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.

Temporary Closure of Forest Road in Swords:

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FOREST ROAD IN SWORDS, CO. DUBLIN An advertisement was published in the Fingal Independent on 2nd May 2018 advising that an application had been received from GMC Utilities Group Ltd. for a temporary road closure, from Monday 28th May 2018 until...

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Rivervalley All Weather pitch gets the go ahead

I am delighted that the All Weather pitch in River Valley gets the go ahead, I worked tirelessly towards this objective for the past four years. I was instrumental in getting the club chairmen from Rivervalley Rangers and St. Finians in front of the council officials...

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A Big Shout Out for the Swords Tidy Towns Committee

A Big Shout Out for the Swords Tidy Towns Committee   The Tidy Towns committee are doing a great job keeping Swords tidy, They were also involved along with the operations and parks department in converting an unused open space into a wonderful park for all to...

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Graffiti Issue

Please see below a question that put to council regarding the Graffiti problem around parts of Swords, while I  acknowledge that work is ongoing to curtail the scourge of graffiti It is important especially coming into the tourist season  that we make an extra effort...

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Road Re-surfacing Works Rivervalley.

I have made numerous representations to the operations department in the council over the past 4 years ( see motion below) to have the road in Rivervalley resurfaced. This road has been deteriorating and is hazardous at many locations, it is also a danger to...

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Update on Traffic Issue at Ridgewood

Please see update received from from Fingal County Council on the 12th April 2018 re traffic management "Just to update you on traffic management at Forest Road, there will be a Stop/Go system in place 24/7 for a period of two weeks from next Monday 16th April 2018 at...

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Professional Traffic Management in Place

I was happy to see that my request for the employment of a professional traffic management company was adopted for the water main works on the Forest Road. I will continue to ensure that this system is adopted wherever necessary. This photo was taken at the junction...

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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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