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Alan Farrell TD

Disappointment For Farrell

When new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announced the names of the Government’s new junior ministers last week, there was disappointment locally that Malahide based Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell was overlooked for one of the posts. Despite the fact that Farrell modestly claimed that he had no expectation of being promoted,…

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Malahide Tidy Towns

Retiring Malahide Sergeant Honoured

Malahide Tidy Towns Committee hosted a surprise party to celebrate the work of Malahide Sergeant In Charge Austin Cox as he retired from An Garda Síochána. Sergeant Cox was a member of the Gardaí for 34 years and was stationed in Malahide for 17 years as Sergeant In Charge. Sgt…

Dublin Airport, Terminal 2

Dublin Airport Launches New Community Fund

Dublin Airport is launching a new €10 million Community Fund that will support a wide range of local community initiatives. The fund will invest €400,000 per year over the next 25 years in local projects focussed on areas such as, environment and sustainability, sports and recreation, social inclusion, community development,…

Famine Box

Council Receives Unique Famine Travel Box

Former County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler’s last function as Mayor was to receive a Famine Travel Box on behalf of the County Council. The beautifully crafted wooden box is a replica of the travel boxes which were given to women who went to Australia from workhouses all the country to…

kids on beach

New Website For Updates On Local Beaches

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a brand new website, which reads your location and will automatically show you the beaches near you and any information on their water and bathing quality. The water quality information is updated regularly, so it is therefore more accurate than the information…

Balbriggan fire

Balbriggan Fire Sparks Questions

Cllr Tony Murphy raised questions prompted by the recent fire that destroyed the former DeBrún’s pub on Bridge Street in Balbriggan. He wants to know ‘Who started the fire and who is being held accountable? Was the property properly secured?’ These questions relate to the extent of responsibility for property…

Leo Metro

Now Is The Time, Taoiseach

Golden Opportunity To Drive Metro Forward During his hotly contested leadership battle with Minister Simon Coveney, newly elected Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar promised to give the green light to significant new projects. It has been reported that he intends to be true to his promise and to open the nation’s purse…

Bus Eireann Buses

Garristown Bus Connection ‘Not Adequate’

Local Green Party member, Joe O’Brien, along with many other political representatives, have welcomed the introduction of the new bus service that will connect the villages of Garristown, Ballyboughal and Naul with Ashbourne and Balbriggan. However O’Brien, who has pushed hard for a direct Bus Eireann connection between Garristown, Ashbourne…