- Aug 2, 2006
Ard Eadrad, Mulhuddart
In the last year the majority of councillors in Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council have voted to name all new residential developments in Irish in their new City/County Developments Plans as is policy in Galway City, Navan and Shannon.
Cian O'Callaghan from Labour in Fingal put down the same motion recently in Fingal but it was not accepted. I think that manager did not agree with the proposal. This happened in Dublin City Council as well though where the managed changed the motion passed without informing councillors.
Anyway, there was no lobbying done of councillors in Fingal. By the time the next County Development Plan is getting debated Coláiste Ghlór na Mara should be up and running in Balbriggan and Irish will be stronger in the area. Thankfully unlike Dublin City and South Dublin County Council there are huge tracts of Fingal not built on so if the policy comes in here it will have a great effect/affect over time.