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D6W retained in new national post code system – Keane

“I welcome the new national post code system for Ireland, Eircode, and I am very pleased that the code D6W will be retained for the areas contained in Dublin 6W”, says Fine Gael Senator Cáit Keane.

“Two years ago I made representation through Seanad Éireann that the D6W code be retained and the announcement today that ‘W’ is going to be allowed only for the code ‘D6W’ is a great result. I also congratulate the many the people of D6W who also campaigned on this.

“In the summer of 2015 every address in Ireland will receive its unique Eircode. The Republic of Ireland will be one of the first countries in the world to have a database of unique address identifiers for all properties which will assist citizens, business and public bodies to locate every individual address in the country.

“Each Eircode is comprised of seven characters that are unique to each mailing address. The seven characters are divided into two parts – a routing Key and a unique identifier. It is great that Dublin 6W will get to keep its unique D6W code.”

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Keane welcomes national lottery funding for projects in Tallaght

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement of €13,600 for projects in Tallaght which is being made available to groups through National Lottery grants. The funding was announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD, this week.
This follows on from the awarding of National Lottery funding to 18 projects for older people announced by the Minister for Heath, Leo Varadkar last week.

The youth group projects receiving funding include:
€4,000 for St. Kevin’s Girls NS, Treepark Road, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24 for the purchase of equipment and a summer activities programme
€4,000 for the New Hope Residential Centre, Kiltalown Cottage, Hazelgrove Golf Course, Mount Seskin Road, Dublin 24 to construct a new playground as part of a drug rehabilitation project
€4,000 for St. Dominic’s Community Centre, 60 and 60A Avonbeg Gardens, Dublin 24 to develop a natural play area
€1,600 for Killinarden FRC, Killinarden Way, Dublin 24 to provide a life skills club and grinds for Leaving Certificate students

Senator Keane said: ‘This funding will go a long way to assisting in the vital work carried out by these  groups in the Tallaght community to expand on the excellent work that they are already doing The funding will be used for initiatives that support young people, those recovering from addictions and others in the community who require services to help develop and grow their personal skills. I am confident that this funding will be put to good use and that it will be appreciated by those in the Tallaght area who are to avail of it and the difference it will make to their community organisations.”

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Tallaght courthouse to remain open after successful consultation process – Keane

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.

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