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Prosper Fingal

Welcome For New Homes For Prosper Fingal

Local senator, Dr James Reilly has welcomed the news that €625,000 has been allocated for Stage 1 for five homes for Prosper Fingal at Strand Street, Skerries, which he believes is an excellent location for a facility like this for the clients and families of Prosper Fingal. Reilly said, “Prosper…

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Europe

Poland Votes Against Their Own

Polish Government sources say that, following the reappointment of their fellow countryman and former Prime Minister Donald Tusk, to the post of President of the European Council that they will play rough. The sources said, “One has to state it openly, EU policy turned out to be a policy of…


Pension

O’Brien Happy With New Pension Protection Measures

A Bill introduced in the Dáil by Fianna Fáil will provide greater pension protection for employees and ensure that solvent employers are not able to walk away from their obligations in relation to defined benefit pension schemes. Local TD, Darragh O’Brien (FF) told the County Leader, “The Pensions Bill 2017…


Street Lights

Lavin Welcomes Local Funding

Local councillor, Anthony Lavin (FG), has welcomed the announcement from the County Council’s half million euro programme of works for improvements to roads, ramps, footpaths, drainage, local parks, pedestrian crossing and lighting in Malahide, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. In total, the Council has committed E790.300 to the Programme of Works. Lavin…


Swords Main Street

Dedicated ‘Director Of Services’ For Town Centres Needed

Government plans to direct population growth to regional cities to make them attractive investment destinations and allow the development of greater public infrastructure, has prompted a local councillor to call for a dedicated town centres management team to be set up in the North County. Departments in the local authority,…


Joe Newman

Newman Happy With Accessibility Works

Local councillor, Joe Newman (NP) has expressed his satisfaction with work currently underway at the hazardous junction at Main Street and Bridge Street in Swords. He said, “I put a motion at a Council meeting regarding the placement of wheelchair ramps there. I received numerous complaints from wheelchair users, many…


Irish Passport

Additional Resources Needed At Passport Office

Local Fianna Fáil TD and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O’Brien has said that additional resources must be allocated to deal with the increased demand in passport applications and inquiries. Passports for the entire State are manufactured in Balbriggan. In information received by O’Brien through parliamentary question, it…


New Principal, Aoife Kelly Gibson

Principal Appointed For New Local School

There’s good news on the cards, as a new Educate Together (ETSS) Secondary School will be opening this September in the Malahide/ Portmarnock area. Gerry McKevitt from (ETSS) told the County Leader, “We are delighted the school has been given the green light and are really happy with the appointment…