Hogan should work to provide housing, not obstruct it – Ellis

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Dessie Ellis TD has called on Minister Hogan to explain himself. He made his call following the revelations that the scandal prone Minister may have lobbied Kilkenny Co. Council to obstruct the housing of a traveller family.

The particular family were living in crowded unsuitable conditions.
A letter was sent in Minister Hogan’s name from his constituency office on his headed paper naming the family and telling residents that the Minister and a local Fine Gael councillor had worked to block the family from housing in Bonnettstown, Co. Kilkenny.

“This Minister still refuses to meet the Priory Hall residents, who have been out of their homes for almost a year. A Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government should be meeting the housing needs of people rather than obstructing them.

“Minister Hogan has some very serious questions to answer about the letter sent to residents of Bonnettstown, whether he lobbied Kilkenny County Council and if so why?”

Senior Citizens Events organised as part of the Finglas Safety Week

Just a quick reminder about our senior citizens events which has been organised as part of Finglas Community Safety Week which is taking place this week.

Thursday 27th September

Senior Citizens Safety Talk at 2pm in Mellowes Court.

Friday 28thSeptember

Senior Citizens Bingo at 8pm in Finglas Celtic Football Club, Kilshane Road.

Sunday 30th September

Finglas Memories at 2pm in the Finglas Youth Resource Centre

Finglas Historical Society, Dublin Fire Service and An Garda Síochána will be in attendance to provide advice and information.


Booking Essential For this event – please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel: 0864115783

Please feel free to forward this email on to others or let senior citizens know that these events are on.


Kind Regards