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Swords sisters

American TV Hit

Four Swords sisters have made a huge impact on American TV audiences, when the pub they jointly own in San Francisco appeared on one of America’s most popular reality television programmes. The sisters, Marissa, Leona, Danielle and Natalie Browne from Estuary Court in Swords shot to fame when their pub,…

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Rush meeting

Sewage Protest Meeting In Rush

A protest meeting about the sewage problem on Rush beach was held last Tuesday evening, ahead of a major march which took place in the town last Saturday. The meeting was called by local councillor, Barry Martin (PBP) and was held in Rush Community Centre before a large gathering of…


Mens shed

Blow For Swords Men’s Sheds

Local councillor, Darragh Butler (FF) has expressed his disappointment that planning permission for a Men’s Shed on Seatown Road has been rejected. “As this is an older, more established part of Swords, a Men’s Shed at this location would have been perfect,” Butler told the County Leader. Mens’ Sheds have…


News

Playground

Progress On New Playground For Rush

Plans are coming together to give Rush a new playground. Following a successful public consultation, the Council hope to soon proceed with the development and build of the playground. In the first quarter of 2015, the County Council in association with local community groups, Rush Playground Group and the Rush…

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Local Politics

St Itas Hospital, Portrane

Update On New Forensic Hospital In Portrane

Recently, in Leinster House a group of local representatives from around the North County met with Minister Kathleen Lynch TD, in regards to the national forensic hospital at Portrane. In attendance were local councillors Adrian Henchy (FF), Paul Mulville (NP), Duncan Smyth (Lab), and TD Brendan Ryan (Lab). “At the…

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Entertainment

Ballyboughal

Unique Exhibition For Ballyboughal

On foot of Ballyboughal representing the North County in the National Pride of Place awards coming up in November this year, today Tuesday, the village showcased a ‘Spirit of Ballyboughal’ exhibition, where locals had the opportunity to impress the judging panel with presentations on the village’s community voluntary contributions to…

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Human Interest

Swords sisters

American TV Hit

Four Swords sisters have made a huge impact on American TV audiences, when the pub they jointly own in San Francisco appeared on one of America’s most popular reality television programmes. The sisters, Marissa, Leona, Danielle and Natalie Browne from Estuary Court in Swords shot to fame when their pub,…

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Schools

Irish Language

New Irish Language Project For North County

There is a new project underway in the North County to promote and encourage the Irish language. There are four Gaelscoileanna, a Gaelcoláiste and now, six Café Craiceáilte (Irish Conversation) groups. The conversation groups meet every week in cafés, usually in the mornings in Skerries, Balbriggan, Swords, Malahide, Howth and…

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Sport

Bracken Boxing

Local Boxers Pack A Punch

It was a big week for Bracken Boxing Club, Balbriggan last week, as members Chloe Gray and Denis Gifford were both selected to box for Ireland, which is a huge achievement. Each making their international debuts, Chloe will compete in the European youth championships in Keszethely Hungary from the 15th…

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