Cllr Janice Boylan raises issue of drug free beds with Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Dublin Sinn Féin city councillor Janice Boylan has raised the issue of the provision of drug free beds at a meeting with the Minister responsible for National Drug Strategy. Speaking after the drugs task force meeting Cllr Boylan said: “Today I asked the Minister to take direct action around a number of issues including the need for aftercare after the person goes through recovery and the … [Read more...]

Cllr Janice Boylan supports safe injection centres for Dublin

Sinn Féin Dublin City councillor Janice Boylan has spoken out in full support of safe injection centres for Dublin. Speaking today she said: "Every second day I am contacted by residents reporting discarded drug paraphernalia in our neighbourhoods. Streets where our children play and try have a normal childhood. “Yesterday in Drumalee Estate, off North Circular Road, where may I add … [Read more...]

“Climbing waiting list figures in the Mater Hospital worrying”- Cllr Janice Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin city councillor Janice Boylan is appalled at the rising number of citizens languishing on hospital waiting lists. Commenting today Cllr Boylan said: “At the end of last week there were 367 citizens on trolleys in Emergency Departments across the state. The Mater Hospital had 23 patients waiting, more double the amount of the previous week. There is also a serious … [Read more...]

Raiding wages, pensions and welfare for Water Charges is ‘low, sneaky and cowardly’ – McDonald

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has slammed Government proposals to deduct Water Charges from people’s wages as “low, sneaky and cowardly”. Speaking directly to Tánaiste Joan Burton in the Dáil, Mary Lou McDonald said: “Tánaiste, for several months now, I have been asking you to explain how families who have borne the brunt of your Government’s austerity policies … [Read more...]

New housing units on Infirmary Road site welcome- Cllr Janice Boylan

Sinn Féin Dublin City Cllr Janice Boylan today welcomed the news that money has been sourced and guaranteed for 30 housing units to be built on the Infirmary Road site. Speaking today Cllr Boylan said: “This is fantastic news for the area and is long overdue. A failed regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens has left tenants in limbo. These tenants want to remain in the area and the proposal … [Read more...]

Moore Street traders happy to proceed with redevelopment- Cllr Janice Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin city councillor Janice Boylan has welcomed the news that the Moore street traders are happy to proceed with plans to install new lights, bollards and to hire a new market manager. The decision was reached following a meeting this morning with Dublin City Council officials and traders. Speaking today Cllr Boylan confirmed that this is the kind of engagement that will be needed … [Read more...]

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DCC successfully passes motion to halt half-baked refurbishment of O’ Devaney Gardens

The Sinn Féin team in Dublin City Council has successfully supported a motion that halted Minister Alan Kelly's plans to house homeless families in inadequate accommodation in O' Devaney Gardens. The motion was passed 43 for, 10 against with three abstaining. Speaking after the vote Cllr Janice Boylan said: "Homeless families need a permanent solution. The proposed refurbishment of a … [Read more...]

Motion passed in favour of statue in honour of men and women of 1916- Cllr Janice Boylan

19 February, 2015 Dublin Sinn Féin city councillor Janice Boylan has successfully had a motion passed at the central area committee that calls on Dublin City Council to erect a statue on O’Connell Street to honour the brave women and men of 1916. Speaking after the meeting Cllr Boylan said: “Although the history around the GPO and our capital city is widely known there is no monument … [Read more...]

Cllr Janice Boylan supports local teachers

22 January, 2015 Dublin City Sinn Féin councillor Janice Boylan has called on people to support their local teachers and to give them some encouragement whilst they stand outside their local schools protesting for their rights. Speaking today from a picket line at St. Josephs Secondary School in Manor Street Cllr Boylan said: “These teachers are standing up for what they believe is … [Read more...]