A victory for the residents of Finglas – Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD, Councillor Anthony Connaghan and Community activist Noeleen Reilly has welcomed the announcement from An Bord Pleanala that they have refused an application for an amusement arcade in Finglas village. Deputy Ellis commended the work of local residents and community groups in campaigning against this proposal. ‘This is a victory for the residents of Finglas. Back in September I lodged an objection with Dublin City Council. In the objection I outlined the nature of the remaining services in Main Street Finglas, the decimation of the Village due to the opening of Charlestown Shopping Centre and the resulting closure of a number of retail units. The existing services are used primarily by older members of the community who rely on public transport and the addition of an amusement arcade will add nothing to the village’

About Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD is a full time public representative for the Constituency of Dublin North West. He is the Sinn Féin National spokesperson on Housing. Dessie is a member of the Oireachtas Communications and Transport Committee and a member of the joint sub-committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Dessie has been selected by Sinn Féin alongside Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud to contest the upcoming General elections.