• News for Fingal County Council

    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Fingal County Council has commenced the tendering process for a main contractor to undertake the Snugborough Interchange Upgrade scheme, which will bring about significant improvements for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.   The project includes the construction of a new bridge over the N3, adjacent to the existing Snugborough Road bridge, as well as a new footpath ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Fingal County Council is moving forward with its first Affordable Housing Scheme, which is aimed at addressing some of the challenges faced by low-to-middle income earners in purchasing a property.   The Council is seeking expressions of interest from development partners for the design, construction, delivery and sale of the scheme at Dun Emer in Lusk.   Some €1.5m has been allocated for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed news that that five of its parks have received a prestigious Green Flag award for 2019, an internationally recognised quality mark for well managed public parks and open spaces.   Ardgillan Demesne, Malahide Demesne, Millennium Park in Blanchardstown, Santry Demesne and St Catherine’s Park were all awarded the honour at the awards ceremony held at Maynooth ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Awards, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Construction has commenced on the Baldoyle to Portmarnock walking and cycling greenway project in North County Dublin. Murphy International was awarded this 2.5 million euro contract earlier this month by Fingal County Council. The proposed 1.8km greenway is located in the Racecourse Park and will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the park parallel to the Coast road linking ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    Fingal County Council’s Parks and Green Infrastructure Division are developing a Masterplan to guide the future development of Bremore Regional Park and we want your views. Located north of Balbriggan along the coast, the Park is comprised of 41 hectares. The Park includes important historic sites, (most notably Bremore Castle) and landscapes, while providing significant public amenities.  A ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Fingal County Council plans to carry out a multi-million euro investment in regional roads across Fingal, which will include the provision of extensive cycling infrastructure as part of the upgrade works.   An extensive examination of the regional road network was carried out across the County, and has prompted a two-phase approach to improving the network for all road users, including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Fingal County Council has advised of upcoming temporary road closures and traffic diversions on the Rathbeale Road in Swords as part of the major upgrade project over the next 12 months.   Fingal County Council is now informing residents and the local business community of the proposals as required under its statutory obligations. The Rathbeale Road Upgrade Scheme is a major infrastructural ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    Fingal County Council’s Environmental Awareness section is pleased to announce that new categories have been introduced in 2019 Greener Communities Competition.   The focus this year is on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on fostering sustainable communities, a key role we can all play in creating a more sustainable future.   Biodiversity is a critical part of the web of life on ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    As you drive through Fingal you can’t but notice household and bulky waste being dumped along roadways and in isolated areas destroying our beautiful countryside. The Environment Section in Fingal County Council are currently involved in a number of anti-dumping campaigns to help raise awareness in relation to illegal dumping and illegal waste collectors (“Man in a Van”) which is a National ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Environment
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    Fingal County Council are busy putting finishing touches to this year’s Swords Summer Festival, which takes place next week. The Festival runs from Thursday, July 18 and runs until Sunday, July 21 and will feature a wonderful array of musical and comedy acts over the course of the weekend at the magnificent Swords Castle.   On July 18, Lightening Comedy featuring many talented comedians such ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 04, 2019
    Newbridge House and Farm played host to another hugely successful Flavours of Fingal County Show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.  The Flavours of Fingal event has grown significantly since it began 8 years ago and is now the biggest county show in the country.  The weekend was a huge success for the thousands of visitors who came to enjoy the entertainment, food, displays and events held ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Fingal County Council has lodged an application with An Bord Pleanala for planning consent for the Broadmeadow Way, a proposed new walking and cycling greenway route of approximately 6km in length between Malahide Demesne and Newbridge Demesne in Donabate.   The proposed development will run across the Malahide Estuary adjacent to the mainline railway viaduct and will, if approved, provide an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Environment, Fingal County Council
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Fingal County Council together with The Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Horticulture Department has won gold at Bloom in the Park 2019.  The Fingal Bee Positive Garden has a pollinator friendly theme and is a reflection of our commitment as a Pollinator partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.  The garden has proved hugely ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Stakeholder, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Fingal County Council has commenced design work on the Fingal Coastal Way project, a 32km, high-quality recreational walking and cycling route connecting Donabate, Rush, Skerries, Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan and Bremore Castle.   Multi-disciplinary consultancy Atkins has been appointed to work alongside the Fingal County Council project team to carry out the feasibility study, route options ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Interim Chief Executive, AnnMarie Farrelly, has extended her congratulations to those elected to Fingal County Council over the weekend and stated she and her colleagues are looking forward to working with them to keep Fingal the place of choice to live, work, visit and do business in. “I offer my congratulations to all our new and returning councillors and particularly to our Mayor and ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Fingal County Council has extended its popular bike-sharing scheme, which allows cyclists use bikes that are publicly available, to Swords, Malahide and Howth.      The scheme allows cyclists to use ‘smart’ bikes with inbuilt GPS technology. By downloading the BleeperBike App, users can register and find their nearest BleeperBike, scan the QR code on the bike to unlock it and it is ready for ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Community, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed news that Portmarnock’s famous Velvet Strand has retained the Blue Flag status, which recognises its high level of water quality.   And there was further good news for Portmarnock, along with the Burrow Beach in Sutton, as they were both awarded Green Coast awards at a ceremony which was held in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare yesterday (Monday).   The Blue Flag ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    AnnMarie Farrelly has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive of Fingal County Council following the departure of Paul Reid to become Director General of the Health Service Executive.   Ms Farrelly, who held the role of Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure, was appointed by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and assumes the role of Interim CEO from today ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    A new web portal enabling over 1 million Dublin residents to check their electoral details in real-time has been rolled out in the Dublin region. Voters can check if they are eligible to vote in an election by entering their full name and address or Eircode on the Voter.ie website. It is an additional service available to voters in Dublin and it does not replace the existing paper ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    The Stephenstown Link Road was officially opened on Monday, 8th April 2019 with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan.    Also in attendance were Paul Reid, Chief Executive Fingal County Council, local Councillors Deputy Mayor Gráinne Maguire, Cllr. Tony Murphy, Cllr. Malachy Quinn, Cllr. Cathal Boland, Cllr. Tom ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal confirms that winning teenage entrepreneurs from Malahide/Portmarnock, Balbriggan and Sutton will represent Fingal at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme (SEP).   Teenage entrepreneurs from three local schools have won a place representing Fingal at the SEP National Finals in Croke Park on Friday, May 3rd.   Every September through LEO ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Fingal County Council is to seek to appoint a project management services team to oversee the delivery of projects within the multi-million euro Swords Cultural Quarter (SCQ) development.   The Swords Cultural Quarter will contain a major new central public and civic space set against the backdrop of the historic Swords Castle. It will boast a new library, public theatre and art exhibition ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed the allocation of €3m from the National Transport Authority (NTA) which will support an ambitious programme of pedestrian and cycle improvement schemes around the county.   Some 11 projects, including four new schemes, have been awarded funding under the Sustainable Transport Measures Grants (STMG) 2019 programme in the largest round of funding the local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid has stated that the debate surrounding Local Government in Ireland needs to extend from just the focus on who runs the sector to a debate about what services could be further devolved from Central Government.   Addressing a conference organised by the Centre for Local and Regional Governance in University College Cork on Thursday evening (March ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Fingal has celebrated the success of its students and schools in the 2019 BT Young Scientist competition, as Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly was recognised for his impressive achievement. Tributes were paid at the event on March 11 (Monday) in County Hall, Swords to his family, his teacher Ms Lennon, and his school, Skerries Community College, for supporting and aiding Adam’s winning ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    FINGAL’S ENTERPRISE AWARDS WITH €16,000 PRIZE FUND PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK.   A drinks business from Donabate is this year’s winner of the Fingal Enterprise Award for 2019.   Cult Drinks took the top prize of €5,000 and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Fingal at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.   Employing ten staff ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Fingal County Council is seeking submissions from the public on the proposed Royal Canal Urban Greenway route. The public consultation is open until March 25, 2019. The route will serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area. The proposed Urban Greenway will encourage recreation while offering an alternative transport choice for school children and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Fingal County Council has launched the Fingal Skills Strategy, the first of its kind to be developed by any Local Authority in Ireland.   Launched in Swords Castle Chapel on Tuesday (February 26), it identifies gaps between the skills of Fingal’s workforce and the skills that employers need.   The Strategy sets out specific actions such as developing new training courses, increasing course ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    The launch of the Draft Climate Change Action Plan for Fingal took place in the Atrium in County Hall on Monday, 18 February. Members of the public attended the event to hear from Fingal County Council and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) staff about what the Council are doing to implement energy efficiency initiatives and flood prevention schemes in the Fingal area. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Fingal County Council has published the South Fingal Transport Study (SFTS), a strategic land-use and transport study involving the development of a multi-modal transport strategy for the South Fingal area which includes areas such as Swords, Dublin Airport, Clonshaugh, Balgriffin and Baldoyle. Among the key recommendations to be delivered within the study timeframe up to 2027 are the upgrade ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    An enthusiastic crowd including many from local Historical Societies enjoyed a very informative talk given by Dr. William Murphy, on the First Dáil in the Council Chamber, Swords on Monday January 21st.  Fingal County Council, in conjunction with Rolestown/Oldtown Historical Association were commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in the Round Room in the Mansion ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Fingal County Council is inviting submissions from the public in response to the Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024.   The Draft Action Plan has been developed by the four Dublin local authorities alongside the Dublin energy agency Codema. Fingal County Council’s public consultation is open for submissions from 11 February until 25 March 2019.   As part of this public consultation ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
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