Author Archives: Brian Greene

Brickfield / Seagrange Park South zoning victory

Statement (by Brian Greene Socialist Party) on Brickfield Rezoning vote 15/03/2010

“Urgent action required or community will be forced to intervene.”
“Monday’s Development Plan vote saw 22 councillors (out of 22 present) reject the rezoning on Brickfield at the South end of Seagrange. Following such resounding rejection any future rezoning of this land must be a non starter. ” says Brian Greene Public Rep. Socialist Party Dublin North East.The same land faced two votes during the creation of the 2005-2011 Development Plan and also a plan for a variation in 2008. Public pressure defeated these moves. The residents of Sutton Park & Baldoyle will not tolerate erosion of open spaces nor will they tolerate planned dereliction of the site or the disused council depot.

During the past few weeks the general perception has developed that noting will be happening anywhere in the county because of lack of funds in these new economic times. Councillors and Officials that harbour such ideas must stand aside and let creative communities apply community uses to community land if they lack the creativity and vision to move this impasse along.

“For over thirty years the area surrounding Brickfied has been let fall into further disrepair. Enough is enough. If this area is further neglected by its owners or the council the community will be left with no choice but to take action. The only power that has saved Seagrange Park zoning has beenPeople Power. This vote sends the strongest message to council, cash strapped or not, urgent action to remedy the ugliness of the area is required. Failure to act is no longer an option in Seagrange Park.” according to Mr. Greene

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Notes:
Socialist Party online petition http://SaveSeagrangePark.com was presented to councillors ahead of Mondays vote.
Development Plan vote was on three combined motions from Socialist Party Labour & Fine Gael

easter egg raffle for childline

Vincent just left an easter egg in Graingers Baldoyle and The Racecouse inn. These are to be raffeled in aid of the ISPCC. currently only 63 percent of calls to childline are answered thats 27% of kids brave enough to make that call ,left unanswered lets aim for 100%. Save one you save a generation. only 2 euros a line for the raffel not alot by any standards

– please support. – if anyone is in the racer or graingers with a picture phone please email pics of eggs to baldoyle@dublin13.com

politics in the classroom

On Monday 22 February, St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, welcomed two local politicians to the school: Mr. Terence Flanagan, TD and Senator Martin Brady.

 

The Politicians had visited the school as part of the educational project by the Houses of the Oireachtas to educate young people about politics and its relevance to their lives. Many issues were discussed from voting to citizenship to democracy to improving the health service to wastage in electronic voting. Transport also featured regarding cost over runs and indifferent research/planning on the Port Tunnel and the M50.

 

There were also questions on the recession and the Government response to it. On a local level, students asked questions on the provision of sporting and recreational facilities in Baldoyle.

 

Despite being well tested by the Second Years in a question and answer session, Terence and Martin thoroughly enjoyed their visit even though it over ran by about 30 minutes.

 

The visit was organized by the CSPE teacher, Mr. Fennell. Many thanks to Mr. Terence Flanagan, TD and Senator Martin Brady for giving such valuable time to the students. The students were delighted to be given the opportunity to questions two public representatives at one time.

Terence Flanagan, TD with Emma Maguire and Ciara Richardson

Front Row Jude Behan, Senator Martin Brady, Michaela Moriarty Second Row: Rebecca O' Dare, Vanessa Greene, Nicole Moriarty Third Row: Aisling Dennis, Ciara Richardson, Niamh whelan,

Baldoyle’s Estuary Players in East Wall

there came a gypsy riding” By Frank McGuinness

 

via Upstart Productions. Estuary are on the way out to defend the all-Ireland drama title which they’ve won for the last two years running. You can see them for the next three nights (1st 2nd & 3rd March) in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, St. Mary’s Road in East Wall, Dublin. Tickets €14/12. Booking 086 100 5511.

 

On tour the Estuary Players hit (not an exhaustive list)
Rush Co. Dublin March 5th
Wexford March 6th
Castleblaney March 11th
Enniskillen March 12th
Ballinamore March 13th
Ballyshannon March 19th
Claremorris March 21st