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Donabate and Portrane Community Centre and Leisure Centre

Donabate Portrane Flying The Flag For North County

Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre are beginning the year with a nomination for two awards in the 2018 All Ireland Community and Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA . Flying the flag for Fingal, the nominations for Best Community Sports Club & Best Business working with the…


Balbriggan main street from George’s Square

Balbriggan And Dublin Airport Environs Excel In IBAL Survey

The County Council is delighted to announce that Dublin Airport Environs and Balbriggan were among the top ten cleanest towns in the business group Irish Business Against Litter’s (IBAL) 2017 survey. Both were classified as being ‘Cleaner than European Norms, the highest category that can be achieved. The Dublin Airport…


IVF

Forty Years Since First Live Birth From IVF

This year marks the 40th birthday of the first ever IVF baby Louise Brown. IVF has changed significantly since 1978. In the early days of IVF, women had to be admitted to clinics for a long period of time for treatment while treatments such as egg donation, egg sharing, sperm…


playground

Upgrade Of Rathingle Playground Imminent

At a recent meeting of Balbriggan/Swords Area Committee, Cllr Joe Newman (NP) asked the Chief Executive for a report on when the Rathingle playground would be renovated and brought up to a robust standard discussed at a local area meeting. He also quizzed the chief executive about how much was…


Lidl

Lidl Donates €1,000 To Prosper Fingal Balbriggan

Lidl Ireland has donated €1000 to Prosper Fingal, as its chosen Charity of the Week – a new initiative in the Lidl Community Works programme. The company donates €1000 every week for a year to local charities and groups across Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and will run alongside…


New EU Regulations For Irish Seabass Fishery

The European Union has introduced new regulations for the Irish seabass recreational fishery, which will operate on a catch and release basis for 2018. This outcome is a result of successful negotiation by Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine, Michael Creed TD, at the Fisheries Council in Brussels where the…


Malahide – Lottery Capital Of Ireland

A small family syndicate, believed to be from North County Dublin saw their dreams come through when they collected a life-changing €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot cheque at National Lottery HQ last week. A spokesperson for the small group said: “This is life changing. It is amazing to think that we and…


Santa turns on the Christmas lights in Swords

Christmas Has Arrived!

The switching on of the Christmas lights in Swords has traditionally signaled the start of the festive season in the North County. The county capital’s lights were switched on by Mayor Mary McCamley and Santa himself last week amid great colour and excitement. It seems to many that the Christmas…