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Maureen Gets More Than She Gardened For !

Swords native Maureen Cullen, 73, found herself in a tricky situation last week at Turvey Allotments, Donabate. A keen gardener, Maureen spends a lot of her time at the allotments working on her fruit and vegetable crops. Normally closing at 4.30pm, Ms Cullen arrived at the gate last Monday at…


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Residents Association In Castleview

The residents of Castleview Estate in Swords are starting up a residents association for the estate. There are approximately 467 houses in Castleview estate and the committee organisers would like to get the whole estate involved in building a community association. The organisers of the residents association have decided to…


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O’Brien Calls For Portmarnock Beach Improvements

Cllr Eoghan O’Brien has stressed the importance of keeping the area around Portmarnock Beach and promenade looking well for regular users and visitors especially with the longer evenings and better weather approaching. Portmarnock beach is a popular destination on weekends and weekdays during the summer and throughout the year. “It…


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New & Improved Welcome Pack

A partnership project between the Fingal Leader Partnership, Fingal Citizen’s Information Service of the Skerries and Balbriggan branches as well as the Skerries Community Association have produced an updated combined community directory for the Balbriggan and Skerries area. Known as the Welcome Pack, this resource is available in Russian, Latvian,…


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Corballis Golf Club Re-Opens Its Doors

Following important redevelopment the County Council will formally reopen the 18 hole public links course in Corballis, Donabate at 2pm on March 27th. Cllr David O’Connor will officiate on behalf of Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Michael O’Donovan. Natural rugged beauty and refreshing sea breezes have made the undulating fairways of…


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Drug Phone Line Funding May Be Cut

Swords Sinn Féin local election candidate, Conor Kelly, has called on the Government to guarantee the future of the “Dial to Stop Drug Dealing” non Garda phone line which is due to cease operating when funding runs out despite its success in tackling drug dealing. Kelly said there is a…


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Castle Bids Farewell To Last Occupant

Rose Talbot, the last Talbot to reside in Malahide Castle, has died at the age of 93 in her home in Tasmania, Australia. When the castle was sold to the State in 1976, Rose moved to Tasmania to a family owned house aptly called Malahide and 21,000 acres in a…


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Haughey’s Art Sells Out

Like him or loathe him, Charlie Haughey can still pull a crowd. The former Taoiseach’s artwork collection from his Abbeville home in Kinsealy went under the hammer last week in front of a packed auction house. The majority of items were sold for considerably more than the guide price. A…