Carnegie Library

I campaigned for the refurbishment of the Carnegie Free Library. The comprehensive refurbishment took about a year to complete. I will ensure that it provides versatile workspaces and a creative hub for diverse community and art events, including rehearsals and performances.

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Swords Theatre

I was the first local councillor to demand a local theatre to be built at Swords Cultural Quarter. This was in response to the many local residents who pointed out the need to ensure that local adults and children had access to theatre and music. I strongly felt that it was a disgrace that a

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Success in having Swords Town Core designated an Architectural Conservation Area

I was successful in getting a core area protected through the insertion of a designated Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) in Swords. I welcomed the recent €50,000 in funding for the conservation work to be carried out at St. Columba’s Church. The people of Swords recognise and are proud of the heritage of their town. Swords

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Crèche facilities Millers Glen

Provision of Crèche Facilities, Miller’s Glen Development 

Motion: Councillor J. Newman “That the Chief Executive provide a report showing the status of all the fenced off vacant land in the Miller’s Glen developments (Longview and Westmill inclusive) that is designated to be used for childcare and recreation.” Report: Permission was sought and granted for 5 creches as part of the residential development

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Childcare Facilities

Poor Planning of Childcare Facilities in North Swords Dear Resident. I am happy to report that two new creches are presently being completed from a construction point of view in new developments in Swords. A Report on my motion before the (Swords, Balbriggan, Lusk, and Rush) Local Area meeting in June 2023 exposed the lack

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Let’s Get Metro Done

Press Release Local Swords (IND)Cllr., Joe Newman has slammed the government parties today. He said this government and in particular Fine Gael and the Greens have sat on their hands and ignored the transport pressures on North County Dublin and in particular Dublin Airport and Swords town.  Newman said a prominent Fine Gael minister made

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