Working with Minister Joan Burton, T.D.
20 May - Canvassing in College Grove with Ivana Bacik
20 May - At Roselawn meeting local residents with Michael Conaghan TD
18 May - Attended Fingal County Youth Orchestra Concert
2 May - Opened the 'Stranger than Truth' Exhibition at Draiocht
30 April - Meeting Springlawn Residents
29 April - Meeting Park Avenue Residents
28 April - Meeting with Strawberry Beds' Residents' Association
14 April - Attending Council meeting
12 April - Attended St. Brigid's GAA Club dinner and presentations in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
11 April - Participated in Castleknock GAA Table Quiz on Friday held in The Bell Pub.
9 April - Attended event to mark the start of work on the new Extension for the Castleknock Community College.
06 April - John attends opening of Scoil Choilm.
29 March - A successful morning canvassing on Delwood Road.
By John Walsh, May 9 2014 09:42PM
With only two weeks to go until voting day, I'm busy meeting with local residents' associations and on the streets campaigning and meeting locals. It's a busy time but working with local communities is what I'm passionate about. As you will see from my background and recent blog posts, I have a key interest in education and schools and have enjoyed many visits to the primary and secondary schools in my local area.
Another area of focus is that of jobs. Fingal Council has a major role to play in attracting high quality jobs. – creating decent jobs based on a living wage has to be at the heart of everything we do.
Many of my recent meetings with local residents in the Castleknock and surrounding areas have focussed on the quality of the local environment and amenities. The Council works best in partnership with strong communities. Planning should be community-led with high quality amenities and protection of the environment. There should be no return to the reckless development which wrecked the economy under Fianna Fáil. I believe in working with local communities, sports clubs and residents’ associations to find constructive solutions to local problems.
I look forward to meeting with you on my campaign trail in the coming weeks and encourage you to get out and vote on the 23rd.
Vote JOHN WALSH #1
All the best,
By John Walsh, Apr 9 2014 08:01PM
A momentus day for Castleknock Community School as it was officially annouced that building on new Sports Hall and extra classroom is starting. I was delighted to visit the school today with Minister Joan Burton and meet with principal John Cronin, teachers and parents association.
By John Walsh, Apr 7 2014 10:22PM
An inspiring occasion on Friday with the opening of the Senior School building for Scoil Choilm by Minister Ruairi Quinn. Congratulations to the principal, teachers, parents and children on a fantastic celebration, showcasing the huge achievements of the school in just a few years.
By John Walsh, Mar 28 2014 03:00PM
Had a great day today at the official opening of Scoil Bhride, Girls School, Blanchardstown with Minister Joan Burton. It is a fantastic school with great facilities, congratulations to the Principal Deirdre Kirwan, Board of Management and parents, it is a great achievement to finally see the new school open. But the stars of the show were the pupils who wonderful and a credit to their teachers and parents.