November 18, 2010
Councillor William Lavelle has this week welcomed news that his long-standing request for the installation of a pedestrian crossing on Celbridge Road in Lucan Village in the vicinity of Lucan Garda Station and Primrose Lane has been finally agreed to and that funding had beee secured. This follows an agreement given to all councillors last month for installation of a pedestrian corssing in the village at La Banca.
Cllr. Lavelle states: “At today’s meeting of the council’s Traffic Management Committee, I was advsied that my request for a crossing on Celbridge Road was being acceded to and that a source of funding had been identified from National Transport Authority and that a contractor will commence work in coming days.
“This comes on foot of a full year and a day of lobbying by me for this crossing as I first raised this matter during debate on a motion I tabled at the Lucan area committee meeting back on 17th November 2009.
“I have also been advised at today’s meeting that much-needed footpath repairs and improvments to traffic markings and road configuration in this area will also be progressed.
“I continue with my separate campaign to seek installation of a pedestrain crossing on Griffeen Avenue at Oldbridge and I have tabled a detailed question on this matter for next week’s Lucan area committee meeting.
November 16, 2010
Addressing the 2010 Young Fine Gael National Conference in Charleville, Co. Cork on Saturday, Fine Gael councillor for Lucan and Palmerstown Cllr William Lavelle, (one of FG youngest councillors in Dublin ) called for expenditure on capital construction projects to be protected to crwate jobs and rebuild Irelands’ economy.
Addressing the conference’s session on the jobs and the economy, Cllr. Lavelle stated: “Since the start of this year
- Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport has finished;
- The Aviva stadium is finished;
- The Convention Centre is finished;
- The Luas to Cherrywood is finished;
- In next 2 week the national motorway programme will be finished;
- And other large-scale projects in my own county of South Dublin such as the Luas to Citywest and Boherboy water scheme are also finishing up.
“Add to this the fact that figures provided to me show housing construction in South Dublin County is down 93% in 3 years.
“In effect there is nothing on-site in this country, nothing is being built!
“But we have thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of skilled workers in areas such as construction, engineering, architecture who are on the dole and whose skills are falling idle. We should be utilizing these skills to rebuild Ireland.
“As an architect I know that the same skills used to design and build houses are used also to design and build schools. Why not employ these skills to provide much-need school building projects. My own are of Lucan is crying out for school buildings as are many other communities right across the state.
“Likewise we could be upgrading Ireland’ broadband and water infrastructure.
“Investing in capital construction projects will create jobs now and lay the foundations of long-term competitive and sustainable economic growth for the future… It’s a no-brainer!”
Also as at the National Conference, Dublin Mid West’s Carol Madigan was elected to the YFG National Executive.
Carol Madigan is pictured with Cllr. Lavelle and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny after her election to the YFG National Executive.