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Listening To Young People Vital In Tackling Cyber-bullying

Listening to young people and their experiences is vital to tackling risks posed by social media, according to local Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. Chair of the Oireachtas Children and Youth Affairs Committee, Farrell, said: “The recent Committee meeting gave me the opportunity to listen to the concerns, worries, and…


FGM

FGM Must Be Eradicated

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has said initiating rituals such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) must not be tolerated and that greater education is central to spreading awareness. According to Action Aid, it is estimated that close to 6,000 women and girls…


100 Up For Kate

Sprightly Kate Stillman celebrated her 100th birthday with a wonderful party at the Glenside Hotel recently. Kate, who lives in Balbriggan, was born in Kells, Co Meath and moved to Dublin as a teenager. Here she met her husband-to-be, Frederick Stillman and they were married for over 50 years, until…


Balbriggan Women Kick Cigs To Touch

A group of women from Balbriggan are celebrating after completing a free programme called ‘We Can Quit’ which aims to help women quit smoking together. In total, eight women from the area successfully completed the second ‘We Can Quit’ course which was held in Castleland Community Centre in Balbriggan. The…


Adelaide At Last Via Dublin – A Diary

Dermot Higgins, the recently retired schoolteacher from Rush Lusk ETNS is in the process of becoming the oldest person at 55 to cycle around the world – and it’s all for charity. Dermot set out from the school last June amid great fanfare on his mammoth journey and he is…


Find Out How Fit You Are

University College Dublin’s (UCD) Institute for Sport and Health is inviting members of the public to partake in Ireland’s first large scale research study into the role of genetics on fitness and health. Irish life-sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd (GMI) has partnered with UCD’s Institute for Sport and Health…


Generous Gesture By Lusk Adventurettes

As we are all aware, this is the season of good will and a time when we think of others less fortunate than ourselves. With that in mind, a group of young girls aged between 9 – 13 years who are part of the Lusk Adventurettes Youth Club, very generously…


Remember Us

Fit-Out Of Remember Us Base Underway

Remember Us, the Special Needs support group based in Balbriggan have just commenced the fit-out of their new base at Unit 5 Balbriggan Retail Park, as they celebrate their 20th anniversary. Group founder Nora Roban said: “Not only does 2018 see us celebrate our 20th anniversary, but getting into our…