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Cllr Tony Murphy

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Overview

My priorities:

  • Bringing jobs to North Fingal
  • Protecting our Communities from Crime
  • Maintaining Medical cards and allowances for the elderly
  • Reviving our towns and saving declining communities
  • Working to abolish Irish Water

News Archive:

  • Local Clubs benefit from allocation of Sports Capital Grants November 16, 2019 fundingIndependent Councillor, Tony Murphy has welcomed the Sports Capital Grants allocation to all the clubs in the Fingal area. The many volunteers who are the mainstay of support for many clubs have to be commended for their time and effort over the years. These grants will allow the clubs to upscale the facilities for their ...
  • Fingal County Council planning officials held briefing on Castlelands Draft Masterplan. October 25, 2019 Cllr tony_murphy_castlelands_masterplanIt is disappointing to say that only minor alterations were made on foot of almost 1000 submissions / objections delivered by the people of Balbriggan, on the Castlelands Masterplan, says Cllr Murphy. The quantity of units considered is still 850. Heights were reduced from the proposed 6 story to contain mainly 2 or 3 story ...
  • Balbriggan’s Mighty Ramblers raise funds for Remember Us September 26, 2019 balbriggan camino walkers raise funds for remember us 26sep19 smallerOn the final leg of a five year commitment to walk the Camino to raise funds for Remember Us in Balbriggan with Cllr Tony Murphy this year is James Cassin, Neil Anderson, James Matthews, Toni Hogan, Mary Simons, Susan Bolger Hannah, Julie Hughes, Mary Cluskey, Paula McGrath & Yvonne Reynolds. Cllr Murphy told Balbriggan.info “I’m honored to ...
  • Nineteen students from Bremore ETSS attend the #Youth4Climate march September 24, 2019 Bremore ETSS students attend the Youth4Climate march 20sep19 smallerNineteen students from Bremore ETSS attended the #Youth4Climate march from Custom House Quay to Merrion Square in Dublin on Friday 20th September. The march was part of a larger Global Climate Strike which took place in over 150 countries and cities across the world. The strike was in demand of an end to the age ...
  • Amusement Arcade Granted Planning Permission June 28, 2019 arcadeI am extremely disappointed to see Fingal County planning department ignore my submission and the submissions of local residents against a change of use to an amusement arcade in a neighbourhood shopping centre and grant permission says Murphy. I have had meetings with resident groups in this area and all have expressed concerns regarding loitering ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan Update – Cllr Tony Murphy June 14, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_balbriggan_11apr19 smallerI can confirm that there are currently 400 plus submissions viewable to the public on the Fingal County Council Planning website. The total number of submissions is reported to exceed 1,000.  A large number of hard copy submissions were received on the day before the closing date and are in the process of being uploaded. Given ...
  • Tree Planting at Bath Road Community Garden May 4, 2019 tree planting in Bath road community garden 04may19_smallerToday 8 apple trees, which were very generously donated by Balbriggan Tidy Towns were planted in the Bath Road Community Garden. Members of Balbriggan Tidy Towns were there to assist and the Residents committee are hoping that some children from the estate will adopt a tree to help look after them. The committee would like ...
  • Castlelands draft Master Plan spells disaster for Balbriggan April 26, 2019 Cllr tony_murphy_castlelands_masterplanFingal County Council’s plan for Castlelands is a disaster says Cllr Tony Murphy. The Castlelands Master Plan, presented to the local Councillors at the Balbriggan/Swords Area Committee meeting on Thusday, 11th Apr 2019, has raised many concerns says the Councillor.  In the context of the Socio-Economic Strategy for Balbriggan, due to be launched on 9 ...
  • €600,000 Sports Capital Grant signed off for Balbriggan Rugby Club – Murphy March 28, 2019 cllr_tony murphy shane ross mar19Cllr Tony Murphy is pleased to announce that Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has signed off on the sports capital grant for Balbriggan Rugby Club.  The grant from the Department of transport, Tourism and Sport is for €600,000. This will allow the club now proceed with their long awaited clubhouse development. This new ...
  • Crisis at St. Michael’s House in Skerries January 29, 2019 Cllr Tony Murphy St Michael's house Skerries 28jan19 smallerCllr Tony Murphy, Board of management member of St Michael’s House Skerries was delighted when Finian McGrath took up the invitation to visit St. Michael’s House Skerries on Monday 28th of January. At a meeting with Finian McGrath Independent TD Minister of state for Disability issues in his Dail office, he was briefed by board ...
  • Many local groups receive grants from the Fingal LCDC November 21, 2018 fundingCllr Tony Murphy chair of the evaluation committee for the Community Enhancement Programme would like to complement the community groups who have made successful applications for funding under the CEP for their work in the community.  As not all applicants can be successful it was agreed at the meeting that any application that was not ...
  • Residents in fear of clamping in their own estates October 8, 2018 illegal parking signs balbriggan 08oct18_smallerWith the re-installment of parking and clamping signs in Bremore Pastures/Hampton Lawn it is important that residents are aware that these signs are illegal as Fingal County Council have taken charge of these estates therefore no private management company has the right to enforce the use of parking permits or clamp cars that do not ...
  • 7 communities in Dublin Fingal receive €598,000 allocated to under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme October 5, 2018 moneyI would like to congratulate all the applicants who were successful in this round of Town and village Renewal scheme.  Details of the 7 rural towns and villages across the country who are set to benefit from €597,960 of the €21 million in funding under the Government’s 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.   The 2018 Scheme ...
  • 26 groups receive funding from the Community Enhancement Programme September 19, 2018 moneyCllr Tony Murphy is delighted to see so many community groups receive grant funding from the the Community Enhancement Programme in the Balbriggan LEA. This funding from the Department of Rural & Community Department is a capital grant programme that provides funding to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.   All Applicants who will be notified by ...
  • Multi-million euro application for improvements in Balbriggan September 3, 2018 Multi-Million euro application for improvements in Balbriggan 03sep18 smallerBalbriggan Councillors welcome Fingal County Councils commitment to submit a multi-million euro application for public domain improvements in Balbriggan. The application will look to attract government funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for significant improvements to the Beach, Harbour, Quay Street and Mill Pond areas of the town. A socio-economic strategy is currently being ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan will support 800 units August 21, 2018 castlelands_masterplan_field_aug18 smallerFingal County Council have started the process of delivering the Masterplan for lands at Castlelands Balbriggan. The Masterplan facilitates public engagement and offers the opportunity to make submissions to contribute to the future shaping of this area.  It’s important to note however that these lands with the current zoning have the capacity to have 800 ...
  • Demolition of disused community building at Pinewood Green Avenue, Balbriggan August 10, 2018 demolition_pinewood_community_centre_balbriggan_10aug18 smallerThe  demolition of disused community building, construction of 2 new dwellings and associated site works was granted planning permission following a public consultation on the 12th of March 2018. This decision was taken on foot of a request from the residents association in 2015 and presented to Fingal County Council at local area committee level. ...
  • Bollards Installed at Balrothery National School – Murphy August 8, 2018 balrothery_ns_bollards_aug18 smallerBalrothery Community association continue to receive full support from Fingal County Council.  I’m delighted to work with the community of Balrothery and assist in delivering their business at local area committee meetings in County Hall Swords says Cllr Tony Murphy. The commitment that is on the ground from the local community is evident by the ...
  • Murphy urges eligible parents to apply for Back to School allowance July 4, 2018 shoesCllr Tony Murphy is reminding families that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be made available again this year, and urged families who are not automatically entitled to make an application before the September deadline.   The closing date for applications is 30 September 2018. You may qualify for back to school clothing and ...
  • Fingal County Council signed the order to appoint the contractor for both Balbriggan and Skerries Skate Parks today June 12, 2018 skateboard_balbrigganFingal County Council signed the order to appoint the contractor for both Balbriggan and Skerries Skate Parks today, Tuesday 12th June 2018.  Congratulations to all the groups who worked hard to raise awareness and helped make these skate parks become a reality. The skate parks will be unique to each area as the design process ...
  • A New Strategy for Balbriggan April 24, 2018 new strategy for balbrigganFingal County Council will unveil plans shortly to develop a new strategy for Balbriggan aimed at ‘securing the town’s long-term economic and social development’. The Balbriggan Strategy will promote economic growth, reverse social and physical decline in Balbriggan, it will also improve the quality of life for residents in the town.  The  improvements to the ...
  • Sports Capital grants appeals process yields results for two local clubs March 9, 2018 fundingCllr Tony Murphy congratulates two local clubs on their Sports Capital grant awards which is the first time funding was granted under the appeals process. The two local clubs are Balbriggan Golf Club who have been awarded €103,000.00 and Man o War GFC who will receive an extra €67,000.00 to an existing grant. Funding our sports ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy and Balbriggan Tidy Towns secure 8 new bins for Balbriggan February 27, 2018 binWhile many requests are made for new bin locations in Balbriggan, the tidy towns Saturday crew are best placed to advise Fingal county Council.  I put the following question  “To ask the Chief Executive to assess the merit for new bins location as suggested by Balbriggan Tidy Towns?   Following recent meetings with Balbriggan Tidy Towns it ...
  • Balbriggan Needs Family Resource Centre February 20, 2018 family_resourceThere are 109 communities supported through the Child and Family Agency’s Family and Community Services Resource Centre Programme providing services and supports to local communities nationwide. Balbriggan with the youngest population in the country has no family resource centre, says Murphy. Family Resource centres deliver universal services to families in disadvantaged areas across the country based on a ...
  • New Garda Community Policing Unit for Balbriggan January 25, 2018 garda_stationCllr Tony Murphy welcomes the announcement of a new community Garda unit for Balbriggan. This news was delivered by Garda Sergeant Niall Phelan at the recent Balbriggan liaison committee meeting. The unit will comprise of 5 community officers, two female officers and three male officers and one Sergeant. This is fantastic news for the community ...
  • CCTV for Balbriggan Main Street January 18, 2018 cctv_for_balbrigganCllr Tony Murphy calls on Fingal County Council to install CCTV along the main thoroughfare of Balbriggan due to an escalation of anti-social behaviour. The key objectives of the Scheme would be  to enhance existing policing provision within the community, assist in the prevention and reduction of local crime, disorder, anti-social activity and to increase ...
  • Remember Us to receive €200,000 from Dublin Rural Leader Funding November 8, 2017 dublin_rural_leaderDublin Rural Leader Funding of €252,134.20 was approved today for local groups.  Under the Social inclusion theme, Remember Us will receive €200,00.00.  The monies will be used to extend the mezzanine of their new building and retrofit the ground floor to make it fit for purpose.  Under the Economic Development theme Ardgillan Castle will receive €19,947.95, ...
  • Fingal County Council to invest in Stephenstown, Balbriggan November 1, 2017 stephenstown_balbriggan_smallerFingal County Council have agreed to invest in servicing Lands at Stephenstown, Balbriggan. A motion put down by Cllr Tony Murphy at the economic development and enterprise Strategic policy committee was agreed. “That Fingal County Council assess the business case to service more lands at Stephentown and based on the final analysis identify the amount ...
  • Independent Councillor Tony Murphy welcomes doubling of Sports Capital Funding by Minister Shane Ross October 14, 2017 dept_of_transport_tourism_and_sportIndependent Councillor Tony Murphy has welcomed the announcement by Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Shane Ross that the money available under the Sports Capital Programme has been doubled in Budget 2018 and says that small sporting clubs and facilities will reap the benefits. The establishment of a new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund will also see almost €50m being set ...
  • Cllr. Tony Murphy congratulates Naul and Balrothery on successful applications for the towns & villages renewal funds October 5, 2017 balrothery stone walls 07sep17_smallerCllr. Tony Murphy would like to congratulate the communities of Naul and Balrothery on their successful applications for the towns and villages across rural Ireland renewal funds. Balrothery receive €100,000 and Naul €76,000  Unfortunately areas with a population over 10,000 people were excluded.  Well done to both communities. The Town and Village Renewal scheme is an ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy is joined once again by a group of walkers in aid of Remember Us September 23, 2017 cllr_tony_murphy_and_camino_walkers_23sep17_smallerCllr Tony Murphy is being joined once again this year by a group of brave walkers namely Mary Simons, Philip Cassin, Julie Hughes, Sue Hannah, Neil Anderson, Toni Hogan, Chris Harmon, Mary Cluskey, and Mary Yeats who will walk almost 150k on their Third stage on the Camino. Each year Tony leads a group of people ...
  • Drowning in nettles on Balbriggan Beach July 4, 2017 Drowning in nettles on Balbriggan Beach 04jul17_smallerYear on year, there are issues with grass cutting on Balbriggan Front Strand, the town’s main beach, and those responsible seem to avoid the issues. This is the result of joint responsibility between Irish Rail, who are in charge of the upper embankment alongside the railway line, and Fingal County Council, who are responsible for ...
  • People with mobility issues have to give 4 hours’ advance notice if they intend to travel with Irish Rail May 10, 2017 railCllr Murphy has been informed at a full meeting of Fingal County Council that people with mobility issues now have to give 4 hours’ advance notice that they intend to travel with Irish Rail (as opposed to 24 hours’ notices needed previously). This policy has come about on foot of the consideration that there are ...
  • Countdown for more affordable Childcare starts for local families May 10, 2017 childcareThe countdown for more affordable childcare for families in Balbriggan and surrounding communities has begun, according to Independent Alliance Councillor Tony Murphy.  Tony Murphy has confirmed that local childcare services will receive information in the post in the coming week about new arrangements which will see families benefit by an extra €19m nationwide. The mail-shot to ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy welcomes new €5M Government Grant scheme to to deep retrofit homes April 11, 2017 energy-efficiency_144x97Independent Alliance Councillor Tony Murphy  has welcomed a new multi-annual scheme to provide financial support to people who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating on the Building Energy Rating (BER) scale. The allocation of €5m to the scheme this year was announced this week by Communications, Climate Action and Environment Minister Denis Naughten. The ...
  • Keeping People in their Homes Bill 2017 – Murphy February 26, 2017 Cllr Tony MurphyI very much welcome the Independent Alliance Bill entitled the Keeping People in their Homes Bill 2017 which will effect an important change in the law governing home repossession cases in Irish courts and protect vulnerable homeowners and their families. The Bill was launched by Independent Alliance TD Kevin Boxer Moran and his IA colleagues. The ...
  • Local Councillors lend their support to Balbriggan Fire Brigade (EMS) February 15, 2017 balbriggan_fire_station_15feb17_smallerThis evening Cllr Tony Murphy and Cllr Grainne Maguire visited Balbriggan Fire Station to pledge their support to protect the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) fire based Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  The HSE has drawn up a comprehensive plan to take control of Dublin’s ambulance service away from Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB), which has provided the ...
  • Proposed change to Emergency services will have serious implications for Fingal – Murphy February 8, 2017 fire_brigade_balbriggan_smallerThe HSE has drawn up a comprehensive plan to take control of Dublin’s ambulance service away from Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB), which has provided the services since 1898. The plan was drawn up ahead of last month’s announcement of a HSE/city council review of Dublin’s ambulance services. Murphy said “There are serious implications for Balbriggan, Skerries ...
  • €30M Grants Scheme for Improved Sports Facilities and Equipment December 21, 2016 Cllr Tony MurphyI would like to advise all clubs in the Fingal area to take the opportunity to share in the new €30m grant fund made available from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The details for applicants are set out in the text below. If there are any queries or support needed please don’t hesitate ...
  • Camino Walkers present cheque to Remember Us December 18, 2016 camino_walkers_present_cheque_to_remember_us_balbriggan_17dec16_smallerBack in September we brought you the story of  a group of brave walkers who were preparing to walk almost 150k on  the Camino de Santiago in aid of Remember Us special needs group.  On Saturday members of the group presented a cheque for €12,000 to Remember Us as the group celebrated at their Christmas ...
  • Grimme turned the sod on their newly acquired site at Stephenstown Balbriggan November 23, 2016 grimme_turn_sod_on_new_building_in_balbriggan_23nov16_smallerIt gives me great pleasure to welcome Grimme Equipment Ireland Ltd –  a farm machinery manufacturer to Balbriggan.  Today Christoph Grimme turned the sod on their newly acquired site at units 6 & 7 in Stephenstown Industrial park, Balbriggan.  The new building will consisting of a retail/service area workshop & ancillary offices and include customer ...
  • Law-abiding citizens need to have their voices heard November 21, 2016 Cllr Tony MurphyLocal councillor Tony Murphy (Ind) attended a meeting of the Lusk community, convened by Michael Hoey of Country Crest, on November 17 at the Man O War GAA clubhouse. A small delegation from the Lusk community had recently met Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone in Dail Eireann to discuss important issues surrounding ...
  • Good news in the three year capital investment for Balbriggan November 7, 2016 capital_funding_balbrigganFollowing a review of the Council’s historic properties, Bremore Castle was identified as having huge potential as a visitor attraction, job provider and economic generator.  The provision in the Capital Programme of €2million relates to works to make the castle more accessible, safe and visitor friendly over the next three years. I would envisage that ...
  • Camino Walk in aid of Remember Us 2016 September 24, 2016 camino_walk_in_aid_of_remember_us_24sep16_smallerCllr Tony Murphy is being joined once again this year by a group of brave walkers who will walk almost 150k on their second stage on the Camino. Each year Tony will take a group of people to walk a stage of the Camino to help raise funds for Remember Us in Balbriggan.  This morning ...
  • Jobs boost for Balbriggan – Murphy September 23, 2016 Cllr Tony MurphyBalbriggan welcomed a new Pharmaceutical company Alter Pharma into Stephenstown Business Park with the official opening announced by the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Pharmaceutical group Alter Pharma has announced plans to add 80 new  jobs in Balbriggan after inaugurating a new headquarters for its worldwide operations in Stephenstown. Opening the ...
  • Balbriggan Tourism welcomes Fáilte Ireland to Balbriggan July 8, 2016 failte_ireland_visit_balbriggan_07jjul16_smallerAs chairperson of Balbriggan Tourism I was delighted to welcome Ciara Scully and Helen McDaid from Fáilte Ireland to Balbriggan yesterday afternoon for a tour.  It had been many years since Ciara and Helen had been in Balbriggan. The purpose of their visit was to assess Balbriggan from a tourism perspective and advise as to ...
  • Public Consultation Notice Of Consideration Of Setting A Local Adjustment Factor For 2017 (Local Property Tax) June 28, 2016 local_property_taxCllr Tony Murphy would like to advise that submissions on the local property tax adjustment factor are welcomed from the public specifically covering the effects of the property tax on Businesses, individuals and on local authority services.  The basic rate can be adjusted + or – 15%. The last day for receiving submissions is Friday ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy welcomes Balbriggan Floral Display June 25, 2016 flowers_main_street_balbriggan_24jun16_smallerSummer has arrived in Balbriggan with a bang with the fantastic floral display that Fingal County Council has brought to Balbriggan Town Centre. “It is a great enhancement of the town which has been welcomed by both residents and visitors alike” said Cllr Murphy. “This year is especially colourful with the introduction of an expanded ...
  • Balbriggan on the Up June 24, 2016 cllr_tony_murphy_stephenstown_balbriggan_smallerCllr Tony Murphy welcomes seven new companies that have chosen to locate in Stephenstown Industrial estate in Balbriggan. This is fantastic for the area which will create badly needed jobs says Cllr Murphy. “One of the major factors that has encouraged  these companies  to locate in Balbriggan is the fact that these sites are fully ...
  • Disappointing news for two local communities Balbriggan and Skerries May 12, 2016 Cllr Tony MurphyIndependent Fingal County Councillor Tony Murphy today received the unfortunate news that the long awaited Festival Ravelóid in Ardgillan has been postponed. The festival was originally planned for 10th – 11th of June 2016.It has not yet been made clear as to the reason for postponing as every effort had been made by Fingal County Council ...
  • New Skate Park & Playgrounds Get Approval at Fingal County Council Meeting March 14, 2016 playgroundUpdate 14-Mar-16: The Balbriggan skatepark and playgrounds have just got full approval at the Fingal Co Co meeting this evening.  The next step will be to get exact designs for the projects, consult with all interested parties and identify funding so that the projects can become a reality. 11-Mar-16: At the Fingal County Council meeting yesterday ...
  • Over 300 Letters Hand Delivered Opposing Planned 40 Modular House February 20, 2016 pinewood_residents_hand_in_submissions_regarding_modular_houses_19feb16_smallerMembers of Pinewood Residents and local Councillors, hand delivered over 340 submission letters in relation to the proposed 40 modular homes adjacent to Pinewood in Balbriggan. Residents are objecting to these houses on a number of reasons – disproportionate amount for Balbriggan, lack of infrastructure and services, access to the proposed site.  These are just ...
  • Murphy says Enough is Enough December 12, 2015 councillor_tony_murphyIn a statement issued in response to Fingal County Council’s proposal to place 40 modular housing units in Balbriggan to relieve the housing crisis General Election Candidate Cllr. Tony Murphy said that this proposal is so wrong on so many levels that it is unbelievable that the Council would even contemplate it. “The area of the ...
  • Fingal Cllr Tony Murphy announces Dáil bid November 20, 2015 cllr_tony_murphy_announces_dial_bid_20nov15_smallerBalbriggan based Cllr. Murphy declared his candidacy for a Dáil seat at a packed function in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan. He was supported at the launch by Senator Fergal Quinn, Deputy Shane Ross TD, leader of the Independent Alliance, Deputy Finian McGrath TD and fellow Fingal County Councillors. Addressing his enthusiastic supporters Cllr Murphy stated ...
  • Video Report: Exciting Investment on Balbriggan Main Street November 2, 2015 video_report_alice_coughlanCllr Tony Murphy talks to Alice Coghlan about her recent investment of a property in the main street of Balbriggan and her plans for the exciting new business venture with her husband Radek Zemlicka which they hope to have open after extensive works in the Spring of 2016. Radek plans to open a pottery workshop ...
  • Camino Walkers present cheque for €10,000 to Remember Us October 23, 2015 camino_walkers_present_cheque_to_remember_us_22oct15_smallerBack in September we brought you the story of 10 people who flew to Bilbao in Northern Spain to walk 140K along the physically demanding Camino De Santiago to raise funds for Remember Us Special Needs Group.   The group have now presented Remember Us with a cheque for  €10,000. Well done to the 10 walkers, Cllr ...
  • Murphy secures funding for Balbriggan town centre October 15, 2015 Cllr Tony MurphyCllr Tony Murphy (Ind) is delighted to announce that following extensive negotiations with Fingal County Council he has secured substantial funding for the improvement of Balbriggan’s main streets. It is proposed that grants will be provided to assist landlords and commercial tenants to refurbish their shopfronts by way of design, painting and signage. This incentive has ...
  • Balbriggan playgrounds & skatepark moves a step closer… October 9, 2015 balbriggan_playground_at_quay_streetThe first steps in delivering the two playgrounds and a skateboard park to Balbriggan has moved a step closer as the proposed amenities will go on public display for people to send in their submissions. The  Playground committee, Balbriggan skate park committee, Balbriggan Community council, and the local Councillors, Cllr Tony Murphy, Cllr Malachy Quinn ...
  • Balbriggan Youth Service & Irish Rail Graffiti Project October 7, 2015 balbriggan_ys_art_project_17sep15_smallerBalbriggan Youth Service and Irish Rail worked in partnership to produce a graffiti masterpiece over the bridge in Balbriggan Harbour. The bridge was highlighted as an eyesore by Irish Rail who contacted Cllr Tony Murphy to discuss the issue. Balbriggan Youth Service was delighted to be invited to lead out with the project. After discussing the ...
  • Camino Walk in aid of Remember Us Special Needs Group September 24, 2015 camino_walk_in_aid_of_remember_us_24sep15_smallerOn Saturday 19th September 2015, 10 amazing people flew to Bilbao in Northern Spain to walk 140K along the beautiful but physically demanding Camino De Santiago to raise funds for Remember Us Special Needs Group.  This walk is part of an ongoing fundraising campaign to help Remember Us purchase and fit out a new home ...
  • Thanks to all involved in RPM Balbriggan September 14, 2015 Cllr Tony MurphyI would like to thank everybody who helped make the RPM family formula fun event the great success that it was this year.  This event was supported by Fingal Co Co and cars were sponsored by; Bracken Court Hotel, Harford Motor Company,  Supervalu, Balbriggan.info, Progressive Credit Union, A/C Autos,Celtic Motor Factors, Andrews spar, Herbie Tyres, ...
  • Special Olympics Success for Team Ireland August 14, 2015 special_olympics_tony_murphy_aug15_smallerTeam Ireland’s 88 athletes who took part in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, were welcomed back at Dublin Airport on 4th August by hundreds of screaming fans.  The team took home a total of 82 medals 26 Gold, 28 Silver and 28 Bronze medals along with 41 Placement Ribbons and 31 individual person ...
  • Building of Balbriggan Community College Sports Hall to Go Ahead May 28, 2015 Cllr Tony MurphyCllr Tony Murphy has confirmed that the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board have now received permission to go ahead with construction of the standalone sports hall at Balbriggan Community College.  Great day for Balbriggan Community College and well done to all who worked hard to deliver this project. Hopefully construction will commence quickly.     ...
  • Funding Secured for Balbriggan Lighthouse Dome May 26, 2015 balbriggan_lighthouse_with_dome_may15_smallerCllr Tony Murphy (Ind) is delighted to have secured funding from Fingal County Council for the replacement of the Lighthouse Dome in Balbriggan. The Lighthouse Dome was removed in the 1960s due to corrosion. Local efforts over the past 50 years to have the dome replaced have been unsuccessful.  “Since being elected to Fingal County ...
  • Balbriggan Tourist Office is on the Move May 4, 2015 Cllr Tony MurphyAfter extensive lobbying Cllr Tony Murphy has convinced Fingal County Council to relocate the Tourist Office into the civic Buildings on St. Georges Square Balbriggan.  “While we were happy to have a tourist office in Balbriggan it needed to be more visible and have a central location” he says. This will lead to an opportunity to ...
  • Murphy says NO to Irish Water November 3, 2014 Cllr Tony MurphyFingal County Councillor Tony Murphy, in a hard hitting statement, says that it’s time to call a halt to the debacle that is Irish Water. “I don’t agree with charging people for water when we are already paying for it through our taxes. Furthermore, I do not agree with the imposition of the cost of establishing ...
  • Murphy – Does Balbriggan Always Have to Satisfy Fingal’s Need for Social Housing? April 14, 2014 Cllr Tony MurphyPublic Representative, Tony Murphy, challenges Fingal County Council to review its policy of providing planning permission for houses that are designed to satisfy the Council’s need for Social Housing. While recognising the need to provide social housing for local people, the current proposal to build more social housing units in Balbriggan for the general Fingal ...
  • Tony Murphy Challenges Fingal County Council over illegal Road Closure February 28, 2014 tony_murphy_illegal_road_closure_balbriggan_smallerPublic Representative, Tony Murphy, challenges Fingal County Council regarding the closure of a section of the Naul Road in Balbriggan without an appropriate Road Closure Licence being in place. “I have been contacted by numerous residents of Balbriggan regarding the undue traffic congestion experienced by them over the past month by the unofficial road closure ...
  • Tony Murphy Declares Independence February 11, 2014 Cllr Tony MurphyPublic Representative, Tony Murphy, has declared his intention to run as an Independent Candidate to represent Balbriggan in Fingal County Council in the Local Elections on May 23rd. “I did not get sufficient commitment from the government party to deliver for the people of Balbriggan” says Murphy, who was offered a position on the Fine ...