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# Fingal County Council

Last month
September 2023
Amazon secure planning permission for three data centres in Dublin despite emission concerns
Fingal County Council gave the go-ahead to AWS firm for the construction of three new data centres in the region.
August 2023
15 noise measuring systems installed in areas around Dublin Airport
Noise levels in the residential areas around the airport has been a bone of contention in recent months.
‘Frustrating’ incident sees raw sewage discharged into Fingal's protected Baldoyle Bay
Baldoyle Bay is both a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation.
Dublin Airport brings High Court challenge against order to reduce night time flights
An enforcement order was issued against the daa for allegedly breaching the terms of planning permission.
Ryanair says Dublin Airport could face 'mass cancellations' if night-time flights are restricted
Fingal County Council has ordered DAA to restrict the number of flights between 11pm and 7am.
Fingal County Council orders Dublin Airport to reduce number of night flights within six weeks
The enforcement notices requires daa to reduce the number of flights between 11pm and 7am at the airport to 65.
This year
Council investigating erection of fences on beach in apparent 'land-grab' by Sutton residents
It has become an increasingly common practice across Ireland’s beaches but can be ‘catastrophic’ for nature, according to Coast Watch Ireland.
Council gets temporary court order preventing recycling facility from accepting any more waste
The order requires the respondents to immediately cease accepting any further waste at the facility.
Appeals board grants planning for 780 units for North Dublin but refuses 100 units for Malahide
The plans for the Malahide units were refused due to a lack of provisions for public open space and other factors
County council spent millions on road projects without a tender process, report says
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The details are contained in an audit carried out by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The work included €1.245 million for an engineering firm and a further €1.1 million paid to consultants for a separate roads upgrade.
A Local Government auditor also criticised the council for proceeding with a €350,000 land swap with a local GAA club "without an independent valuation" of the four-hectare site offloaded by the local authority.
Fingal County Council told the auditor that it would review its processes for future projects, but defended the actions it took.
DAA wins appeal over €5 million planning contribution demand from Fingal County Council
The contribution concerns a proposed development to replace airport parking for 13 aircraft which was removed due to the works on the north runway.
Last year
Water outages in north Dublin expected to continue until this evening
Irish Water and Fingal County Council are working to repair a burst water mains.
Warning issued to bathers after Lion's Mane jellyfish spotted at east coast beaches
A sting from the jellyfish can cause nausea, sweating, cramps and headaches.
Temporary swimming ban enacted for Loughshinny Beach in north Dublin due to high E.coli levels
The beach is still open to the public.
Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities
Dozens of assaults on council staff have been reported in recent years.
Staff at the four councils were subjected to dozens of instances of verbal abuse and physical assaults since 2018.
Reports include sexual harassment and attempts by members of the public to damage workers' vehicles.
DAA secures green light for new paid drop-off and pick-up zone at Dublin airport
The scheme was given the go-ahead by Fingal County Council.
Jimmy Guerin takes court challenge over alleged removal of Council meeting record
The Independent Councillor claims that the removal of comments he made during the meeting breaches his right to freedom of expression.
All time
People urged not to swim at two Dublin beaches due to E. coli bacteria
The cause of the bacteria in the water was not revealed by Fingal County Council.
Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede
The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.
Do Not Swim notice in place for two Dublin beaches due to high bacteria levels
The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.
Legal challenge brought over decision to pedestrianise part of Malahide Village
The pedestrianisation aimed to facilitate outdoor dining but has led to criticism.
Residents fear being left 'homeless' as council warns them not to erect barriers against coastal erosion
Residents say they risk losing their homes in the coming years if they don’t take action immediately.
'People are upset': Councils close allotments because of Covid-19
Locals have raised concerns about the closure of the allotments.
Joyriders destroy pitches in north Co Dublin
Fingal County Council has closed the pitches in the interests of health and safety.
Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding
Solutions being put in place include a shallow trench and overflow pipe into the estuary.
'He had a heart of gold': Inquest rules death of park ranger at council depot was suicide
The inquest heard the phrase “Stand up to bullies” was spray-painted on the wall of the canteen where Stephen Taylor’s body was found.
Dublin Airport noise regulator established despite concerns over Fingal Council role
The new body, the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority, is being run by Fingal County Council.
Construction commences on new €2.5 million coastal cycling route in north Dublin
The route will link Baldoyle to Portmarnock along the Coast Road.
'There's robbed cars, burnt-out cars, dead horses ... the bones of dead horses'
Campaigners say animals at Dunsink in Dublin are being frightened and injured by joyriders and quad bike riders.
Skerries residents appeal decision to allow fast food restaurant to be built 300m from school
Planning permission for the restaurant was granted last month.
Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general
Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.
'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding
The vast majority of Fingal County Councillors voted in favour of adopting the Barnhill Local Area Plan.
Fingal is worried about 'substandard' elements of a 600-home scheme in Dublin's new suburb
A property group led by ex-Dunnes chief Liam McGreal wants to build 10 residential blocks near Clonsilla.
Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list
Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.
Jimmy Guerin's message to Gemma O'Doherty: 'Allow my sister rest in peace'
Veronica Guerin’s brother addressed claims by the Áras hopeful at Fingal council today.
High Court challenge brought over halting site for Travellers displaced by new Dublin Airport runway
An environmental and planning company claims the site does not comply with Fingal County Council’s development plan.
Fingal Council asks private developers for views on plan to deliver 1,000 homes
The site includes a recreational and educational hub.
Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth
Fingal County Council has issued a 72-hour do not swim notice due to suspected water contamination from birds.
Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light
There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.
Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings
The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.