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Swords Tidy Towns Calls For County Council Support

The Swords Tidy Towns committee is continuing it’s three year battle with the County Council to get an area inThe Castle shopping centre cleaned up. Deemed as one of the dirtiest towns in Ireland according to a 2006 ‘Eyeball Litter League,’ which was run by the Irish Business and Employers…


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North County Unemployment Demands Serious Attention

An analysis of the latest live register figures just released by the central satatistics office (CSO) shows another severe increase in the numbers signing on in Swords, according to Senator Brendan Ryan (Labour). “Swords, which includes Donabate and Portrane, now has 3675 people signing on the Live Register. 1913 additional…


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Locals Go Vegas Style In Fundraiser

Locals from the North County are coming together to raise funds for athletes competing in the 2011 Special Olympics. Taking place at 8pm on April 24 in Keelings, Donabate, the Vegus themed night will feature all that you need to feel you are in the famous American city. The fundraiser…


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Santa Sabina Spring Fair

St. Dominic’s H.S., Santa Sabina Sutton are holding a Spring Fair Sunday April 26th, in support of Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign. Activities on the day include, art auction, face painting, arts and crafts for children, bouncing castle, cake sale, pancakes, bbq, stands selling books, cd’s, handbags, plants, plenty of games and…


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Portmarnock Cemetery In Limbo

Investigations are underway into the ownership of a cemetery beside Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. The local Lions club in Portmarnock have been working with the County Council and local Labour Cllr. Peter Coyle to find the deeds of ownership to the cemetery. Cllr. Coyle told the County Leader that,…


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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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Dublin Airport Taxi Drivers Fundraiser

A number of localtaxi drivers working out of Dublin airport held their annual charity football match the ‘Gino Cullen Memorial Cup’ last week. All proceeds will go to St. Francis Hospice. Patrick Keogh and Gerard ‘Jazzer’ Mooney from Malahide, Martin Jackson, and Paddy ‘Padser’ Duffy were among the organisers of…


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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…