Statements & Press

Farrell calls for Council to withdraw from public display process for car park at Malahide Castle.

Farrell calls for Council to withdraw from public display process for car park at Malahide Castle. At a council meeting today, November 5th Fine Gael Councillor Alan Farrell tabled an emergency motion to insist that the Council withdraw from the planning process for the proposed car park extension and introduction of metered parking at Bridgefield, near Malahide Village. The proposal…

Bathing water Quality in Malahide, Portmarnock & Environs – What we are doing to fix it.

WATER QUALITY INDICATORS IN PORTMARNOCK & MALAHIDE BEACHES Over the summer, a disappointing report lead to the absence of Blue Flag awards to several beaches across the county. Local beaches also suffered and the purpose of my question to the council (detailed below) was to illicit their views on how best to achieve a turn around in our fortunes as…

Big plans for Bridgefield Car Park – What’s your view?

Fingal County Council has put on public display plans for the enlargement of the Bridgefield Car Park near Malahide Village. This display period was initiated by your local Councillors with a view to eliciting your views on this Council proposal. The plan would see the removal of one of the existing playing pitches, realignment of the existing entrance and the…

Disgraceful act of vandalism deprives sporting groups of much needed facility.

A disgraceful act of vandalism over the weekend has deprived Malahide sporting groups of their much needed all weather facility at Broomfield, Malahide. The Broomfield all weather pitch has been severely vandalised over the weekend causing an estimated €17,000 worth of damage to the electrical system controlling the flood lights. I am outraged by this disgraceful act and cannot believe…

More buses, more trains, more parking!

“Following the collapse of the Malahide Railway Bridge on Friday evening, various transport providers have laid on additional services for beleaguered commuters from northern areas of Fingal. It is imperative that these service providers offer any and all incentives to commuters to stay away from their cars by providing adequate services at peak times. “Next week, the return of thousands…

Malahide Railway Bridge Collapse

“Thankfully a tragedy was avoided on Friday by the quick thinking train driver who raised the alarm at such an early stage. I believe this individual should be congratulated in some formal way. Following this collapse, I believe it imperative that Irish Rail complete whatever works are required to restore the bridge without delay. “It is also important to note…