Tag: speeches

Shop fronts in Fingal – When uniformity adds value

At a recent Council meeting I posed the question of regulating the design and visual appearance of Shop fronts across our county. I simply asked if it is possible to regulate the design and finish of shop fronts within Fingal County Council’s jurisdiction or if it is possible to introduce by laws to regulate this? (Photo of “Farrell Holton” confectioners…

Fingal County Council Development Plan 2011 – 2017

This article will feature how I voted on Councillors zoning motions and why. It won’t detail how Councillors voted on rezoning matters but you can follow the agenda or watch the webcast live or on archive below. Here is the link to the Agenda. Development Plan Agenda You can watch the council meeting here Webcast Click more to view. Sheet 2.MD2.1…

Fingal County Council Emergency Weather Update Thursday 10pm

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL – EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE 10pm Thursday 7th January – 500km of roads will be salted and gritted on Friday morning– All National primary and some secondary roads will be treated– Roads conditions still extremely hazardous– Water supplies criticalFingal County Council is strongly advising that while freezing and dangerous weather continues, motorists should avoid all unnecessary journeys as…

Maintenance of unsightly building sites – What can be done?

Over the last decade, Fingal County Council’s administrative area has seen unprecedented growth and an explosion in population. The 2006 census suggested that our population was in excess of 240,000 with many suggesting that the nature of our census could mean that the figure could easily exceed 250,000. This 20% growth put enormous pressures on the council in terms of…

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…