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Reilly Calls For ‘Day Hospital’ For Swords

Local Fine Gael senator and former Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly is calling on his party colleague, Minister Simon Harris to set about providing a Day Hospital in Swords. This, he maintains will take the pressure off major hospitals, where smaller medical procedures can be carried out in Swords….

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Dublin Fire Brigade Services Must Be Retained

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has expressed his support for the full retention of services provided by Dublin Fire Brigade across the city, and particularly in Swords, Skerries and Balbriggan. He maintains that a HSE proposal to merge services could have negative impact on the North County. O’Brien made…

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Reilly Welcomes Good News For Self Employed

Local senator, James Reilly (FG) has welcomed the news that self employed people are now entitled to an Invalidity Pension and other new benefits. Reilly said, “I am delighted Minister Varadkar has confirmed to me that there will be major improvements in the services available to the self employed paying…

Concern Over Use Of Pre-Clearance Facility

Local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has voiced his concern regarding the implementation of the executive order, signed by Donald Trump, President of the USA, at Dublin Airport’s US immigration pre-clearance facility. Farrell said, “I am concerned about the implementation of President Trump’s executive order at the US immigration pre-clearance…

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Serious Issues With Staffless Libraries

Cllr Malachy Quinn (SF) has said that there are serious concerns in relation to staffless libraries. Quinn was speaking following the recent announcement by Fingal County Council that they propose to trial the Staffless Library scheme in Donabate and Portrane library shortly. An emergency motion was put to last month’s…


Intriguing French Election Race

The French Presidential election, run over two rounds is due this April. All declared candidates will be on the first round ballot paper, but only the two with the highest votes will feature in the final ballot, held a fortnight later. The Socialists have selected Benoît Hamon a former cabinet…

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‘Metro Can Deliver 50,000 Jobs’

Local Fine Gael senator and the party’s deputy leader, Dr James Reilly has welcomed confirmation from Minister Pascal Donohue that the Government will positively consider bringing forward the delivery of Metro North to Swords and the North County. Senator Reilly said, “The is a key piece of infrastructure for this…


O’Brien Voices Concerns Over Pyrite Remedial Scheme

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has again voiced his concerns regarding the Government’s Pyrite Remediation Scheme. He claims that the current scheme is in need of rehaul to support all homes with pyrite damage in the North County and he has raised the shortcomings of the government’s Pyrite Remediation…