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Upbeat Tánaiste Visits Swords

Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party, Joan Burton paid a surprise whistle-stop visit to Swords on Tuesday last, as part of her post budget tour. She visited Little Apples crèche in Applewood, before paying a visit to Swords Senior Citizens Day Centre on Chapel Lane in the town. The…


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…


Minister Visits North County Schools

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan paid a whistle-stop tour of the North County last week, where she paid visits to some of the schools in the region. She visited St Molaga’s NS in Balbriggan, St Michael’s House Special School in Skerries, before heading to Rush, where she visited…


Local Reps Differ Over Aer Lingus Loot

With the sale of Aer Lingus all but done and dusted, the question now is how will the government use the €335m proceeds of the sale. Already there has been a clamour from TDs across the country, looking for the completion of transport infrastructure projects for their own areas. The…


Opinion Divided Over Aer Lingus Sale

The Dáil, as expected, has signed off on the sale of the 25.1 per cent Government share in Aer Lingus on Thursday last. The decision has precipitated a war of words between local political representatives in the North County, some of whom think it is a wonderful thing for the…


Primary Care Centre On The Way For Balbriggan

Following on from our recent story in the County Leader regarding the possible build of Primary Care Centres in Swords and Balbriggan, local Labour TD Brendan Ryan has received an update on this from the HSE According to Ryan’s reply from the HSE, Balbriggan does look set to receive its…


Ryan Welcomes Free Education Places

Local jobseekers got a boost last week with news that an extra 6000 free places are being provided in higher education institutes in the Dublin area. The new places, which are part of the Springboard+ programme, were confirmed by Labour Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan last week and welcomed by local…


Ryan Is Labour’s General Election Candidate

Local TD Brendan Ryan was selected last week as the Labour Party’s General Election candidate for Dublin Fingal. In a selection convention in Skerries Harps new clubhouse, Ryan was proposed by Cllr Duncan Smith and seconded by Labour Fingal Chair Geoff McEvoy. He was selected unopposed to contest the seat…