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Donabate Now Included In Beach Wheelchair Scheme

Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the expansion of the Beach Wheelchair initiative, which has been rolled out across beaches in the North County. Specially adapted wheelchairs, which have wheels designed for sand, will be available at a number of popular beaches across the North County this summer….


Donabate Residents Demand Proper Development

Recent proposals to build more houses in Donabate has caused concern amongst many residents. The crux of the concern for many is the potential overcrowding of the limited road space, schools and youth facilities. Traffic congestion has always been a problem but this has been accentuated by the a large…

Pen Pal's

Pen Friends Finally Meet After 50 Years

Donabate lady, Alice Nimmo has had a lifetime’s ambition realised when she met her long time pen pal, Christine Hardisty for the first time recently. Christine who travelled all the way from New Zealand to meet Alice, was overjoyed when they came face to face for the first time. The…


Man Charged With Dermot’s Murder, As Community Grieves

Last Friday, Anthony Walsh of no fixed abode, the 29 year old who was originally arrested and released in relation to the murder of Swords man, Dermot Byrne was re-arrested and charged with his murder. Last week, a vigil was held on North Street, Swords, at the spot where Dermot…

Balbriggan plaque

Balbriggan Celebrates Life Of Terence Joseph McMahon

On Saturday, 15th July, Balbriggan & District Historical Society hosted a Commemoration in honour of Pte. Terence Mc Mahon from Balbriggan, who took part in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961 at the age of just 16. The heroic efforts of the 155 soldiers of A Company…

New Pedestrian Lights At Brackenstown

Hard work between local residents, councillors and the County Council’s ‘Special Works Programme’, has helped towards securing pedestrian lights at a busy junction on the Brackenstown Road in Swords. Cllr Philip Lynam (SF), who worked tirelessly alongside local resident Paul Madden, spoke to the County Leader on the issue and…


Extra Funding For Childcare Services

Local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG) has welcomed the news of new funding for childcare services in North County Dublin. The financial boost comes as Childcare services in the North County are to receive E315,000 in extra funding. The financial boost comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to…

Fingal Community College

Man Held Over Swords Murder

The grim discovery of a man’s body on North Street, Swords in the early hours of last Sunday morning has shocked the entire community of Swords. A man has been arrested in relation to the death of 54-year-old father-of-three, named locally as Dermot Byrne from Milesian estate in Swords. He…