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Skerries Man’s Dream Boat

Skerries man, Fergal Butler is a remarkable man by any stretch of the imagination. Not only is he the full-time carer for his wife, Lynda who is an MS sufferer and his son Kyle (15), who has cerebral palsy, he is in the process of renovating a 35 foot cabin…

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Residents of Knocksedan Appeal To Dublin Bus

The Residents Association of Knocksedan Swords are calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to extend some of the Dublin Bus routes by one stop by moving the terminus from Swords Manor to the entrance to the estate of Knocksedan Demesne. The housing estate of Knocksedan Demesne is over fifteen…


Rush Credit Union

Progress For Rush Credit Union Members

Residents of Rush and Lusk will be happy to learn that, Progressive Credit Union, has acquired the loan book and buildings of the former Rush Credit Union. The acquisition was confirmed when the High Court approved the acquisition by Progressive of the loan book and two buildings, one on Sandy…


News

Dublin Bus Stop

Residents of Knocksedan Appeal To Dublin Bus

The Residents Association of Knocksedan Swords are calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to extend some of the Dublin Bus routes by one stop by moving the terminus from Swords Manor to the entrance to the estate of Knocksedan Demesne. The housing estate of Knocksedan Demesne is over fifteen…

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Local Politics

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Reilly Calls For ‘Day Hospital’ For Swords

Local Fine Gael senator and former Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly is calling on his party colleague, Minister Simon Harris to set about providing a Day Hospital in Swords. This, he maintains will take the pressure off major hospitals, where smaller medical procedures can be carried out in Swords….

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Business

Pavilions

Swords Pavilions Supporting St. Francis Hospice

St Francis Hospice Raheny has been the charity of choice for Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre for the years 2015, 2016 and also for the remainder of this year. Centre Director, Ian Hunter and Deirdre King, Marketing Manager paid a visit to St Francis Hospice to present them with a huge…

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Entertainment

Dublin Rose

Launch Of Dublin 2017 Rose Selection

This year’s annual Rose of Tralee festival is on the move again, with the official Dublin Rose launch taking place at Croke Park stadium last week. Now in his second year of hosting Rose of Tralee Selection Events in Dublin, RTE’s Marty Morrissey says it is “a privilege” for him…

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Human Interest

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Skerries Man’s Dream Boat

Skerries man, Fergal Butler is a remarkable man by any stretch of the imagination. Not only is he the full-time carer for his wife, Lynda who is an MS sufferer and his son Kyle (15), who has cerebral palsy, he is in the process of renovating a 35 foot cabin…

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Schools

National Symphony Orchestra

Local Students Visit National Symphony Orchestra

Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan had a very exciting outing last week, when they visited the National Symphony Orchestra in the city. The music students of third, fifth and sixth year were brought to the NSO with their teachers Ms McFadden, Ms Flynn and Ms Kearns from the music department. Composer,…

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Sport

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Dublin Football Manager Visits Garristown School

St Mary’s National School, Garristown had a very important visitor on Friday last, when Dublin GAA football manager, Jim Gavin paid a visit to the school. He was there to present Cumann na mBunscoil winning medals to the Girls and Boys teams, who won Cumann an Chladaigh in Croke Park…

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Galleries

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St. Finian’s Community College – Celebrating 60 Years

One of the most famous secondary schools in North County Dublin, St Finian’s Community College Swords, are celebrating 60 years of educational provision in Swords and North County Dublin. The school began its life as St. Finian’s Vocational School, which opened its doors at North Street/Seatown Road in September 1956,…

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