Inside Fingal Podcast

Fingal County Council has its very own podcast channel, 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 Inside Fingal podcast takes 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.

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 are also posted to 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.

Episode Fourteen

On February 1, 2019, Fingal County Council became the first local authority in Ireland to move to a centralised model of procurement with the establishment of the Central Procurement Unit. In Episode 14 of the Inside Fingal podcast the Council’s Procurement Officer, Brian Murray, explains how public sector procurement works and how the Unit provides full tender support to departments across the organisation.

Episode Thirteen

Episode 13 of Inside Fingal is about education, innovation, Transition Year, Brexit, personal development, fitness and football. Denis Hyland is a FAI Football Development Officer with Fingal County and is Course Co-ordinator of the Football and Fitness Transition Year course in Corduff Sports Centre. He talks to Gerry McDermott about this unique course which started in 2016 and has just seen one of its graduates, Andrew Omobamidiele, make his senior international debut for Ireland.

Episode Twelve

National Heritage Week 2021 will take place from Saturday, August 14 to Sunday, August 22 and in Fingal it will be supported by Fingal County Council’s Heritage Officer, Christine Baker. In Episode 12 of the Inside Fingal podcast she speaks to Gerry McDermott  about National Heritage Week, the role of the Heritage Officer and the importance of knowing about our Heritage and also gives an insight into some of the amazing heritage projects that have been undertaken in Fingal.

Episode Eleven

Episode 11 of Inside Fingal is all about beaches and looks at some of the work that Fingal County Council is doing to make our beaches safe and enjoyable for everybody while at the same time protecting the unique environment of our coasts. In this programme we hear about Lifeguards, Bathing Water Quality and also a special project that is being carried out to restore and protect Donabate Beach. We also hear why the Two Minute Beach Clean is an important thing to do every time you visit the beach.

Episode Ten

In Episode 10 of the Inside Fingal Podcast Paul Carroll, a Senior Engineer with Fingal County Council, talks about Greenways and the various Greenway projects he is leading across the county including the Fingal Coastal Way, the Royal Canal Urban Greenway and the Broadmeadow Way.

Episode Nine

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.

Episode Eight

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.

Episode Seven

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.  

Episode Six

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.

Episode Five

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 Four

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.

Episode Three

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.

Episode Two

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.

Episode One

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.