I was delighted to attend the launch of the Ballymun Civic Alliance this week.

As the Fine Gael representative for the area, and the only one in attendance, I was glad to show my support for the future of Ballymun as this group comes together to progress the opportunities, issues and concerns that face Ballymun.

I am proud to have grown up in Ballymun, am proud of what it has become today, and am confident that its best days lie ahead – though we need to work to build that future.

Director of Axis Theatre Mark O’Brien with Noel Rock and Fiona Descoteaux, CEO of Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership.


Noel at tree planting ceremony with Minister Jan O’Sullivan and local Labour man Andrew Montague