Joe Newman Councillor
Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Councillor at Fingal County Council

Joe is an Independent Councillor Candidate for the Swords Electoral Area. Joe was elected to Fingal County Council in 2014.

Joe’s manifesto for election was based on what he heard calling door to door and listening to the people of Fingal. He is there to work on behalf of the people of Fingal and to strengthen relationships between the local council and the people of Fingal.

Extra car parking spaces at Ridgewood pitches.

I was delighted to hear at the recent council meeting that the extra car parking spaces I requested last year for the pitches in Ridgewood  are now complete., Well done to the Operations Department for their hard work.. I would also like to acknowledge the great work...

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Temporary Closure of Forest Road in Swords:

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FOREST ROAD IN SWORDS, CO. DUBLIN An advertisement was published in the Fingal Independent on 2nd May 2018 advising that an application had been received from GMC Utilities Group Ltd. for a temporary road closure, from Monday 28th May 2018 until...

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Rivervalley All Weather pitch gets the go ahead

I am delighted that the All Weather pitch in River Valley gets the go ahead, I worked tirelessly towards this objective for the past four years. I was instrumental in getting the club chairmen from Rivervalley Rangers and St. Finians in front of the council officials...

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update from irish water

1 Irish Water Swords Water Main Replacement May 2018 Irish Water is investing €9 million in the Swords Water Main Replacement Project. This project will provide a permanent solution to history of bursts in the area.       People in orange area may have...

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A Big Shout Out for the Swords Tidy Towns Committee

A Big Shout Out for the Swords Tidy Towns Committee   The Tidy Towns committee are doing a great job keeping Swords tidy, They were also involved along with the operations and parks department in converting an unused open space into a wonderful park for all to...

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Graffiti Issue

Please see below a question that put to council regarding the Graffiti problem around parts of Swords, while I  acknowledge that work is ongoing to curtail the scourge of graffiti It is important especially coming into the tourist season  that we make an extra effort...

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Road Re-surfacing Works Rivervalley.

I have made numerous representations to the operations department in the council over the past 4 years ( see motion below) to have the road in Rivervalley resurfaced. This road has been deteriorating and is hazardous at many locations, it is also a danger to...

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Update on Traffic Issue at Ridgewood

Please see update received from from Fingal County Council on the 12th April 2018 re traffic management "Just to update you on traffic management at Forest Road, there will be a Stop/Go system in place 24/7 for a period of two weeks from next Monday 16th April 2018 at...

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Professional Traffic Management in Place

I was happy to see that my request for the employment of a professional traffic management company was adopted for the water main works on the Forest Road. I will continue to ensure that this system is adopted wherever necessary. This photo was taken at the junction...

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