Representing Swords Ward Area

“Working to improve the lives of Swords residents while making Swords an even better place to live, work, and play”

Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Councillor for the Swords Ward in Fingal

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

Following great encouragement from Swords residents Joe decided to go forward for the 2019 local elections. It was a good decision and Joe was re-elected to Fingal County Council. Joe would like to thank everybody who voted for him.

Fingal Libraries Autism-Friendly scheme

I am delighted to see the following Funding awarded to Fingal Libraries.who provide a superb service for the citizens of Fingal. The funding of Autism Friendly initiatives is absolutely needed and to be welcomed. PRESS RELEASE Fingal County Council 29 July 2019 Fingal...

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Rathbeale Road-Roadworks Information

Rathbeale Road-Roadworks Information

What is involved in the project? Beginning in June 2019, work is due to commence on the R125 Rathbeale Road Upgrade Project involving the: Upgrade of the existing R125 Rathbeale Road from the Murrough Road Junction to the new Oldtown/Mooretown Junction. Provision of...

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Breast Check Screening Unit Concerns

I recently made representations to the Pavillions Shopping Centre and the Breast Check Screening Unit to convey the concerns of residents who were worried about losing this valuable service.   Dear Sir or Madam. I have been asked by a number of Swords...

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Swords Cultural Quarter Update

See the Pres Release from Fingal Co Co in relation to the Swords Cultural Quarer. March 22, 2019 PRESS RELEASE Project management team to be appointed to oversee Swords Cultural Quarter development Fingal County Council is to seek to appoint a project management...

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Swords Theatre……. becoming a reality

Swords Theatre is becoming a reality. I am delighted to report that  Fingal County Council is to seek to appoint a project management services team to oversee the delivery of projects within the multi-million euro Swords Cultural Quarter (SCQ) development. Press...

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Tree Planting Initiative by Orla Farrell from EasyTreesie

  I was delighted to be Involved in the recent tree planting initiative with Orla Farrell promoter of the  Easytreesie project. Edward Stephens Rita O Sullivan and John Drinane from Swords Woodland Association helped Orla on the day. Swords Woodland Associiation...

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All Weather Pitch River Valley

    I welcome the recent press release from FCC and I am pleased that i was instrumental in achieving the provision of this facility for local clubs and the wider community. I will continue my work in helping to make Swords A great place to Live,Work and...

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Relocation of Post Office

See Below letter sent To Minister Bruton. 28/12/2018 Minister for Communications Climate Action and the Environmen Dear Minister Bruton I am contacting you regards the Post Office in River Valley Swords. I recently received an email from you on the 19th October 2018...

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Swords Sculptures

    New Swords sculptures combine beauty, history and nature A variety of sculptures reflecting elements of the heritage, history and culture of the area have been installed by Fingal County Council in Swords over the past year. The eye-catching new works,...

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