Keane calls for development of national framework on delivery of child community services

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) called for a national framework to be developed to ensure information is being shared effectively between agencies providing child community services.
Senator Keane made her comments after the publication of the report, ‘Leading Community Change: Delivering Better Outcomes in an Irish Community’ by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) based in Tallaght West. The report recommends the development of such a framework, and also suggests that child and community services be incentivised to realign delivery and resources towards evidence informed models.

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This post was written by on April 3, 2014

Keane calls for review of commercial rates imposed on GAA, FAI and IRFU

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Cáit Keane, has today (Wednesday) called for a re-assessment of the new commercial rates set by Dublin City Council for Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium, after it was announced that rates will more than double on each stadium. Senator Keane added that the Government should re-examine the new Valuation Bill to include a derogation for sporting organisations.

The independent Valuation Office have increased the rate on Croke Park from €528,000 to €1.028 million, while the IRFU and the FAI have been informed that the bill for the Aviva will be going up to €1.028 from last year’s figure of €437,000.

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This post was written by on January 29, 2014

Keane Welcomes NRA Funding for roads upgrade and maintenance in 2014

Senator Cáit Keane has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, that the National Roads Authority of Ireland has awarded funding of €1,474,918 to South Dublin County Council towards roads maintenance and upgrades for 2014.

“This is very positive for the South Dublin area and I widely welcome the news of this funding to be allocated to South Dublin County Council for investment in our roads network in the county area. Two of the major road projects to benefit from the funding are the Leixlip/M50 junction and the M50 Upgrade Phase 1 having been allocated 437,500 and €500,000 each. the remainder of the near €1,474,918 million figure will be spent on other roads in the South Dublin area.

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This post was written by on December 19, 2013

Keane welcomes submission of planning application by HSE for the construction of a primary care centre in Ballyboden

Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator, Cáit Keane, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the submission this week of a planning application by the HSE to South Dublin County Council for the construction of a primary care centre on lands owned by the Augustinian Religious Order on Taylors Lane, Ballyboden which will serve the people of Knocklyon and Rathfarnham.
“The HSE has had a programme of development of Primary Care facilities nationally for some time and I am delighted to report that the Rathfarnham/Knocklyon Primary Care Centre, which I have been advocating since we were drawing up the Ballyboden Village Development Plan, is now coming to fruition. At that time I proposed that a symbol be included on the map designating an approximate location for a Community/ Primary Care Centre on lands owned by the Augustinian Religious Order on Taylors Lane, Ballyboden. The HSE has now received confirmation of suitable heads of agreement for the purchase of a site on this land from the Augustinian order; the site is now close to deed of transfer to HSE.

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This post was written by on December 12, 2013