Local Politics

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Butler Condemns Vandals

Cllr Darragh Butler ( FF ) has spoken out again about the level of vandalism occurring in the Swords area lately, at a recent area committee meeting between Butler and the County Council. The County Council have stated the vandals set a fire and severely damaged the multiplay unit in…


O’Brien Sparks Inquiry

Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien (FF) has written to the ESB to find out the reasons for the power cuts in Malahide and Kinsealy. There has been four power cuts in the area with the most recent power cut occurring on April 14 and lasting over 3 hours. Last week ESB spokesperson…