Friday 23 March 2018

Residents to be allowed vote at St. Cronan's

THE council has confirmed that the farce that saw residents from Park Avenue and Brackenstown Road in Swords driving to vote in River Valley when there was a polling station across the road, will not be repeated at this year's local and European elections.

Cllr. Darragh Butler (FF) who has campaigned on the issue, asked for confirmation from the council that these residents would be allowed to vote in the nearby St. Cronan's National School polling station at the elections in May.

The council confirmed that would be the case but said however, that residents in the area would continue to vote in River Valley in referenda and in by-elections until the next General Election when the move back to St. Cronan's would become permanent.

The council explained: 'The residents in question will be voting in St. Cronan's National School for the Local and European Elections 2014.

'In the event of any referendum or By Election they will be voting in the Holy Family National School.

'They will be permanently returned to St. Cronan's National School from the next General Election.'

Fingal Independent