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Notice: March on Leinster House 25th May


For all those that want their voices heard by the gangsters in Leinster House

Come to the demonstration on the 25 .05. 2010

And help represent the middle ground, by making a united stand.

 We will overcome the corrupt political system!

This is your chance to be heard!

Next Tuesday

Assemble 19.00 hrs (7 o clock in the evening)

 

The new by-pass duel carriageway for Wicklow town and the harbour by-pass road

 

The new by-pass duel carriageway for Wicklow town in now opened along with the by-pass road for the Harbour

A sturdy congrats to all involved with the project a job well done

Wicklow can do it

Take a look at the video below

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Ref:pollution of the river stream

Dear Mr Clarke,

I have been asked by Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the
Environment, Heritage and Local Government to refer to your recent email
in connection with the continuing pollution of the river stream.

A further email on this matter will issue as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
__________________
Eddie Kiernan
Private Secretary
>>> thomas clarke <1machholz@gmail.com> 21/04/2010 13:57 >>>
minister@environ.ie <minister@environ.ie>

On behalf of the local residents associations

21.04.2010

To the Minster,

Department of the environment.

Dear Sir or madam

We would like to respectfully bring again to your attention, the
continuing
pollution of the river stream, flowing through our housing estate via a
24”
sewerage pipe  link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpuVAdlhKlk

(Exact address supplied below)

Despite many previous complaints to your department and the local
Wicklow
County Council we are still plagued with this health hazard

We again call on you to do you can to bring this matter to a positive
conclusion as we fear this problem is getting worse as the destruction
of  the
environment yards away from our homes  continues

Water mans burst along the Marlton Road

Ref:Water mains burst along the Marlton road
Dear Sir or Madam,
Attached please find a video of the latest water pipe burst on the Marlton road
The water appears to be coming up from the manhole and has a strong Oder of sewerage!
Best wishes

Thomas,

Thanks for your mail, Wicklow Town Council are having the burst investigated at the moment, we hope to have it repaired asap.
regards,

Helen Purcell.
—–Original Message—–
From: Alvina Brehony
Sent: 15 April 2010 10:06
To: Wicklow Town Council – Town Clerk; Environment – Admin
Subject: FW: Urgent :Water mains burst along the Marlton Road

Wicklow County council replies (Dangerous road)

Thank you so much for your kind attention,

I know that funds are scarce but this rout is a school run and the thought of an accident occurring because of the road surface is just freighting.

 With kind regards

WPAG

 (Wicklow pothole action group)
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:

   Just to let you know that Mr. Marnane has stated that there was too much water yesterday to be able to repir this area, so they put signs on it.  It is expected to get it repaired to day.   Regards Kay

—–Original Message—–
From: Sent: 06 April 2010 15:24
To: Kay Leeson
Subject: Re: Pothole action group

Dear Kay thank you for your prompt reply T

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your query in regard to state of road at Lower Ballynerrin.   This concern has been forwarded to Mr. Declan Marnane, Area Engineer, for his report and recommendation.   Regards Kay

—–Original Message—–
From: Alvina Brehony
Sent: 06 April 2010 11:05
To: Catherine McCann; Transportation and Roads – Admin
Subject: FW: Pothole action group

  —–Original Message—–
From: 1machholz@gmail.com]
Sent: 04 April 2010 20:56
To: County Secretary – Group
Subject: Pothole action group

To.

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL

Attention 

Ref: Wicklow Pothole watch group.

04.04.2010

Dear Sir or Madam

We would like to bring to your attention the very dangerous state of the road (Map attached and Video) of the Lower Ballynerrin (Marlton road end)

We believe this to be a priority case in road safety as it is a road leading to a school

(Wicklow Montessori school).We asks you to give this your immediate attention before there is a serious accident here.

Thank you (Map) http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110170022048891024386.000445344891f973d27e2&ll=52.968854,-6.050034&spn=0.021038,0.074158&t=h&z=14   video clip link http://thepressnet.com/2010/04/04/573h

General information on Potholes

A pothole (sometimes called kettle and known in parts of the Western United States as a chuckhole) is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole. Most potholes are formed due to fatigue of the pavement surface. As fatigue fractures develop they typically interlock in a pattern known as “alligator cracking”. The chunks of pavement between fatigue cracks are worked loose and may eventually be picked out of the surface by continued wheel loads, thus forming a pothole.

The formation of potholes is exacerbated by low temperatures, as water expands when it freezes to form ice, and puts greater stress on an already cracked pavement or road. Once a pothole forms, it grows through continued removal of broken chunks of pavement. If a pothole fills with water the growth may be accelerated, as the water “washes away” loose particles of road surface as vehicles pass. In temperate climates, potholes tend to form most often during spring months when the subgrade is weak due to high moisture content. However, potholes are a frequent occurrence anywhere in the world, including in the tropics.

Potholes can grow to feet in width, though they usually only become a few inches deep, at most. If they become large enough, damage to tires and vehicle suspensions occurs.

Dangerous state of the road

e-mail sent To.
WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL
Attention
Ref: Wicklow Pothole watch group.(Road safety issue)
04.04.2010
Dear Sir or Madam
We would like to bring to your attention the very dangerous state of the road.(Map attached and Video) of the Lower Ballynerrin (R751)(Marlton road end)
We believe this to be a priority case in road safety as it is a road leading to a school
(Wicklow Montessori school).
We ask you to give this your immediate attention before there is a serious accident here.
Thank you

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110170022048891024386.000445344891f973d27e2&ll=52.968854,-6.050034&spn=0.021038,0.074158&t=h&z=14

Wicklow Head shop closed

 

Well done Wicklow towns citizens

After months of campaigning we have managed to rid the town of the scourge” Head Shop ”

This is a well deserved result for the Town and a let it be a message of hope to all other communities that are suffering from this scourge.

We must never the less be on the lookout in case someone else decides to try and open another one.

we need reform now!

The current Irish Government are responsible for the financial disaster the country is in,
With the establishment of NAMA the Government is trying to socialize the enormous losses that the Banks and their Developer buddies have encored.
Corruption is rife and now a new monster burocratic system is being created, where X politicians will have jobs for life and the same corrupt developers will be able to manipulate the housing market all over again
While the people are being robbed of their homes, savings, pensions, and education for their children, that same gangsters are running the country
This has to stop!
Join the CAB to-day and get things moving
Come on! Get active in your own area now!
We as a country need new faces and not the same old tired faces that have being around using the system to suite themselves.

We need a change from This !

Dick Roche
(Minister of State with special responsibility for European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs; Wicklow, Fianna Fail) Link to this

I acknowledge that Deputy Timmins made suggestions with a view towards helping. However, escalating the conflict with the trade union would not necessarily help. I agree with him that the union should give serious consideration to reviewing and reversing its position on overtime and the taking in of temporary staff. Many of the temporary staff are people who have been employed over the years in this capacity. It is strange, to put it no stronger than that, for a trade union, at this particular time, to take a view that employing additional staff is a wrong thing to do.

I do not agree with Deputy Timmins that simply blaming the paycut policy of the Government is a solution. This is a reality which we all face. Of course, I have no doubt I would make the same point if I were sitting across the House.

Add your comment

Billy Timmins
(Wicklow, Fine Gael)

Deputy Roche soon will be.

Add your comment

Mr Timmins above comment implies that he is assured to be on the government side of the house in the near future

This is the problem we have in this country that we the people only really have to choice between Fiannia Fail and Fin Gail

I personally hope the people get up and create a real alternative to these two choices

Mr Timmins comment is a prime example of the complacent attitude one would expect of an opposition that thinks that they are entitled to take the place of the current government without having really done very much to prevent the catastrophic events that led this country down the toilet!

We the ordinary people must break the stranglehold these 2 old run down political institutions have on our country

The admittance by Mr.Dick Roche he would do the same if he was in Mr.Timmens side only demonstrates the cosy set up in the Dail

This “All change sides attitude” is just not good enough anymore,

We the people must ensure that we have capable people with competent qualifications to run the country and we must now dispose of these party functionaries that have mastered this outdated system in favour of non career orientated public servants that will serve their local areas for a set time and then gracefully bow out without becoming rich and in receipt of a pension that would shame any other member of the community because of its size.(the standard national citizen pension should be enough for them!)

 


 
Dick Roche
(Minister of State with special responsibility for European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)

 

per week just to keep the public services ticking over. A very high proportion of that is going on pay. It is clear that the Government, whoever is in government, must balance the books. We cannot continue to borrow at that level. It would not be wise or prudent to talk about reversing this situation. In fact, I would be absolutely opposed to that.

I agree with Deputy Timmins that it is a citizen’s right to travel. It is a fundamental right and enshrined in national and international law, the Lisbon treaty, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the many measures we have enacted. That is why the action taken by the trade union in this case is singularly ill-advised. It will create bad feeling between the union and the general public, who are being grotesquely inconvenienced. There is something fundamentally wrong, in the 21st century, in people having to queue from 3 a.m. I heard a lady from Donegal speaking on a radio programme earlier today. She said she left her home at 3 a.m. to come to Dublin because a passport was urgently needed for a child who wants to travel to engage in some activity. That is wrong. Public service unions, notwithstanding industrial relations disputes, must be aware of this.

I am not entirely convinced that outsourcing public services is the best way to go. I have never been a big fan of outsourcing public services. However, the Deputy is right when he says outsourcing has worked very well in the Netherlands and is working in the United Kingdom. I am not sure of the precise position in Denmark. In so far as it is possible to run an efficient, effective and cost-effective service, we should do so within the public service. That is why I think the action of the trade union in this case is so ill-advised. In terms of the long-term relations between unions and the public it is an ill-advised action. I join with Deputy Timmins in calling on the Civil and Public Service Union to reconsider this, reverse its action, resume overtime and allow temporary workers to take up their positions.

 

Comment

While members of the public were camped outside the passport office,freezing their collective butts off

The newly elevated members of the Government were across the road in the Buswells hotel

Partying through the night

What does that tell you?

Wicklow citizens demonstrate against Head shop in town

Earlier to-day a demonstration from the concerned citizens of Wicklow town staged a picket on the Head shop here in the town
The town’s citizens are not going to let this situation continue without a fight
Family’s within the town are demanding the closure of this Head shop and will picket any other landlord that will offer premises for any other Head shop I am reliably informed
Well done to the brave ladies and Gents for this morning’s action
Parents believe that products sold are drawing children into experimenting with drugs and this must be stamped out Period!

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