Lavelle selected for 2014 local elections

October 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Campaigns

Local Councillor William Lavelle has been selected by Fine Gael to contest the 2014 local elections in the Lucan/Palmerstown area.

William stated: “I’m honoured to have been selected by Fine Gael to contest the 2014 local elections. I wish to thank two Beech Park residents: Joe Byrne and Brenda Coyne (Chair of Lucan Branch FG) for proposing and seconding my nomination at tonight’s convention.”

In his speech to the selection convention, William told delegates that “I am proud to call Lucan my home, proud to serve our community as your local councillor… and with your support and selection tonight I hope to ask the people of Lucan to let me continue in that task.”

William wished all the best to Lucan’s Vicki Casserly-Naughton and Palmerstown’s Gerry Kennedy who will join William on the FG ticket.

William said: “I look forward to working with Vicki and Gerry to seek to deliver three seats for Fine Gael in the Lucan/Palmerstown area in next May’s election.”

Gardai & Council seize 78 horses from lands at Newcastle Road

November 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Lucan

Joint operation in response to community safety and animal and welfare concerns highlighted by Cllr. Lavelle

Cllr. William Lavelle, local councillor for Lucan, has this week welcomed a joint operation by Gardai by South Dublin County Council which resulted in the seizure of 78 horses from lands at Newcastle, between the 12th Lock and the Polly Hops. The Gardai and Council were supported by the staff of a horse pound in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny to where the animals were taken. Only one of the horses was legally chipped and registered as required by the Control of Horse Act. This information was provided to Cllr. Lavelle in a briefing by Lucan Gardai.

Cllr. Lavelle stated: “I welcome this joint operation and I wish to thank both Gardai and the Council for responding to my concerns about horses being kept illegally on these lands. Many of these horses were being ill-treated and ridden in a dangerous fashion along Newcastle Road and in the nearby Finnstown estate. This is the third time that the council has seized horses from these lands at my request, but this has been by far the largest operation to date.”

“This operation was aimed at improving community safety and addressing animal welfare concerns.”


Lavelle welcomes Dept. of Education confirmation on new school for St. Andrews NS

December 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Lucan

Cllr. William Lavelle has welcomed fresh correspondence from the Department of Education to St. Andrews (Church of Ireland) NS in Lucan confirming that a new school building will be provided on a site at St. Edmundsbury.

The existing school is at capacity and has no space to expand on its current constrained site.

Outline planning permission was granted earlier this year by an Bord Pleanala for a new school building on the St. Edmundsbury site. However the site acquisition and the full planning application have not yet been completed.

Cllr. Lavelle states: “I have consistently supported St. Andrews’ campaign for a new school. I raised this matter again as recently as last week at the Lucan Area Committee meeting where I called on the Minister for Education to progress both the site acquisition and the full planning application.

“I also secured agreement on a review of traffic management in the vicinity of the propsed new school. Councillors and roads engineers are to meet in January to review this matter.

Lavelle welcomes minor changes to improve the 25A & 25B services, but more improvements required!

December 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Campaigns, Lucan

Cllr. William Lavelle, Fine Gael councillor for Lucan has this week welcomed minor changes by Dublin Bus to outbound 25, 25A & 25B bus services. However William is still seeking further changes to improve the 25A & 25B services Read more