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 Housing Department's plans to move forward on our first affordable purchase scheme in Lusk, to be located at Chapel Farm Dun Emer, given the number of people who contact me regarding their need for affordable housing in our communities.
Progress is ongoing on the council owned mixed tenure sites at Donabate, Church Fields and Cappagh, through the Project Talamh process.
We need to use public land for public gain, particularly in relation to housing, transport and recreation. To this end, we must look to significantly expand the Council’s land-holding, in conjunction with the Land Development Agency. Assembling public land banks is one of the key tools to addressing the chronic housing situation.
In particular the Ó Cualann housing model has been very successful in delivery housing at low cost in Poppintree in Dublin.
I have called on Council management to work closely with Ó Cualann, as it is a prime example of how local Councils can facilitate and promote affordable housing. Ó Cualann were able to sell houses for €140,000. This should be available in all our towns and villages in Fingal. ... See MoreSee Less
Stewart O Neill Yes totally agree! I've proposed that the council plant a native woodland in the publiclly owned field up the hill behind Seaview, and lay out a forest park there for the future.
Yes paul housing is important but we also need to start planting a few million trees to try and sustain this little planet of ours sits where housing aint going to go should be filled with trees
NOTIFICATION: ROADS AND SPECIAL WORKS PROGRAMME - WORKS FOR WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST 2019
The Council’s Operations Department has provided the following update on works in the Balbriggan / Swords area for the week ending Friday 2nd August 2019
Portrane, Beach Lane - Drainage Works
Swords, R132 North of Blake’s Cross - Road Surfacing – daytime 10am- 4pm hours
Lusk, Kelly Park - Footpaths
Rush, Channel Road - Footpaths
Lusk, Orlynn Park - Footpaths
Rush, Quay Street - Footpaths
Ongoing Broadband Upgrade Works - Balbriggan Area and Swords Area. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
DONABATE DISTRIBUTOR ROAD - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE PORTRANE ROAD 25TH & 26TH JULY
The Council's Transportation Design Section, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department has stated that unforeseen, emergency works are required to be carried out on the wastewater infrastructure being laid as part of the Donabate Distributor Road Project.
These works will take place at in the vicinity of the Donabate Distributor Road and the Portrane Road Junction.
To facilitate these works, a lane closure with temporary traffic management will be put in place from 10am on Thursday 25th to 5pm on Friday 26th July on the Portrane Road at the works location.
The Council has apologised in advance for any inconvenience this will cause to local commuters. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
CHOICE BASED LETTING SCHEME
Choice Based Letting (CBL) is an approach used by Fingal County Council for allocating dwellings which allows tenants and prospective tenants to bid for the available designated properties they are interested in.
In accordance with the Council's Allocations Scheme for Social Housing the council is undertaking to offer the following properties using the Choice Based Letting mechanism.
1. A selection of newly built 2 Bedroomed Apartments located at Pappan Grove, Santry, D.9, owned and managed by the Approved Housing Body Túath
2. A selection of newly built 2 Bedroomed Apartments located at Wren’s Hill, Donabate, Co. Dublin, owned and managed by the Approved Housing Body Oaklee
If the amount of bids received exceeds the amount of properties available, the applicant with the highest priority in accordance with their date in need will be offered the property, subject to the normal lettings process.
Interested applicants should forward their expression of interest to the Housing Department by Tuesday 6th of August. If you have any queries contact the Housing Department or also let me know if you have any questions on this. ... See MoreSee Less
Please see links below to location of the two schemes:Pappan Grove - SantryBridegfield New Apartments Unnamed Road, Santry Demesne, Dublin maps.app.goo.gl/5vhe7JErydPVr2WJ7Wrens Hill - DonabateThe Gallery. Turvey Walk, Donabate Turvey Ave, Ballalease West, Donabate, Co. Dublin maps.app.goo.gl/MtRgx11dXjxHQqiD7
I met @RashidaTlaib in Washington in March to talk about our work. She's an incredible woman, a courageous fighter for justice & human rights. I have so much respect for her bravery & refusal to be silenced.. sending #solidarity to Rashida & her family in the occupied West Bank❤️
UK politics 2015 onwards is just a succession of centrists discovering to their absolute bewilderment that they can't simply instruct Jeremy Corbyn to resign.
Good to hear that Plaid, SNP and Conservative MPs have responded positively to Jeremy Corbyn’s Caretaker Government offer by confirming that they are willing to meet. We have to prevent the dangerous No Deal Brexit that Johnson is so recklessly willing to inflict on our country.