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Three years ago I introduced the Lucan Primary Care Centre project for Ballyowen Castle Shopping Centre. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the people of Lucan with a multi-million euro Primary Care facility that will include a full range of medical services: GP, Nursing, Dental, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Dietician, Psychology etc. – Lucan’s very own Mini Hospital. Following the last three years of work, the Contracts for our Primary Care Centre have now been signed, pre-planning consultation meetings have taken place …
3 years ago I started the campaign for the 3rd Post Office in Lucan. An Post acknowledged this campaign by agreeing to a 3rd Lucan Post Office. A long process began to determine which retailerwas awarded the contract. This process stalled but following my repeated representations, An Post has now agreed to re-commence the process. I will continue to keep local residents posted on this important matter.
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Thank you to the residents and groups of Dublin Mid West who have contacted me during the last term…
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Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Derek Keating, has welcomed the announcement by Olympic silver medallist and Clondalkin native, Kenneth Egan, to that he is to run for Fine Gael in the upcoming local elections in the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area.
“Kenneth is well used to going into battle. Although he is new to politics I believe that he will do well because he is well respected in the Clondalkin area. When I met with him recently I was genuinely impressed by his commitment to young people in Clondalkin, an area …
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Dublin TD, Derek Keating, has today withdrawn his nomination for the B list of the European Elections with Brian Hayes in May in favour of Senator Eamonn Coghlan.
Speaking to Party members, Deputy Keating thanked those who have nominated him and is delighted to endorse Senator Eamonn Coghlan to be a member of the Brian Hayes “Dream Team” for the forthcoming European Elections in the Constituency of Dublin.
I cannot think of two finer candidates to lead the campaign. Brian Hayes has been an outstanding Minister of State and has made a …
Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, (after raising a Special Notice Question in the Dáil on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’s and Scoil Áine Naofa) Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School representatives along with Deputy Keating’s fellow TDs, Robert Dowds and Joanna Tuffy on this Wednesday 5th Feb, at 7pm.
The following is the contribution in the Dáil on Wednesday 29th by Deputy Derek Keating which secured this meeting.
“During my 15 years as an elected public …
“Some of the results of this report raise concerns at the general lack of awareness in caring for people with dementia in our hospitals.
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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 …
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Fine Gael Local TD Derek Keating has said that the revelations surrounding extremely low profit margins at Rehab Lotteries warrant further scrutiny. Deputy Keating made his comments in the aftermath of a contribution by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, to a Dáil debate on charities last night.
“I am very concerned at the revelations about low profit margins at Rehab. It is hard to understand how scratch card sales worth almost €4 million in one year could generate a profit of less than €10,000.
“It is perfectly reasonable for people …