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Reilly Welcomes Lotto Grants For Sports Facilities

Senator James Reilly has welcomed the announcement by Minister Brendan Griffin of €3.5 million in sports lotto grants for Fingal.
 He said: “I particularly welcome €148,000 for Skerries Rugby Club all weather facility, O’Dwyer’s GAA Club Balbriggan (€128,000), St Maur’s Rush (€102,400), Rush Sailing club (€130,000), Rush Cricket Club €45,490),…

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Newman Welcomes New Computer Home Service

The Fingal Leader Partnership have recently launched a new service that includes a new computer home service, as well as their care and repair service. This news has been welcomed by local councilor Joe Newman (NP) who told the County Leader: “The computer home support service is a real breakthrough…

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Local Libraries Set To Benefit From Funding

Libraries in Fingal are set to benefit from €141,438 in Government funding, according to Fine Gael Senator Dr James Reilly. The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced the funding. Senator Reilly said this represents an unprecedented Government investment in our public libraries. The funding will allow…

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Garda Overtime Must Be Reinstated

All garda overtime for regular police operations in Dublin has been abolished because the garda budget for 2017 has been exhausted. The shocking revelation, which will have a profoundly negative effect on the North County, was made in a letter by the city’s most senior officer Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy…

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Relief For River Valley Motorists

Part of the main road through River Valley estate in Swords has had a major facelift in the form of resurfacing, which many residents feel was well overdue. The concrete road had become damaged over the years, with hazardous sections causing concern to motorists and cyclists alike. The spanking new…

Bob Dowling is pictured on Rathbeale Road in Swords

Dowling Urges Progress On Rathbeale Road Upgrade

Fine Gael Local Area Representative, Bob Dowling has stressed the need for progress on the proposed Rathbeale Road upgrades. The changes, which were announced by the council over two months ago, were the subject of controversy in County Hall recently when various councillors expressed their concerns and the concerns of…

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Budget 2018 Proves A Mixed Bag For Fingal Families

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson for Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has said that Fianna Fáil’s impact was felt in Budget 2018 for families in Fingal, but that the lack of affordable housing plans are a real concern. Commenting following Tuesday’s budget, Senator Clifford-Lee said, “The decision announced…


Council To Invest In Balbriggan

The County Council has agreed to invest in servicing lands at Stephenstown, Balbriggan. Cllr Tony Murphy put down a motion ‘that Fingal County Council assess the business case to service more lands at Stephentown and based on the final analysis, identify the amount of lands needed and a funding stream,…