Thursday 18 January 2018

Searching for location

THE Government is seeking locations in Balbriggan to open up a new 'Intreo' office, offering a range of services and incentives to jobseekers and employers in the area.

The proposed Balbriggan Intreo office will have up to 60 people working in it, bringing a welcome commercial boost to shops in the centre of Balbriggan, according to Cllr Tom O'Leary (FG).

Cllr O'Leary added: 'More significantly it will assist the people in Balbriggan seeking employment and will offer incentives to local employers to take on extra employees.

'I look forward to the conclusion of negotiations as soon as possible, as Balbriggan has waited too long for the introduction of this new service. We need to create jobs in Balbriggan and encourage new investment in the town via the IDA,' Cllr O'Leary concluded.


FINGAL County Council is out-performing other Dublin councils on providing accommodation for its travelling community.

Cllr Ciaran Byrne (Lab) asked for a comparison across the region in the provision of traveller accommodation and was given a report the clearly shows that Fingal County Council is doing better than the rest of its Dublin counterparts.

The report states that Fingal County Council has provided 30 new traveller accommodation units since 2009 but in the same period, South Dublin County Council provided just 18 units, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council provided only three and Dublin City Council, just one.


A New Year's Eve party is taking place in O'Dwyers GAA clubhouse, Bremore, Balbriggan from 9pm.

There will be dancing and music with Liam Carter. Supper served. Everyone welcome. Come along and party to ring in the New Year.

Fingal Independent

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