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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…


Budget 2016 – What It Means To The North County

Budget 2016 has provoked much comment across the North County. Many commentators believe that it is a give-away budget, with the Government keeping a keen eye on the upcoming General Election in the Spring. Some believe that it will give the local economy a much needed shot in the arm….


Ryan Slams Sinn Fein Hypocrisy

Local TD, Brendan Ryan (Lab), while welcome the fact that Sinn Fein are to use their private members time in the Dail to discuss issues around housing and homelessness, “find their hypocrisy a little hard to take.” He said, “Just last week, Sinn Fein had an opportunity to provide additional…


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…


Greece Shows Us All A Warning Flag

While the summer is supposed to be the slow time for news, events continue to role on. The conflict in Ukraine simmers on. Greece struggles to find a bailout agreement which the ruling Syriza party can live with. This radical party having achieved power have found that office is far…


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…


Huge Opposition To Portmarnock Lidl Site

The proposed siting of a Lidl supermarket at the entrance to St Anne’s estate in Portmarnock, is being vehemently opposed by local residents. A meeting was called last Thursday at St Anne’s Parish centre, which drew a large attendance, estimated at over 200 people which was addressed by local representatives,…