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Alan Farrell TD

Disappointment For Farrell

When new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announced the names of the Government’s new junior ministers last week, there was disappointment locally that Malahide based Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell was overlooked for one of the posts. Despite the fact that Farrell modestly claimed that he had no expectation of being promoted,…

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Famine Box

Council Receives Unique Famine Travel Box

Former County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler’s last function as Mayor was to receive a Famine Travel Box on behalf of the County Council. The beautifully crafted wooden box is a replica of the travel boxes which were given to women who went to Australia from workhouses all the country to…


News

Alan Farrell TD

Disappointment For Farrell

When new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announced the names of the Government’s new junior ministers last week, there was disappointment locally that Malahide based Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell was overlooked for one of the posts. Despite the fact that Farrell modestly claimed that he had no expectation of being promoted,…

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Local Politics

Europe

Realignment In UK Politics Possible

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Macron attended their first meeting of the European Council last week. Leo took the opportunity to echo Macron’s statement that the door was not closed to the UK, should it decided to change of direction in respect of Brexit. Ms May while conciliatory in putting…

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Entertainment

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Swords Dancers Rock Beiber Concert

Three lucky Swords dancers won the chance of a lifetime when they were selected to dance beside Justin Beiber last week. Leah McNamara(12), Shane Bosson(12) and Abi Doolan O’Dwyer(10), all from local dance studio ‘House Of Swag,’ got on stage in front a crowd of thousands of revellers and danced…

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Human Interest

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Heroic Swords Boy’s Devotion To Sister

Ella O’Keeffe is a brave little four year old girl from Swords, who is waging a courageous battle against a rare life limiting medical condition. Ella, from Holywell in Swords is suffering from Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow in various types of nerves, affecting 1…

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Schools

Mark Cunningham

Popular River Valley Principal Retires

Popular principal of Holy Family Junior National School, Mark Cunningham has decided to call it a day after a teaching career that spanned 35 years. Children, teachers and parents thronged the school yard on Thursday last, where the school orchestra made up of teachers, entertained the large crowd who turned…

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Sport

Cricket

North County To Benefit From New Cricket Status

The news that Irish Cricket is to be granted full test status is expected to bring great dividends to the North County and to Malahide in particular, where Ireland are expected to play their home internationals. These matches will be played over a five day period, with the obvious benefits…

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