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Go-Go Dermo’s Last Leg Fast Approaching

It is easy to see by following the blog of retired school teacher Dermot Higgins, 55 from Rush, that he has not only broken records by being the eldest man to ever have cycled around the world, but he has also used his adventure to fundraise, meet new people, raise…

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North Street, Swords

Disruption In The Pipeline For Swords Traders

Fingal Dublin Chamber and traders from North Street in Swords held a meeting with Irish Water at the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords this month, to discuss the problems associated with the 30-inch water mains that will dissect the heart of Swords. Chamber CEO, Anthony Cooney spoke to the County…


Swords Woodland Association Celebrates National Tree Week

County Mayor Cllr Mary McCamley met with teachers and pupils from Kilcoskan National School recently at the Atrium at County Hall, Swords. The school was invited to receive a Biodiversity Certificate from the Mayor in a National Tree Week event sponsored by the Swords Woodland Association (SWA). Kilcoskan NS has…


Donabate Girl Elected To National Council Of Foróige

The newly elected Reference Panel for Foróige, the leading youth organisation in Ireland, met for the first time last week in Gormanston Park, Co. Meath. At the Reference Panel the young people on the National Council were elected. Sixteen young people and 45 adults will sit on this Council for…


Long Awaited News On St Michaels House School

St Michaels House, Skerries, was established in 1982. The school is currently located in a rented building with temporary accommodation and the process of acquiring a new suitable premises has been a lengthy one. Speaking to the County Leader, the Department said they are ‘working closely with Fingal County Council…


St Patrick’s Day Captures Wonderful Community Spirit

Large numbers braved the cold weather to attend the St Patrick’s Day parades held across the North County. Parades were held in Swords, Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk and Rush. All parades demonstrated local community endeavour at its best, with a great sense of local pride displayed. It is estimated that approximately…


Oldtown man and Coast Guard winchman, Ciaran Smith

Ministerial Response To Interim Statement On Rescue 116

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has welcomed the publication of the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU’s) interim statement on Rescue 116. Oldtown man Ciaran Smith was one of four helicopter crew tragically lost at sea, a year ago, when Rescue 116 crashed into the sea off Blacksod…


Portrane Home Deemed Unsafe To Live In

Local family must leave their home of 18 years at Burrow, Portrane Co Dublin, after a dangerous building notice was formally served on the premises. An engineering survey was carried out on behalf of Fingal Co Council which deemed the property unsafe and as such, the family have been advised…