council has undertaken work to improve the appearance of the Finglas Road so that it complements the worldclass Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.  The planting of trees and re-organisation of parking by Dublin City Council has contributed to a better appearance and easier access for visitors to the graveyard and museum.  Following my…

Finglas Road

In recent years Dublin City Council has undertaken work to improve the appearance of the Finglas Road so that it complements the worldclass Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.  The planting of trees and re-organisation of parking by Dublin City Council has contributed to a better appearance and easier access for visitors to the graveyard and museum.  Following my…

Violet Hill Park

Violet Hill off the Finglas Road is a beautiful meadow like park with the Tolka river gently flowing through.  Unfortunately when the weather started to improve this spring some anti-social people decided to visit and abuse the park. A number of fires were lit in the park and damage was done to the meadow, bridge and railings.  I…

Drumcondra Glasnevin Local Forum

The next meeting of the Drumcondra & Glasnevin local community policing forum takes place on Wednesday 15th May 2013 @ 7pm in The Maples Hotel, Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.    

Na Fianna Spring Fair

The annual Na Fianna Spring Fair takes place on Sunday 3rd March 2013 from 1pm.  As well as being a great day for the family the Spring Fair is a very important fundraiser for the club.  The club is accepting any donations so if you can bake a cake, have a spare bottle or some…

DCU Innovation Campus

I was very interested in the recent announcement widely covered in the media of a new DCU Innovation Campus.  The story ran that a new innovation centre is set to create 500 new jobs in Glasnevin.  With unemployment continuing to run high in Dublin City this was indeed a very welcome headline.  Unfortunately the story itself is maybe…

DCU Innovation Campus

I was very interested in the recent announcement widely covered in the media of a new DCU Innovation Campus.  The story ran that a new innovation centre is set to create 500 new jobs in Glasnevin.  With unemployment continuing to run high in Dublin City this was indeed a very welcome headline.  Unfortunately the story itself is maybe…

Community Grants Deadline

REMINDER DEADLINE APPROACHING Dublin City Council is currently accepting applications for funding under their Community Grant Scheme. Key priorities for funding 2013 are community development, social inclusion, children and young people, digital inclusion, integration, marginalised groups and local issues.  To download an application please click here.  Please note that the closing date is 5pm Thursday…