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Councillor David McGuinness - Representing Dublin 15 on Fingal County Council

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McGuinness Calls for Clarity and Calm Following Suspected Ebola Case in Tyrrelstown, Dublin West

October 20th 2014 | Posted by David

McGuinness Calls for Clarity and Calm Following Suspected Ebola Case in Tyrrelstown, Dublin West

Fianna Fáil Dublin West Councillor David McGuinness has called for calm following news that a suspected case of Ebola has been identified in Tyrrelstown this morning. The public need clarity over the circumstances surrounding this case.

“Rumours were circulating around Dublin West this morning claiming that a person was being treated for suspected Ebola. I proactively contacted the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre to ascertain the veracity of the reports. The news then broke in the media afterwards,” Outlined McGuinness.

“Tyrrelstown has a high population of families with links to Western Africa. This is a very serious incident which will have a significant impact on the public. I am calling for calm and a campaign of public information to offset any panic in Dublin West,” concluded McGuinness.

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Irish Water Application Pack Reveals Hidden Standing Charge

September 12th 2014 | Posted by David

“Irish Water confirm the standing charge but can not say how much”

Dublin West Councillor David McGuinness has slammed Government mixed messages about standing charges for Irish Water. Under section C of Irish Water’s application pack, question 8 asks ‘How many people live in the household’ and provides 0 as one of the options. If this option is ticked, it forwards the applicant to question 11 which informs the applicant that they must apply for the unoccupied dwelling charge. This, Irish Water confirmed, is a standing charge but the fee has not yet been set by the commission of energy regulation.

“Government have, since the start of the year, dodged the suggestion that the free allocation of water would come with a standing charge. The electorate were promised that once they stayed within their allocation, of free water, they would not incur fees. The unoccupied dwelling charge, which will be levied on homes that use no water or waste water, confirms everyone will pay for water under Government’s plans and this particular measure represents an attack on the many citizens who have had to emigrate. What plans do Irish Water have to inform overseas homeowners who were already heavily fined last month over the Non Principle Private Residents charge,” said McGuinness.

“I am calling on the Government to clarify immediately how much this standing charge will be and if it will apply to all homes across the country. Many residents in Dublin West are returning their application packs ‘to sender’ because they do not believe they have all of the information they need before signing the documents. This standing charge is a breach of election promises and a clarifying statement is needed immediately for citizens,” concluded McGuinness

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Major Water Outage tomorrow from 9-4pm in Dublin 15 #Dubw

September 9th 2014 | Posted by David

Dear All

It is necessary to turn water off to part of Dublin 15 tomorrow September 10th from 9am until 4pm to facilitate essential works on a trunk watermain. The crew will also be installing valves along the main in order to minimise areas affected by bursts on this watermain in the future.

Areas affected: Areas from and including Ongar Village to Lucan which will include Lower Lucan Road, Tinkers Hill, Laraghacon, Westmanstown, Allendale Square, Stralen Mews, Annaley Court, Barnwall Estate, Lily’s Estate, Delhurst Estate, Hayworth Estate, Ongar Village, Williams Estate, Williamstown Stud and possibly surrounding areas.

The areas of Jarlettstown, Confey will also be affected due to the shut off of 2 export meters to Kildare and 1 export meter to Meath while work is carried out.

Irish Water is aware of this water shut off.

Regards

Ann Egan
Senior Staff Officer
Water Services Department
Fingal County Council
Ann.egan@fingal.ie
018906218

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Navan Road and Mulhuddart Water Supply Disruptions #Dubw

September 8th 2014 | Posted by David

Dear All

Water is off to part of Dublin 15 in two areas:

Mulhuddart Area: There is as burst watermain in the Mulhuddart area and repairs are currently ongoing. It is expected to have water back by 15.30 to 16.00.

Areas affected: Mulhuddart Wood, Mulhuddart estate, Amber wood, Canterbury & parts of Ashfield , Huntstown & Mulhuddart Village.

Navan Road Area: Water is off to all estates on the left hand side as you come from the Phoenix Park to the Half Way house while a branch connection in the Phoenix Park area is carried out. Also affected: Dunsanea Lane, Dunsink, Martin Savage Park. It is expected to have water turned back on by 4pm.

Irish Water is aware of these disruptions.

Regards

Ann Egan
Senior Staff Officer
Water Services Department
Fingal County Council
Ann.egan@fingal.ie
018906218