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School Capacity Crisis In Swords

A total of about 25 children will be unable to attend their local school, Holy Family Junior National School, River Valley, Swords, come September. They are being turned away by an over-capacity problem at the school. The only option families have is to have their children schooled at St Colmcille’s…

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Book of Condolence

Book Of Condolence Opened As Search Continues For R116 Crew

A Book of Condolence has been opened by County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler, for the four crew members of the Fingal-based Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter R116 which crashed into the sea off Black Rock Island, Co Mayo, on 14th March last. The Book is available for signing by members of…

An Garda Síochána

Joint Policing Committee Meeting In Balbriggan

Each year the Fingal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) host a series of public meetings across the county. These meetings offer an opportunity for members of the public to meet with Senior Gardai and Local Authority officials to discuss matters of local relevance which fall under the remit of the JPC….

Action Plan for Rural Development

Funding Available For Rural Towns And Villages

The Government has announced €20 million in funding for rural towns and villages as part of the Action Plan for Rural Development. Commenting on the news, local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG) said this will bring tangible benefits to people and revitalise rural communities in the North County. He said,…

Tractor Run

Balscadden Tractor Run

There will be fun and festivities in Balscadden this April 28th as they celebrate their ninth annual tractor run. The team plan to make this event as memorable as the last eight. All of the money raised on the day will go towards Balscadden National School, to help them out…

cctv, security, security camera, crime, vandalism

Welcome For Newly Available CCTV Funding

North County communities are set to benefit from a new grant scheme for community CCTV. That’s according to local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell who was informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with…

Camino 2

Trip Of A Lifetime!

A group of 11 young people from the Foróige Youth Service in Balbriggan, dubbed Super Heroes, are undertaking the trip of a lifetime, when they will walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain this week. The group is made up of six girls and five boys between the age of…

Sea scouts 10

Malahide Sea Scouts Launch New Boating Season

Malahide Sea Scouts held their annual Launching Day at the slipway beside their Scout Den for the coming Year. The Launch Day is a celebration of all the unseen hard work that goes on over the winter months to make the boats ready for the new boating year. Sanding, scraping,…