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David Price

Scientific Claims Rubbished

The news that marine conservationists have attacked overfishing in the Irish Sea and warned of an impending ecological disaster, has been rubbished by a leading fisherman here in the North County. Scientists say ocean floor habitats are at high risk of deterioration because of “unsustainable” prawn trawler fishing, which is…

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Rush Beach

O’Brien Warns Of More Coastal Pollution

Green Party representative for the North County, Joe O’Brien, has stated that the bathing water pollution long suffered by the people of Rush could become a feature for all coastal towns around the North County. “It’s important to point out that there are also broader issues at play here that…


Guide Dog

Collection Day For Balbriggan Guide Dogs Group

The Balbriggan/North County Dublin branch of Irish Guide dogs for the Blind will be taking up their Annual Church Gate Collection around the North County on the weekend of Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th of September. At all times and at all churches, the collectors will be on public ground…


News

David Price

Scientific Claims Rubbished

The news that marine conservationists have attacked overfishing in the Irish Sea and warned of an impending ecological disaster, has been rubbished by a leading fisherman here in the North County. Scientists say ocean floor habitats are at high risk of deterioration because of “unsustainable” prawn trawler fishing, which is…

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Local Politics

Joe Newman

Newman Happy With Council’s Speedy Response

Local councillor, Joe Newman (NP) is delighted that work has commenced on repairing faulty footpaths at Forest Court in Swords, on foot of a request he made to the County Council earlier this year. He explained to the County Leader: “I had been contacted by a local resident, whose wife…

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Entertainment

fingal film festival

Local Film Festival Is Almost Here

With only one month before the 2015 Fingal Film Festival kicks off, the festival team are excited about a great line up of events for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. This year’s opening night premiere film, ‘Surviving Auschwitz’ will have its official launch in Ireland ahead of its 2016 release…

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Human Interest

photographer

Donabate Woman Shortlisted In Photography Competition

Linda Foley from Donabate has been chosen as one of three finalists in the Canon Ireland photography contest. The competition was open to amateur photographers around Ireland and aims to help budding photographers to take their work to the next level. Entrants were tasked with capturing the essence of their…

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Schools

Childcare

Capital Grant Funding For Early Years Services

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, has announced that almost €7 million in capital funding has been allocated to 2,415 grantees, with 60 childcare centres receiving funding in the North County. A total of €5 million of the grant funding was made available specifically for community/not…

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Sport

golf

Perfect Tee Off For Local Golfers

The recent Fingal Juniors Team Trophy golfing event proved a great success this year, with the outcome not known until the final few cards on the last day. The event was once again sponsored by McGuirks Golf, who have stores located in Swords, Kinsealy, and around the North County. The…

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