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.

Update on traffic disruption at Ridgewood

I visited the junction at Ridgewood and the Forrest Road on the 10th of April 2018 where there was severe traffic delay in the area due to roadworks. I observed the traffic system was not good enough to deal with the traffic, I suggested that the traffic...

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Traffic Disruption at Ridgewood Estate 10th April 2018

Contents of letter to the director of operations at Fingal Co. Co. I am contacting you regards the unacceptable traffic situation that was allowed to develop at the Ridgewood Estate Swords this morning the 10th of April 2018. I received a number of calls from very...

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Fingal Library Development Plan

Fingal Libraries launches Fingal Libraries Development Plan 2018 – 2023 Fingal County Council’s Library Department launched the Fingal Libraries Development Plan 2018-2023 in The Atrium on Wednesday 28 March. Present at the launch of the five-year development plan was...

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water off 3rd April

Planned water outage in Swords, Tuesday 3rd April 2018 to carry out essential maintenance - Water off between 10am - 4pm (approx.) Area affected: Airside-Ballintrane Wood-Boroimhe Dublin Road-Dublin Street-Forrest Road, Highfield-Hawthorn-Rivervalley Ridgewood and...

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National Tree Week

Swords Woodland Association are celebrating National Tree Week by presenting a Biodiversity Award Certificate to Kilcoskan National School. The certificate is in recognition of  their participation in the biodiversity project and promoting the  the "Grow A Native Tree...

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

Message from Swords Tidy Towns Group: Swords Tidy Towns The St Patricks Day Parade will soon be upon us. As is our tradition we want to invite all our followers their children, family and friends to walk with us on the day in this yearly celebration. Green is the...

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River Valley All Weather Pitch Proposed

    The All Weather Pitch Proposed will replace an existing Soccer and  GAA pitch. It is also proposed to create a 135 space car park. Please see the information below. if you wish to make your views known log on to the consultation link and make a...

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Local Bus Service to Knocksedan

The number 196 Flexibus local link is providing a bus service between the Pavillions in Swords and Knocksedan. for online information log on to or phone 180030307 or 0469074830 email them at: vehicles are wheelchair accessible and the DSP...

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Home Computer Supports for over 55s

The Fingal Leader Partnership has launched  a home computer support service for over 55s. Trained advisors will help people with little or no prior experience of computers or mobile phones. All advisors have been Garda vetted and they will carry identification at all...

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