Government makes €15m for delivery of over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart

Friday, December 14, 2018

The government has provided €11 million for the development of over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart.

I welcome the announcement of this funding under the Serviced Sites Fund, which will be invested in infrastructure to deliver land for over 1,000 affordable homes in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15.

Of the €43m allocated nationally, Fingal received €15m which is a big vote of confidence in our council's ability to deliver on housing and infrastructure. The provision of housing remains a top priority for Fine Gael and I commend all those who have worked to deliver this superb outcome.

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government with Cllr. Kieran Dennison
The Church Fields site in Mulhuddart, comprises 37 hectares of land, of which 25 hectares is the main development area. A Land Management Plan will have the potential to support approximately 1,000 homes with a mix of social units, private discounted units, cost rental units and older people’s accommodation.

The project involves the extension and upgrade of Wellview Avenue, the provision of green infrastructure, as well as the construction of a new neighbourhood centre and three community centres.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Corduff achieved first place in the Urban Neighbourhoods category of the National Pride of Place awards. To recognise the achievement a special sign was unveiled today at Corduff.

Cllr. Kieran Dennison unveils sign commemorating Corduff's IPB Urban Neighbourhoods award

Representatives from the Dublin 15 community picked up the award at a glittering ceremony held in Cork City Hall on Saturday, November 17.

Judges said they were very impressed by Corduff’s Pride of Place presentation during their visit to the area.

“After being greeted by singing from the local school, the judges heard a great story of endeavour, initiative, determination, partnership and achievement to be justifiably proud of,” the judge’s report read.

“The very well attended presentation in the community resource centre, which reflected on the community’s endeavours, and meeting a number of the community groups all created an expectation that our tour of this area would visibly show the fruits of the community’s hard work and drive.

“This community through its resilience and community spirit have managed many major social issues making them a worthy winner.”

Fingal CEO Paul Reid with Cllr. Kieran Dennison
Members of the Corduff groups joined with 800 community heroes from across the country at the awards.

The Pride of Place awards celebrates the often unsung work of community groups that work to make local neighbourhoods a better place to live in, work in or visit.

The awards sees local authorities, on both sides of the border, nominate outstanding projects that contribute to civic pride.


Launch of BusConnects Core Bus Corridor Project

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today launched the Core Bus Corridor Project which involves the implementation of continuous bus lanes along 16 key radial bus corridors around Dublin.  

Blanchardstown to City Centre is one to these key routes. Works to facilitate the route 8km route and cycle lane will affect 100 properties and 87 parking spaces. Some 200 trees will be removed as well. The NTA estimate it will cut journey times by half.

It is part of the overall BusConnects programme to transform Dublin’s bus system to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people.

The first stage of the Core Bus Corridor Project is the public consultation process which will take place on a phased basis between now and next May.

Each phase will involve consultation on a set number of corridors over a period of months. Details of the phasing of the public consultation process are set out below.

To facilitate the Blanchardstown route 100 properties and 87 parking spaces will be afffected and 200 trees removed along the 8km route will include a cycle lane.


Celebrate Culture Night with Fingal Libraries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fingal Libraries are delighted to switch on Culture Night with the rest of Ireland on September 21 with events expanding across two branches.

Returning for another year, the Blanchardstown Library Culture Night celebrations are set to be bigger and better, with magic, music, and a showcase of local talent.

As in previous years, the evening will open with the presentation of Summer Stars medals and certificates to our dedicated young borrowers, who have read eight or more books during the summer. This will kick off at 5:45pm, before Reuben the Entertainer returns for some comedy magical fun at 6:15pm. Reuben has helped us celebrate many momentous occasions in the past – most recently, he performed at our STEMfest science event – and he is always a hit with parents and children alike.


Celebrate Culture Night 2018 at Dunsink Observatory

Monday, September 17, 2018

Fingal County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce another very exciting programme of free events taking place in Fingal at Dunsink Observatory, Ardgillan Castle, Dublin Airport, Swords, Blanchardstown and lots more locations to celebrate Culture Night 2018.

Culture Night is an annual national public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. For one night only on Friday 21 September, arts and cultural organisations, churches, castles and historic houses in Fingal will extend their opening hours to the public, highlighting a variety of local talent and fantastic cultural facilities. Join us for music, theatre, exhibitions, films, tours and talks specifically programmed for Culture Night at participating venues.


€8 Million Investment in Library Service

Friday, September 14, 2018

Minister Ring has approved a major investment package for digital services and facilities in public libraries. The almost €8 million investment comprises of approximately €6 million from Minister Ring’s Department and a further €2 million contribution from Local Authorities.

Fingal County Libraries will receive €476,000 from the Department, which was the second highest grant awarded to a local authority by the Department. The remaining €235,000 will come from Fingal County Council itself.
This investment will enhance ICT infrastructure, create new meeting spaces with state of the art technology and provide dedicated digital learning suites. The new facilities and services will attract new users of all ages to our public libraries. This funding will transform our public library service across the country, benefitting 309 libraries, 10 of which are in Fingal,.



Saturday, June 16, 2018


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9am to 4pm 8am to 8pm

· Household only - No commercial

· Clean dry mattress only

· Maximum of 3 mattresses per vehicle


Council Gears Up for Sea Gull Attack Season

Monday, April 30, 2018

Fingal County Council has commissioned a survey to establish the number of breeding gulls nesting on residential houses and industrial buildings in Howth, Skerries and Balbriggan and is inviting observations from residents regarding the location of the birds.
Last year agressive gulls attacking local residents and school childrenmade national headlines.Though they are protected under EU directives the government allowed the removal of nests and eggs from roofs of houses and businesses in Balbriggan.


Balbriggan one of the 11 new Family Resource Centres revealed as funding increases by 21%

Monday, March 12, 2018

The number of Family Resource Centres in Ireland is set to grow from 109 to 120, with the addition of 11 new centres this year.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, and Tusla’s Chief Operations Officer, Jim Gibson, today announced the locations of 11 new centres one of which will be in Balbriggan.

Empower Chairman Kieran Dennison with CEO Adeline O'Brien


After heavy snow Dublin now faces water shortages

Monday, March 5, 2018

Update: Water restrictions in Dublin area tonight Tuesday 6th March will run from 8pm to 6am.

Following the heavy snowfall and severe freeze, Irish Water has been working with the National Emergency Committee (NEC) and local authorities around the country to restore water supplies.

In the Greater Dublin Area Irish Water saw an increase of over 10% in demand from Friday to Sunday. Despite having plants working at peak output, storage of water in the reservoirs was significantly depleted. Demand is continuing to rise and reservoir levels continue to drop. There is not enough water in the reservoirs to meet the current levels of demand.

As a result, Irish Water will reduce water pressure in Dublin, parts of Wicklow, Kildare and Meath from 7pm tonight, Monday 5 March to 7am Tuesday 6 March when supply will begin to return to normal levels. This is essential to allow reservoirs to refill as repairs to bursts and leaks are underway.

Hospitals on the network will be prioritised and have water diverted to them.

Irish Water need to reduce water pressure in order to minimise the impact on homes and businesses and in a bid to avoid widespread outages.

Homes will have storage in their attic tanks and businesses should also have storage on site. On high ground and on the extremities of the network, people may experience some outages.

Irish Water, working with the four Dublin local authorities, is reviewing the situation on an hourly basis. Vulnerable customers are being contacted to provide advice and support.

Crews have been mobilised across Dublin and prioritising the biggest bursts. Over the weekend three bursts in the North Docklands, Infirmary Road and Skerries were repaired saving the equivalent of the daily water usage of Balbriggan which has a population of around 25,000.

Irish Water is appealing to homeowners and businesses to conserve water at this time. Advice on how to do so is available on Any visible leaks should be reported to Irish Water on 1850 278 278.


Fingal Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018 -2022. Have Your Say

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fingal County Council, under the Creative Ireland Programme, is preparing the Fingal Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018 -2022, a four-year plan for Fingal. 
As part of the process, they are inviting feedback on the draft strategy from members of the public, creative practitioners and organisations in Fingal.  

The closing date for comments is 21st March 2018 A link to the strategy can be found here


2,300 cars seized in Fingal

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gardai seized almost 2,300 cars in Fingal last year. The figures were included in the annual Garda reports at the recent Fingal Joint Policing Committee meeting.

Under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act cars can be seized for a number of reasons from
​not being insur​ed,​ ​not having an NCT certificate or being used to commit a criminal offence. 
That's over 6 per day which is quite astonishing. It just goes to show how many problem vehicles are 
​still ​
on our roads. 


Fingal County Council opens consultation for 2018-2023 Draft Heritage Plan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fingal County Council has prepared a Draft Heritage Plan for Fingal covering the period between 2018 and 2023.

The National Heritage Plan deals with all aspects of our natural and cultural heritage including Fingal’s geology, wildlife, habitats, archaeological sites, history, music and folklore.


Tyrrelstown GAA to get 15 month lease on playing field

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Statement by Minister of State (Michael D'Arcy TD) today regarding Tyrrelstown GAA

"I should initially say that NAMA has a commercial remit and a statutory objective to generate a return for the taxpayer. However, in the context of its commercial remit and consistent with section 2 of the National Asset Management Act, 2009, NAMA is at all times open to considering proposals aimed at contributing to broader social and economic objectives.


ABP Approve Planning at Link Road:-

Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Board Pleanala has approved the planning permission (ref:FW16A/0176) granted for the site between Portersgate and the Clonsilla Link Road. The development of 103 residential units and a local neighbourhood centre is at a lower density than the previous application here.

Clonsilla Planning FW16A/0176
Aside from the standard conditions attached, the developers must provide detailed proposals for the access from Portersgate Heights to the public open space on the northern part of the site. No hot food takeaways, bookmakers or totem sign shall be permitted as part of the development.


Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant Milestone Event

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ringsend, the largest wastewater treatment plant in Ireland, serves the four Dublin Local Authority areas, along with parts of Co. Meath, and already operates 20% over capacity. With the population of the Greater Dublin Area predicted to continue growing by almost 300,000 over the next decade the  pressure  on the plant will grow significantly.

Irish Water Ringsend
Councillor Kieran Dennison and Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, TD launch upgrade for Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant


Consultation on the Irish household waste collection market

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has opened a public consultation to seek views on the Irish household waste collection market. The information obtained through this consultation will help to inform a study that the CCPC is currently undertaking in this market.

Through the course of this study, the CCPC has met with consumer representative groups, academics, industry, regulatory bodies, and requested information from operators in the market. The CCPC has also commissioned consumer research on this market, and engaged with other national competition and consumer protection agencies on how waste markets operate in those jurisdictions.


Dublin Airport’s Community Fund Opens For Applications

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dublin Airport’s Community Fund officially re-opens for applications today, February 1 for a six-week period.

The airport’s €10 million Community Fund was launched last summer with an annual investment of €400,000 over the next 25 years. Support is focussed on areas such as; environment and sustainability, sports and recreation, social inclusion and community development, health and wellbeing, and culture and heritage.


Fingal County Council appointed as new independent Airport Noise Regulator for Dublin Airport

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, T.D. has appointed Fingal County Council as the new independent Airport Noise Regulator for Dublin Airport in accordance with EU Regulation 598/2014. This Regulation sets out how the impact of airport noise should be managed and monitored at all major European airports.

The Council awaits publication by Government of the draft Bill which will set out precisely how the new Regulation will operate in accordance with Regulation 598/2014. In the meantime the necessary resources will be put in place to deliver a robust and independent regulatory system.


Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly have begun preparing a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Eastern and Midland Region under Section 24(1) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2017.


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