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Free Christmas Parking

There is good news for motorists in the run up to Christmas, with the news that the County Council have decided to provide free parking in all the Pay and Display towns across the North County. This will apply for the three Saturdays in December in the run up to…


Pride Of Place Award For Ballyboughal

Ballyboughal took a top prize in the annual IPB Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards, which were announced last week at a glittering gala event in Ennis, Co. Clare. More than 800 people from across the island filled the venue to hear the winners announced by RTE’s Ciana Campbell. Ballyboughal…


Council Budget To Bring Relief To Residents

There was good new for Fingal County Council Chief Executive, Paul Reid with the smooth passage of the Council’s Budget 2016, which was passed by a large majority of the elected members on 3rd November last. In the process, they voted to reduce the basic rate of Local Property Tax…


Success Story For County Council

The Fingal Festival of Fire and Oktoberfest, which were run by the Events Unit in the County Council over the Halloween weekend, have been acknowledged as an outstanding success. Management and staff of the Council deserve to be congratulated on their professionalism at boh events. The Festival of Fire on…


Murphy Defiant Despite Council Drubbing

While the Council budget sailed through without incident, the proposal of Councillor Tony Murphy (NP) to have vacant commercial properties in the county free of commercial rates, ran aground on the rocks. It was defeated unanimously, with only Murphy voting in favour. Two weeks ago, the Balbriggan councillor claimed in…


Concerns Over Proposed Social Housing Site

All parties agree that the provision of social housing in the North County is of critical importance. However, the proposal by the County Council to build 25 social housing units, 21 houses and four apartments off Rathbeale Road in Swords, is causing concern for local residents from a safety perspective….


O’Reilly Blasts Government TDs Over Vacant Houses

Local Sinn Féin general election candidate, Louise O’Reilly has criticised the three government TDs in the area, for their failure to take meaningful steps to address the housing problem in the North County. With 1300 children in Dublin now homeless it is shocking to see that there are 37 vacant…


County Council Scoops Top Safety Award

At the 24th Annual Occupational Safety Awards, which were held in Galway on the 2nd October, Fingal County Council’s HR team achieved the ‘Local Authority/ Council Award’ in the Business Category Awards. In addition, the Council also achieved a ‘Consistent High Achiever Award’ for obtaining a distinction or higher in…