Statements & Press

Malahide & Howth Jointed as one 5 Seat Ward – Loss of two seats.

Boundary Commission Report – Democratic deficit widened by Gormless Guidelines. The local authority boundary commission has released its findings for Fingal County Council’s administrative area. The decision of the boundary commission comes as no surprise to Councillors in Fingal, given the overly prescriptive, short sighted guidelines issue by the Minister for the Environment. Allowing the fastest growing local authority in…

Fingal Day, Malahide

Yesterday, Malahide Castle hosted a wonderful free family fun day. The event which I would estimate attracted close to 10,000 people throughout the day was held together by a very popular Farmers Market. Bouncy Castles, Face painting, puppet shows, interactive sports as well as car racing, soccer skills and a dog show (www.dogtrainingireland.ie) were on hand to entertain the thousands…

Garristown Library

On Wednesday June 11th I had the pleasure of reopening Garristown Library after several months of refurbishment work. The facility which includes over 8,500 items is housed in a wonderful purpose built library building which first opened its doors in 1912. Garristown Library has managed to maintain its quaint village feel yet houses 21st century technology and facilities such has…

A Green Panacea

Having read through 130 pages of Minister Gormley’s green paper on local government reform of yesterday, it strikes me as it did Olivia O’Leary that in order to have a true accountable powerful Mayor of Dublin City, that individual must be given authority which surpasses even that of a Minister. Do you think that the Fianna Fail cronies will allow…