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From TheJournal.ie Fingal's €12 million greenway project connecting Malahide Castle to Newbridge House gets green light Broadmeadow Greenway

Fingal's €12 million greenway project connecting Malahide Castle to Newbridge House gets green light

Construction on the site is to start straight away.

From TheJournal.ie New phase of construction begins on Dublin's underground jet fuel pipeline Dublin Airport

New phase of construction begins on Dublin's underground jet fuel pipeline

It’s hoped that the 14.4km-long pipe will reduce traffic volumes, emissions, accidents, road damage and noise.

From TheJournal.ie Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding Digging A Hole

Coastal greenway delayed as contractor hits drains and causes flooding

Solutions being put in place include a shallow trench and overflow pipe into the estuary.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for tampering with election posters in north Dublin Fingal

Man arrested for tampering with election posters in north Dublin

The incident happened in Balbriggan earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie 10 candidates in Fingal by-election sign up to anti-racism pledge Fingal By-election

10 candidates in Fingal by-election sign up to anti-racism pledge

Those who’ve signed up include Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who’s recently been embroiled in controversy over old tweets.

From TheJournal.ie Construction commences on new €2.5 million coastal cycling route in north Dublin Greenway

Construction commences on new €2.5 million coastal cycling route in north Dublin

The route will link Baldoyle to Portmarnock along the Coast Road.

From TheJournal.ie Fingal council lodges plans with An Bord Pleanála for 6km cycling and walking greenway North Dublin

Fingal council lodges plans with An Bord Pleanála for 6km cycling and walking greenway

The proposal will go out to public consultation before a decision is made by the planning authority.

From TheJournal.ie Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list Balbriggan

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie A long-running feud over Malahide's Christmas Kingdom is destined for the courts Objections

A long-running feud over Malahide's Christmas Kingdom is destined for the courts

The market’s operator is looking for a six-figure sum from Fingal council over the hastily reorganised event.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light Fingal

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

From TheJournal.ie Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings Fingal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information Data Breach

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.

From TheJournal.ie A dockless public bike scheme is coming to Blanchardstown BlanchBikes

A dockless public bike scheme is coming to Blanchardstown

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

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked' Damastown Village

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?

From TheJournal.ie 'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle Quite A Surprise

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination Something In The Water

Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination

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

From TheJournal.ie Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers Baldoyle

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now is the time to get Metro North greenlit' Metro Station

'Now is the time to get Metro North greenlit'

A public consultation on the plan will begin next year.

From TheJournal.ie Public liability claims against Dublin City Council hit €8.5 million last year Claims

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why does Starbucks keep opening stores without planning permission? Big Bucks

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey Scouts Abroad

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.

From TheJournal.ie Out for a swim? Avoid these three Dublin beaches Stay Out Of The Water

Out for a swim? Avoid these three Dublin beaches

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

From TheJournal.ie Swimming notices lifted at six beaches after sewage concern The Water's Fine

Swimming notices lifted at six beaches after sewage concern

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

From TheJournal.ie A Do Not Swim notice has been issued for another beach in Dublin Velvet Strand

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.

From TheJournal.ie Proposals for more modular housing sites announced - here's where they are Homes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A councillor wants to create a shrine to U2 featuring all their old concert stages Achtung Stage-y

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.

From TheJournal.ie Victory for Jake Brennan's family as council backs 20km speed limit Road Deaths

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

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

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..

From TheJournal.ie Councillor says protest organisers to blame for woman's injuries - not gardaí Fingal County Council

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman left bloodied after gardaí attempt to move anti-water charge protesters Fingal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years Nice Prices

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.

From TheJournal.ie Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable' Water Charges

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'

Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.

From TheJournal.ie Waste company disappointed it can't pick up rival's old bins Bin Wars

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.

From TheJournal.ie Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches Don't Get In The Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor The Waiting Game

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties Punishment

'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.

From TheJournal.ie "I'm just terrified, I don't know if I'll make it in a hostel." Homeless Crisis

"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…

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor Total Mayor

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Fingal's scuppering of elected mayor for Dublin slammed... by Fingal's former mayor Total Mayor

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”.

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