Deputy Broughan’s Submission on Plan ABP 301908-18, The Greater Dublin Drainage Project.

The Secretary
An Bord Pleanála,
64 Marlborough Street,
Dublin 1.

26th July 2018.

Re: Plan ABP 301908-18 (SID/03/18) for Irish Water at Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh, Clonshaugh, Clonshaugh to Maynetown, to Baldoyle Estuary, to Portmarnock Golf Club and to Ireland’s Eye.

For The Greater Dublin Drainage Project Proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sludge Hub Centre, Orbital Sewer, Outfall Pipeline and Regional Biosolids Storage Facility (And Referencing SID/03/18 in relation to Component 2 for Regional Biosolids Storage Facility at Newtown, North Road, D.11).

Dear Secretary,

On behalf of constituents in Clonshaugh, Riverside, Caragh Park, Northern Close, Moatview, Belcamp, Darndale, Burnell, Newtown, Belmayne, Parkside, The Coast (Baldoyle), and all the northern parishes of Dublin Bay North constituency and on behalf of former constituents in Cloghran, Kinsealy, Balgriffin and Portmarnock, I wish to object strongly to the location of the above project just inside Fingal County on the northern boundary of the constituency I represent. On behalf of these constituents and myself, in November 2011, May 2012 and July 2012, I objected to the siting of a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Clonshaugh and the associated discharge system into Baldoyle Bay and the Dublin Bay Biosphere. I include copies of those comprehensive objections below at Appendix 1 (Nov. 2011), at Appendix 2 (May 2012) and at Appendix 3 (July 2012).

The key and insuperable arguments against the Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay location in those submissions remain completely valid in 2018 and I again outline my constituents’ profound objections below on all the following grounds:

The Clonshaugh Location is Wrong and Deeply Exacerbates the Planning Failures in the North Fringe of Dublin City and South Fringe of Fingal County.

The AOS Planning Report for Irish Water makes a basic case for a new Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP) of 500,000 PE capacity based on studies referenced at Chapt. 1.7 and the obvious fact that the population of the Greater Dublin Area and indeed Leinster is heading for 3 million inhabitants by 2040 or so. But the Project Context and Strategic Planning Overview at Chapt. 1.6 does not address the unique planning conditions and history of the proposed receiving area at Clonshaugh and Baldoyle Bay. Indeed, even a brief persusal of chapters 2 to 7 of the AOS Planning Report confirms why this location is totally wrong for the WwTP and the rest of this project.

The proposed 29.8 hectare site for this huge sewage and sludge treatment plant, the proposed Outfall Pipeline Corridor across the fragile hydrosphere of the Mayne River Basin and the environmentally crazy proposal to dump sewage wastewater just 1 kilometre offshore from Portmarnock’s Velvet Strand represent a total disregard for essential principles of sustainable planning. Clearly, as I argued in 2011 and 2012, either of the other two so-called ‘preferred Treatment Plant’ sites in the central district of Fingal County would be immensely preferable on planning, engineering,environmental and cost benefit grounds as locations for this sewage infrastructure. Annsbrook and Newtowncorduff in north central Fingal with their marine outfalls in the Northern Outfall Study Area are far superior locations on all the above planning criteria. Importantly, of course on safety grounds, both Annsbrook and Newtowncorduff are over 10 kilometres north of Dublin Airport and it’s flight paths while Clonshaugh is located just a kilometre or so from the airport terminals and astoundingly almost in the centre of the lower flight path for almost all of Dublin Airport’s annual landings of millions of passengers.

The recitation of national, regional, county and local area plans and water plans in Chapt. 3 of the AOS Planning Report in no way justifies the glib conclusion in Chapt. 3.5, ‘Overall Compliance With Planning Policy’. The planning record shows clearly that the planning of the North Fringe (Dublin City Council) and South Fringe (Fingal County Council) has been often disastrous over the past 20 years. Crass developer-led planning and supine, ineffective and incompetent invigilation by the two local authorities are at the core of those failures. New communities have been bedevilled by serious structural (pyrite), insulation and fire safety design and construction flaws over the past 12 years. Key and essential social infrastructure including public transport, health, education, security, recreational and youth services are still grossly deficient or not delivered to the new areas at all. For nearly a decade, large stretches of development and amenity land have lain derelict and uncared for. Long promised street and traffic management infrastructure (such as the Malahide Road Bypass and the Northern Parkway Avenue) remain on the drawing board without government funding or local authority support.

The residents of the older parishes in Clonshaugh, Priorswood and Darndale directly south of the proposed WwTP are appalled at the prospect of this fundamental change in the longstanding plans they believed were in train for the districts of Old Clonshaugh and Belcamp College. Those residents are now faced with years of disruption and heavy construction and sludge traffic, with regular noise and with the possibility of bad odours and emissions into the air, the hydrosphere, and their general environment. Originally a new highly planned residential urban district stretching perhaps 3 kilometres out from the north eastern edge of Dublin City was considered from the mid-1990’s with up to 25,000 homes, ancillary commercial and services development and perhaps more than 50,000 new residents.

A large area of Old Clonshaugh was designated to be a high employment high tech industrial/business park as an extension to Clonshaugh Industrial Estate and in the heart of the Dublin Airport business development zone. Belcamp College and environs was intended to be a mixed density high quality residential district building on developments at Burnell, Newtown, Clare Hall and Belmayne. The people of the North Coolock parishes of Clonshaugh/Priorswood, Bonnybrook, Kilmore and Darndale generally looked forward to those proposals, having endured decades of problems associated with living on the northern edge of Dublin City combined with shocking government underinvestment in the social infrastructure of those areas. So in 2011 and 2012, the last proposal the hard pressed residents of all the above districts wanted to hear about was this astonishing plan to locate what they called ‘a monster sewage plant’ and massive sewage sludge terminal on the Old Clonshaugh boundary of the district. That remains their opinion today.

None of the plans cited in the AOS study ever referred to any planning rationale for a huge sewage plant in Clonshaugh. Indeed most constituents expected such a plant (or indeed a series of smaller plants) to be located in the Swords development region or further north at a site like Annsbrook or Newtowncorduff. To proceed with a Clonshaugh and Clonshaugh to Baldoyle location will be a disaster in sustainable planning terms for Clonshaugh and it’s neighboring parishes, for all the North/South Fringe and for Baldoyle Bay and the whole Dublin Bay biosphere. Indeed Chapt. 4 of the AOS (Sectoral Policies and Objectives) in reviewing the Fingal County Plan (2017 – 2023), Objectives highlights several crucial planning objectives which raise insuperable problems with the Clonshaugh and Baldoyle Bay locations and which I’ll expand upon later in this submission.

It Is Incredible That The Erroneous Jacobs Tobin Studies on the Sewage Plant Location Were Not Subjected to Independent Review.

Jacobs Tobin’s earlier research in 2011/2012 ignored the very serious location problems raised by objectors then and the company continues to ignore them in Plan ABP 301908/18. The Environmental Impact Assessment Report (Vol. 2, Part A of 6) by Jacobs Tobin is fatally flawed and raises the need for a full independent assessment of the ‘most favorable’ location criteria and their application to Clonshaugh and Baldoyle Bay. Like other documents in the Irish Water Plan presentation, Chapt. 5 (Consideration of Alternatives) discusses the ‘straw man’ of a ‘Do Nothing Scenario’ which is not an issue, given the growth of Dublin and Leinster. But Sections 5.6 and 5.7 of Chapter 5 repeat the earlier (2012) canards for which there is no credible environmental or economic basis.

No mention is made e.g. of the grave public concern among Dublin Bay North constituents during the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 consultation process that intense political pressure was brought to bear on this process to ensure that 21 of the original sites were abandoned in favour of siting the sewage plant on the precise southern Fingal border and as close as possible to Dublin City Council residential estates. As I queried at the time, no cost assessment or cost benefit figures were produced by the Jacobs Tobin studies and I believe that the environmental and socio-economic costs for Clonshaugh and Baldoyle Bay should have removed these locations at Phase 1 (when 22 sites were reduced down to 12).

A so-called ‘overall assessment matrix’ and ‘Least Favourable’ classification was developed at Phase 2. Again, by any reasonable analysis of key criteria, Clonshaugh should not have been included in the 3 so-called ‘emerging preferred sites’. Phase 4 identified that it was technically possible to build at Annsbrook and Newtowncorduff and amazingly, the Baldoyle Outfall seemed to be the key factor in Jacobs Tobin declaring that Clonshaugh was the ‘more favourable’ site. The Jacobs Tobin Report’s conclusion that Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay was ‘of less ecological value when compared to the other two sites’ is shocking and utterly absurd.

Besides alleged political pressure, the fundamental short-sighted reason for selecting Clonshaugh/Baldoyle seems to have been that ‘the total length of pipeline for this site option is significantly shorter than the pipeline for the other two site options’. But the overall costs in environmental degradation and loss of residential amenity for the communities I represent by Irish Water choosing Clonshaugh/Baldoyle will be profoundly significant across Dublin Bay North in the decades ahead. These costs include the socio-economic, environmental, traffic and public safety impacts of this huge 75 acre sewage plant and closeby marine outfall.

Chapt. 5.7 of Jacobs Tobin (Consideration of Alternatives) is also fatally flawed in its hydrodynamic modelling. My constituents in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle and former constituents in Portmarnock are aghast at the sea charts included in this chapter. The so-called Northern Outfall of course would be much deeper several kilometres from the coastline and so the discharge comparison with the so-called Southern Outfall is another ‘straw man’ and indeed a nonsensical comparison. But any discharges at one kilometre from the north Dublin shoreline are grossly irresponsible and very damaging to our marine ecology. The comparison of a site west of Ireland’s Eye with a supposedly better site north east of the island is also completely ludicrous since both outfalls will equally damage Baldoyle Bay, the Velvet Strand, Portmarnock and the UNESCO biosphere site of Dublin Bay. Finally, the conclusion at Chapt. 5.7 targeting a discharge point one kilometre north east of Ireland’s Eye is a dreadfully regressive step in the fight to maintain the integrity of the Irish Sea ecosystem.

The Environmental Impact Assessment Report is Not a Credible Assessment for Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay.

The E.I.A.R. Report for Irish Water produced by Jacobs Tobin totally lacks credibility and simply regurgitates the flawed location reasoning of 2011/2012. Vol. 1, the Non-Technical Summary and Vol. 3, Part A Main Report for the Proposed Project ignore major key concerns of constituents on the construction and operation of the proposed project, on the impacts on the local receiving population and human health, on the fragile hydrology, marine water quality and biodiversity of the region, on air quality and noise, on the operation of Dublin Airport and on many other very serious negative impacts of the sewage plant and it’s marine outfall. The statement on Page 8 of the EIAR Vol. 1 Non-Technical Summary that ‘the current design is indicative and will be used by the future contractor to prepare a detailed design for the construction and operation of the proposed project’ is extraordinary and totally different to any other planning application I have ever invigilated.

Local residents have profound environmental concerns including the visual impact on the landscape of the WwTP and sludge centre, noise generation by the operation of the project  (and by additional traffic) , odours and smells produced by the secondary and tertiary treatment process and sludge facility, possible future incidents involving escape of contaminated water and/or methane and other poisonous gases (as happened at Ringsend and other sewage plants here and abroad in the past), the general negative impacts on the whole environment of North Coolock and the North Fringe and the profound effect on hydrology of the region and the receiving marine environment.

With the exception of traffic impacts, the EIAR fails to address most of the above concerns in any forensic detail. Although the height of the new structures are said to be a maximum of 18 meters, the tallest buildings will be placed on the southern part of the 30 ha. site, easily visible from Caragh Park and Moatview Estates.  The photomontages in Vol. 6 of the EIAR are completely useless. Normally a clear visual design of a future structure is provided in a planning application. Here all we can see are barely visible yellow lines indicating major changes to the Clonshaugh landscape. Local residents rightly ask why no model of the proposed structures was produced and perhaps displayed locally in Coolock Library. (Residents say that even the T.V architect Dermot Bannon always makes a model of a single house re-design). The EIAR says that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, air quality data and site specific surveys at 12 locations around the proposed project, that the existing air quality is within EU and national standards.

The EIAR admits that there will be negative emissions of particulate matters and vehicle emissions during construction, but there is no analysis whatsoever of the generation of odours and air pollutants during the operation of the WwTP. There is also no risk analysis for the dangers posed by the plant for the general health of the people of the North Coolock and North Fringe parishes. We are only informed that there will be an ‘Odour Management Plan’ of which there are no details given by Jacobs Tobin.

The receiving district in Clonshaugh already has to contend with significant noise and vibration. This comes mainly from aircraft (especially on days when take-off must go east to rise into a prevailing easterly wind). But there is also significant noise from vehicles travelling 7/24 on the N32/R139 which is in effect the M50 extension. I myself campaigned to have 60 kph signs painted on this road to deter continually speeding drivers who break the 60 kph limit. Residents in Clonshaugh and Moatview also complain of noise from a huge ESB networks facility which was built (apparently outside the planning permission process) and which would adjoin the new sewage plant. The EIAR refers to noise and vibration which will be generated by micro-tunnelling works and construction of the WwTP and to a suite of noise and vibration mitigation measures at the Clonshaugh site and eastwards to Baldoyle Bay. Irish Water is also committed in the EIAR to ‘regular noise audits’ during construction but constituents rightly fear that existing unacceptable noise and vibration levels in this area will greatly increase when the WwTP and sludge plant comes online.

Clearly there are profound fears that the presence of the sewage plant will impact on nearby residential estates, including reducing residential amenity and devaluing these properties. Most importantly however are deep concerns for the health of the receiving population. The EIAR admits that ‘positive and negative impacts can be expected as a result of the proposed projects’. But the study ascribes all the negative impacts to the construction phase only. Mitigation measures are proposed such as ‘a Construction Traffic Management Plan’, alternative temporary recreational facilities, Fisheries Liaison Offices ect. But there is no detailed forensic examination of the dangers to human health from the operation of the proposed project.

In an application like this from Irish Water, detailed studies with reference to other wastewater facilities at home and throughout the EU might have been expected. Vol. 1 of the Jacobs Tobin EIAR simply concludes that ‘there are however a limited number of individuals primarily those living close to the construction of the proposed project, for whom there may be slight adverse impacts in terms of noise and air quality during the construction phase. This admission however totally fails to address local concerns about the long-term impacts of the WwTP and sludge centre on the health of the residents of the 5 to 6,000 households within a few kilometres of the proposed project.

The Environmental Impact Assessment Report Produced by Jacobs Tobin is Especially Deficient in Relation to the Fragile Hydrology and Marine Biosystems of the Receiving Environment.

The J.B Barry and Partners/Jacobs Tobin Risk Assessment outline a methodology at Chapter 21 of ‘avoid, substitute, justify, mitigate and proceed’ in relation to flood risk management. But the study then proceeds to ignore it’s own methodology in chapters 3, 4 and 5. The Moyne River catchment has flooded regularly thoughtout my time as a public representative when adverse weather and tidal conditions produced serious flooding in Baldoyle and the North Fringe. Indeed a large area south of the Moyne River in Baldoyle is a polder with the central area below sea level in Seagrange Park and environs.

The Flood Risk Assessment agrees at Chapter 3.2 that the area ‘immediately east of (the WwTP) site is a region which ranges from a moderate to an extreme vulnerability classification’. Chapter 3.3 also agrees that the National Flood Hazard Mapping Website shows that seven locations of historic flooding were recorded in areas close to the WwTP. These sites astonishingly include Stockhole Lane and Balgriffin a few hundred metres north east and directly east of the proposed WwTP. The 26 km of land based pipeline route of course crosses 3 rivers, the Santry, the Mayne and the Cuckoo. It is little reassuring to local residents that the J.B. Barry and Partners report states that ‘the portion of the site within the 100 year fluvial and  200 year tidal will be used for landscaping purposes’ and that the WwTP site itself is in Flood Zone C (low risk probability of tidal flooding).

The J.B Barry/Jacobs Tobin Flood Risk Assessment concludes that the ‘main potential source of flood risk to the proposed WwTP is from fluvial flooding from the Cuckoo stream’. But as the report notes, the Cuckoo is a tributary of the Moyne River which has flooded every few years during the past 3 decades, sometimes westwards as far as Balgriffin and further west. There is thus no basis for the conclusion in Chapter 5.2 that ‘there will be indiscernible impacts from the proposed project on the existing flood regimes of the area’. Much local hydrology concern is focused also on the installation of the Marine Outfall under Baldoyle Estuary and the Portmarnock peninsula out to the Irish Sea. The construction compounds listed in appendices B and C include a location at Portmarnock Beach Car Park, at a significant ecologically fragile site.

Linked closely to these concerns are the fears of potential contamination of the marine environment in Baldoyle Bay from the construction and especially the operational phase of the WwTP and sludge centre. We are informed in the EIAR that an ‘assessment used mathematical modelling’ to evaluate the dredging and pipe laying of the marine outfall pipe and the continuous discharge of treated wastewater through this pipe into the sea. But this modelling does nothing to lessen the profound belief of my constituents that Baldoyle Bay is an environmentally shocking choice for the WwTP outfall.

Constituents are deeply proud that the Dublin Bay Biosphere (of which Baldoyle Bay is part) is the world’s only biosphere in a capital city region. This biosphere of course was designated by UNESCO in 2015 and expanded on the designation of the North Bull Island in 1981. The designation also includes Howth Head and Ireland’s Eye and complements the Special Amenity Status of the Howth peninsula designated by the government and Fingal County Council in 1998. Public representatives like myself have also long campaigned for special areas of conservation (SAC) and indeed National Park status for all of this unique biosphere. (The North Bull Island is of course an EU designated SAC also). Ireland’s Eye is also a protected bird sanctuary and both the island and Howth itself are home to large colonies of herring gulls, common and black guillemots, cormorants, gannets, puffins and many other seabird species.

Constituents are particularly worried about potential damage to the marine biosphere from medical and pharmaceutical residues and priority hazardous and pathogenic substances in even tertiary treated water. Constituents are also concerned at possible leakage and operational pumping failures in the buffer zone of the Dublin Bay Biosphere which of course includes the WwTp site and the pipeline to the marine outfall. I am also reminded by constituents of court cases taken against Irish Water following incidents of sewage pollution at treatment plants in Balbriggan, Limerick, Cork and Galway. They also mention that in June 2018 temporary swimming restrictions had to be imposed by Dublin City Council at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion beaches following a breakdown at a Waste Water pumping station which discharged sewage water into the River Liffey.  As I write this brief submission, Clontarf constituents complain of sewage residues on Bull Island (presumably from operational failures at the Ringsend Wastewater facility).

Finally, the above constituents wish me to stress one important fact on the WwTP and outfall location. They note correctly that the location decision at Clonshaugh was made in 2013. This was two years prior to the designation of the whole of Dublin Bay (including Baldoyle Bay) as a Biosphere in 2015. Given this designation, constituents therefore believe that the Jacob Tobin location consultation process is rendered null and void and the decision to locate one or a number of small local sewage plants in Fingal must begin ‘ab initio’.

The AOS Planning Report for Irish Water Does Not Address Local Concerns Relating to the Airport and the Siting of the WwTP in Clonshaugh.

During earlier ‘consultations’ in 2011 and 2012 and in recent weeks, Clonshaugh, Priorswood and Darndale residents have raised the problem that the proposed WwTP and sludge plant lies directly on the Dublin Airport flight path in very close proximity to the main runway of the airport. It is again striking that the AOS Planning Report was prepared on the basis of the Dublin Airport local area plan of 2006, given that in the past 12 years the airport has changed beyond recognition. The report admits that objective DA10 of the Fingal County Development Plan 2017-2023 is to restrict development which would give rise to conflicts with aircraft movements on environmental or safety ground on lands in the vicinity of the airport and on the main flight paths serving the airport. Objective DA13 of the same County Plan is even more specific, committing to ‘Promote appropriate land use patterns in the vicinity of the flight paths serving the airport, having regard to the precautionary principles, based on existing and anticipated environmental and safety impacts of aircraft movements’.

Yet the crass decision to choose the Clonshaugh site places the proposal WwTP directly on the edge of the core flight path into Dublin Airport and just a kilometre or so from the airport terminals. Constituents believe that on public safety grounds, the Dublin Airport Authority should again strongly object to the location of the sewage plant at this site. Constituents raise concerns about operational facilities at a future WwTP which might release noxious gases like methane into the lower atmosphere through which planes are rapidly descending and close to landing.  Such a scenario raises fears of a catastrophy for airplane passengers and crews and for the residents of the receiving environment.

Nowhere in the AOS and Jacobs Tobin reports is there any reference to a risk analysis for such (hopefully unlikely) but possible event, Indeed in the past, some of the worst air crashes have occurred close to airports. Constituents rightly ask why should such an unnecessary grave danger be created for airplane and passengers (projected to rise to 50 million people per annum by 2035/40) and for local North Coolock/North Fringe residents. Given the dearth of research on this matter in planning application ABP 301908-18, the plan to site this sewage project at Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay should be rejected out of hand.

The Jacob Tobin Traffic Management Plan Does Not Address Residents Fears of Traffic Gridlock in North Coolock and the North Fringe.

Local residents are very concerned that both the construction and operational phases of Plan ABP-301908-18 will bring major additional heavy vehicle traffic to the R139/N32, the Stockhole Lane/R139 roundabout and to the R139/M1/M50 roundabout itself. The R139/Clare Hall Avenue/Malahide Road junction will also be badly impacted. The Clonshaugh and Priorswood estates of course use the already very busy Clonshaugh Road/R139 Junction and homes at Caragh Park and Northern Close/Old Belcamp Lane are accessed directly from that road. The Burnell district is also directly accessed from the R139 and the future large Belcamp College estates will have access/egress as well from the R139. In addition, St. Michael’s House has an important service facility for citizens with intellectual disabilities opening onto the R139. The very popular GAA hurling and football club Croabh Chiaráin also has its main pitch facilities with its entrance on the R139 and this youth and sports complex will be next door to the planned WwTP and sludge centre. There are also a number of homes with direct access to the R139.

In Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council Development Plans up to 2018 the building of large residential and ancillary commercial and service developments at Belcamp College and the creation of the high tech Fingal Business Park at Clonshaugh were predicated on major improvements to the local roads network. In particular, Dublin City Council has planned and brought to approval for funding stage a major bypass of the N32/R139/Malahide Road/Clare Hall Avenue junction. From the most recent enquiries I made about this bypass, it was to cost about €50 million and would permit a town centre development at Clare Hall/Burnell. Dublin City Council and Fingal have also included a ‘Northern Parkway’ in plans over the past 20 years and this road was intended to be a new outer link road connecting the Coast estates of Baldoyle, Clongriffin, Belmayne, Balgriffin and the new Belcamp/Clonshaugh development. There are extant plans also for a new road network linking Portmarnock, Kinsealy and Cloghran/Clonshaugh. Constituents believe the consideration of any major development at Clonshaugh and Belcamp is completely premature until the Malahide Road Bypass and Northern Parkway are built.

Plan ABP 301908-18 will simply greatly increase the often gridlock conditions at the junctions referred to above. Indeed at the morning and evening rush hours, there are often long tailbacks at the key junctions at both ends of the N32/R139 . At quieter times of course there is often excessive speed (over 60kph limit) despite the on-road 60 kph which my office campaigned for and had installed.

The Jacob Tobin EIAR Vol. 3 Part A Chapter 13 Traffic and Transport Report gives no supporting basis for its estimates of traffic growth at 13.5.4.  Residents are particularly concerned that the access to the WwTP construction and operational site will be from the R139 (400 metres from the south of the site) and directly opposite Carragh Park estate. While the egress road (230 metres from the west of the site) is onto old Clonshaugh Road, the Old Clonshaugh Road/N32/R139 roundabout and the adjoining motorways roundabout will both be deeply impacted. WwTP construction will be over 5 phases from 2022-2024 with the outfall pipeline to Baldoyle and Portmarnock excavated over the 4 later phases.

The summaries of traffic performance analysis at Tables 13.7, 13.8 and 13.9 seem again to have little statistical basis but even they show that the Clonshaugh Road/R139 roundabout is currently gridlocked with projected queues of more than a 1000 vehicles at the p.m peak and more than 800 vehicles at the a.m peak. Table 13.11 shows that the R123 Moyne Road/R106 Coast Road junction is already seriously over capacity on all arms of that junction. The R106 Coast Road/Station Road Portmarnock mini-roundabout is also shown as over capacity on all arms of the junction.  The figures and estimates in all these tables seem to be based on an OSCADY traffic analysis. But little weighting seems to have been applied to the certain development of Dublin Airport and it’s industrial zones over the next 5/6 years. There is little or no consideration also of the certain residential and commercial expansion of the North (DCC)/South (FCC) Fringe of Dublin city. So the conclusions at Chapter 13.6.1 on the construction phase are generally flawed.

During the operational phase, residents have key concerns about the ‘fleet of trucks removing sludge from the proposed WwTP to the proposed RBSF ‘mentioned at 13.7.1. The proposal for ‘left-turn-only’ access and egress is welcome but again the Traffic growth figures given at 13.7.4 have an unclear basis. Table 13.8 on estimates for Traffic at the Clonshaugh Road/Clayton Hotel roundabout and the Clonshaugh Road roundabout itself seem to ignore future major developments at these locations (such as the approved massive 10-storey new Carra Shore Hotel). But queues of up to 400 to 600 vehicles at the AM and PM peaks are forecast for 2025, up to 800 at 2030 am and pm peaks and 800 to 1000 at the 2040 am and pm peaks. The summary of traffic performance analysis in Table 13.18 of course shows the Clonshaugh Road roundabout currently at over capacity traffic. The conclusion at 13.8.1 on the N32/R139 access and the Clonshaugh Junctions are again presumably based on OSCADY analysis but are also flawed for these critical junctions. The traffic forecasts discussed above and the outline construction traffic management plan and operational phase mitigation measures underline the need for a full traffic and transportation assessment of the WwTP and sludge centre project. The analysis by Jacob Tobin in Chapter 13 of the EIAR is gravely lacking, and  on that account also Plan ABP 301908-18 should not be approved.

The Total Lack of Consultation with Neighbouring Communities and the Necessity for an Oral Hearing.

As the appendices attached to this brief submission illustrate there was some consultation with the people of North Coolock in 2011/2012 by Jacobs Tobin and Dublin City and Fingal County Council water and drainage engineers. But the current application, Plan ABP 301908-18 was submitted abruptly and without warning to the receiving communities. Many residents who came to meet me received no information at all and there seems to have been only a belated sporadic effort to reach and inform households. Unlike in 2011 and 2012, there are no visible site notices on either the R139/N32 or on Old Clonshaugh Road/Stockhole Lane near where the egress exit will be located.

As many constituents have repeated, the AOS and Jacobs Tobin reports and documents on the website (https://www.gddapplication.ie/) are complex and not easily accessible for many interested citizens. I myself only learned of the submission for planning permission under the 2016 Planning Act from Fingal County Council’s Weekly Planning lists (Week 25, 2018) and a belated note from Irish Water. Democratic and transparent scrutiny is essential for all planning proposals, especially large infrastructural developments under the Bord Pleanála fast track process. But there has been no flow of information from the proposers into the receiving communities during this short 7-week submission period. (I have of course directly alerted the 4 or 5,000 households who are closest to the proposed WwTP and alerted the rest of Dublin Bay North constituency through my social media accounts and website.

But there is a huge lacuna in information and communication between Irish Water and the parishes of North Coolock and the North Fringe. Expected detailed displays of maps and drawings of all buildings and pipeworks at local libraries and community centres have not taken place. The key request by constituents (mentioned above) that there should be a model of the proposed WwTP, Sludge Centre and Regional Bio-Solids Plant has not been acceded to. Indeed, even at this stage, there seems to be only ‘indicative plans’ for the WwTP which is simply not good enough for a proposal of this magnitude.

Many constituents believe that the Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay proposal is now insuperably flawed and out of time. The UNESCO Biosphere designation of Dublin Bay and Baldoyle Bay in 2015 totally changes the very weak assumptions made by the proposers in 2011/2012. The location decision made in 2013 would have been impossible in 2015 and is not now remotely feasible in 2018. A legal challenge on this issue is bound to be considered by Irish and European courts, should the UNESCO biosphere designation of Baldoyle Bay be disregarded by An Bord Pleanála. Information and discussion on a number of smaller sewage plants for West Dublin and Central Fingal were key features of the 2011/2012 consultation and submissions. Such proposals (excluding Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay) should now be urgently re-examined and developed.

For all the above reasons, a full Oral Hearing on Plan ABP 301908-48 is essential and I now request an Oral Hearing on all aspects of the planning of the WwTP project at Clonshaugh and Baldoyle Bay.

Conclusion: The Proposal for a WwTP at Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay Must be Turned Down.

On all the grounds outlined above, I believe permission should not be granted by An Bord Pleanála to Plan ABP 301908-18. The choice of Clonshaugh, so close to thousands of households was fundamentally wrong in 2012/2013 and would be a huge blow to sustainable planning of the whole North/South Fringe. The evaluation of the site location studies by Jacobs Tobin would not have been approved by any independent or international review. The Environmental Impact Assessment Report by Jacobs Tobin is not a credible analysis of the serious impacts on the human health of the receiving population, on the visual impacts of the receiving environment, and on air quality impacts and noise vibration impacts for the people of North Coolock and the North Fringe.

The EIAR and Planning Report is particularly lacking in its brief analysis of the hydrology and marine biosystems of the receiving biosphere. The JB Barry Flood Risk Assessment ignores the fluvial history of Clonshaugh and the North Fringe. The designation of Baldoyle Bay as part of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere in 2015 renders this planning application unsustainable, unviable and pointless. Constituents’ deep concerns regarding the siting of the WwTP on the lower main flight path to Dublin Airport again constitutes an insuperable obstacle to plan ABP 301908-18. Constituents are hoping that the Dublin Airport Authority will also make a detailed submission on the application.

The Jacobs Tobin Traffic and Transport assessment seeks to minimise traffic impacts of the daily ‘Fleet of trucks’ from the Sludge Centre through the already congested junctions of the R139/N32 and also other major sewage plant traffic during construction and operations down to 2025 and beyond. Constituents complain bitterly about the lack of consultation and information on the WwTP Project and for that reason, I believe An Bord Pleanála must hold an Oral Hearing into Plan ABP 301908-18. Such an Oral Hearing will clearly demonstrate that for all the above reasons the WwTP proposal for Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay must be refused.

 

Very Best Wishes,

Thomas P. Broughan

Independent TD for Dublin Bay North

 

 

For the Deputy’s full 64 page submission please contact our office at: thomas_p_broughan@oireachtas.ie

 

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#VoteYes on May 25th

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station

Tommy with Bevin Murphy and Philip Watt
Tommy with Bevin Murphy and Philip Watt

Tommy at the opening of the Coolock Primary Care Centre
Tommy at the opening of the Coolock Primary Care Centre

At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin
At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin

At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin
At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin

At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin
At Iveagh Trust, Clongriffin

Tommy speaking at the IWA Strategic Plan Launch
Tommy speaking at the IWA Strategic Plan Launch

Tommy at the Pavilion Opening in Springdale Edenmore
Tommy at the Pavilion Opening in Springdale Edenmore

Tommy speaking at the Caged and ICAB Press Conf
Tommy speaking at the Caged and ICAB Press Conf

16/03/2017 Photograph: ©Fran Veale
16/03/2017 Photograph: ©Fran Veale

IWA Briefing
IWA Briefing

Tommy with Rosemary and Joan, IWA and Mo, Anne and Laura from Rehab
Tommy with Rosemary and Joan, IWA and Mo, Anne and Laura from Rehab

Tommy with Rosemary and Joan from the IWA
Tommy with Rosemary and Joan from the IWA

Tommy and Christine Keegan of the Stardust Committee
Tommy and Christine Keegan of the Stardust Committee

Tommy with Minister of State Pat Breen
Tommy with Minister of State Pat Breen

Big start Love Early Years SIPTU Campaign
Big start Love Early Years SIPTU Campaign

Fergal Smyth, CF Ireland and Tommy
Fergal Smyth, CF Ireland and Tommy

Tommy planting a tree at the 25th anniversary of Northside Partnership
Tommy planting a tree at the 25th anniversary of Northside Partnership

Visiting Reading Room for TTIP Docs at Dept of Jobs July 2016
Visiting Reading Room for TTIP Docs at Dept of Jobs July 2016

Tommy speaking at 1st meeting of Budgetary Scrutiny Committee
Tommy speaking at 1st meeting of Budgetary Scrutiny Committee

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prosthesis_provision_by_cho

Very Best Wishes for Christmas and 2016 from Tommy
Very Best Wishes for Christmas and 2016 from Tommy

Recording General Election video at RTE
Recording General Election video at RTE

The Dáil at Christmas
The Dáil at Christmas

Tommy with Nessa Childers at Launch of her Campaign for Election to the European Parliament
Tommy with Nessa Childers at Launch of her Campaign for Election to the European Parliament

Garda District R Drugs Seizures
Garda District R Drugs Seizures

No of addiction counsellors
No of addiction counsellors

Linda Hayden Showing Plans for New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale
Linda Hayden Showing Plans for New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale

St. Mary's Abbey, Howth
St. Mary's Abbey, Howth

Tommy with Cllr Paddy Bourke at Opening of New Belmayne Allotments
Tommy with Cllr Paddy Bourke at Opening of New Belmayne Allotments

Tommy at the Liffey
Tommy at the Liffey

Tommy's Mobile Information Clinic
Tommy's Mobile Information Clinic

Tommy with Linda Hayden, CEO of the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, at the Launch of New Golden Years Seniors' Centre
Tommy with Linda Hayden, CEO of the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, at the Launch of New Golden Years Seniors' Centre

Tommy cutting the Ribbon to Officially Open the New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale
Tommy cutting the Ribbon to Officially Open the New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale

Tommy with Representative from Blood Bikes' Leinster at Northside Shopping Centre
Tommy with Representative from Blood Bikes' Leinster at Northside Shopping Centre

Tommy speaking in Dáil Éireann
Tommy speaking in Dáil Éireann

Christmas Bonus Reinstatement Press Conference
Christmas Bonus Reinstatement Press Conference

Social Solidarity Forum Meeting in Coolock
Social Solidarity Forum Meeting in Coolock

Tommy with members of PARC Road Safety Group in Dáil Éireann
Tommy with members of PARC Road Safety Group in Dáil Éireann

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clonshaugh-says-no

Launch of Alternative Budget 2014
Launch of Alternative Budget 2014

Tommy with Michael D. Higgins
Tommy with Michael D. Higgins

Tommy with Independent Cllr Paddy Bourke
Tommy with Independent Cllr Paddy Bourke

Tommy at the Bonnybrook Parish Exhibition
Tommy at the Bonnybrook Parish Exhibition

Tommy Acts as Chair of 31st Dail
Tommy Acts as Chair of 31st Dail

Tommy, Fr. Eoin, Cllr. Brian McDowell, Lord Mayor Andrew Montague
Tommy, Fr. Eoin, Cllr. Brian McDowell, Lord Mayor Andrew Montague

With former Deputy Lord Mayor Anne Carter & Cllr McDowell
With former Deputy Lord Mayor Anne Carter & Cllr McDowell

Tommy with Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and DCC Deputy Area Manager Elaine Mulvenny
Tommy with Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and DCC Deputy Area Manager Elaine Mulvenny

Tommy Welcomes Kilbarrack Delegation to Dail
Tommy Welcomes Kilbarrack Delegation to Dail

Donaghmede Community Protest
Donaghmede Community Protest

With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan & Lord Mayor Emer Costello at Clongriffin Rail Opening
With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan & Lord Mayor Emer Costello at Clongriffin Rail Opening

Tommy Congratulates Kilbarrack Utd FC on 40 Years
Tommy Congratulates Kilbarrack Utd FC on 40 Years

Tommy Raises Aer Lingus on the Order of Business
Tommy Raises Aer Lingus on the Order of Business

Cllr. Brian McDowell at the Donaghmede Summer Festivel
Cllr. Brian McDowell at the Donaghmede Summer Festivel

Tommy & Deputy Michael Conaghan
Tommy & Deputy Michael Conaghan

Tommy & Joe Whitaker at Clongriffin DART Station
Tommy & Joe Whitaker at Clongriffin DART Station

Tommy on the Campaign Trail in Stapolin
Tommy on the Campaign Trail in Stapolin

With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan
With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan

Labour General Secretary Ita McAuliffe Welcomes Tommy Back to the Dail
Labour General Secretary Ita McAuliffe Welcomes Tommy Back to the Dail

Tommy Speaking in Dail Eireann Opposing Any Cuts to the Minimum Wage
Tommy Speaking in Dail Eireann Opposing Any Cuts to the Minimum Wage

With Cllr. Peter Coyle at Portmarnock DART Station
With Cllr. Peter Coyle at Portmarnock DART Station

Donaghmede Community Festival
Donaghmede Community Festival

Tommy at the 30th Anniversary Stardust Memorial Mass
Tommy at the 30th Anniversary Stardust Memorial Mass

Holding a Special Dail Debate on Gold Shops
Holding a Special Dail Debate on Gold Shops

Local Activist Roger Adamson P.C. picks up poster ties
Local Activist Roger Adamson P.C. picks up poster ties

Tommy and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Anne Carter at Climate Change Forum
Tommy and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Anne Carter at Climate Change Forum

With Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore in Donaghmede
With Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore in Donaghmede

Tommy meets Fairfield Moatview Community Workers
Tommy meets Fairfield Moatview Community Workers

Tommy & Deputy Eamon Gilmore meet the Stardust Relatives and Victims Committee in Dail Eireann
Tommy & Deputy Eamon Gilmore meet the Stardust Relatives and Victims Committee in Dail Eireann

At Labour's Anti-NAMA Protest are Deputies Roisin Shortall, Mary Upton, Tommy Broughan and Willie Penrose
At Labour's Anti-NAMA Protest are Deputies Roisin Shortall, Mary Upton, Tommy Broughan and Willie Penrose

Tommy Broughan TD on the Dail Plinth
Tommy Broughan TD on the Dail Plinth

At Suttonians Rugby Club, Sutton
At Suttonians Rugby Club, Sutton

Tommy and Senator Brendan Ryan at Broadmeadow Bridge Collapse
Tommy and Senator Brendan Ryan at Broadmeadow Bridge Collapse

Tommy raises a number of illegal occupations in Dublin North East with the Justice Minister
Tommy raises a number of illegal occupations in Dublin North East with the Justice Minister

Howth
Howth

Speaking at Labour's 2007 Conference
Speaking at Labour's 2007 Conference

Special Dail Irish Ferries Debate
Special Dail Irish Ferries Debate

Tommy and Cllr Peter Coyle at Belmayne School Opening
Tommy and Cllr Peter Coyle at Belmayne School Opening

Fingal Development Plan 2011 - 2017
Fingal Development Plan 2011 - 2017

Tommy with Area Rep Brian McDowell, Cllr. Sean Kenny, Cllr. Peter Coyle, Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan and Fingal Mayor Ciaran Byrne at Clongriffin Railway Station Opening
Tommy with Area Rep Brian McDowell, Cllr. Sean Kenny, Cllr. Peter Coyle, Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan and Fingal Mayor Ciaran Byrne at Clongriffin Railway Station Opening

Bayside Shopping Centre
Bayside Shopping Centre

Donaghmede Estate Residents' Association Are Winners At The City Neighbourhood Awards 2010
Donaghmede Estate Residents' Association Are Winners At The City Neighbourhood Awards 2010

National Road Safety Group PARC Brief Tommy In Dail Eireann
National Road Safety Group PARC Brief Tommy In Dail Eireann

Tommy Meets the Victorious Seniors of Millwood Court At the City Neighbourhood Awards 2010
Tommy Meets the Victorious Seniors of Millwood Court At the City Neighbourhood Awards 2010

With Cllr. Brian McDowell & Community Leader Bernard Byrne
With Cllr. Brian McDowell & Community Leader Bernard Byrne

Highlighting the Plague of Graffiti at Donaghmede/Howth Junction DART Station
Highlighting the Plague of Graffiti at Donaghmede/Howth Junction DART Station

Keeping Out Of The Clutches of Michael O'Leary!
Keeping Out Of The Clutches of Michael O'Leary!

Newsletters

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Video Gallery

Tommy's PQ with Culture on WWF report
Tommy's PQ with Culture on WWF report

Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2018

Tommy's priority PQ with Minister for Housing on social housing targets
Tommy's priority PQ with Minister for Housing on social housing targets

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Housing on Constitutional Right to Housing
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Housing on Constitutional Right to Housing

Tommy's speech on Apprenticeships
Tommy's speech on Apprenticeships

Tommy's PQ on dog breeding establishments
Tommy's PQ on dog breeding establishments

Tommy's speech on PIAB
Tommy's speech on PIAB

Tommy's PQs with Children on FRCs and homeless children
Tommy's PQs with Children on FRCs and homeless children

Tommy's grouped priority PQ with DPER on pay equalisation
Tommy's grouped priority PQ with DPER on pay equalisation

Tommy's PQ with DPER on the Health Vote
Tommy's PQ with DPER on the Health Vote

Tommy's PQ with DPER on Dept Expenditure
Tommy's PQ with DPER on Dept Expenditure

Tommy's speech on Sale of Illicit Gods
Tommy's speech on Sale of Illicit Gods

Tommy's speech on Finance Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Finance Bill 2018

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Tax Expenditures
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Tax Expenditures

Tommy's speech on nomination of Member to Government
Tommy's speech on nomination of Member to Government

Tommy's PQs with Justice on MITs
Tommy's PQs with Justice on MITs

Tommy's speech on Quads and Scramblers
Tommy's speech on Quads and Scramblers

Tommy's speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Caranua Appeals Officer Report
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Caranua Appeals Officer Report

Tommy's speech on Gender Budgeting Report
Tommy's speech on Gender Budgeting Report

Tommy's speech on Budget 2019
Tommy's speech on Budget 2019

Tommy's speech on Motion on Engagement with Investment Funds
Tommy's speech on Motion on Engagement with Investment Funds

Tommy's PQs on CE Supervisors' Pensions
Tommy's PQs on CE Supervisors' Pensions

Tommy's speech on the Central Bank National Claims Info Database Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Central Bank National Claims Info Database Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Motion of No Confidence in Housing Minister
Tommy's speech on Motion of No Confidence in Housing Minister

Tommy on Busconnects
Tommy on Busconnects

Tommy's speech on Health (GP Service) Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Health (GP Service) Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ on Waste Charges
Tommy's PQ on Waste Charges

Tommy's oral finance PQ on Ireland's contribution to the EU budget
Tommy's oral finance PQ on Ireland's contribution to the EU budget

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime

Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness
Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness

Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business
Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business

Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018
Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018

Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing
Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe

Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime
Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime

Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists
Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists

Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement
Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN

Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death
Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station

Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax
Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax

Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs
Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs

Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending
Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending

Tommy's speech on Palestine
Tommy's speech on Palestine

Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan
Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan

Tommy's speech on pay inequality
Tommy's speech on pay inequality

Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening
Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening

Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing
Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing

Tommy's speech on the future of the EU
Tommy's speech on the future of the EU

Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments
Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments

Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion
Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion

Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017
Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017

Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on PPPs
Tommy's speech on PPPs

Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill
Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill

Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy
Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy

Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on affordable housing
Tommy's speech on affordable housing

Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs

Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights
Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights

Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment
Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment

Tommy's speech on Business Insurance
Tommy's speech on Business Insurance

Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators
Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators

Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD
Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD

Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice
Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice

Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040
Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040

Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds
Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing

Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations
Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations

Tommy's speech on teacher shortages
Tommy's speech on teacher shortages

Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT
Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT

Topical Issue on Carillion
Topical Issue on Carillion

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops

Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust
Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust

Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan

Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN
Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness

Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel
Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel

Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children
Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children

Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan
Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan

Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions
Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions

Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing
Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing

Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail
Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail

Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards
Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards

Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis
Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis

Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages
Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages

Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions
Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions

Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare
Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare

Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty
Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty

Tommy's speech on Budget 2018
Tommy's speech on Budget 2018

Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers
Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers

Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions
Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions

Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry
Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry

Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17
Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17

Tommy's speech on Srebrenica
Tommy's speech on Srebrenica

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt

Tommy's speech on Right to Housing
Tommy's speech on Right to Housing

Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill
Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill

Tommy's Topical Issue on  Family Hubs
Tommy's Topical Issue on Family Hubs

Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans
Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting

Tommy's speech on Building Standards
Tommy's speech on Building Standards

Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post
Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post

Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding

Tommy's speech on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill
Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs

Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport
Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport

Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare
Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare

Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding
Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families

Tommy's speech on HEMPI
Tommy's speech on HEMPI

Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services
Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services

Tommy's speech  on Competition (Amendment) Bill
Tommy's speech on Competition (Amendment) Bill

Tommy's speech on AIIB
Tommy's speech on AIIB

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov

Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares
Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares

Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit
Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks

Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors
Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors

Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust

Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA
Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA

Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017
Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017

Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike
Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike

Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding

Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office
Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office

Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner
Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner

Tommy's question on GNI Star
Tommy's question on GNI Star

Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill
Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill

Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill
Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill

Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit
Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools
Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools

Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move
Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move

Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill
Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill

Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction
Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction

Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion
Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion

Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue
Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality

Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme
Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme

Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill

Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion
Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion

Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour

Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences
Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016

Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families
Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families

Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence
Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension

Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust
Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust

Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance
Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath

Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan

Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors
Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors

Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue
Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue

Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies
Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety
Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety

Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality
Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality

Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump
Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016

Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform
Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform

Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill

Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP
Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP

Tommy's speech on Budget 2017
Tommy's speech on Budget 2017

Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety
Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety

Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission
Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission

Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans

Tommy questions with  Minister Donohue on Capital Programme
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Capital Programme

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo
Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016

Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit
Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children
Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016

Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal
Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling
Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing

Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North
Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities

Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale
Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale

Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer  Economic Statements
Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer Economic Statements

Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB
Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB

Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice
Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green

Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy
Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy

Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs
Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access

Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report
Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report

Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources
Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources

Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill
Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill

Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil
Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil

Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime
Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime

Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water
Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water

Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health
Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health

Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations
Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations

Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance
Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance

Tommy questioning the Minister  for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers
Tommy questioning the Minister for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills

Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour

Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode
Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode

Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015

Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates

Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016

Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016
Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion
Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion

Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments
Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on  the Malahide Road Re-alignment
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on the Malahide Road Re-alignment

Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme
Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme

Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child
Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015

Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case
Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case

Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding
Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding

Tommy's Dáil speech on the  Low Pay Commission
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Low Pay Commission

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service

Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus
Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus

Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China
Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China

Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement

Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality
Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality

Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil

Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann
Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann

Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism
Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism

Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law
Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation
Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation

Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014

Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline
Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline

Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013
Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013

Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014
Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences
Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences

Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis
Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis

Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme
Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme

Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill
Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill

Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls
Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls

Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013

Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis
Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis

Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report
Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report

Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána
Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána

Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann
Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann

Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014
Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders
Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders

Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann
Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann

Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding
Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding

Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations
Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations

Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire
Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire

Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09
Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09

Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute
Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute

Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin
Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin

Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage
Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage

Labour Party Conference 2010
Labour Party Conference 2010

Dail Tourism Debate
Dail Tourism Debate

Labour Party Conference 2009
Labour Party Conference 2009

Dublin Bay North