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Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at

Full details can be found here.


Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Libraries and community centres close but Council offices remain open

All 10 libraries in Fingal and the mobile library service as well as 15 community centres owned by Fingal County Council will close from this evening until March 29 in line with Government requirements to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Picture of a postbox in place at Fingal County Council's offices in Swords.

The libraries affected are Balbriggan, Baldoyle, Blanchardstown, Donabate, Garristown, Howth, Malahide, Rush, Skerries, Swords plus the four mobile libraries.

Electronic services provided by Fingal Libraries remain available and further information is available at

The Community Centres affected are Baldoyle Forum, Blakestown Community & Resource Centre, Corduff Resource Centre, Corduff Sports Centre, Donabate Portrane Community Centre, Fortlawn Community Centre, Fingal Liam Rodgers Centre, Mountview Family Resource Centre, Mountview Youth & Community Centre, Mourne Estate Community Facility, Mulhuddart Community Centre, Parslickstown House, Rush Multi-Purpose Facility, St. Macullins Community Centre, The Cottage, Lusk.

Fingal County Council’s Community Team are contacting the boards of other community facilities within the county to advise them of our decision to close and will be recommending they do likewise.

Fingal County Council’s public offices in Swords and Blanchardstown will remain open as normal but members of the public wishing to conduct business with the Council are encouraged to do so by phone, email or post rather than going to the Council’s public offices. The phone number is 018905000, the email address is [email protected], and the postal address is Fingal County Council County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2.

For those who wish to drop in letters, forms or additional information for applications, a drop box will be located immediately inside the main entrance of the Council offices at County Hall, Swords and Grove Road, Blanchardstown in order to avoid unnecessary queuing.

Access to the Dog Pound in Ashtown will be limited from tomorrow and it is advised that the public should make contact with the Pound in advance of any visit.

Further information will be issued as it becomes available.

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