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Oldtown man and Coast Guard winchman, Ciaran Smith

R116 Report Still Not Ready

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) says the extent of the inquiry into the fatal crash of Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 means a final report on the matter will not be completed by the first anniversary of the incident. Four Coast Guard crew members, including winch man Ciaran Smith…


Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water Progressing Loughshinny Infrastructure

Irish Water has submitted a Compulsory Purchase Order to An Bord Pleanála to acquire the necessary lands at the carpark in Loughshinny to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in the area. The company is investing €3 million which will protect the environment by stopping the overflow of untreated wastewater into the…


Safe Cycle campaign

Safe Cycling Campaign Launched In Swords

One hundred locals, many from various cycling clubs across the North County cycled from Swords Castle to Skerries to mark the launch of the Safe Cycling Campaign recently. The campaign encourages drivers to maintain a 1.5 metre distance between themselves and cyclists to reduce cyclist deaths and injuries. The Stayin’…


Rivermeade bus service

Bid For Bus Service To Rivermeade

Local Sinn Féin Cllr Philip Lynam has organised a public meeting with residents from Rivermeade and surrounding areas to discuss the possibility of extending the Knocksedan bus service to Rivermeade. Speaking after the meeting Cllr Lynam said: “Tonight we had a very well attended meeting between local link and local…


Bus Shelter

New Bus Service Linking Swords And Ashbourne

Meath East TD Thomas Byrne has warmly welcomed the news that the NTA have committed to developing a new bus service linking Ashbourne and Swords. “This is great news for the community of Ashbourne. I called for this service last year and engaged with the NTA in bringing about this…


Fingal County Hall

Consultation For Culture And Creativity Strategy Open

As part of the Creative Ireland Programme, the County Council is preparing the Fingal culture and creativity Strategy 2018 -2022. As part of the process, they are inviting feedback on the draft strategy from members of the public, creative practitioners and organisations in the county. The Creative Ireland Programme builds…


The wooded area at Abington, Malahide

Fury Over Alleged ‘Illegal’ Felling Of Trees In Malahide

The decision by the management company of a Malahide estate to remove a boundary woods, has caused anger within the community. Abington, one of the most exclusive estates in the North County, is a private estate with very expensive homes and a boundary woods all around the perimeter. This has…


Barney Leads Out Another Tractor Run

The 11th annual Tractor Run in aid of St Francis Hospice took place on Sunday 7th January last. This fundraiser for the hospice is organised every January by the evergreen Barney Greene, whose tireless efforts over the past 11 years, have made a great difference to the hospice. To date,…