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Update on some Dublin 15 good news stories in December 2017.

Dublin 15 has some good news stories in December 2017.

  1. Corduff Primary Care Centre – officially opened
  2. Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown Children’s Unit -sod turning
  3. St. Brigid’s N.S. Castleknock – Digital Schools Award
  4. Sports Grants - €500k for Local Sports Clubs

DUBLIN 15

DUBLIN 7

  1. Gaelscoil and Chuilinn - official opening
  2. Luttrellstown Community College – new extension
  3. Castleknock GAA – New Club House at Somerton
  4. Castleknock College – opening of new Sports Hall
  5.   New Social Homes – Hansfield and Mountview

HANSFIELD:

WELLVIEW:

  1.  Mary Mother of Hope Junior NS, Clonee - Digital Schools Award
  2.  Veritas new jobs - Ballycoolin
  3. IT Blanchardstown Development – University of Technology Dublin
  4.  LUAS  Broombridge - now open
  5.  Fingal County Council (FCC) – Community Funding

    1. Corduff Primary Care Centre – officially opened

The Corduff Primary Care Centre was opened in October at a cost €7.6m. The new high spec centre will provide a range of primary care services including public health nursing, paediatric occupational therapy, paediatric physiotherapy, child psychology, speech and language therapy, dietetics, social work services, mental health, counselling and dental services. The practice comprises of four GPs and a practice nurse. It also has a new crèche, a physiotherapy gym and two occupational therapy gyms suitable for children and adolescents.

2. Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown Children’s Unit -sod turning

An Taoiseach and local TD, Leo Varadker, turned the sod, along with Minister Harris, for the Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centre at Connolly Hospital. This long awaited satellite centre of the new National Children’s Hospital will be very significant to the people of Dublin West and beyond.

An Taoiseach said “the new facility is close to my heart as I was involved in the project as Minister for Health”.

It will open to patients in 2019 so it will no longer be necessary for children to travel to Crumlin or Temple St., unless they need to see a specialist.

3. St. Brigid’s N.S. Castleknock – Digital Schools Award

St. Brigid’s NS was awarded the Digital Schools of Distinction award this year.  It also received it in 2009. The school has gone from strength to strength with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) integration in teaching, learning and assessment. The school has developed its own app for communication with parents and the wider community as well as using Twitter and a very attractive and well designed website.

4. Sports Grants - €500k for Local Sports Clubs  

The Government has allocated over €500,000 in grants to sporting organisations in Dublin 15 this year. All of the clubs and organisations in D15 and D7 that made valid sports grant applications this year received a grant in this round. There will be another round in 2018, so any club that did not receive a grant can apply then.

DUBLIN 15

Organisation

Location

Project

Sport

Grant

Fingal County Council

Porterstown Park

All weather pitch/running track

Multi-sport

€150,000

Castleknock Hurling & FC

Somerton Park

Training Area

Gaelic

€145,000

Castleknock Celtic FC

Porterstown Road

Equipment

Soccer

€23,295

Phoenix Cricket Club

Phoenix Park

Safety upgrades

Cricket

€1,902

Mountview Fortlawn Community Campus Ltd

Clonsilla

Equipment

Soccer

€8,495

Garda Sub Aqua Club

Westmanstown Centre, Clonsilla

Equipment upgrade

Diving

€15,000

West Dublin Rhinos

Carpenterstown Road

Club improvements

American Football

€1,568

DUBLIN 7

Organisation

Location

Project

Sport

Grant

Phoenix FC

Ashtown & Navan Rd

Development

Soccer

€146,340

St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh GAA

Navan Road

Re-roofing & refurbish dam­aged floor

Gaelic

€80,000

Cabra Parkside Community

Ratoath Road

New Spinning room

Multi

€76,580

Cabra for Youth

Ratoath Road

Cottage Storage

Multi

€21,767

5. Gaelscoil and Chuilinn - official opening  

Gaelscoil an Chuilinn’s new €4.6 million school and Community Theatre Space was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker. The school is located in Tyrrelstown but serves a wider area. The school was opened in 2012, under the patronage of An Foras Patrunachta, to meet the ever increasing demand for tuition through the Irish language. It is an inter-denominational gaelscoil. The school has a wide range of nationalities including children from Latvia, Poland, Iran, China, England, Scotland & France. It is the second Gaelscoil in Dublin 15. There are also advanced plans for a new second-level Aonad for the area. 2018 will be Bliain na Gaelige.

6. Luttrellstown Community College – new extension

Planning permission for a new extension at Luttrellstown Community College and for a new sports hall and community centre adjacent to the school, was granted in June 2016 and the project is now at tender stage and contracts will issue.  All going to plan, it is expected that building works will begin early in 2018.

7. Castleknock GAA – New Club House at Somerton

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker, turned the sod for the new club house at Somerton during the Family Day in September.  The club is going from strength to strength.

8. Castleknock College – opening of new Sports Hall

Minister Bruton officially opened Castleknock College’s new Sports Hall. The blessing was given by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The college has a very good record in sport, especially rugby.

9.   New Social Homes – Hansfield and Mountview

HANSFIELD:

Fingal County Council has acquired 36 new apartments in Hansfield which will be allocated to people on the housing list. The new homes will be managed by Tuath Housing Association and tenants are currently moving in. Eight of these have been specially adapted to accommodate tenants with disabilities/medical needs.

WELLVIEW:

There are also an additional 20 houses in Wellview which is one of the three sites in Fingal County Council’s Rapid Build Construction Programme.  These homes were visited by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker, and Minister Eoghan Murphy in November.

10.  Mary Mother of Hope Junior NS, Clonee - Digital Schools Award 

Mary Mother of Hope NS in Clonee was awarded the prestigious Digital Schools of Distinction Award. There are 445 pupils in the school, aged from 5 to 9 years.

11.  Veritas new jobs - Ballycoolin

Veritas Technologies research and development (R&D) centre in Ballycoolin Business Park was announced with 250 new jobs. 130 roles will be filled next year with the remainder in 2019. Technology leaders like Veritas help the Government to stimulate growth and spread the benefit of innovation to businesses across the country and around the world.

12. IT Blanchardstown Development – University of Technology Dublin

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) announced a new multi-million euro investment in a new teaching block. It is one of the most significant investments in the ITB. This investment will enable the college to teach more students, in a range of disciplines, in a specially designed building. ITB will be part of the new Technology University Dublin with Tallaght IT and DIT when the legislation, currently going through the Oireachtas, is finalised.

13.  LUAS  Broombridge - now open

Broombridge LuasThe new LUAS Cross City line which connects the green and the red lines was officially opened in December by Leo Varadker. This is now of benefit to passengers who use our local train line as it will now be possible to get the train at Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla and Ashtown and transfer to the Luas at Broombridge and travel from there to the city centre, Dundrum and many other places.  

Leo Varadker said “When I was Minister for Transport I made the decision to build the Luas Cross City to connect the two Luas lines and to extend the light-rail system from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge in Cabra and it gives me great pleasure to open it”.

14.  Fingal County Council (FCC) – Community Funding

In October FCC provided funding of €64,500 for Community facilities.  Twenty one local organisations in Dublin 15 secured €20,000 of this funding with Mountview Family Resource Centre receiving €2,500. Most facilities received €1000 with a few receiving slightly less.  

You can check out the list on the FCC website www.fingalcoco.ie under the heading ‘press releases’, title:  Fingal LCDC grants €64,500 to Community Groups 06.10.17

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