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Oldtown man and Coast Guard winchman, Ciaran Smith

Community Prays For Local Hero

People from all over the North County have been left stunned by the tragic loss of the Rescue 116 Coast Guard helicopter last week off the coast of Co. Mayo, where local man, Ciaran Smith is among those missing at sea. The tragedy has claimed the life of pilot, Captain…

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Major Jobs Boost For Swords

eShopWorld, Ireland’s fastest growing technology company, has announced it will create up to 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years. The announcement coincides with the official opening of its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords. Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton TD officially opened eShopWorld’s…

First Responders

Skerries Welcomes Public Access Defibrillators

Exciting news for Skerries residents this week as the Skerries Community First Responders have installed 2 brand new defibrillators, located at Gerry’s supermarket and Dowling Electrical. This will give the first responders 24 hour emergency access to the new equipment. These are the second and third defibrillators to be installed…

Linn Dubh, Rush

Approval For Purchase of Houses In Rush

Senator James Reilly (FG) has welcomed the stage 1 approval by the Government for the County Council to buy 11 homes in Rush for a total of €3,774,000. Reilly said, “The County Council and this Government are continuing to invest in housing in the North County and I welcome the…

The Hide

Hide Project Launched At Balleally

In 2007, artist Garrett Phelan was selected by the County Council, to imagine and conceive a public art project, as part of the Council’s Public Art Programme funded through the Irish State’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. Last week, after 10 years, The Hide Project was officially launched at the…


Rural Wifi Hubs To Benefit Local Communities

Local councillor, Malachy Quinn (SF) has supported his colleague, Liadh Ní Riada MEP in bringing forward proposals to the committee stage of the European Parliament that call for the creation of Wifi hubs in towns and villages across Europe. Quinn said “This is an important project for Rural North County…


Donabate By-Pass Crucial For Development

A number of developers have been temporarily prevented from constructing new housing schemes for Donabate due to reported concerns from residents’. The local area plan for Donabate anticipates the construction of 4,000 homes. However, locals are concerned that the area will be overwhelmed by the level of planning applications. The…

Tourist Office

Plans To Close Airport Tourist Office ‘Nonsensical’

Local Fianna Fáil TD and the party’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O’Brien, has described Fáilte Ireland’s plans to close the only remaining tourist information office in Dublin airport as senseless. Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority, whose role is to support the tourism industry and…