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Skerries firefighter

Recognition For Skerries Firefighter

A firefighter based at Skerries Fire Station, is one of only nine drivers in Dublin, and the only one from the North County to have been recognised for his driving skills. The prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Gold Award is regarded as the ultimate accolade for safety….

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Community Art Exhibition In Swords

On Wednesday June 24th, Crosscare, in collaboration with the County Council Development Office, presented an exhibition in the Council Offices in Swords. The exhibition, entitled “Our Community – Our Lives” was inspired by the theme of community and featured works from young people involved in a number of groups operated…


Swords Bike Week

Pedal Power In Local Schools For Bike Week

It was a busy week of cycle events in schools across the North County to celebrate National Bike Week 2015. Schools across the locality took part in Bike Week events throughout the week including National COW (Cycle on Wednesday) Day as part of this annual event which is now in…


News

Balbriggan Primary Care

Construction Underway At Balbriggan Primary Care Centre

Construction has begun on the controversial primary care centre site in Balbriggan, which is set to give the economy in the town a major boost. The choice of the site three years ago, was the centre of a controversy which briefly threatened the new coalition government. Dr James Reilly, then…

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Local Politics

Jean Claude Juncker

EU Must Solve Migrant Issue

More migrants and refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean last week. Heads of Government came to an agreement on resettlement of migrants, of which Juncker declared himself satisfied, although the deal was not perfect. The EU’s continued reluctance to take bold and decisive decisions to address this problem, which transcends…

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Entertainment

American Music

American Song Night In Ballyboughal

The Fingal Folk Club are holding a mid-summer evening featuring a special night of American music and songs on Friday, 3rd July at 8pm. The line-up will include all the regular artists from the Folk Club including local Balbriggan group ‘The Tulips’, who have a great repertoire of Neil Young…

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Human Interest

Skerries firefighter

Recognition For Skerries Firefighter

A firefighter based at Skerries Fire Station, is one of only nine drivers in Dublin, and the only one from the North County to have been recognised for his driving skills. The prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Gold Award is regarded as the ultimate accolade for safety….

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Schools

Naul Cycle

Breakfast In Naul For Swords Pupils

A group of around 40 cyclists, all pupils of Holy Family National School, Swords took part in a cycle to go to Naul for their breakfast recently. The annual trip takes place during National Cycling Week and is part of Fingal County Council cycle training programme. The training programme takes…

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Sport

Swords Manor FC

Swords Club “Badly Needs New Facilities”

Swords Manor Football Club are currently undertaking a series of fundraisers to provide much-needed changing facilities for the many boys and girls who are involved with the local club. According to one of the club’s coaches, they are in “dire need” of a clubhouse with changing facilities, as they have…

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