Tallaght South and Saggart residents invited to have their say!

SDCC 300K Have Your Say 2023 Photo Ben Ryan

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Emma Murphy, officially launched the ‘€300K – Have Your Say’ initiative for the Tallaght South & Saggart electoral area at the Brookfield Youth and Community Centre on the 13th of March 2023. An amount of €300,000 has been allocated for the electoral area, which takes in Ballinascorney, Kiltipper, Killinarden, Jobstown and Fettercairn and of course Saggart. Saggart is included as the boundary redraw in 2019, meant Saggart is now part of the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area, however as the area did not get to partake in the initiative at the time, it is included in this years running, as it would have been prior to the boundary redraw.

Tallaght South and Saggart residents are being invited to attend workshops in the below locations where they will have their say on how a budget of €300,000 is spent in the local area. 

  • Tuesday – 21st of March St Marys GAA – 6.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Wednesday – 22nd of March Jobstown Community Centre – 7pm – 9.30pm
  • Wednesday – 29th of March Killinarden Community Centre – 7pm – 9.30pm
  • Tuesday – 4th April – Online Workshop – 7pm – 9pm (pre registration required)

This is part of South Dublin County Council’s ‘300K-Have Your Say’ which facilitates citizens in the local community to directly decide how to spend a portion of the public budget.

Speaking on the initiative, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Emma Murphy said, “I am delighted to be here in Brookfield to officially launch the final round of the 300k – Have your Say initiative. This is about enabling people to have a greater voice on local priorities and giving our citizens the opportunity to get involved and have a say and a vote in how this extra funding can be used to benefit them and their communities through direct investment in their area; and to shape the services they use and address the issues that are important to them in their community.” 

If you cannot attend any of the workshops, you can make a proposal online at http://www.southdublin.ie/HaveYourSay. In May, proposals having been assessed and selected, will be costed and put forward for a public vote. Would you like to see a new playground in your area or how about an allotment or street sculpture or a new safe area for teenagers to hang out? No matter what it is, go and have your say and submit your idea. This is your area, your money and your vote!

Pictured:Cllr. Emma Murphy, Mayor of South Dublin with (L-R)  Cllr Shirley O’Hara, Cllr. Gus O’Connell, Cllr. Baby Pereppadan, Cllr. Louise Dunne and Cllr Eoin O’Broin at the Launch of the “300K Have Your Say” in Brookfield Youth and Community Centre. Pic credit: Ben Ryan. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.



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