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Nursing Homes Have Capacity For Hospital Discharge Patients

Nursing Homes Ireland has stated nursing homes in North Dublin, are positioned to facilitate timely discharges from acute hospitals of people back into the community and must be utilised, where appropriate. A snapshot survey undertaken by NHI of bed availability within the North Dublin region informed 49 beds were available…


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Balbriggan Baby Among History Makers

The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the world has become the first Dublin maternity hospital to introduce a full electronic health record (EHR) for all newborn babies and women receiving maternity services at the hospital. Among the first newborns at the Rotunda Hospital to have…


Delivery Of Two New Services For Elderly

The County Council has announced the delivery of two services, which give elderly people greater access to technology and public transport. These are Computer Home Tutoring and new bus routes, introduced under Fingal’s Age Friendly Initiative. As part of the Fingal Age Friendly Initiative being implemented by the County Council,…


Valley walk cheque

Margaret Cheques in Again For Cancer Society

A cheque for the impressive amount of €4,030 was presented to the Irish Cancer Society, as a result of the recent Valley Walk in River Valley, Swords. This was the 11th annual walk and it proved to be one of the most successful to date. The cheque was presented by…


Christmas Stress

Planning For A Stress-Free Christmas

Christmas is, without doubt the most celebrated and joyous time of the year. It is the time when families reunite and when children look forward to the arrival of Santa. For many however, it can also be the most stressful time of the year with the costs mounting and pressure…


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Swords SVP Shop Participating In National Campaign

The St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Vincent’s charity shop in Swords is one of the Dublin SVP shops participating in the charity’s new national campaign “Donate with Style, Volunteer with Passion” which continued throughout October. The “Donate with Style, Volunteer with Passion” campaign is happening in the Dublin shops has…


Denis Barry, President of St Finian’s Conference of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in River Valley, Swords

SVP Issues A Heartfelt Christmas Appeal

Denis Barry, President of St Finian’s Conference of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in River Valley, Swords has issued an appeal for help for families in need this Christmas. He said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year for SVP and it’s the time when the greatest demand is…


Paul Lynch, ‘Rockabill Storm’, Drumanagh, Loughshinny, Co. Dublin, Love Your Coast 2017, Clean Coasts.

North County Features in Clean Coasts Photography Awards

Clean Coasts’ Love Your Coast Photography Awards were held on 31st October in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2. Micheal John O’Mahony, Director of the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce, presented the prizes to the winning photographers. Ireland has some of the most spectacular and diverse coastline in the world….