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#Fingal County Council

# fingal-county-council - Monday 8 June, 2015

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat
# Socialist Upheaval
# Socialist Upheaval

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat

Jun 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 16,767 Views 68 Comments

Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 11 May, 2015

Inside the dilapidated Haughey estate that is due to be turned into a resort
# Needs Work
# Needs Work

Inside the dilapidated Haughey estate that is due to be turned into a resort

May 11th 2015, 4:19 PM 38,209 Views 20 Comments

The former taoiseach sold Abbeville in 2003 to settle his mounting debts.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Councillor says protest organisers to blame for woman's injuries - not gardaí
# Fingal County Council
# Fingal County Council

Councillor says protest organisers to blame for woman's injuries - not gardaí

Apr 14th 2015, 1:21 PM 26,644 Views 151 Comments

There have been calls for an investigation into garda conduct at the protest.

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Fingal County Council considering installing lights in park where woman was assaulted
# Safety
# Safety

Fingal County Council considering installing lights in park where woman was assaulted

Oct 23rd 2014, 3:42 PM 10,200 Views 19 Comments

“All councillors are in unison of the importance that the green gets used by families and individuals.”

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches
# Don't Get In The Water
# Don't Get In The Water

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Aug 7th 2014, 3:19 PM 13,324 Views 27 Comments

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 14 July, 2014

Fingal Council vote to reduce property tax for 2015... but they can't ratify decision just yet
# Pay Less
# Pay Less

Fingal Council vote to reduce property tax for 2015... but they can't ratify decision just yet

Jul 14th 2014, 7:02 PM 9,674 Views 27 Comments

Councillors called on the regulations to be published immediately to allow councils to legally and formally decide what rate of local property tax they will apply.

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Gardaí seized all this alcohol on Portmarnock beach yesterday
# Confiscated
# Confiscated

Gardaí seized all this alcohol on Portmarnock beach yesterday

Jun 19th 2014, 6:15 PM 45,401 Views 89 Comments

By 10am this morning, council cleanup crews had collected more than 200 bags of rubbish from the beach.

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 12 June, 2014

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours
# Pro Light
# Pro Light

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours

Jun 12th 2014, 5:43 PM 20,606 Views 35 Comments

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 2 May, 2014

"Outrage" as vandals tape bacon to posters of candidate with Turkish background
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

"Outrage" as vandals tape bacon to posters of candidate with Turkish background

May 2nd 2014, 2:34 PM 25,152 Views 131 Comments

Memet Uludag — who has been living in Ireland since 1998 — noticed the items stuck to his election posters in Blanchardstown yesterday.

# fingal-county-council - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Fingal's scuppering of elected mayor for Dublin slammed... by Fingal's former mayor
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Fingal's scuppering of elected mayor for Dublin slammed... by Fingal's former mayor

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:00 PM 6,392 Views 12 Comments

Cian O’Callaghan said that ceremonial mayors “belong to a different era”.

# fingal-county-council - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Protests at plan to turn 109-year-old library into dole office
# Dublin
# Dublin

Protests at plan to turn 109-year-old library into dole office

Jan 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,110 Views 50 Comments

Residents of the Dublin suburb of Balbriggan say plans to move the town’s Carnegie library will be a massive blow to the area.

# fingal-county-council - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Relocation of Howth tourist office held up by dispute
# Tourism
# Tourism

Relocation of Howth tourist office held up by dispute

Dec 7th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,513 Views 11 Comments

Fingal County Council want to move ahead with new office – but Government have to give go-ahead.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 18 November, 2013

Revealed: Here are the powers a directly-elected Dublin mayor could have
# Dublin Mayor
# Dublin Mayor

Revealed: Here are the powers a directly-elected Dublin mayor could have

Nov 18th 2013, 6:42 PM 13,538 Views 37 Comments

A directly-elected mayor would appoint a cabinet of politicians and non-politicians to administer the Dublin Metropolitan Region with responsibility for a wide range of areas, according to a draft report.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 29 July, 2013

Rescue charity concerned about change of dog pound
# Dublin
# Dublin

Rescue charity concerned about change of dog pound

Jul 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 18,096 Views 42 Comments

A Dog’s Life has said it will not be able to provide the same service to the new pound, and fears more dogs will be put down.

# fingal-county-council - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,152 Views 32 Comments

Oisín Quinn has been sharing his thoughts on the future of the mayorship, following a poll that shows 61 per cent of Dubliners are in favour of a directly elected CEO for the city.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
# Dublin Councillors
# Dublin Councillors

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

Jul 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,223 Views 43 Comments

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 28 June, 2013

€10 million Dublin train station opens - three years after being built
# Grand Opening
# Grand Opening

€10 million Dublin train station opens - three years after being built

Jun 28th 2013, 12:00 PM 21,352 Views 34 Comments

A delay in building an access road left Hansfield station idle for three years.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Council closes cemetery car park due to 'staffing issues' and anti-social behaviour
# Cemetery
# Cemetery

Council closes cemetery car park due to 'staffing issues' and anti-social behaviour

Mar 5th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,455 Views 15 Comments

The decision has been met with anger from visitors who said there is not enough parking along the street.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 11 February, 2013

Disruptions at Dublin and Galway council meetings over property tax
# Household Tax
# Household Tax

Disruptions at Dublin and Galway council meetings over property tax

Feb 11th 2013, 7:37 PM 7,493 Views 142 Comments

Meetings of South Dublin and Fingal county councils, and of Galway City Council, were interrupted by protestors.

# fingal-county-council - Sunday 2 December, 2012

What do you do with your old bicycle?
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

What do you do with your old bicycle?

Dec 2nd 2012, 9:45 AM 22,563 Views 22 Comments

This is what: New scheme sees old bikes refurbished for resale with profits going to employment and training schemes.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

'Fix Your Street' website to be rolled out nationally by end of year
# Fix Your STreet
# Fix Your STreet

'Fix Your Street' website to be rolled out nationally by end of year

Oct 16th 2012, 4:13 PM 9,105 Views 25 Comments

The website allowing people to report graffiti, leaks, litter, dumping and more will be available in the coming months.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 1 October, 2012

Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far
# Incinerator
# Incinerator

Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far

Oct 1st 2012, 1:45 PM 4,968 Views 21 Comments

Dublin city manager John Tierney says the council is looking to extend the deadline for construction to begin on the site.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

In pictures: three goats released on Howth Head
# Goats For Howth
# Goats For Howth

In pictures: three goats released on Howth Head

Sep 11th 2012, 6:22 PM 11,880 Views 20 Comments

The Golden Guernseys have been tasked with keeping the integrity and biodiversity of the area in tact.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 31 August, 2012

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming

Aug 31st 2012, 5:24 PM 3,580 Views 11 Comments

The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow
# Human Waste
# Human Waste

Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow

Aug 30th 2012, 9:20 AM 3,682 Views 12 Comments

A malfunction at a local pump station due to power failures caused the overflows.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Jobs boost as Shannon Heritage signs contract with Malahide Castle
# Jobs
# Jobs

Jobs boost as Shannon Heritage signs contract with Malahide Castle

Jul 3rd 2012, 3:30 PM 4,982 Views 3 Comments

A new contract will see tourist operator Shannon Heritage moving outside the Shannon region for the first time, creating up to 200 jobs in the process.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 22 June, 2012

Ireland's 'first openly gay mayor' elected
# Mayor
# Mayor

Ireland's 'first openly gay mayor' elected

Jun 22nd 2012, 6:07 PM 15,090 Views 49 Comments

Cian O’Callaghan has been elected mayor of Fingal County Council.

# fingal-county-council - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?
# Local Governent
# Local Governent

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?

May 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,536 Views 20 Comments

It has been suggested for years, it even came close to happening two years ago but what chance a Boris Johnson or a Micheal Bloomberg for Dublin and Ireland’s other cities. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# fingal-county-council - Monday 5 March, 2012

Water disruption affects areas of Castleknock in Dublin
# Water Disruption
# Water Disruption

Water disruption affects areas of Castleknock in Dublin

Mar 5th 2012, 8:12 AM 1,274 Views 1 Comment

Fingal County Council has said that some residents will be without water from 9am until 5pm this evening.

# fingal-county-council - Thursday 12 January, 2012

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes
# Constituencies
# Constituencies

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes

Jan 12th 2012, 10:21 PM 5,603 Views 31 Comments

Of the 533 submissions published by the Constituency Commission so far, 238 relate to Swords’ placement in Dublin West.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled
# Superdump
# Superdump

Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled

Dec 13th 2011, 3:18 PM 2,579 Views 20 Comments

The controversial landfill in Lusk which was first proposed in 1997 had been opposed by the local community.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 12 December, 2011

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant
# Monster Sewage
# Monster Sewage

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant

Dec 12th 2011, 10:22 PM 4,998 Views 51 Comments

Hundreds of north Dublin residents tonight demonstrated against a new giant sewage treatment plant which is due to be built in the area.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 11 November, 2011

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'
# Metro North
# Metro North

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

Nov 11th 2011, 9:58 AM 1,150 Views 8 Comments

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 21 October, 2011

More water supply disruptions in Dublin homes
# Water
# Water

More water supply disruptions in Dublin homes

Oct 21st 2011, 1:38 PM 729 Views 7 Comments

A burst of a large water main in Dublin is currently being repaired by engineers but homes will be without water until tomorrow evening.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 9 September, 2011

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

Sep 9th 2011, 10:40 AM 1,701 Views 13 Comments

The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.

# fingal-county-council - Monday 9 May, 2011

Norris campaign wins first council backing - but question marks over legitimacy
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Norris campaign wins first council backing - but question marks over legitimacy

May 9th 2011, 7:03 PM 2,571 Views 0 Comments

David Norris secures the nomination of Fingal County Council to run for the Presidency; he needs three more to run.

# fingal-county-council - Friday 10 December, 2010

Cuts to Dublin water supply to continue over weekend
# Water
# Water

Cuts to Dublin water supply to continue over weekend

Dec 10th 2010, 3:32 PM 909 Views 1 Comment

Water supplies in Dublin city, greater Dublin, and Wicklow will be disrupted for at least another three days.

# fingal-county-council - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Dublin to be hit by county-wide water cut
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin to be hit by county-wide water cut

Dec 7th 2010, 1:40 PM 1,638 Views 0 Comments