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E8m For Local Roads

Local TD, Michael Kennedy, has welcomed the allocation of over E8m for roads in the North County area. The funding comes under the Department of Transport’s 2009 Regional and Local Roads programme. “I particularly welcome the sanctioning of 1.3m for specific improvement grants at Ballycoolin Road and Cappagh Road Scheme”…


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Walkway Set For 2009

The County Council have recently confirmed that the completion of the pedestrian link from the walkway to the rear of the Castle shopping centre to Bridge Street was listed in the 2008 Parks Works Programme. However, due to the very wet summer the river was too high to progress with…


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Swords Escapes First Active Closure

The news that Ulster Bank are to shed 550 jobs as they merge with their specialist mortgage and investment firm, First Active came as another blow to people all over the country last week. The merge will involve the conversion of 15 First Active branches to Ulster Bank branches as…


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Councillor Questions Green Bin Service

A motion tabled for the next council meeting by Eoghan O’Brien, councillor for the Malahide/Howth Ward, will address problems with the Green bin collection services. Cllr. O’Brien has received more than 20 complaints about the bins not being picked up over recent weeks. In some areas around New Years, Oxigen…


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Two Armed Robberies Shock Portmarnock

Portmarnock Service Station was the victim of an armed robbery last week when two raiders wearing balaclavas and brandishing guns entered the shop and demanded money from the till. The incident took place at approximately 8:30pm at night when the shop was empty, which indicates the raiders may have been…


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Little Italy Visits Malahide!

Two far removed communities came together last week as Malahide residents and dignitaries said ‘buon giorno’ to visitors from the town of Cervia in Italy. The Yacht Club in Malahide was the venue for the event and speakers from both towns addressed those gathered in Italian and English. The idea…


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Pavilions Phase Three A Step Closer

The third phase of building in the Pavilions Shopping Centre came a step closer last week after the project was granted planning permission by the County Council. On completion the development will create 4,000 jobs and see the construction of over 100 retail units, two department stores, 200 residential units…


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Cash For The Castle!

In a wave of good news for Malahide and the surrounding North County areas, Fáilte Ireland last week announced a E3.75m grant for the popular Malahide Castle in the heart of the busy town. This funding will be matched by the County Council ensuring a total of E7.5m will be…