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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…

An Garda Síochána

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…

Minister For Finanace, Paschal Donohoe

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,…

Clifford-Lee post offices

Public Meeting On Future Of Local Post Offices

Local Fianna Fáil senator, Lorraine Clifford-Lee has said the people of Rush and Lusk very much value their local post office, and that it is crucial that everything is done to protect this vital in our community. Clifford-Lee held a recent public meeting on the matter with local Fianna Fáil…

An Garda Síochána

Concerns Over Garda Resources In Swords

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has said that the appalling murder of a Dermot Byrne in Swords earlier this month, was a heinous crime which has no place in our community. He said, “Public order issues are becoming more and more prevalent as Swords continues to emerge as an…