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Dr. John Walsh

Local Representative Castleknock

Working with Joan Burton, T.D. and Cllr Mary McCamley

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13 Apr - involved with Tidy Towns initiatives in Blanchardstown, Castleknock Village and Auburn Avenue

11 Apr - attended table quiz in St Brigid's GAA club in support of new ERST secondary school for Castleknock

18 Mar - attended and supported TUI protest by teachers in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB

17 Mar - walked with the Blanchardstown Tidy Towns group in the St. Patrick's Day parade

14 Mar - participated in Laurel Lodge Mast Action Group Table Quiz

10 Mar - attending Gala Opera Night in St. Brigid's, Castleknock

7 Mar - hosting public meeting on Royal Canal Urban Greenway at 8:15pm in St. Brigid's Community Centre, Blanchardstown.

5 Mar - attending Public Consultation on Royal Canal Urban Greenway

22 Feb - Phoenix FM Table Quiz



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.


All the best,


By John Walsh, Apr 3 2014 08:00AM

Great news on the jobs front today, as annouced by Minister Joan Burton - Pharmaceutical firm Alexion is to create 200 jobs in Dublin West as part of its expansion at its Irish operations including a €75m investment in a new global supply chain facility. In addition to the company jobs, up to 200 new construction jobs are also expected to be created as a result of this expansion. This is good news for Dublin 15.

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