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21 July 2022

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5 July 2022

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5 July 2022

New Laws Will Finally Outlaw Scramblers

The recent news of a young child being knocked over by a Scrambler Bike in Seán Walsh Park was shocking, but not new. Scramblers have been creating a nuisance for years. Their bikes and their riders destroy pitches and open spaces and terrorise park users. It has to stop.

While others have complained, I introduced a Bill in the last Dáil to give the Garda the powers they say they needed – the powers to confiscate and destroy Scramblers used in an anti-social manner to terrorise ordinary people. The powers outlined in my Bill are now part of new laws that will be passed by the Dáil by the summer.

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Sports Recreation Leisure

· As a TD, I strongly support continued and increased investment in our recreational and sports facilities. This year, Sports Capital Funding totalled over €150 million – with almost all sports, including most minority sports.

· I also strongly support South Dublin County Council in its work locally. I am pleased to report that the Council has received significant government funding for the following projects:

Ball Courts – Dodder Valley - €35,000

Bowling Green – Seán Walsh Park; Storage Facilities, Ballymount - €14000

Ball-Stop Nets, Kilnamanagh - €10,500

Ballymount GAA Pitch - €35,000

Dodder Valley/ Park BMX Track - €105,000

Killinarden Park Pitch – Multi-Sport - €249,960

Kiltipper Park Soccer Pitch – Multi-Sport - €249,960

Pavillion – Dodder Valley Park/Mt. Carmel - €259,438

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Major Government Sports Capital Funding for Tallaght – 2022

Without our sports clubs and their thousands of volunteers, our community in Tallaght could not survive and thrive. The following are just some of the clubs that received finding for prohjects this year. For a ful list, please e-mail me.

· Kevin’s Hurling & Camogie Club - €39,939

Kilnamanagh AFC - €150,000

Thomas David GAA Club - €150,000

Sacred Heart FC - €150,000

St. Ann’s GAA Club - €141,981

South Dublin TaeKwando - €36,324

Templeogue Basketball/Our Lady’s – Hockey & Basketball - €150,000

Dublin County Board GAA – Spawell Development - €300,000

Roadstone Group Social Club – Installation of LED Lighting - €149,448.

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