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JAM CARD SERVICE COMING TO FINGAL LIBRARIES

Fingal Libraries are delighted to announce that we are partnering with NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism, to introduce the Jam Card service into all Fingal libraries. JAM Card© was created in 2012 by NOW Group participants, with learning difficulties and autism, who wanted a discreet way of communicating to others…

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Fingal Coastal Way – Update

The non-statutory Public Consultation for the Emerging Preferred Route for the Fingal Coastal Way will commence on 25th October for six weeks. This process involves the publication of a single route corridor for this strategic 32km greenway project including high level concept drawings, photomontages and a concept video. Letters will be posted to approximately 1,000…

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CLLR POWER WELCOMES FCC COMMITEMENT TO PROVIDING COMMUNICATION BOARDS IN THE COUNTY

Installation of Communications Boards supported by Inclusion Ireland following request from Cllr Power Following a request by Cllr Power, Fingal County Council have confirmed that Communication Boards will be installed at various playgrounds across the county The boards are primarily a communications support, with particular benefit to children or adults who are either pre-verbal or…

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FREE CONTRACEPTION FOR ALL WOMEN 17 – 25 IN FINGAL IS THE FIRST STEP TO UNIVERSAL FREE CONTRACEPTION FOR ALL

Women aged 17-25 in Fingal will be able to avail of free contraception following a government announcement last week, September 14 th . This could see savings of up to €470 on the cost ofprescription contraception including contraceptive implant, injection, IUCD or IUS.The Green Party has long campaigned for free access to contraception, and secured…

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CLLR POWER WELCOMES COMMITMENT FROM FCC TO HER MOTION REQUIRING A MINIMUM OF 10% AGE FRIENDLY HOUSING IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS

As part of the ongoing Development Plan meetings Councillor Power submitted a motion requiring that in all new housing developments with more than 100 units, at least a minimum of 10% of said units must be age friendly accommodation.The Fingal Development Plan sets out the vision for how Fingal should develop over the life of the Plan while…

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GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR KAREN POWER WELCOMES HISTORIC PAY INCREASES IN CHILDCARE

More than two in three childcare workers will receive a pay increase this month as the government have set the first ever minimum rates of pay in the sector. With the signing of an Employment Regulation Order (ERO), an estimated 73% of Early Years workers will receive a pay increase, with half of workers receiving…

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