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  • Northside East

Council praised for playing a stormer 

Monday, 5th March, 2018 8:01pm
Council praised for playing a stormer 

A WALK IN THE PARK: A deer pictured in the Phoenix Park Deer during heavy snowfall last Friday. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE

Council praised for playing a stormer 

A WALK IN THE PARK: A deer pictured in the Phoenix Park Deer during heavy snowfall last Friday. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE

FINGAL County Council has been praised for its tremendous work during Storm Emma.

Cllr Darragh Butler (FF), who represents the Swords Local Electoral Area (LEA), said: “I would like to pay tribute to all of the council staff and the emergency services who put in such Trojan work over the last week, working 24/7 in terrible conditions, clearing our roads, keeping us safe and keeping Fingal moving. 

“The work they completed really was immense and they did a fantastic job. I would also like to thank the local companies and community groups who pulled together and completed tremendous work locally. 

“We had Country Crest clearing the roads around Man O'War; local farmers and tractor owners helping to clear roads in St Margaret's; Oliver Allen of Pavemak Tarmacadam and Asphalt, who, with a digger, spent Saturday and Sunday clearing roads in Rivervalley and Ridgewood; local residents out with their shovels spending hours shovelling snow and clearing paths for their neighbours; Rivervalley, Holywell, Swords Manor and residents all over Swords getting out and contributing hours to their community. 

“When the power went in parts of Rivervalley on Friday morning, residents with power were inviting over those that didn't. 

“To me storm Emma not only proved to me what fantastic council staff and emergency service personnel that we have, but also what fantastic local companies and community spirit that we have also. Thank you to one and all.”

Cllr Butler said someone on Twitter suggested that the council staff and emergency services who put in such Trojan work should lead the St Patrick's Day parades in Fingal. 

“I think that is a fantastic idea,” he added.

 

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