Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Darragh O’Brien, has welcomed news that a new coastal greenway which will link Malahide to Donabate has been approved.

Deputy O’Brien said: “I am delighted for our community that Fingal County Council’s application to An Bord Pleanala for the Broadmeadow Way, a proposed new walking and cycling greenway route between Malahide Demesne and Newbridge Demesne in Donabate has been given approval.

“I have been working alongside my colleague, Mayor & Cllr Eoghan O’Brien since this project was first raised a number of years ago and we will continue to work hard for construction on the project to commence in 2021.

“The coastal greenway will be a game changer for the area and families. The greenway be a fantastic amenity and will also attract a lot of tourism and business into the area in the years to come once the project is finished.

“This is very good news for the people of Fingal to receive. It is expected that when finished the greenway will connect, a 32km high quality, recreational stretch of greenway connecting Malahide, Donabate, Rush, Skerries, Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan and Bremore Castle. We have a lot to look forward to and I will continue to work with Cllr Eoghan O’Brien, Cllr Adrian Henchy and Cllr Brian Dennehy to make sure the local communities get to enjoy this new coastal greenway,” concluded Deputy O’Brien.