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.

Employment Opportunities for the over 55 Male Population

Since my election in 2014 I have continued to press the economic development department to ensure that males over 55 years of age are provided with employment opportunities. see the following excerpt from the paper "This paper analyses the employment landscape and...

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Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022

Creative Ireland Programme a Govenment Initiative. I was delighted to read about the Govenment initiative and I believe that Fingal County Council and the artistic community in Fingal are well placed to benefit by this initiative, this initiative will provide great...

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Special Works Program 2017

The special works program for 2017 was announced at the local area meeting in February,the allocation of €2,503,000 was welcomed, it was agreed by all Councillor's to be a fair distribution of available resources. I was particularly happy that a number of  projects...

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re-zoning issue at knocksedan

Below is a motion put forward to rezone the lands Knocksedan for residential development. Motion: CVQ3911. AI029061 That the land outlined on the attached map be zoned RA to provide for new residential community in accordance with approved LAP and subject to the...

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Operation Transformation 2017

The operation transformation park run was opened by the Mayor Darragh Butler and was attended by councillor Duncan Smith and Myself. I was delighted to take part in the operation transformation that took place in the park at Rivervalley, A large number of residents of...

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Happy New Year

I wish to take this opportunity to wish all the residents of Swords and Fingal a happy and prosperous new year. I wish to acknowledge and thank all of the council staff and the different departments for their dedicated service to the community, their commitment has...

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Fingal Development Plan – Be Part of it

Fingal Development Plan – Be Part of it

Members of the Council, having considered the Draft County Development Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report theron in accordance with Section 12 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended, have recommended that the Draft Plan be amended. Members of the...

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Social Housing Supports Application Updating Closing.

Press Release 13.10.16 Important Information for Social Housing Support Applicants – Is Your Application Up To Date? Fingal County Council would like to remind Social Housing Support Applicants, that our Housing Department are updating and reviewing their records....

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Disabled Accessibility and Inclusion

See below a question that I put to the council regards facilitating setting up a consultation group regards disabled  accessibility issues on footpaths and roads.. BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING [Services A – Operational Matters] Thursday, 8th September 2016...

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