Christmas decoration competition from recycled materials

On 16th December 2014, the Mayor, Fintan Warfield presented the winners of the Christmas Decoration Recycling Competition with their prizes in the County Hall. There was a fantastic response to the competition which is run annually.

The Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr. Fintan Warfield said:

“Handmade decorations are so precious. Every time you make a decoration or anything from ordinary household recyclable materials, you are helping the environment and creating something unique that can be given as gifts to your family. Once you get into the habit of thinking that way, there is no limit to the things you can create by up-cycling items and making them into new items.

Greenhills & Walkinstown send message that water charges are a step too far

Mayor of South Dublin and Sinn Féin Councillor for Templeogue-Terenure Fintan Warfield has said that the people of Greenhills and Walkinstown have now sent this government the loudest message to date that water charges are a step too far.

Speaking following the march from Greenhills Church to the Walkinstown roundabout, Mayor Warfield said;

“People from every community throughout the state, have come out in their droves in support of the Right 2 Water demonstrations today.

Gum Litter Taskforce campaign launched

The 2014 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) environmental awareness campaign was launched in Neilstown, Clondalkin today by South Dublin County.

The aim of the campaign is to reduce littered gum by raising awareness that dropping gum on the ground is littering and that it is subject to a €150 fine. The GLT encourages the public to dispose of their used gum responsibly.

Four Dublin Mayors join forces again to combat dog fouling

Dublin’s four local authorities launched a summer campaign to combat dog fouling at 11am in Newtownsmith, Dun Laoghaire, on Wednesday 25th June.

New dog fouling signage across the four local authorities is being launched highlighting the need for dog owners to cleanup after their dogs. The new signage emphasises the health risks associated with dog fouling,the cost to dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs and appeals to dog owners to “leave only paw prints”.