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Local Schools To Get Thumbs Up For Funding

Local TD, Michael Kennedy told this newspaper that Swords Educate Together, Donabate Educate Together and Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimheare set to get confirmation that they will receive funding for permanent buildings. Commenting on the schools situation, Principal Seamus Shaw said, “It is yet to be confirmed by the Department of Education,…

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Disability Unit Secured For Local School

Fianna Fail local election candidate Dermot Murray has confirmed that St Mologa’s National School will be retaining its Specific Learning Disability Units for the upcoming academic year. Mr Murray said, “Once I learned about this issue, I contacted my colleague Deputy Kennedy who in turn spoke to the Minister for…

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St. Finian’s Produces Top-Class Performance

St. Finian’s Community College won the Dublin Metropolitan Cup under 16’s final at the Oscar Traynor Development Centre all weather pitch on May 7. The lads battled hard against Crumlin based Greenhills Community College, but eventually won the match 2-0 after scoring two top-class goals in the first half. Man…

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Fourth Green Flag for Rush School

Green Cllr, Joe Corr visited his old school, Rush National School, on Wednesday May 13 to raise the fourth Green Flag achieved by the school, as part of an Taisce’s Green Schools programme. On raising the flag, Cllr Corr said the strong sense of environmental awareness encouraged in the school…

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Local Entrepreneur Students Return

Two fifth-year students from St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush recently returned home from a three day educational trip to Barcelona, as part of their prize from the Fingal Student Enterprise Awards. The two winners, Ciaran Langan and Joseph Harkins, won the prize with their student enterprise ‘Adept Design,’ which…

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Prefab Crisis

Senator Brendan Ryan (LP) has raised concerns over the use of 119 rented prefabs in schools throughout the North County. Ryan said“The fact that there are 119 rented prefabs being used by schools in North County Dublin is a scandal, and is a clear indicator that Dublin North’s educational infrastructure…

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Local Scholars Win Prestrige Awards

It has been a great week for local students in the North County. Young secondary school students and aspiring journalists gathered in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street on April 27th for the presentation of the “Let’s Talk About Drugs” Media Awards, organised by the Greater Blanchardstown Response to Drugs…

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Schools Prepare For National Final

Budding entrepreneurs from Colaiste Choilm in Swords and St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush will be travelling to Offaly shortly to represent the North County at the National Student Enterprise Awards on May 14. ‘Adept Design’, a website development company from St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, will be competing…