Monthly Archives: February 2013
I was delighted to read this morning that Shimmer Research will be one of the many new companies making the move to Glasnevin as part of DCU’s new Innovation Campus.
The company, which has 20 staff located in Dublin and Boston, as well as clients in more than 60 countries, is exactly the kind of highly-skilled, technologically-driven employment that we want to attract to both Glasnevin and Dublin.
Shimmer Research is a medical technology company which has created Shimmer, a small wireless sensor platform that can record and transmit physiological and kinematic data in real-time. This has a range of medical uses and, going forward, will potentially usher in a new era of data-based medical analytics that is accessible and affordable.
As such, I am glad to welcome them to the area and look forward to welcoming a whole host of other businesses to the area in the coming weeks and months ahead. You can find out more about Shimmer here: http://www.shimmer-research.com/
The local bin collection schedule for Glasnevin, Ballymun and Whitehall is here. Currently we cover Glasnevin Red Bin Company and Glasnevin Greyhound collections. If you feel you can add any more information, or something is incorrect, please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The red box denotes collections of the Red Bin Company on a Wednesday
The orange box denotes collections of Greyhound on a Friday
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I’m always amazed at how many Dubliners don’t know about this great website. HitTheRoad.ie allows commuters to plan their routes in a quick, clever integrated way. This is a great piece of work altogether, and I hope to see more like it in the near future – either official or unofficial efforts welcome!
It was great to see An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visiting Glasnevin during the week, as mentioned here, he spent Valentine’s night in the Glasnevin Museum to attend a book launch.
I was out of the country at the time, but I look forward to welcoming the Taoiseach to Glasnevin again in the near future.
Dublin City Council has launched an interesting new tool, which allows you to check when your street should have last been cleaned, and when it should be next cleaned. The tool, which is available at http://www.dublincity.ie/StreetSweeping/ doesn’t seem to update automatically though and, as such, if your last street clean was missed for whatever reason, this will not be reflected on the site.
So, there’s room for improvement but, all the same, it’s a step in the right direction.
On February 28th 2016, Noel was elected as a TD for Dublin North West, becoming the first Fine Gael TD to be elected for this area since 1992, and the youngest Fine Gael TD in the country. The Dublin North West area includes Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Whitehall, Beaumont, Santry, Finglas, Ballymun, Northwood, Meakstown and Charlestown.
Within his first week as a TD, he had tabled the first Private Members Bill of the term from any party or TD, the Central Bank (Regulations) (Amendment) Bill 2016. This was a Bill which sought to resolve some of the housing and mortgage crises facing the country at present.
In 2014, Noel was elected as the youngest Fine Gael Dublin City Councillor, representing the Ballymun constituency. As a Councillor, he pursued issues relating to transport, crime and political reform, and is the only Councillor in Dublin to return all his expenses to the city – a total which now tops €10,000.
Noel grew up locally, and is the first of three children, growing up in Pinewood Crescent in Glasnevin and Balbutcher Lane in Ballymun.
“My values and beliefs were absolutely moulded by where I grew up in Ballymun: a belief in equality of access to education, in personal responsibility and in fairness”
Raised by his mother and his grandparents, Noel attended Our Lady of Victories on the Ballymun Road before then going to St. Aidan’s CBS and DCU on Collins Avenue.
In 2006, he worked in the US Senate for then-Senator Hillary Clinton.
He then worked in Brussels as a speechwriter and press assistant, before working in a cloud computing company and then taking up a role in the Oireachtas. In 2012, he was selected to represent Ireland at a youth leadership conference. He then started the successful bid to bring the conference – which ultimately brought 1,500 delegates to Dublin, and €3m to the Dublin economy, in October 2014.
In 2013, he was appointed as a Peace Commissioner for the City by the Minister for Justice.
In 2014, Noel was elected a Councillor for the first time. He now represents the areas of Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Ballymun, Finglas, Whitehall, Beaumont and Santry. He holds regular clinics which can be found here.
In 2015, Noel was selected as one of the youngest General Election candidates in the country for Fine Gael and in 2016 he became the youngest elected TD for the party.
If you have any questions for him, why not email on email@example.com or ring him on 085 7049415.
You can listen to Noel being interviewed on Newstalk below. Noel regularly appears in local and national media, and has been featured on PrimeTime, the 6.1 news, Vincent Browne, Matt Cooper, and Newstalk Breakfast as well as in the Sunday Independent, Sunday Times, Irish Independent and Evening Herald.