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Butler Lashes Out At Council On Beach Report

Local election candidate, Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) has slammed the County Council’s dismal performance in the EPA report on Ireland’s bathing areas and has accused the North County’s local authority of ignoring North Dublin beaches. The report, which was released by the EPA on May 26, revealed that four of…


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McGuire Calls For Stricter Measures

Local Labour Cllr Gerry McGuire recently highlighted the problem of people planting evergreen trees as a means of hedging and providing privacy in their homes. McGuire said, “It’s apparent that some householders are totally inconsiderate regarding the effect the planting of these trees has on their neighbours. In some instances…


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Dowling Seeks Greater Supervision For HSE Facilities

Bob Dowling demanded a meeting with the HSE on May 29, following the threats that violence was to hit the streets of Donabate between local children and residents from Grove Lodge and Crannog Nua. While Garda presence has been stepped up in the area, Dowling said that, “ I was…


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Stop Dodgy Builders, Corr

Green Party candidate for the Balbriggan Ward, Cllr Joe Corr, has said that changes to planning laws announced recently by Environment Minister John Gormley will allow for better planning in the North County. Cllr Corr said, “The Green Party has brought in major changes to the planning system for the…


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Butler Supports New Legislation

Local election candidate, Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) has welcomed the introduction of new legislation by the Government to target Organised Crime. The New Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2009, which was recently announced by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen T.D., and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern, T.D.,set…


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Government Should Pursue Lucrative Offer

Conor Kelly (SF), has called on the Irish Government to actively pursue the offer by the Irish Pensions funds that they would be prepared to invest up to E6 billion over the next three years in a range of State infrastructure projects, as part of a plan that could secure…


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McGuire Demands Improvements

Speaking at a meeting in Swords on May 21, Cllr. Gerry McGuire said that everyone has the right to decent, safe and affordable housing. His comments have come followinga substantial number of“appalling stories” from residents applying for housing applications. According to McGuire, there are approximately 5700 applicants on the Local…


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Lawless Urges Rental Review

Local Election candidate, James Lawless (FG) has called on the County Council to review rental rates paid to landlords under the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) and other similar schemes the Council provides to meet housing needs across North County Dublin. Lawless said“With the economy in crisis, all markets have changed…