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[20 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Derek Keating Speaks for St. Mary’s

I have been living in Lucan for approx. 30 years and in very close proximity to one of the finest schools in Ireland. Yet, St. Mary’s Girl’s National School, also known as Scoil Mhuire, is in the process of being been denied it’s now promised and long overdue building refurbishment…

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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…

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[24 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Safety and awareness over the Halloween break

During the week ahead, including over the next two weekends, I ask all residents to be mindful of your property, including your neighbour’s home, especially in the case of older people. Some will also be collecting bonfire material which the Council will be endeavouring to collect…

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[12 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Eirgrid to Invest €90m in the Electricity Network in West Dublin

Eirgrid are at Stage 2 of the Public Consultation process in their planned upgrade of the Electricity Network in the Lucan-Clondalkin area at Grangecastle.
There are a number of benefits that will accrue to the residents along the existing overhead cable route between Adamstown and Tullyhall. The current proposal is to remove 10 pylons along that area, including the eyesore at Adamstown, not that the others are pretty but due to the particular proximity of peoples’ homes there. Pylons are an emotive issue as well as a visual interference and people …

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[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Official opening of Esker Educate Together National School

Derek Keating TD attended at the official opening of Esker Educate Together National School (ETNS) on Tuesday 17th June. The official opening was performed by the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan. Derek is pictured with Colette Kavanagh, School Principal. A great day for the School and all that contributed in any small way to the project. A Flash Mob emerged from the entire pupil body and they performed “Mr. Blue Skies” by the ELO.
It was a brilliant performance and was so well concealed it looked spontaneous.Derek Keating TD is delighted …

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[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Uncertainty looms over Avoca Handweavers Lucan plans

Local TD Derek Keating has expressed his concern that there is now uncertainty over the plan by Avoca Handweavers to open a retail store at the former Foxhunter site adjacent to Hermitage Park Estate. Having achieved all the necessary planning permission the construction phase was expected to have led to Avoca being open by March 2015.
The original plan was that the store would be open since March last and would create about 50 jobs. It is understood that difficulties have arisen with other investors who acquired the site in partnership …

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Deputy Derek Keating speaks during the second stage of the Gender Recognition Bill on Tuesday the 5th of March 2015…

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[3 Feb 2015 | One Comment | ]
Local TD Derek Keating delivers Lucan’s third Post Office

Derek Keating TD has succeeded in his three and a half year campaign to deliver a third Post Office for Lucan. The new Post Office will be based at Eurospar and will add to the growing range of services becoming available at Ballyowen Castle Shopping Centre…

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[8 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments | ]
Local TD Derek Keating unveils plans for newly proposed Primary Care Centre for Lucan

(Deputy Derek Keating and Architect Tom Duffy)
A major step forward in the planned new Primary Care Centre for Lucan is happening this week with the lodgement of an application for planning permission with South Dublin County Council. The proposed Primary Care Centre for Lucan represents a €5m investment which will bring badly needed jobs to Lucan, both in the construction phase and when the Centre is up and running.
Located at Ballyowen, the proposed Centre will add to the hub development already in place at the Shopping Centre and will have …

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[23 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

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 …