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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Crime and the Home Security Checklist Challenge

The most frequent topic of conversation with residents lately is the number and frequency of incidents of criminal behaviour, including burglaries and attempted burglaries, anti-social behaviour and drug related incidents…

Headline, Lucan, Parliamentry Questions, Support education »

[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Minister agrees to meet Lucan schools to review prefab crisis

Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, has today raised a Special Notice Question which was agreed by the Ceann Comhairle on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’ Junior National School and Scoil Áine Naofa Senior National School.
Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School Boards and school representatives.
The following is Deputy Derek Keating’s Speaking Note from the Dáil today:
I wish to thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this very urgent matter.
Minister Cannon, as …

Job creation, Press Release »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fine Gael Dublin TD Derek Keating welcomed the latest Live Register figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which show that the number of people out of work in the Dublin area has dropped by 5,398 over the last 12 months.

Press Release, Support education »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Derek Keating said “we must remember that it was the Fianna Fail Government of 2010 who capped the number of SNA posts and that cap had remained in place since its introduction until we in Fine Gael and our Coalition partners of Labour raised this matter in the Dáil”.

Crime, Press Release »

[29 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Local TD, Derek Keating, has called for more patrols, both on foot and in Garda cars, to try and address the significant increase in break-ins in Lucan over the past number of weeks. He has been in contact with the Superintendent in Charge at Lucan Garda Station to discuss how best this can be tackled.

A total overhaul of Irish politics »

[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

On Friday 4th October you will be asked to vote on two major issues. To abolish the Seanad and to establish a Court of Appeal.
I am asking you to consider all the issues involved and ensure you  vote.  My advice is that a Yes Vote will save a large amount of money and reduce the number of politicians.

A total overhaul of Irish politics, Headline »

[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Derek Keating Fine Gael TD  calls for an intensive debate on the Referendum to abolish the Seanad

As a Dublin TD representing one of the fastest growing constituencies in the country, I appeal to all concerned not to leave the issues that we are voting on in less than four weeks’ time to the last minute.

Headline, Job creation, Lucan, News »

[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Post Office for Lucan confirmed!

On Wednesday evening 24th July 2013, An Post confirmed to me that it is NOW advertising for and seeking expressions of interest from retail stores for the New Lucan Post Office South of the N4. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 21st August at 5pm…

Crime, Press Release »

[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Local TD Derek Keating today congratulated the Gardaí from the National Drugs Unit who were backed up with Gardaí from Lucan and arrested two people for €400,000 value of cannabis herb in Hillcrest Heights late last night.
Two young people in their 20s were arrested when the Gardaí were attending a fire at the adjacent house on the same street. An elaborate cultivation site with a large amount of cannabis herb, cultivation equipment and packing facilities were all discovered in what is a frightening but unacceptable development in the Greater Lucan …

Crime, Press Release »

[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Local TD Derek Keating congratulates Gardai from the National Drug Squad and Ronanstown Garda Station for the dangerous but successful work in closing a drug factory in Balgaddy.
I am so proud of our Gardai who again have saved more young life’s said local TD Derek Keating
Cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of €170,000 have been seized by Gardaí during a raid on a house in Dublin Mid-West. A  gun and ammunition were also recovered.
The raid was carried out on a house in Balgaddy as part of an investigation …