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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Campaign is changing people’s behaviour towards gum disposal

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr will launch Dublin City Council’s 2017 Gum Litter Awareness Campaign, today, Thursday, 18th May, at 11.00am in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The Campaign is running in conjunction with the National Gum Litter Taskforce Campaign recently launched by Minister Denis Naughten, Minister for Communication, Climate Change and the Environment. Dublin City…

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Council honours first graduates from TY Football and Fitness Course

The country’s first ever Football and Fitness Course for Transition Year students held its inaugural graduation ceremony at the Fingal County Council Civic Offices in Blanchardstown on Monday, May 15 when 25 TY students received their certificates in front of an audience that included their parents and family members. The ground-breaking course provides the young…

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Statement from Fingal County Council in relation to Seagulls Balbriggan

The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has made a Declaration which allows owners or occupiers to remove seagull nests or eggs from their properties within a defined area of Balbriggan. Details of the Declaration and a Map of the defined area are available at:- https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/files/General%20Wild%20Bird%20Declaration%202017_18.pdf Removing seagull nest or eggs can…

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Minister English receives housing briefing from Fingal County Council

The Minister for State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, TD, met with Fingal County Council officials today (Monday) to hear at first-hand the work being done to alleviate the housing crisis. Minister English met with Chief Executive Paul Reid, Director of Housing and Community Margaret Geraghty, Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure AnnMarie…

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Sluagh Hall Swords Opened by Mayor of Fingal

On May 9th the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Darragh Butler, re-opened Sluagh Hall.  The Hall, located beside Fingallians GAA Club in Swords, will become the new home for Swords Boxing Club and will also be used by Fingallians GAA Club. First opened by Eamon de Valera in 1938, Sluagh Hall was one of a number…

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Chamber Welcomes Council U-Turn on Eden Quay

Dublin Chamber, the group which represents businesses in the Dublin region, has welcomed Dublin City Council’s decision to alter plans to ban private cars from Eden Quay. In a submission to the Council last month, the Chamber had expressed strong concerns about the lack of information regarding how the displacement of cars was likely to…

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