Cllr. Deirdre Donnelly

Cllr. Deirdre Donnelly

INDEPENDENT

Your Independent Councillor in the Stillorgan LEA

Cabinteely - Carrickmines - Clonskeagh - Cornelscourt - Foxrock - Goatstown - Kilmacud - Leopardstown - Mount Merrion - Roebuck - Stillorgan

"A DIFFERENT VOICE"

LOCAL & COUNTY-WIDE ISSUES

COMMUNITY

Ageing

I am a member of the DLRCC Culture, Community and Ageing Strategic Policy Committee. I have raised the issue of long delays when processing grants for home improvements for the elderly at this committee. Many families find themselves in a situation where chair lifts or downstairs bathrooms may have to be installed to assist a family member. There are grants available for these improvements but the waiting time can be quite long. I am hoping that the process can be simplified and that family members who are already experiencing difficulties due to an elderly relative’s illness will not be put through further hardship.

At Stillorgan Kilmacud Active Retirement Association’s 25th Celebrations
At Stillorgan Kilmacud Active Retirement Association’s 25th Celebrations

Sport

I welcome the diverse range of sports available in DLRCC. I also feel however that an emphasis should be placed on fitness for all levels and support the Council’s efforts in relation to community races and DLR Movers, a walking group who meet twice a week. I believe that there are many people who do not part take in club sports but enjoy walking and jogging. I therefore welcome facilities such as the recently developed track in Clonmore Park and the proposed walking trails in Fernhill Gardens which will be open later this year.

At the Clonskeagh Sports Day
At the Clonskeagh Sports Day

Meadowbrook

Returning to Willow Road (where I used to live) to take part in Meadowbrook Residents Association’s special event in 2016. I was delighted to be invited to the Meadowbrook Residents’ Association’s special event in 2016. My father, Kieran Daly, was one of the founding committee members of the Association as well as one of the founder members of Dundrum Family Recreation Centre where Meadowbrook Swimming Pool is today.

Meadowbrook Residents Association’s special event in 2016
Meadowbrook Residents' Association's special event in 2016. With Donal Donnelly, a former neighbour from Willow Road (where I used to live) at the Meadowbrook Residents' Association 2016 celebrations.

Mosque Celebrations

At the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh for their 25-year celebrations when Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins was present.

Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh
Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh. At the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh for their 25-year celebrations when Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins was present.

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