Tuesday 20 February 2018

Historical fiction talk

BALBRIGGAN-based historical crime fiction author, Kevin McCarthy is to give a talk on 'Researching and Writing Historical Fiction' on February 25 in the Reading Room of Fingal Local Studies and Archives, Clonmel House, Swords, at 7.30 p.m. The author of Peeler and Irregulars will read excerpts from both novels, and discuss the research that went into them.

The talk is free and all are welcome. As places are limited, booking is essential.

Contact Fingal Local Studies and Archives at (01) 8704495/6 or email


THE council has requested a developer in Portmarnock to repair damaged hoarding on Station Road and arrange for the removal of the graffiti on the hoarding.

Cllr. Gerry McGuire (Lab) brought the issue to the council's attention and the local authority said: 'Contact has been made with the developer and he has been requested to address the issues raised. The inspectorate division will continue to monitor the situation.'


THE council has acknowledged that two traffic signal poles at the junction of Carrick Hill Road Upper, Blackwood Lane, Redfern Avenue and Onward Walk in Portmarnock are 'interfering with the efficient movement of wheelchairs through the junction'.

Cllr. Judy Dunne (Lab) drew the council's attention to the problem and called for a solution. The council's operations department said it would carry out a site investigation to 'identify an appropriate solution to this matter'.


FINGAL County Council has said it did not consult with Balbriggan's Public Realm committee about its plan to move Balbriggan Library.

The decision was later reversed but Balbriggan Town Councillor Dermot Murray (FF) asked if the county council consulted with the committee on its original plans for the move.

The county council issued a written response, saying: 'There was no consultation with the Public Realm Committee in relation to the relocation of the Library to the Mill Street development.'

Fingal Independent

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