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Community Collaboration At Its Best

Tom O’Neill of the Balbriggan/North County Dublin Guide Dogs Association spoke about an unusual collaboration he had with the Balbriggan Men’s Shed, where local community co-operation saved the day. Tom told the County Leader about how his involvement with the Men’s Shed came about. He said, “I’m a bit of…


Applegreen Fundraiser For Debra Ireland

Applegreen Service Station on North Street, Swords held a fundraiser for Debra Ireland at their outlet on Saturday, 22nd July last. The fundraiser included dancers from Back Street Dance school from Swords performing for customers and they managed to collect €803 for Debra Ireland. Pictured on the day are dancers,


Have Your Say On Home Care

A new public consultation on Home Care services will help to inform the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for Home Care services. The consultation was launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly….

Balbriggan Meals On Wheels Fundraiser

Balbriggan Meals on Wheels are holding a Cake Sale and Sale of Work fundraiser on Saturday, 19th August. They are appealing for the public to donate any unwanted sellable items, presents, toys, gifts in good order for the Sale of Work fundraiser. You can drop your donations to their kitchen…

River Valley

Hard Work Of Volunteers Recognised

Rivervalley / Rathingle Tidy Towns and Hilltown Environmental Awareness Group are delighted with the hard work of all its volunteers over the last three months in preparation for the local Tidy Towns and County Council competitions. Gerry White, Chairman of Hilltown Environmental Group, which is affiliated to Rivervalley/Rathingle Residents Association…

Pictured is British & Irish Lions Director of Operations, Gerard Carmody

The North County Man Behind The Lions

Swords man, Gerard Carmody, who now lives in Balbriggan played a very important role in the recent successful British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand. He was Director of Operations for the Lions and therefore one of the key figures who worked tirelessly to ensure the Lions tour of…

Remember Us cheque

Progressive Credit Union Make Presentation To Remember Us

Progressive Credit Union made a cheque presentation of E30,000 to Balbriggan based Remember Us Special Needs Group at Castlelands Community Centre, Balbriggan last week. The cheque was the proceeds of the Credit Union’s Social Fund, as well as money collected from the recent bingo at City North Hotel, as well…

Reilly spectrum

Welcome For Autism Spectrum Disorders Bill

A Fine Gael Bill will see over 60,000 families benefit from greater supports for children with autism. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Bill calls for a Government strategy to be published on how to address the needs of people with ASD throughout their lives. The Bill, put forward by local…