Over recent years the opening hours of Rathcoole Garda Station have been cut back and the number of Gardaí stationed there have been reduced drastically. This is a matter of concern in the area. I support a call for a meeting with the Department of Justice to to address this.
I support the efforts of the Four Districts Woodland Group to raise awareness of biodiversity in their area.
Half an hour delays exiting Rathcoole Village to get onto the N7 are unacceptable. This is as a result of developer-led planning.
The developers own the land banks, construct estates and apartment blocks and are long gone when the traffic problems arise. More houses are needed nationally but the transport infrastructure must be in place to handle the population expansion.
West Dublin needs a traffic and public transport strategy. Bus Connects is inadequate for the suburbs. I support Rathcoole Community Council’s call for a halt to any more large developments in the village until the traffic situation is addressed.