Working with Minister Joan Burton, T.D.
Press Release: Councillors vote to review Castleknock Urban Strategy. Motion on Uxbridge site passes unanimously - 14 April 2014
"The Council has listened to the voice of the local community". Click here for full press release.
Press Release: Start of building work on new extension for Castleknock Community College. John Walsh welcomes long awaited project - 13 April 2014
John welcomes long awaited project. Click here for full press release.
Link: Independent Commission member hits back at Micheal Martin - 23rd March 2014
Very good response by Gary Murphy to Micheal Martin's bizarre attack on the independent electoral boundaries Commission. All the Commission did was to correct the historic under-representation of Dublin. Link to the full article in the Irish Independent here.
Press Release: John Walsh calls on Irish Rail to Keep Level Crossings Open. Residents Angry at Lack of Consultation - 21st March 2014
A public meeting in Kavanagh's Pub, Laurel Lodge last Thursday evening (20 March) saw local residents express anger at the proposals by Irish Rail and the National Transport Authority (NTA) to close all the level crossings in Dublin 15. The meeting was organised by Cllr. John Walsh and attended by residents of a number of estates across Dublin 15, including Coolmine, Laurel Lodge, Delwood and Clonsilla.
Click here for full press release.
Press Release: John Walsh welcomes new public lighting for parks - 6th March 2014
New lighting for parks - Brompton, Laurel Lodge. Click here for full press release.
Press Release: John Walsh calls for action to clean up derelict site - 7th February 2014
Occupation of "appaling eyesore" in Castleknock to be vacated by 15th March. Click here for full press release.
Statement by Cllr. John Walsh: New Paediatrics Urgent Care Centre
For Connolly Hospital - 28th January 2014
Cllr. John Walsh welcomed the announcement today that Connolly Hospital has been selected as the one of the two sites for a Urgent Care Centre/ Ambulatory Centre, as part of the plan for the Nation Children’s Hospital.
John Walsh said: 'This is very positive news for Connolly Hospital and reflects the growing young population in Blanchardstown and more generally in Dublin 15. The allocation of the Urgent Care Centre/Ambulatory Centre, which will provide Paediatric emergency, outpatient and day care services, is a valuable addition to the essential services currently offered by the Hospital. This decision underlines Connolly Hospital’s reputation for excellence in patient care.'
Sports Capital Programme open for applications - 28th January 2014
The 2014 Sports Capital Programme will be open for applications from 12 noon on Friday, 17 January 2014.
Organisations must register by 5pm on Friday, 7 February 2014.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 28 February 2014.
The Sports Capital Programme is now online in a system called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register).
This will be the only way to apply for grants under any future rounds of the Sports Capital Programme.
Any organisation that wishes to make any future applications must first register online at WWW.SPORTSCAPITALPROGRAMME.IE
Register early to ensure that you can apply under future rounds of the SCP.
John officially co-opted to Fingal County Council - 14th January 2014
Statement on co-option to Fingal County Council - please read it here.
Outgoing Councillor Peggy Hamill supports John
"I am delighted that John is going forward as a local representative: he is a young candidate who has a great knowledge of our local area and has worked closely with me for a number of years on various issues, including campaigns for more schools and to stop reckless development. I think he will make an outstanding local representative."
Submission to Fingal Council
I have made a submission to Fingal Council opposing the closing of Porterstown Road at the level crossing and extinguishing of the right of way.
You can see my submission here.
Youth Café Funding
I would like to welcome the allocation of €50,000 in funding to Castleknock Community Centre for a new Youth Café, which will be a valuable addition to our local community, offering a space dedicated entirely to young people.
You can see my statement here.