Community

WHITESTOWN AT IPB PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS

5 December 2019

I would like to congratulate the residents of Whitestown, Dublin 15 for their fantastic community work which was recognised at the Pride of Place Awards in Kilkenny last Saturday evening. The residents of Whitestown Estate, Dublin 15 were runners-up in the ‘Best Housing Estate’ category.  The Whitestown Estate residents recently embarked on an ambitious community … Continue reading Whitestown at IPB Pride of Place Awards

‘CONNECTING COMMUNITIES’ INFORMATION BOOKLET

25 November 2019

The Fingal Community Facilities Network has launched an information booklet that provides information on the range of services, facilities and activities available across all of the 31 community facilities supported by Fingal County Council’s Community Development Office. The information booklet, compiled by the Fingal Community Facilities Network, provides a snap shot of what each community … Continue reading ‘Connecting Communities’ Information Booklet

FINGAL LAUNCHES HEALTHY LEARNING PORTAL

20 November 2019

Fingal County Council has launched an online platform to support the sports and health education of school children called the Healthy Fingal Learning Portal. Videos, tutorials and forums are featured which educate school-aged children on a range of topics, activities and skills which contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle. Upcoming videos and tutorials are … Continue reading Fingal Launches Healthy Learning Portal

PLAY IT AGAIN – RE-HOMING INSTRUMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

22 October 2019

Fingal County Council is participating in ReUse month this October by collecting unwanted instruments and pairing them with organisations that need them. ReUse month gives everyone a chance to be creative in our thinking and to identify any opportunities for ReUsing materials that might otherwise be disposed of. At Fingal Recycling centres at Estuary Swords … Continue reading Play It Again – Re-Homing Instruments in the Community

DUBLIN GAZETTE: HUNTSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT RISK IF FUNDS ARE NOT MADE AVAILABLE

16 October 2019

Speaking recently to the Dublin Gazette, I called on the Government to help address the severe fire safety and structural issues prevalent at Huntstown Community Centre. You can read more here or below. You can also watch my recent speech in the Dáil on the same matter here. Dublin Gazette: Huntstown Community Centre at risk … Continue reading Dublin Gazette: Huntstown Community Centre at Risk If Funds Are Not Made Available

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR 2020 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

15 October 2019

Fingal County Council’s Events Unit has launched its call for applications for groups and organisations seeking financial assistance for Festivals and Events taking place in 2020. Applications will be accepted for existing and/or new events or festivals which animate public spaces in creative and innovative ways and which are focused on developing measurable tourism impacts … Continue reading Financial Assistance Scheme for 2020 Events and Festivals

FINGAL LIBRARIES WRITE TIME FESTIVAL

29 August 2019

The fourth annual Write Time Festival organised by Fingal Libraries has been launched and will celebrate the written and spoken word in Fingal. Libraries will host free workshops and talks throughout the month of September to spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Admission is free to all events, but booking is essential. To reserve a … Continue reading Fingal Libraries Write Time Festival

AUTISM-FRIENDLY LIBRARIES

30 July 2019

Fingal Libraries has annoucned funding for the roll-out of the Autism Friendly Schemes across Fingal. To date, the Autism Friendly Libraries project has been operating at Blanchardstown Library on a pilot basis. Nine libraries across Fingal will implement designated autism-friendly sessions each month, and regularly schedule ‘quiet time’ and ‘relaxed programming’ events which cater to … Continue reading Autism-Friendly Libraries

COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO CRACK DOWN ON LITTER AND GRAFFITI

9 July 2019

Funding for community projects to crack down on litter and graffiti has been recently announced. €771,500 in grants is available and grants can cover a broad range of measures to raise public awareness and to stimulate anti-litter and anti-graffiti activity at local level – measures such as local community clean-ups, primary/secondary schools competitions, anti-litter/anti-graffiti materials, … Continue reading Community Projects to Crack Down on Litter and Graffiti

FEUDING AND VIOLENT GANG ACTIVITY

9 May 2019

Speaking recently in the Dáil, I questioned the Department of Justice over the the recent increase in feuding and violent gang activity in our local community. People have been reeling with shock following incident after incident of gang warfare, linked to the drugs trade, being played out on the streets of different parts of Dublin … Continue reading Feuding and Violent Gang Activity