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.

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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Extra Garda Request-Motion.

I put down the following motion as the Swords Community has had umpteen house burglaries and car over the last ten years. I think it is becoming the norm and we are just expected to live with this sore on our society. The Government and the courts need to get tough on...

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Motion for Multi Modal Hub in Swords

Following a visit to the NTA and Dublin  Bus-Connect consultation in Swords some months back  and after receiving many representations i made a submission to the NTA highlighting problems with the Bus Connect proposal. I also put forward a motion at the local area...

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Rivervalley and Rathingle Road Re-Surfacing

The Rivervalley and Rathingle Road Re-Surfacing is ongoing,: I have made representations on many occasions over the past 4 to 5 years to have this road repaired and resurfaced.This road is in a hazardous state and a danger to motorists and pedestrians. I am reliably...

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Swords Residents Mobilising for School

Swords Residents from The Borimhe-Ridgewood and Rivervalley area in South Swords are mobilising themselves to lobby for a school in their area. I have been informed by a Council Official that "the the Swords Master plan will have provision for a school" however this...

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The 30″ Watermain Rehabilitation coming to a close

I am sure many people will be glad to see the end of the roadworks associated with the rehabilitation of the 30" Watermain in Swords. I made many representations to have this Watermain replaced and I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. There will be...

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Photo of New Playground in Rathingle

I am delighted to report that the playground at Rathingle Ridgewood is finally open for use. I made numerous requests over the past 4 1/2 years to the council to have this playground refurbished, I also called for the playground to be more robust than it was,...

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Swords Watermain-installaton photos.

Photo of the Welding Machine joining sections of plastic pipe for the new watermain in Swords. 2nd Photo shows a section of pipe being fed into the existing 30" concrete pipe outside Wetherspoons Pub in Swords Village

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