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Pictured are some of the awards won by Swords Tidy Towns volunteers in the past year

Skilled Volunteers Needed By Swords Tidy Towns

Last year was a very successful year for Swords Tidy Towns and its hard working dedicated volunteers. Chairperson Ken Duffy told the County Leader: “In the 2017 Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition, we won for the first time, the National Diversity Award and a Silver Medal. “At the 2017 Fingal Cleaner…


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Funding For Scouting Facility Welcomed

The granting of €80,000 in funds for a scouting facility, has been given a warm welcome by Senator James Reilly. He said: I welcome the news from Minister Michael Ring that he has granted €80,000 to the national scouting facility at Castle Saunderson in Cavan. “This facility will be used…


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,…


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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…