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Dublin Airport Launches Creative Journeys Partnership With NCAD

Dublin Airport has agreed a new partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin aimed at bringing an enhanced public art programme to the airport. The two-year Creative Journeys partnership will enable NCAD students, past and present, to showcase their ideas and work to an international…


Seachtain na Gaeilge Celebrated In Style

A great evening was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience at the annual Seachtain na Gaeilge Oíche Cheoil agus Amhránaíochta (Evening of music and song) in the Atrium, County Hall Swords, on Tuesday March 13th. Acclaimed musicians Cormac Begley and Eoghan O Ceannabháin provided the entertainment and as well as the…


Swords woman blown away by local acts of kindness

In the light of the appalling arson attack on Louise O’Keeffe’s home in Holywell Swords, she has been blown away with acts of kindness and well-wishers over the past two weeks, in which she describes as ‘beyond belief’. Ms O’Keeffe returned home from an evening away to find her back…


The Casino, Malahide

Update on Fry Model Railway & Casino Project

After a lengthy process it seems there is some good news on the horizon for the Fry Model Railway. Darragh O’Brien, TD, contacted the North County Leader to follow up on the progress of the much anticipated addition to Malahide. Following a recent Local Area Committee meeting, it came to…


Family fun in the snow in River Valley, Swords

Emma Brings North County To A Standstill

The North County, just like the rest of the country, was transformed into a very unseasonal winter wonderland last week, when Storm Emma collided with the ‘Beast from the East’ throwing down tons of snow over The North County. It was the most severe snow event since 2010 and comparisons…


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Local Reps Differ Over New Metro

Fine Gael Senator, James Reilly has said the Project Ireland 2040 plan will support families and strengthen communities in the North County and will ensure sustainable growth for the future of the county. He also says that Day Hospital Diagnostic centre for Swords major urban area is a real possibility…


Heritage award

Council’s Heritage Properties Review Bags National Planning Award

The County Council’s work on a plan for the future of the heritage properties in its area, was chosen for the overall national Award for Planning and Economic Development by the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) at the Institute’s biennial awards gala recently The IPI is the representative body for Irish…


Swords Woodland pic

Swords Woodland Biodiversity Project Launched In Schools

A growing number of primary schools in the Swords area are now part of the Forest in a Box biodiversity project. The project, which has been vigorously promoted by Cllr Joe Newman, saw students learn about many factors related to woodlands, including lessons in carbon mitigation and habitat. The woodland…