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# fingal - Monday 14 May, 2018

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

# fingal - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

# fingal - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information

The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.

# fingal - Sunday 28 January, 2018

A dockless public bike scheme is coming to Blanchardstown

A pilot scheme will be rolled out across Blanchardstown and Castleknock.

# fingal - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked'

But could it be an answer to the housing crisis?

# fingal - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle

Over 300 volunteers have helped out on community digs at the castle since 2015.

# fingal - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination

The results of a routine sample showed a deterioration in the water quality.

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers

The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.

# fingal - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Now is the time to get Metro North greenlit'

A public consultation on the plan will begin next year.

# fingal - Monday 30 January, 2017

Public liability claims against Dublin City Council hit €8.5 million last year

In Fingal, a spokesperson said the figure was over €2.5 million.

# fingal - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Why does Starbucks keep opening stores without planning permission?

Multiple outlets of the international coffee chain have fallen foul of planning laws in recent months.

# fingal - Thursday 14 July, 2016

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units Property News This post contains images

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# fingal - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey

Scouts Sean Thompson and Millie Powell have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a 14-year-old.

# fingal - Monday 13 June, 2016

Out for a swim? Avoid these three Dublin beaches

Fingal County Council says the problem is being taken care of by Irish Water.

# fingal - Friday 10 June, 2016

Swimming notices lifted at six beaches after sewage concern

Notices remain in place for Portmarnock in Dublin and Owenahincha in Cork.

# fingal - Thursday 9 June, 2016

A Do Not Swim notice has been issued for another beach in Dublin

This brings the total number of beaches where swimming is forbidden to five.

# fingal - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Proposals for more modular housing sites announced - here's where they are

Fingal and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown councils have put forward the proposals.

# fingal - Monday 13 July, 2015

A councillor wants to create a shrine to U2 featuring all their old concert stages

Bono is on the record as saying he would like to display his old stages in his hometown.

# fingal - Friday 29 May, 2015

Victory for Jake Brennan’s family as council backs 20km speed limit

The six-year-old died when hit by a car last June.

# fingal - Friday 8 May, 2015

From The42 Only two out of six Dublin SFC games went ahead tonight Wrap

Only two out of six Dublin SFC games went ahead tonight

There were wins for Na Fianna and Clontarf this evening as the weather wreaked havoc with the schedule..

# fingal - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Councillor says protest organisers to blame for woman's injuries - not gardaí

There have been calls for an investigation into garda conduct at the protest.

Woman left bloodied after gardaí attempt to move anti-water charge protesters

The woman was sitting in a doorway at Fingal County Council last night.

# fingal - Monday 16 February, 2015

Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years

They told us we’d save €20 million by scrapping the Seanad — but it cost us a fair chunk of change to hold the vote.

# fingal - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'

Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.

# fingal - Friday 6 February, 2015

Waste company disappointed it can't pick up rival's old bins

An injunction was yesterday granted to prevent Greenstar from collecting Panda Waste’s bins.

# fingal - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

It may not have entered your mind given the weather lately, but avoid the water at some Fingal beaches.

# fingal - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor

Fingal County Council is still not on board with the idea, though.

# fingal - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties

Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.

# fingal - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

"I'm just terrified, I don't know if I'll make it in a hostel."

Council offices in Blanchardstown were occupied by protesters this morning, including one woman who said she’d be without a home within weeks…

# fingal - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor

Oisín Quinn says the fact that 98 councillors supported the move, while only 19 voted against is as close as you get to unanimity “outside of Iraq and North Korea”.

# fingal - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Fingal's scuppering of elected mayor for Dublin slammed... by Fingal's former mayor

Cian O’Callaghan said that ceremonial mayors “belong to a different era”.

# fingal - Monday 31 March, 2014

Two more councils back mayor proposal, but Fingal’s ‘nay’ scuppers plan

Any of the four local authorities in the county had the power to veto the proposal to put the plan to the people of the county on 23 May.

# fingal - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Corn tortilla factory aims to create 30 jobs in the next five years

That’s if the agribusiness gets the funding it needs to start up.

# fingal - Monday 3 February, 2014

New 'Luas on rubber wheels' could cut commute times by almost 40 per cent

Three special ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ routes could be built at a cost of up to €650 million. It’s planned the first will be between the city centre and Swords.

# fingal - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'

The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.

# fingal - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Huge security operation in place in Donaghmede ahead of dissident march

Crash barriers are being placed along the expected route from the family home to the graveside of crime boss Alan Ryan.

# fingal - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Yola and Fingalian – the forgotten ancient English dialects of Ireland

Yola was a fascinating mediaeval English dialect only spoken in Wexford which, along with Fingallian in Co Dublin, demonstrates the rich, multicultural society that was ancient Ireland, writes Damian Shiels.

# fingal - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Two firefighters injured in fire at derelict house

Both were released from hospital this morning.

# fingal - Monday 8 October, 2012

Two more councils pass motions supporting same-sex marriage

Fingal Couunty Council and Waterford City became the latest councils to support motions on the issue tonight.

# fingal - Monday 24 September, 2012

Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window

The discount registration window shuts next Friday – with only a fraction of the 437,000 tanks registered at the lower rate.

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