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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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New LGBTQ+ Book Club In Balbriggan

Balbriggan resident, Liz Bourke is in the process of organising an LGBTQ+ book club in association with Balbriggan Library. The book club meets on the last Thursday of every month between 6.30pm and 7.30pm in Balbriggan Library. Liz explained to the County Leader, “I couldn’t find a local LGBTQ+ book…

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Balbriggan Worker Awarded As Unsung Hero

Nuno Filipe Vieira Coelho from Balbriggan, originally from Portugal, was among 150 people working in private and public sector businesses and facilities across Ireland, who were honoured recently in the GEM Awards, (Going the Extra Mile). The awards were presented by ISS Ireland, a major provider of outsourced site services,…

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The Importance Of Local Youth Clubs

Every community needs an outlet of positivity for the young people in the area. These days a lot of teenage emphasis is put on technology and real interaction and activities face to face are forgotten. Due to the efforts of Foróige parents, residents and locals can get a helping hand…

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Popular Lusk Man Celebrates 80th Birthday

Bobby Byrne is one of the most recognisable faces in Lusk and last week, he celebrated his 80th birthday with a party at Murray’s of Lusk. Bobby is an avid football lover and a lifelong Manchester United fan and he named Bobby Charlton as his all-time football favourite, so much…


Farewell Jim

Pictured is popular barman at Empire Bar, Swords, Jim Bourke who pulled his last pint at Empire last week as he has retired due to reaching 65 years of age. Limerick native Jim, who has been at Empire since it first opened, has a wealth of experience and is still…

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Service Award For Rush Woman

Orla Keenan from Rush recently enjoyed a VIP trip to London in recognition of her 25 years’ service with Sodexo Ireland, one of the country’s biggest on-site services providers. Orla works as a chef for Sodexo and is based at Blackrock College, Dublin. She joined over 200 other colleagues from…

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Family Devastated By Rush Car Tragedy

The man, who was killed in a two-car collision in Rush last week, was due to become a father again in three months time. Latvian native, Valdis Gabranovs (35) was on his way home when his car was involved in the collision, just yards from at a tight bend just…