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    New legal action against council over runway plan

    A second group has launched a bid for a judicial review of Fingal County Council's decision to grant an extension to the planning permission for Dublin Airport's planned ?320 million new runway....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Teen must sign letter of apology

    A teenager who headbutted a garda when he was being arrested, leaving the garda out of work for two weeks, had his case further adjourned to personally hand over a letter of apology to the gardai....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Clarity needed on EU rural housing ruling

    Clarity is required on the European Court of Justice's ruling on rural housing restrictions as soon as possible to ensure there is a 'fair, reasonable and practical policy in place', according to a local Senator....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Senator argues for pool in Balbriggan at Seanad

    The long and complex history of efforts to try to bring a swimming pool to Balbriggan have been rehearsed on the floor of the Seanad as a Fingal Senator challenged the Government on why it is that a town of the size of Balbriggan is still without a s...

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Swords is Dublin's largest town

    Swords is officially the largest town in Dublin and the second largest in the country according to new figures release by the Central Statistics Office from the 2016 Census....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Boxing club win fight for new home

    The long fight to secure a new and improved home for Swords Boxing Club has finally ended with the official opening of the club's new base at the revamped Sluagh Hall in Swords which will also be used by Fingallian's GAA Club who are neighbours of th...

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Irish Water CPO Swords lands for outfall work

    Irish Water has confirmed the Compulsory Purchase of lands in Swords to progress an upgrade of the Broadmeadow outfall from the ?22 million upgraded Swords Waste Water Treatment Plant....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Wheelchairs are beached

    A plan to roll out a beach wheelchair scheme across all of Fingal's beaches has hit a stumbling block with the council admitting that the pilot scheme which began on two local beaches, last year, is unlikely to be expanded this summer....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Robust economic case for delivery

    There is now a 'robust case to accelerate Metro North' according to Fingal County Council's Economic Director, Ed Hearne who presented the business case for an early delivery of the rail line to the Mayor's seminar on the issue, recently....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    94% of Swords residents think Metro 'worthwhile'

    There is now a proven demand for the New Metro North line to come to Swords as soon as possible after Fingal County Council commissioned a Red C survey of people in Fingal to measure their attitude to the long-awaited rail project....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Take the metro 'fast track' toward Fingal

    The Mayor of Fingal has hosted a major seminar which has heard calls for the project to be fast-tracked with Fingal County Council saying they stand ready and willing to work with the Government and national agencies to deliver the crucial rail proje...

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    'Absolute crisis' for Swords school places

    'An absolute crisis in the south of Swords' is how one councillor summed up the limbo dozens of parents have been left in as they face into the new school year in September without a primary school place for their child....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Balbriggan growth is 'dangerous' says Councillor

    Balbriggan is playing 'catch up' in terms of the resources the town has to cope with an escalating population which has broken through the 20,000 barrier in the latest Census figures....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    NTA doubts that early delivery of Metro is possible

    The National Transport Authority (NTA) sounded a note of caution amidst repeated calls at the Mayor's seminar on the project in Swords, to speed the delivery of New Metro North ahead of its intended date of delivery in 2026 or 2027, say an early arri...

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    President plants tree at Ardgillan to mark special 25th milestone

    The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, marked the 25th anniversary of Ardgillan Castle and Walled Garden opening to the public by planting a tree in a ceremony held at the demesne. ...

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Chamber CEO Tony set to step down after 23 years

    Fingal Dublin Chamber founder and CEO, Tony Lambert is to step down from the Chamber after 23 years....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details

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    Laugh's a beach!

    A 'belly laugh and lots of seaside fun' is what's promises at the Skerries Midsummer Festival in June which was launched last week amid great hilarity on the beach by comedian, Al Porter who headlines the opening night of the four day festival....

    Date: 20th May 2017 Full details


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