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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2 days ago
BROADMEADOWS WAY – GREENWAY BETWEEN DONABATE AND MALAHIDE
I’ve received a number of queries over the past while asto when works are due to commence on the Broadmeadows Way Greenway between Donabate and Malahide.
Fingal County Council has made an application to An Bord Pleanála to build the Greenway, and I understand from the Board that the current position is as follows:
• An Bord Pleanála has a target decision date of the 17th January 2020;
• there was quite a few submissions on the application, circa 40;
• the council has also made a related Compulsory Purchase Order application to acquire lands to facilitate the Greenway;
• the planning file has been allocated to a Bord Pleanála Planning Inspector;
• the inspector will carry out site visits, consider all the submissions, and will then make a recommendation to the Board;
• given that the CPO involves the proposed acquisition of land, the Inspector may likely hold an Oral Hearing to hear the views of the affected landowners.
I have made a submission, attached, supporting this long promised cycle and pedestrian link, and have suggested some improvements to the scheme which were raised with me by local residents.
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Portrane Improvement Works
Thanks to everyone whose been in touch regarding the public realm improvement works which are currently taking place near the Green.
Please see below update received from the Council's Operations Department.
Local residents have been working closely with Operations on this project, which includes the re-location of the HMS Tayleur Anchor, neccessary due to the erosion and related coastal protection works, see attached.
Town and Village Renewal Works in Portrane
18 Oct 2019
The Operations Department has commenced preliminary works in Portrane which will see the development of a focal point in Portrane Village.
• The anchor will be moved and relocated as a central feature on the open space beside the Brook Pub, and will be surrounded by raised flower beds.
• Paths will lead up to the anchor and semi mature specimen trees will be planted around the open space.
• The Christmas tree will also be relocated to this open space.
• Pollinator friendly planting including bulbs and wildflowers which will flower from Feb to November will also be carried out around the green.
This work has been agreed following a period of consultation with Portrane Village Renewal Group.
Senior Staff Officer
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So no rock armour after all... Well just let the tide take the peninsula
Re: Part VIII – Proposed Construction of New Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Donabate
Attached advert for the Part VIII - Proposed Construction of a New Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Donabate over the Dublin to Belfast Railway line.
Reminder that closing date for submissions is Wednesday 30th October 2019.
All documents relating to the above can be viewed at the following:
consult.fingal.ie/en/consultation/part-viii-proposed-construction-new-pedestrian-and-cycle-bridge... ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
FW: Donabate Roadworks
10 Oct 2019
It is expected that relocation of an ESB pole followed by the construction of the footpath on Hearse Road as required by the Planning Permission for the Semple Woods development will commence on site tomorrow 11th October and are due for completion by 8th November. This will involve a single lane closure from 10.00a.m. to 4.00p.m.
There will also be restrictions on the Portrane Road from 14th October until the 15th November by way of a 24hr single lane closure to complete tie in works to the Donabate Distributor Road. (MEIC).
Irish Drilling are also due to carry out slit trench investigation works on behalf of Irish Water on 14th October under the MEIC Traffic Management on the Portrane Road (both contractors to co-ordinate their TM to avoid delays).
Mick Carroll, A/Senior Executive Officer, Balbriggan / Swords Area, Operations Department. ... See MoreSee Less
I think the people of Donabate and Portrane have had to endure enough road closures for a lifetime and now 3...... This is an absolute joke! EVERY TIME I leave my house I am sat in traffic no matter what time of day I leave. The Portrane closure is part of the new road so benefits the whole of the village. But a month of road closure on the Hearse Road because of new development feels like the last straw 🤬
Thank you for the update Paul.
I had an accident on that road all the signs were covered with mud by the builder's trucks. They refused to take responsibility for what happened and my insurance company did not even pursue the builders. I had no claims cover but I am stuck with this company. Guess who's paying ?
It's an absolute joke... the whole village is a disgrace and people are sick.of the disruption which is going on years now... give the local people a break now... night work should be done. To many cars during the day. What is wrong with the council allowing this....
This is beyond a joke. Why can't some of the works be carried out at night. Yet again held to ransom because of bad planning. If anyone is arranging a protest, count me in
The new layout coming into the village with the footpath is too narrow the bus is too big and of it meets another truck etc forget it
...and today is WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, how much more can we take
Would this have been better to do at night when closed anyway.
You have got to be joking !
[email protected] has advised us that the boil water notice does not apply at Dublin Airport as we have our own reservoir system. Our Hydration Station fountains, which were switched off as a precaution last night, are being turned back on. #IrishWater
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