Finglas Community Safety Week – 24th to 30th September‏

Finglas Community Safety Week 2012

Monday 24th September

Finglas Fire Station Open Day

Venue:  Finglas Fire Station

Time:  11am and 3.30pm

Numbers limited.  Booking is essential; please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783


Prescription and over the counter drugs, safety in the home information session

Venue:  FAST, Wellmount Road, Finglas

Time:  7pm

For further information, please contact Finglas Cabra Local Drugs Task Force Tel: 01 8307440



Tuesday 25th September

Safety Treasure Hunt

Venue:  Finglas Library

Time:  3.15pm

Booking essential; please contact Finglas Library on 01 8344906


Supporting Youth Participation in Finglas

A workshop facilitated by ‘The Barnardos Amplifying Voices Initiative’

Venue:  Dublin City Council Offices, Mellowes Road, Finglas

Time:  7pm

For further information, please contact Tim Stewart on Tel: 0860247083



Wednesday 26th September

Open Day at Finglas Garda Station

Time:  10am to 3pm

Venue:   Finglas Garda Station

Everyone Welcome!


Finglas Safety Forum Meeting

Venue:  Finglas Garda Station

Time:  7.30pm

For further information, please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783



Thursday 27th September

Senior Citizens Safety Talk

Venue:  Mellowes Court

Time:  2pm

Movie Night

Venue:  The Den Youth Services

Times:  5.30 -7.00 ages are 12-13

7.30 – 9.00 ages are 14-15

9.30-11.00 ages are 16 and over


Retail Crime Prevention Information

Venue:  Finglas Garda Station

Time:  6pm


Soccer Tournament

Venue:  Finglas Celtic FC

Time:  8pm

For further information, please contact Derek at The Den Youth Services on Tel:  01 834 1436



Friday 28th September

An Garda Síochána Schools GAA Tournament

Venue:  Erin’s Isle

Time:  10am


Safety Talk

Venue:  Avilla Park

Time:  4pm


Senior Citizens Bingo

Venue:  Finglas Celtic Football Club, Cardiffsbridge Road

Time:  8pm

Bingo in Finglas Celtic FC Hall every Friday.  All Welcome!



Saturday 29th September

Safer Finglas for Young People

Venue:  Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Finglas

Time:  2.30pm to 4.30pm



Sunday 30th September

Finglas Memories

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

Venue:  Finglas Youth Resource Centre

Time:  2pm to 4.30pm

Booking is essential; please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783



For further information on any of these events, please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons

Tel:  0864115783

Ellis calls on An Post to reconsider closure of Santry Post Office


Sinn Féin TD for Dublin North West has called on An Post and the Minister for Communications to reconsider the closure of the Santry Post Office. He asked that the large increase in population in the area over the last decade and the employment and services the office provided would not be overlooked. The deputy continued “I have written to An Post and submitted a Parliamentary Question on the closure. As a result of the closure of Santry Post office and the transfer of all transactions to Omni Post Office. This has been a huge blow to the people of Santry and its surrounding areas. There are many people living in these areas for many years and most of whom have availed of these local facilities all their lives. From an economic point of view this makes no sense as the footfall into Santry Post Office has always been very high to such an extent that 3 people were employed full time and 2 part-time. Cllr Anthony Connaghan a cosigner of the letter to An Post also commented; “As public representatives for the locality, the loss of these jobs and the impact on the lives of the customers who are almost all local residents is of major concern to us. If the location of the Post Office which has been in existence for nearly 90 years is a problem, there are other locations nearby which could be put to use. It is also important to point out the record of Santry Post Office has been second to none from a security point of view. New Estates have been built along Santry Avenue, in Santry Woods and along the Swords Road over the last number of years increasing the local population by thousands. Other more established estates such as Royal Oak, Santry Close, Santry Park, Oak Park, Turnapin, Magenta and others including a large business community and senior citizens complexes such as Domville now find themselves marginalised and having to travel a longer, unnecessary distance to access Postal Facilities in the Omni Shopping Centre. We, once again, appeal for a review of the decision and to re-open this badly needed facility in the locality and I strongly support the demands of the local people of the area,”