Fingal County Council have launched our very own podcast channel titled, Inside Fingal. A podcast is an audio programme, just like Talk Radio, but you subscribe to it on your smartphone and listen to it whenever you like, in the car, out walking or cutting the grass, you choose.
The podcast will take you inside Fingal County Council and gives you an insight into the work being done by councillors and staff to make Fingal a better place to live, work, visit and do business in. Also included will be Competitions, Entertainment, News, Special Reports and Interviews.
We recommend the following apps to listen to the Inside Fingal Podcast, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and Google Podcasts, and as soon as we launch, remember to subscribe to Fingal County Council on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be notified of each new episode. All podcasts will also be posted www.fingal.ie/podcast so you can listen to past podcasts.
We hope you enjoy listening to Inside Fingal and gain an insight into the work of Fingal County Council, your council, working for you.
The two-year process to create the new Fingal Development Plan 2023-2029 has just commenced and Fingal County Council are currently seeking submissions from the public. In Episode 9 of Inside Fingal, Gerry McDermott talks to Senior Planner Róisín Burke about the Development Plan process, the importance of the Development Plan, the issues facing Fingal and how to make a submission.
In Episode 8 of the Inside Fingal Podcast, Gerry McDermott talks to Michael Campbell and Enda Hoey from the Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel Department about how Fingal County Council is dealing with increased volumes of litter, fly-tipping and dumping across the county.
Just before she recently retired as Fingal County Council’s Principal Sports Officer, Marion Brown talked to Gerry McDermott for Episode 7 of Inside Fingal about her 19 years with the Sports Office which she joined at its inception in 2002. She gives a fascinating insight into the development of sport in the county and within the Council and shares the moments that have given her great pride in the work of her team of dedicated sports officers.
Oisin Geoghegan, who is the head of Fingal’s Local Enterprise Office and the current chair of the national network of Local Enterprise Offices, is the guest on Episode 6 of the Inside Fingal podcast. Oisin speaks about the work of the Local Enterprise Office and the wide range of supports they offer to Fingal businesses as well as previewing Local Enterprise Week which starts on March 1.
In Episode 5 of Inside Fingal, Aoife Sheridan, from the Economic Enterprise Tourism and Cultural Development Department, talks about Fingal County Council’s Sustainable Fingal initiative which aims to encourage businesses across Fingal to embrace sustainable measures. She outlines some of the benefits to businesses if they incorporate sustainability into the day-to-day running of their business.
Episode 4 of Inside Fingal features an interview with Ronan O’Reilly, Climate Change Co-ordinator with Fingal County Council, on the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan and how individuals can take their own steps to help tackle this global problem.
In Episode Three there is an interview with County Librarian, Betty Boardman, a report on the development of the Village Green in Malahide and a round-up of the latest Council news as well as a competition for a €100 One For All voucher.
Welcome to our second episode which is a special interview with Emer O'Gorman, Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development at Fingal County Council on how the Council is supporting Fingal businesses during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
We hope you enjoy our very first episode featuring interviews with AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council and David Healy, Mayor of Fingal. Be sure to enter our competition and be in with a chance to win a One4all voucher.