Finglas at the Council Elections.

The new redraw is a crude instrument that takes the local out of councillors when the distances are so big that general election sized campaigns may be necessary.

The carve up of Finglas is absurd and simply wrong. A large chunk of Finglas East is cut out and moved into Cabra and the Phoenix Park. Beaumont west is put in with Ballymun not to mention the Whitworth Road! This has the hallmark of a Tullymander. It will benefit the big parties when in opposition. The “local” is diluted and made a lot more general. It will increase the communication costs for councillors and allow the Arthur Dingbat of Dollymount to prove Arthur Millar wrong.

And thats only the Northwest area!

The burning issue of planning and Finglas Co Co inside the M50 is untouched.