Great News For Balbriggan

Great news that Fingal County Council will maintain their offices and community facilities at the Town Hall in conjunction to the Library. This is good news for Balbriggan. Congratulations to all concerned.

People are Fingal’s most valuable asset

The commitment of those involved in community work is much admired and appreciated by all. Those who spend so much of their time helping and encouraging young people, be it in sport, scouting, drama classes, clubs or general youth work, are all making a real contribution to our welfare, helping to develop the valuable characters […]

Boland Deplores Condition Of Rush Road

The condition of the approach roads to St Maur’s GAA club in Rush, is causing concern to one of the local election candidates in the area. Independent candidate for the Balbriggan Electoral area, Cathal Boland spoke to the County Leader, expressing his fears that a tragic accident could well be the upshot of the deplorable […]

Nessa Comes to North County

Last week the independent candidate for the European election, Nessa Childers, toured the North County meeting voters in the Dublin constituency. Ms Childers, the daughter of the late President and former FF Minister, Erskine, was first elected as a Green Councillor in Wicklow before moving in 2008 on to the Labour Party. She won a […]

Responsible Spending Of Money Needed – Boland

Local election candidate for Balbriggan Electoral Area, Cathal Boland (NP) is urging the County Council to be more circumspect when spending public money. Speaking in Lusk last week, Boland told the County Leader, “Council management must think before they spend our money. In recent weeks, we have seen irresponsible spending occurring, which was not challenged […]

Fingal – A Tourist Destination.

Fingal has attracted its share of multinational companies, and long may that continue. We must also look to see how we can develop employment from the resources that we control and are at our disposal. We see local businesses put added-value into our agricultural produce. This is welcomed and must be encouraged and promoted. We […]

Put Life Back ON Our Main Streets

Currently the Local Authority charge annual rates to all business premises based on the valuation figure set by the national valuation office. The Council use this base valuation, and then apply a multiplier of a common € charge. This then produces the annual rate bill per premises. Long periods go by between the review of […]

Coastal Committee Required

We in Fingal live in a coastal County, yet we do not have a focused approach to how our coastline and its resources are used or protected. Currently, the County Council operates three Area Committees, based on geographic areas rather than on their synergy. The committees are Mulhudart / Castleknock, Howth / Malahide and Swords […]

Town and Regional Parks

The securing and development of strategically located regional parks is something that I am proud to have association with. We in this area have the use of the wonderful Ardgillian Park, with its walks, views, services and children’s play area. Unfortunately, access to the park is not adequately facilitated from the coast road. It has […]