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Outrage Over Donabate Pharmacy Fire

An overnight fire on the Portrane Road in Donabate in the early hours of bank holiday Monday last, which resulted in extensive damage to Donabate Pharmacy and Styles Hair and Beauty Salon, has been severely criticised by locals. Styles Hair and Beauty Salon which were also damaged in the arson…

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Minister For Finanace, Paschal Donohoe

Budget 2018 Proves A Mixed Bag For Fingal Families

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson for Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has said that Fianna Fáil’s impact was felt in Budget 2018 for families in Fingal, but that the lack of affordable housing plans are a real concern. Commenting following Tuesday’s budget, Senator Clifford-Lee said, “The decision announced…


Balbriggan

Council To Invest In Balbriggan

The County Council has agreed to invest in servicing lands at Stephenstown, Balbriggan. Cllr Tony Murphy put down a motion ‘that Fingal County Council assess the business case to service more lands at Stephentown and based on the final analysis, identify the amount of lands needed and a funding stream,…


News

Donabate pharmacy 2

Outrage Over Donabate Pharmacy Fire

An overnight fire on the Portrane Road in Donabate in the early hours of bank holiday Monday last, which resulted in extensive damage to Donabate Pharmacy and Styles Hair and Beauty Salon, has been severely criticised by locals. Styles Hair and Beauty Salon which were also damaged in the arson…

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Local Politics

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Relief For River Valley Motorists

Part of the main road through River Valley estate in Swords has had a major facelift in the form of resurfacing, which many residents feel was well overdue. The concrete road had become damaged over the years, with hazardous sections causing concern to motorists and cyclists alike. The spanking new…

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Business

New KBC Bank Swords Branch Manager, Mark Gallagher

New Manager Appointed At KBC Swords

Mark Gallagher has been appointed manager at KBC Bank, Swords. He brings with him over 11 years’ experience across business and retail banking. He is a qualified financial advisor (QFA) and a highly experienced bank manager. He has extensive experience across personal banking products, and in his new role, this…

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Entertainment

Liam Gallagher For Malahide Gig

Following the success of Arcade Fire and The 1975 concerts last summer, there was further good news that some excellent concerts are in the pipeline for Malahide Castle. First up are LCD Soundsystem (June 5) and Liam Gallagher (June 15), who have been confirmed for Malahide Castle next summer, with…

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Human Interest

Christmas Stress

Planning For A Stress-Free Christmas

Christmas is, without doubt the most celebrated and joyous time of the year. It is the time when families reunite and when children look forward to the arrival of Santa. For many however, it can also be the most stressful time of the year with the costs mounting and pressure…

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Schools

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Balbriggan School Being Snubbed

Local Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has criticised the Government over its failure to provide a definitive timeline for the construction of a new school build at St Molaga’s Senior National School, which is urgently required. The Donabate based senator raised the…

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Sport

Delight As All-Weather Pitch Sanctioned For River Valley

News of the proposed construction of an all-weather pitch and recreational hub at Ward River Valley in Swords has been given a very broad welcome by local representatives of the area. The news of the much-needed facility was given to local councillors at last week’s Balbriggan/Swords Area Committee meeting. The…

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