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Community Group Reps Gather in Swords

Over 200 community activists representing more than 140 community groups across the county attended the Fingal Public Participation Network (PPN) Plenary in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. There were community representatives present from Garristown, Ongar, Howth and Balbriggan, among others. A wide range of groups were involved, including those with…


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Council Granted Funding For Disadvantaged Urban Areas

The County Council has been granted €64,000 of funding for disadvantaged urban areas as part of the RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development) Scheme 2017. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD announced the launch of the RAPID scheme, which sees €2 million being distributed…


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Resurfacing Of Runway Nears Completion

Work to resurface Dublin Airport’s main runway, R10/28 is more than two-thirds complete. The runway, which is 28 years old, also needs an upgrade of its ground lighting system and a full replacement of all cabling and ducting. The 18-month project, which started in November 2016, is essential to ensure…


Irish Water Signs Upgrade Contract For Swords

Irish Water has signed a contract with GMC Utilities Group to replace 5km of ageing water mains in Swords. The 30” concrete water main was laid in 1970 and will be replaced between Cooks Road and Forest Road south of Swords, along Forest Road to the junction with the Dublin…


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Outrage Over Donabate Pharmacy Fire

An overnight fire on the Portrane Road in Donabate in the early hours of bank holiday Monday last, which resulted in extensive damage to Donabate Pharmacy and Styles Hair and Beauty Salon, has been severely criticised by locals. Styles Hair and Beauty Salon which were also damaged in the arson…


Fingal County Council workers remove the tree from the front of The Seamus Ennis Centre

Time To Replant Naul Village Chestnut Tree

Fingal County Council is now working on preparing the site at Naul to replace the iconic and much loved Red Chestnut Tree, which grew for many years beside the Seamus Ennis Centre in the village. Despite efforts to save it the tree had become dangerous and for safety reasons has…


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…


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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…