TD for Dublin North-West, co-leader and co-founder of the Social Democrats

First elected to the Dáil in 1992, Róisín has been re-elected at every General Election since – giving her over 25 years’ experience in national politics.

A former primary school teacher with a degree in Economics and Politics, Róisín has throughout her career been particularly vocal on social justice issues, healthcare in all its forms, and good governance.

As Minister of State for Health, Róisín resigned her position in 2012 on grounds of principle, refusing to support what she saw as poor policy decisions.

Róisín is passionate about accountability and fair distribution of resources.

Under Róisín’s leadership, the Social Democrats have been at the heart of developing a 10-year vision to transform the Irish Health System. The Sláintecare plan is Ireland’s version of the UK’s NHS.

Under Róisín’s leadership, the Social Democrats have been at the heart of developing a 10-year vision to transform the Irish Health System. The Sláintecare plan is Ireland’s version of the UK’s NHS.

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2 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

There has been a lot of commentary on the proposals for the new BusConnects plans and I wanted to make sure that everyone is full informed of what is happening.

It is important to note that these are only proposed changes and only relate to the routes, not the planned bus lanes that may affect people’s property. A full public consultation will begin on July 16th and I will be meeting with Dublin Bus shortly to discuss the plans, so please do let me know if you have any specific questions.

Below on the left you can see the bus network as it is in our area, on the right you can see what is proposed. The plans set out that there would be three very high frequency routes with a bus every 5-7.5 minutes that would serve Finglas (Route F), Glasnevin (Route E ) and Ballymun (Route A). These services would split into less frequent local services after a certain point. For example, as you can see on the map, the F1 and F2 route would serve west Finglas, and the F1 Route would serve the village. There are also proposals for a standalone No.7 route that would run from Charlestown to Blackrock through the City Centre and serve East Finglas and Ballygall. Finally you can see the ‘N’ routes, these would be orbital services travelling in an east west direction.

The full proposed network plan can be seen in the link below and clearer versions of the maps are on page 103 and 104:

www.busconnects.ie/media/1239/chapter7recommendednetworkplan.pdf
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There has been a lot of commentary on the proposals for the new BusConnects plans and I wanted to make sure that everyone is full informed of what is happening.

It is important to note that these are only proposed changes and only relate to the routes, not the planned bus lanes that may affect people’s property. A full public consultation will begin on July 16th and I will be meeting with Dublin Bus shortly to discuss the plans, so please do let me know if you have any specific questions.

Below on the left you can see the bus network as it is in our area, on the right you can see what is proposed. The plans set out that there would be three very high frequency routes with a bus every 5-7.5 minutes that would serve Finglas (Route F), Glasnevin (Route E ) and Ballymun (Route A). These services would split into less frequent local services after a certain point. For example, as you can see on the map, the F1 and F2 route would serve west Finglas, and the F1 Route would serve the village. There are also proposals for a standalone No.7 route that would run from Charlestown to Blackrock through the City Centre and serve East Finglas and Ballygall. Finally you can see the ‘N’ routes, these would be orbital services travelling in an east west direction. 

The full proposed network plan can be seen in the link below and clearer versions of the maps are on page 103 and 104:

https://www.busconnects.ie/media/1239/chapter7recommendednetworkplan.pdf

 

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Thank's Roisin for shareing proposed change's

Proposed removal of some of our current bus services in Donabate, just not acceptable.

Are there any plans to ungrade the night links to a fully functional service reflective of the needs of a capital city and not a service for drunk people to get home on Fridays and Saturdays?

2 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

Just a quick note to make sure you are up to date on the latest news about BusConnects, the NTAs plan for Dublin's bus routes: ... See MoreSee Less

Just a quick note to make sure you are up to date on the latest news about BusConnects, the NTAs plan for Dublins bus routes:

3 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

Be it economic, health, social, or educational, disadvantage is often at the root of people’s addiction issues. Nothing will change unless we address these problems head on. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Some crowd there to discuss the problem . Joke of a country this

3 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

Be it economic, health, social, or educational, disadvantage is often at the root of people’s addiction issues. Nothing will change unless we address these problems head on. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

I spoke in the Dáil last night on Donald Trump's appalling treatment of migrant children and families in detention camps in the U.S. The Government needs to summon representatives from the American embassy in Dublin to make it clear that this barbaric treatment is unacceptable. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Agreed Roisin but we must also draw attention to our own appalling mistreatment of asylum seekers here. Lockjng people away in asylum centres, leaving them isolated and without the ability or right to form a life for themselves for also barbaric and in contravention of international human rights.

Thank god you are out of Labour and are talking sense what about the clown who wanted to boycott champagne quaffing with US diplomats Jesus Labour are a car crash😳😱👍🏻

Well said roisin

Well SAID Roisin all the children in the world need HELP NOW 😍💞💕

That really true all children need love on this planet they deserve to be better.

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[email protected] on @TodaySOR with @MiriamOCal calls for full assurances about private business interests of incoming head of Sláintecare Laura Magahy and how conflicts of interest will be managed.

[email protected] said the Government must clarify how “these commercial interests can be reconciled with Ms Magahy’s new role with #Sláintecare and what her relationship with Projects will be” https://t.co/WuQNqwclfU

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