Human Interest

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…