Ian is a county councillor for the Swords Local Electoral Area and was elected in 2019.

County Hall just got a little greener

You might not be able to see it but County Hall just got a bit more sustainable this week. As part of Fingal County Council’s climate change action plan, solar panels were installed on the roof of County Hall on Swords Main St. The Chief Executive explained in her report to councillors this week: As…

Swords Castle settlement much older, and the lives of the inhabitants grim, community dig finds

Joint disease, spinal problems, and teeth ground down from a poor diet, were some of the chronic ailments in the bodies uncovered by local history enthusiasts in Swords Castle. The findings are documented in a new book by Fingal County Council Heritage Officer Christine Baker entiled ‘Swords Castle: Digging History: Excavations 2015-2017′. Launched this week,…

Free trees available in Swords this weekend

Native trees will be available for free in Swords this weekend as part of National Tree Week. Young Alder, Hawthorn and Birch will be given out to the public at the Ward River Valley this Saturday (March 26th) between 9.30am and 12noon. The trees will be handed out next to the Swords Manor playing pitches.…