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Tom O'Leary

Approval For New Town Centre For Lusk

The news that the new Lusk Town Centre proposal, scheduled for the heart of Lusk has been given approved by Bord Pleanala, has been given an enthusiastic welcome by a local county councillor. Cllr. Tom O’Leary (FG) said that the new development has the potential to create over 200 local…

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Balbriggan Shopfronts

Balbriggan Shop Front Enhancement Scheme Extended

The Balbriggan Town Shop Front Enhancement Grant scheme, which has brought great improvements to the streetscape in Balbriggan has been extended. The Scheme which began in 2016 will now incorporate Chapel Street, Railway Street, Clonard Street, Mill Street, Quay Street and High Street as well as the previous areas of…


Seafood

Substantial Funding For Local Seafood Company

Local senator, Dr James Reilly has confirmed that Balbriggan based seafood enterprise, Rockabill Seafoods is to benefit from €619,350 funding. Rockabill Seafood Ltd received grant aid under The Seafood Capital Investment Scheme, which supports capital investment in state of the art equipment to produce value added seafood products thus maximising…


News

Tom O'Leary

Approval For New Town Centre For Lusk

The news that the new Lusk Town Centre proposal, scheduled for the heart of Lusk has been given approved by Bord Pleanala, has been given an enthusiastic welcome by a local county councillor. Cllr. Tom O’Leary (FG) said that the new development has the potential to create over 200 local…

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Local Politics

An Garda Síochána

Concerns Over Garda Resources In Swords

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has said that the appalling murder of a Dermot Byrne in Swords earlier this month, was a heinous crime which has no place in our community. He said, “Public order issues are becoming more and more prevalent as Swords continues to emerge as an…

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Business

Young Entrepreneur

Search For Best Young Entrepreneur Underway

The latest search to find Fingal’s Best Young Entrepreneur and ultimately Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) aged between 18 and 35, is getting underway, through Local Enterprise Office Fingal. With a €50,000 investment fund available for county winners, this national enterprise initiative attracted 1,842 applications across the country last year…

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Entertainment

Table Quiz

Swords Tidy Towns Table Quiz

Swords Tidy Towns are holding their annual fundraising Table Quiz Night in the Boro Pub Main St Swords on Thursday the 14th September. Kick off is at 8pm sharp and the price per head is €10. Make sure to arrive early if you want to snap up the best seats….

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Human Interest

Guide Dog Story

Community Collaboration At Its Best

Tom O’Neill of the Balbriggan/North County Dublin Guide Dogs Association spoke about an unusual collaboration he had with the Balbriggan Men’s Shed, where local community co-operation saved the day. Tom told the County Leader about how his involvement with the Men’s Shed came about. He said, “I’m a bit of…

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Schools

Blue flag

Blue Flag For Bracken Educate Together

Bracken Educate Together National School in Balbriggan were awarded a Blue Active School Flag last week. Pictured at the presentation of the flag are Paul Kelleher (techer), Niall McGuirk (Sports Officer Fingal County Council), Eoin Callaghan (International athlete from Balrothery, who raised the flag) and Marian Griffin (Principal Bracken ETNS),…

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Sport

Pictured are the All-Ireland Mother and Daughter Foursomes winners, Marie Falvey and Deirdre Sheehan with the Freddie Moran Perpetual Trophy outside Donabate Golf Club

Marie Is A Three-Time Winner

Malahide Golf Club member, Marie Falvey set a special record in this, her club’s 125th anniversary year. She has won the All-Ireland Mother and Daughter Foursomes competition for the third time, all with different partners. On June 30th last at Donabate Golf Club, Marie won her third All Ireland Mother…

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