08 October 2015
  •  All-weather pitch for Lucan United FC
  • New clubhouse for Round Towers GAA club, Clondalkin
  • Extension to gym for St. Patrick’s GAA club, Palmerstown
  • Pitch developments for Lucan Sarsfields GAA club
  • Athletics track upgrade for Lucan Harriers
  • Funding also for Clondalkin Cricket Club, Bawnogue Boxing Club & Commercials GAA club, Rathcoole
Frances Fitzgerald, local TD for and Minister for Justice & Equality, has today warmly welcomed the allocation by Government of over €750,000 in Sports Capital funding to sports clubs in Dublin Mid West.

Minister Fitzgerald stated: “I am delighted to announce the Government has approved Government funding of over €750,000 for eight clubs in Lucan, Clondalkin, Palmerstown and Rathcoole who has all applied for Sports Capital funding.

“I had actively supported our local clubs in their funding applications, including meeting with my colleague Minister for Sports Michael Ring.”

29 September 2015

Investing in 21st Century Policing to prevent and tackle crime in both urban and rural communities 

  • €875 million in capital funding for Justice sector in addition to new public-private partnership (PPP) projects 
  • PPP projects to deliver state of-the-art Family/Children Courts Complex in Dublin and new Garda station construction nationwide
  • €46 million for new Garda vehicles
  • Major additional investment of €205m in Garda Síochána technology and systems
  • €18 million for refurbishment of Garda stations
  • Funding for development of new Forensic Science Laboratory

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality has today welcomed the unprecedented allocation of €875 million in capital funding along with approval for further public-private partnership projects in respect of An Garda Síochána and the Courts Service. The Minister sets-out the strategic objectives for the planned investment in the Justice sector as outlined in the Government Capital Plan 2016-21.  
“This allocation demonstrates this Government’s commitment to investing in 21st Century policing,  by ensuring An Garda Síochána have the vehicles and technology to be effective, mobile and responsive to prevent and tackle crime in both urban and rural communities.”

“This investment will also finally ensure appropriate state-of-the-art facilities where family law cases can be heard through the construction of a new state-of-the-art Family & Children’s Court complex at Hammond Lane in Dublin.”

10 September 2015

Tánaiste, Commissioner, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and of course our new members  of An Garda Síochána.

Firstly, thank you Tánaiste for presiding over this great occasion.  

New members, it is an important day for you as you become proud members of An Garda Síochána.

It is a day, to recognise and acknowledge your achievement in coming through a very competitive recruitment process, and completing 32 weeks of challenging and rigorous training.

It is a proud day for your family and friends who are here today to share this great occasion with you. 

And most of all it is an important day for the communities you will now go out to serve.
24 August 2015

Oration by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality

Commemoration of Michael Collins

Béal na Bláth

23 August 2015

Chairman, Colleagues, Ladies & Gentlemen,

We have gathered here these many years - down all the days since the man whose name means so much to us all died here. We meet to commemorate, to reflect, to celebrate and to learn from a life cut short in this place.

None of the soft words fit the death inflicted here. Even to speak of Michael Collins' life being ended here is to deny the shocking, the absolute sudden brutality of the event.

 And therein lies a danger - the danger that the manner of a man's dying might be allowed to define him. That would be to do a sad injustice to his greatness.

But more than that. It would be to lock Michael Collins into a time and a place and a destruction, which would be to miss how much his life mattered and still matters in twenty first century Ireland.
04 August 2015

· 97 new Garda members graduated in Templemore and 19 Garda Reserves
· 5 assigned to Clondalkin and 5 assigned to Lucan District
· The Taoiseach and Minister promise continuity on Garda recruitment

“Ten new Gardaí for Clondalkin and Lucan Districts” says Minister for Justice and local TD Frances Fitzgerald. Ninety-seven new Gardaí have just graduated from Templemore, and five will be assigned to the Clondalkin and Lucan Districts each.

 “Frontline and community policing is a priority for me” said Fitzgerald. “550 new Gardaí will have entered Templemore under this Government.  In September 2014, the Government oversaw the first recruitment of new Gardaí since 2009. We reopened the Garda College in Templemore and committed to not letting it close again,” she said.

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