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Vaccine Available

Minister James Reilly, TD for North County, donated E20,000 toward an effort to vaccinate young girls against cervical cancer. The vaccine protects against two types of genital warts associated with causing cervical cancer. The vaccine must be given in a series of shots. The doctors and nurses volunteered their time…


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Balbriggan To Get The DaRT

Commuters who reside in the Donabate, Rush and Lusk, Skerries and Balbriggan areas will be very happy to see that the extension of the Dart network in Dublin North is very much still on the cards. The good news comes following representations made from the Minister for Food and Horticulture…


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Skerries Pool Still Afloat

The proposed swimming pool for the Ballast Pit site in Skerries remains hanging in the balance after a meeting between community representatives, local TD’s and Minister for Sport Martin Cullen. The project appeared dead in the water last week after it was thought that the County Council were favouring the…


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Interconnector Oral Hearing

The oral hearing relating to the East West Interconnector between Ireland and Britain, which will come ashore in Rush, is set for Tuesday March 10th in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan. EirGrid submitted an application to the Government in November 2008 and were supported to develop the interconnectorwhich will secure…


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Ground Breaking Scheme In Lusk

A North County farmer and entrepreneur has begun an exciting new scheme by selling allotments for people to grow their own fresh vegetables. John Maxwell from Lusk is currently in the process of gaining permission from the County Council for this exciting venture but is not expecting any major objections….


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New Navigation System Cuts Noise

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is introducing a new Navigation System on May 7th for Dublin Airport. The new system is expected to reduce noise impacts of aircraft on local communities at ground level and also has fuel saving benefits for the airlines. Best Practice Guidelines have now been drawn…


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Swords Social Welfare Services Inadequate

Dublin North Senator Brendan Ryan (Labour) has welcomed progress on the Swords Social Welfare Services Centre. Ryan highlighted that the rising number of people using the Social Welfare office on the Malahide Road, has meant that these premises are now inadequate, despite a recent extension. The Department of Social and…


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Skerries Gives Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank all 142 Donors who attended the recently held clinic in the Community Centre, Skerries. A breakdown of the total figures show that 12 first time donors and 12 former donors attended. A special thank is also due to local voluntary organiser…