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Reilly Congratulates Gardai And Revenue Commissioners

Local senator Dr James Reilly (FG) has congratulated Gardai and Revenue Commissioners on the closure of an illicit cigarette factory in Co Louth. He said: “I am delighted that Gardai and Revenue Commissioners have confiscated 25 million illegal cigarettes, with a street value of €12 million, in a major operation….

Derelict Houses In Rush Causing Anti-Social Chaos

Local TD Brendan Ryan (Lab) has written to the County Council in relation to five derelict houses on Palmer Road in Rush. The houses have become a focal point for anti-social behaviour which is causing great worry and concern for local people. Deputy Ryan said: “I received the following reply…

Super-Fast Broadband On The Way

Broadband Access Must Be Increased

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Fingal, Louise O’Reilly has challenged the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to increase broadband provision and speeds for Fingal. She said: “There is a serious problem with broadband in Ireland. We are 21st out 25 EU member states in terms of broadband speeds, behind Slovakia,…

Quinn Welcomes Family Resource Centre In Balbriggan

Balbriggan based councillor Malachy Quinn (SF) has welcomed the decision by the Minister Zappone to provide funding to establish a Family Resource Centre in Balbriggan. This came following numerous calls for vital Family Support services and on foot of the pop up Resource centre put in place in Castleland Community…

Darragh O'Brien and Phil Hogan

North County’s Agri-Food Sector Must Be Protected

Local Fianna Fáil TD and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O’Brien has demanded that the Government and European counterparts do all it takes to ensure the full protection of the agri-food sector in Ireland, ahead of Britain’s exit from the EU Customs Union. Earlier this week, Deputy O’Brien…


School Places Reaching Crisis Point

Local TD Brendan Ryan (Lab) is calling on Minister for Education Richard Bruton to declare North County Dublin an emergency area for school provision, as the crisis for primary school places is set to increase in September. Deputy Ryan said: “Fingal is the fastest growing and youngest county in Ireland,…

O’Brien Calls For Local Greenway Strategy

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has called on the Government to allocate a proportion of the Greenway Strategy fund outlined in the National Development Plan. He is seeking to move forward with the long-awaited Newbridge Demesne walkway/cycleway to Malahide, on the inner estuary otherwise known as the Broadmeadow Way….