Lavelle secures council order for demolition of anti-social blackspot

May 7, 2012 by  
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Cllr William Lavelle, Local Councillor for Lucan has this week welcomed the news that on foot of his initiative, South Dublin County Council has issued orders under dangerous buildings legislation requiring the demolition of the derelict hayshed structure on the Coolamber site at Finnstown and requiring the permanent closing-up of a gap in railings at the rear of the site facing the residential area of Finnsview Read more

Council seizes 16 horses from Newcastle Road lands following residents’ complaints

November 27, 2011 by  
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Since the Summer William has been following-up on residents’ concerns regarding dangerous horse activity in the general vicinity of Newcastle Road and Finnstown. Residents had advised William that many of the horses which were being rode (in an unsafe manner) on Newcastle Road and in Finnstown were being kept on lands along the Newcastle Road near the former Polly-Hops pub. There were also concerns voiced about the welfare of these animals.

In response William requested the council to use its powers under the Control of Horses Act and Bye-Laws to investigate this matter and if necessary to seize unlicensed horses from these lands.

Last week William was briefed on the outcome of the council’s actions on foot of his requests; and can confirm that the council seized a total of 16 horses from these lands between 7th September and 14th November 2011.