Fine Gael bye-election candidate for Dublin South West, Senator Cáit Keane has today (Monday) welcomed the news that Tallaght courthouse will not close as previously proposed.
“Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald telephoned me directly this morning to inform me that Tallaght courthouse will not close as planned,” Senator Keane explained.
“I have been making representations to the Courts Service and my Government colleagues for months about the proposed closure and am glad to see that these have been taken into account and that the right decision for this area has been taken,” she continued.
“Tallaght is an ever expanding area of South Dublin with over 70,000 people living here. It needs key administrative services to serve this growing population and closing the courthouse would not have been in the best interests of the citizens who live in the area. Tallaght is the administrative centre of South County Dublin and to remove such a vital organ of the justice system at local level would have been a regressive and very damaging action.
Fine Gael Dublin South West bye-election candidate Senator Cáit Keane is urging local residents to support the many cultural events which are scheduled to take place this-coming Friday, 19th September.
“These events are free of charge to attend and are part of Culture Night, a nationwide public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts,” Senator Keane explained.
“This Friday night, 19th September, presents a unique opportunity to experience something new and celebrate the talent we live and work amongst. It can also be an opportunity for people to visit and experience the work of excellent organisations in their local area, which may appeal to them for future volunteer work. Our communities are made stronger through the incredible commitment of volunteers to sporting, community, arts and culture organisations.,” she continued.
Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event, which first began in Dublin in 2006, to a major national event which now sees 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios, community groups and cultural centres all around the country.