Paul first ran in the 2014 local election on three broad themes of accountability, representation and community.
Paul’s electoral area includes Portrane, Donabate, Rush, Lusk, the Naul, Garristown, Oldtown, Ballyboughal and Balscadden.
Having lived in the local area all his life, one of Paul’s main concerns is the ongoing threat of coastal erosion in Portrane, and the need for the council and state agencies to put in place long term sustainable measures to protect residents, businesses, and Portrane beach – a vital community, tourism and environmental amenity which forms part of the Rogerstown Natura 2000 international site.
As a progressive activist for many years, Paul believes that through collective action it is truly possible to move towards a society and economy organised for the benefit of not just the few, but the many.
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1 week ago
I welcome the recent announcement from Fingal County Council that the planning application has been submitted to Bord Pleanála for the long-awaited Broadmeadow Way, a greenway route between Newbridge House and Malahide Castle, located beside the existing railway bridge over the Broadmeadow Estuary.
This greenway is expected to ultimately connect with the Fingal Coastal Way, a 32km greenway currently in the design phase, which is planned to link Donabate with Rush, Skerries, Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan and Bremore.
Eventually, to the north, this greenway will link into a proposed greenway along the Meath Coast to Drogheda, the Boyne Valley Way and on to historic sites at Newgrange and Brú na Bóinne. To the south, it is also planned that this will eventually link to a network of greenways in Fingal (such as the one between Baldoyle and Portmarnock, due to be completed this Autumn), providing a connection to the S2S (Sutton to Sandycove) greenway along Dublin Bay.
The greenway will provide an important environmentally friendly transport alternative to motor travel and will also lead to increased numbers to tourist attractions in the region such as Newbridge House, Malahide Castle, Skerries Mills, Rogerstown Park, Drumanagh, Bremore Castle and Ardgillan Castle.
Prior to the election, my party launched our cycling manifesto for local councils, entitled “Safer Cycling for Healthier Communities”. Some of the major focuses include: Increasing Funding for Cycling, Supporting Segregated Cycleways, Supporting Bike Sharing Schemes and Supporting the Construction of Greenways. I have previously supported many of these initiatives on the Council and will continue to do so.
The closing date for making submissions on the Broadmeadow Way scheme is Thursday 25th July, see link to reports below.
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Hi Paul, thanks for all your great work. Just a little concerned as to wheather or not there will be bins places along the greenway and if so will the council be putting in place a regular bin collection for them?
Great news. Look forward to the ribbon cutting.
Great news thanks
Great news Paul this will be great when it's up and running
I presume it will be one of those cycle way routes which will be cutting through Larry's front garden, Glen Erin's back garden, my Bedroom and my Son's house ?
Heard about this 20 years ago . I’ll believe it when I see it. Keep up the good work Paul
3 weeks ago
REMINDER: TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS DURING FLAVOURS OF FINGAL
For your information, please see the attached advert provided by the Council’s Operations Department which appeared in the Fingal Independent and Irish Independent.
It is advising the public of Traffic Restrictions in Donabate, Co. Dublin during The Flavours of Fingal County Show from 8.00am to 8.00pm tomorrow Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June!
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4 weeks ago
UPDATE: SUBSEA FIBRE OPTIC CABLE – PORTRANE
Just a short follow-up to my previous post regarding the works at Portrane Green, and the planned undersea cable landing. I have been investigating this issue closely over the last two weeks, and some important new information has now come to light.
I have received an additional Dáil reply from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and he has confirmed that a foreshore license has not yet been issued to the developer for the installation of the undersea cable. - please see 1 below.
The developer did however get permission from the Council’s Operations Department for a road opening licence to install the manhole at the Green in Portrane. Applications for road opening licences don’t go through public consultation, so this explains why the public had no foreknowledge of the roadworks. I have requested full details of the road opening licence from Operations.
Besides this, on the 14th of June a planning application (2) to install a telecommunications cabin and other related works in the Donabate Community Centre car-park was lodged with the Council. (Reference Number: F19A/0253; applicant: euNetworks Ireland - Private Fiber Limited; closing date 18th July). This planning application is to provide infrastructure directly related to the subsea cable – see 2 below. Unlike road opening licenses, planning applications do require public consultation.
Again the developer has provided incorrect information, as their planning documentation states that they have been issued a foreshore licence. This is simply not the case, as the Minister’s reply clearly shows.
The Council’s planning department is investigating my initial concerns (3) and I am pursuing the matter further. Whatever the merits of this proposed development for the peninsula, local residents have a right to know what is going on in their own area.
For Written Answer on : 18/06/2019
Department: Housing, Planning and Local Government
To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 510 of 14 May 2019, the position regarding a foreshore licence for a proposal (details supplied) in County Dublin; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that works have commenced beside this highly environmentally sensitive location, yet the licence has still not been finally drafted by the Chief State Solicitor's Office; the steps he will take to have the works suspended until this is resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) The location is The Burrow Beach, Portrane, Co. Dublin which is a special area of conservation and a special protection area, and the project is called the Rockabill undersea fibre optic cable, www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/applications/deepsea-fibre-networks-limited
My Department has contacted the applicants for the foreshore licence concerned to confirm that no work is taking place on the foreshore prior to a licence issuing.
The applicants have advised that they are installing a manhole on a public road outside of the foreshore in Portrane. This work is being carried out under a Road Opening Licence permission from Fingal County Council (Ref 2019DF0515).
euNetworks Ireland - Private Fiber Limited
Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre, Portrane Road, Donabate, Co Dublin
The development will consist of 1) Telecommunication cabin measuring 10 metres in length, 3 metres in width and 3 metres in height. 2) An emergency Generator in an acoustically insulated enclosure for use only during times of national grid interruption. 3) Security fencing around the curtilage of the proposed compound 4) Associated cabling, landscaping, boundary and ancillary works.
Thu, 13 Jun
Dear Cllr Mulville
I refer to your correspondence with the Chief Executive regarding a sub-sea cable.
There has been some contact from the project promoter, however, the Council has not granted any planning consents or licence at this stage.
It is understood that works currently underway have the benefit of a foreshore licence and may be exempted development from a planning perspective. This matter is under investigation.
I trust this is of assistance to you.
Acting Director of Services
Fingal County Council | Planning & Strategic Infrastructure
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Great work Paul Mulville
Has your request to halt the work until further investigation been heeded?