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The spectacular fireworks display high over Swords Castle

Festival of Fire Lights Up Swords

Fingal Festival of Fire returned to Swords Castle and Town Park on Halloween night, Tuesday 31st October and was a huge success again this year. Upward of 10,000 people attended the event and there were strange and wonderful costumes on display among the enthusiastic crowd celebrating Halloween at this free…


Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water Apologises Over Odour Issue

Irish Water is aware of an odour issue due to a mechanical failure at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant and is working with the contractor and the County Council staff to resolve the issue. Irish Water is working to carry out the necessary repairs as soon as possible. The incident…


Fingal Co Co Cleaner Community Awards 2017

Swords Tidy Towns Cleans Up At Awards Night

Swords Tidy Towns committee were the overall winners of the 42nd Fingal County Council Cleaner Community Awards 2017, which was held at the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. In all, a total of 39 awards were presented on the night, with most communities in the county being recognised for their endeavours…


Bob Dowling is pictured outside Donabate Portrane Community Centre

Local Funding For Donabate Community Centre

Local Fine Gael Area representative, Bob Dowling has welcomed the allocation of €1,000 for Donabate Portrane Community Centre from the Fingal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). The scheme was established by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in March. Speaking on the allocation, Dowling commented “I am…


Work Begins On Lusk Recreational Hub

Work has begun on the first phase of a major new public park in Lusk which will see a programme of improvements being carried out to existing sports facilities. Fingal County Council recently took four hectares of parkland at Rathmore, Lusk, into public ownership and this land is the first…


Dublin Aerospace Jobs Great For Local Community

Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has welcomed the announcement of 150 jobs in Dublin Aerospace. “I am delighted with the announcement of the creation of 150 new full-time engineering and support jobs in Dublin Aerospace, based at Dublin Airport. “Of these 150 new jobs, 48 have just been hired, with…


Tom O'Leary

Approval For New Town Centre For Lusk

The news that the new Lusk Town Centre proposal, scheduled for the heart of Lusk has been given approved by Bord Pleanala, has been given an enthusiastic welcome by a local county councillor. Cllr. Tom O’Leary (FG) said that the new development has the potential to create over 200 local…


Joe Newman

An Accident Waiting To Happen

A very hazardous situation for pedestrians to the north of Swords, has been highlighted recently. It involves a potentially dangerous footpath running from the Lissenhall Industrial Park, where the HSE Ambulance is located, as well as other businesses. This pathway, as it approaches the Estuary Roundabout beside Fingallians GAA grounds,…