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Swords Road Upgrade in Malahide – Deferred due to budget cuts.

The long awaited upgrade of the Swords Road, Malahide has been deferred by Fingal County Council due to insufficient funding. The project, estimated to cost in the region of €2.5 Million has been put on hold due to a significant reduction in the amount of Government subvention to the council. Having fought for the upgrade since 2005, I am extremely…

Techcrete – Eleven storey Building for Howth?

The large industrial complex at the entrance to Howth Village, Techcrete has been subject to a controversial planning application in recent months. The Developer has applied for an eleven storey “Landmark” building within the development of four and five storey apartment buildings. While the Council Planners have requested additional information from the builder prior to making a decision, it is…

New Green Bin Service Provider – Now collecting Plastic

Oxigen, the Green Bin Service provider for the four Dublin local authorities has lost a tendering process to Greyhound. While the changeover did cause some problems with post Christmas Green bins going uncollected, Greyhound have now rectified the problem and are already out in the community. The company are also offering to take all clean plastic, as well as the…

Congratulations to Howth – Ireland’s Cleanest Town!

Fine Gael Councillor for the Howth/Malahide Ward Alan Farrell, today Monday congratulated Howth on becoming Ireland’s Cleanest Town in the recent IBAL (Irish Businesses Against Litter) survey announced this afternoon. I am delighted that an area I represent has been so fortunate in winning the prestigious title of Ireland’s Cleanest Town. It is a wonderful achievement by the Howth Tidy…

Cynical Fianna Fail/Green Government to cut CIE/Dublin Bus Services.

Cynical Fianna Fail/Green Government to cut CIE/Dublin Bus Services. The announcement made by Transport Minister Dempsey yesterday evening shows the sheer scale of incompetence by the present Government in managing our public finances. Yet more front line services to be cut. While the Government have invested billions in our public transport network, we still lag decades behind most of our…