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Lambay Castle

Whiskey Galore From Lambay!

The development of new whiskeys is something that is in vogue at the moment and this trend is particularly prevalent among the hierarchy in this country, with lords across the nation putting their names to the popular tipple. Not to be outdone, North County Dublin is the latest region to…


Sea Brook residents

Fury Over Closed Rush Playground

The situation regarding a playground in a Rush estate, which has been closed since last January, has caused local residents to demand that it is opened immediately, or taken down and restored to a green area. A number of residents of Sea Brook estate in Rush are up in arms…


MFV Westbound

Search For Rescue 116 Crewmen Resumed

A Garda-led search for the two missing crewmen of the ill-fated Rescue 116 Coastguard helicopter, resumed last Monday off Blackrock Island in Co. Mayo. A Killybegs-based trawler, the MFV Westbound, will trawl the seabed for any sign of debris around the island. Oldtown man, Ciaran Smith’s body, along with that…


Varadkar 25

Taoiseach Launches Creative Ireland Fingal Programme

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a former Fingal County councillor, launched the Creative Ireland Fingal Programme last week. Hosted in Swords Castle, the event celebrated the new major culture and creativity initiative designed to promote individual, community and national well-being. Mr. Varadkar, on his first official visit to Swords since his election…


Malahide Man Book

Ballyboughal Man’s Book For Charity

Local Ballyboughal man Des Allen, the recently retired CEO of Tennis Ireland has self published a book to raise funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society. Des had a difficult time with cancer in 2014/2015 and has written this book in order to raise funds and awareness for the…


Balbriggan Tidy Towns

Balbriggan Beach Overgrown Again

The yearly battle in Balbriggan, over whether the County Council or Irish Rail are to be held responsible for the verge trimming at the town’s main beach at Front Strand, has commenced and locals are appealing for a resolution. Local Cllr Tony Murphy is calling on the Council to sort…


Callum 'Cal' Grimes

Sad Death Of Loughshinny Hit And Run Victim

A man who was found unconscious after an apparent hit-and-run on the R128 Skerries to Loughshinny Road on 27th December last, has died after more than six months in hospital. Callum ‘Cal’ Grimes (27), was out socialising on St Stephen’s night at a bar in Skerries about 5 km away…


Our Lass II

Big Problems Ahead For Local Fishermen

With the North County and other communities along the east coast having a rich tradition in sea fishing, with many families relying on it for their livelihoods, the news that the British Government’s decision to withdraw from London Fisheries Convention will be a worrying move. This means that the UK…