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Development For Opening Of St Joseph’s

After 12 years of campaigning for a new 60 bed residential development for patients of St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services (IDS) at St. Ita’s Hospital Portrane, Senator Brendan Ryan (LAB), told the County Leader, “I am pleased to have been informed by the HSE that the residential development including the…


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Kennedy Slams An Post For ‘Anti-Business’ Move

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Kennedy, has criticised An Post’s decision to end all weekend mail collections and to charge businesses for collecting mail from the sorting office. Deputy Kennedy, who has been contacted by a number of local business people in Swords and the surrounding areas, said, “It is…


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Kennedy Slams FG For Muck Up

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Kennedy, recently lashed out that Fine Gael’s decision to allow Frank Flannery hang on to his position asDirector of Operations for the party, despite his controversial comments that Fine Gael ‘could do business with Sinn Fein.’ Speaking recently, Kennedy said, “People have a right to…


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Mayor You Go!

Labour Councillors, Ciaran Byrne and Tom Kelleher were named mayor and deputy mayor of the Council in an agreement that saw them walk hand in hand with the Socialist Party at the Council’s AGM last Friday. Elected from the Balbriggan Ward, Ciaran Byrne is beginning his second term as a…


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Council Puts The Breaks On Green Initiative

While Dublin City Council were attempting to break records in Ireland’s first bike week, the North County’s local authority snubbed the Green Party backed initiative. The week, which has been backed by the E5 million in funding for cycling infrastructure, saw an estimated 1,000 people pack into a section of…


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Greens Wiped-Out In Local Elections

There were tears of joy and disappointment as the results of the 2009 local elections in the North County streamed out at the National Show Centre in Cloghran where the count was held on June 6. While the tears of Joy were red and blue as the Labour and the…


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Dowling Seeks Greater Supervision For HSE Facilities

Bob Dowling demanded a meeting with the HSE on May 29, following the threats that violence was to hit the streets of Donabate between local children and residents from Grove Lodge and Crannog Nua. While Garda presence has been stepped up in the area, Dowling said that, “ I was…


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Stop Dodgy Builders, Corr

Green Party candidate for the Balbriggan Ward, Cllr Joe Corr, has said that changes to planning laws announced recently by Environment Minister John Gormley will allow for better planning in the North County. Cllr Corr said, “The Green Party has brought in major changes to the planning system for the…