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 […]

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 […]

Use of Harbour & Sea

North County Dublin is blessed with one of the best coastlines in the country. Our sea and beaches along with the network of local harbours presents a real opportunity – a reserve which we have yet to develop fully or adequately protect. Funding must be secured to improve our harbours’ facilities and safety. The tourist […]

Public Transport

The recent announcement of the proposed Rapid Bus Service to Swords is welcomed. However, like others, my hope is that it will not act as a poor substitute for the promised Metro Service. There are existing proposals to improve the northern rail line which we must not be lost sight of. Extending the DART service […]

Still Hope For Balbriggan Library

In an exclusive interview with the County Leader, Acting County Manager, Peter Caulfield provided some hope that the proposed moving of Balbriggan Library to Gallen Mills, may not happen after all. He confirmed that a special meeting of the Balbriggan/Swords Area committee will convene this week, and discuss the options on the future of the […]