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Drug And Alcohol Task Force Needs Funding

The North Dublin Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force was delighted to welcome the Minister of State with Responsibility for the Drugs Strategy, Aodhain O’Riordain to their office in Swords last week. Minister O’Riordain called in to meet with members of the Task Force, the North Dublin Community Care Service…


Public Urged To Tackle Illegal Dumping

Local councillor, Duncan Smith (Lab), wants to tackle the chronic dumping which according to him, currently exist in St Margarets. He told the County Leader: “There has been a chronic dumping problem on the roads around St Margarets over the past few weeks. I know we can have problems regarding…


Councillors Call For CCTV In Swords

Swords councillors, Joe Newman (NP) and Duncan Smith (Lab) have put in a motion to the County Council Local Area meeting last week, expressing their anger at the recent assault on three American visitors at Swords Park. Newman told the County Leader, “We have asked the Manager to look into…


Use Them… Or Lose Them

Local councillor, Duncan Smith (Lab) is up in arms with the Council over the amount of redundant poles that are dotted around Swords and Donabate and is calling on the local authority to have them removed as a matter of urgency. These are poles that were used once, but they…


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…


Minister On Whistle-stop Visit To North County

Local Labour TD, Brendan Ryan, welcomed Minister of State, Kevin Humphreys to Balbriggan and Swords to view progress on the new Intreo services in both towns. In Balbriggan, Minister Humphreys visited the Gallen’s Mill building which is the site for the Intreo service. He met with contractors and was informed…


Smith Voices Concern About Local Crime

Local councillor Duncan Smith (Lab), has voiced his concern over the recent spate of burglaries in the Swords area. Smith is one of many local representatives concerned over burglaries in the North County.  “I have received numerous reports in the past week of burglaries and break-ins in North West Swords….