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Big Guns Recognise Swords’ Potential

A new study has determined that Swords is regarded as a destination of choice for the most sought after food franchises in the country. The study showed that there are more international food franchises like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Domino’s and Costa in Swords than anywhere else in Ireland,…


Business Is Blooming In Swords

Last weekend, Fingal County Council initiated a spectacular floral initiative in Swords, which is expected to catapult the town into serious contenders in the upcoming Tidy Towns competition. Beautiful floral displays, were evident outside County Hall and along Main Street, including hanging baskets bursting with colour, which were placed on…


100 Year Old Swords Pub Up For Sale

One of the most readily identifiable businesses in Swords has been put up for sale. M.R. Taylors, better known as ‘The Star’ on Swords Main Street is up for sale on the instructions of the Taylor family, who have traded successfully from the premises for over 100 years. This is…


‘Star Wars’ Accused Cleared Of Murder In Swords

A father-of-four has been cleared of murdering another man with a baseball bat on Main Street in Swords on 10th October 2013. An eye-witness in court described the fight, as something akin to a scene from Star Wars, when the accused, Jooda Akanbi (39) from Ashton Avenue, Applewood, Swords hit…


Scheme Announced To Help Regenerate Our Local Towns

Following last week’s front page article on the regeneration of Swords town, more positive news has emerged on this front. In what should help with the County Council’s efforts to inject a new lease of life into our local towns and villages, a package of measures aimed at doing just…


Rush Traders Fight Back

A drive to reinvigorate Rush Main Street is underway, with a meeting of main street traders taking place last week, in an effort to establish an association of traders in the town. The meeting, which was held in St Maurs GAA club, was attended by a large section of traders,…


Call For Removal Of Swords Telephone Kiosks

Local councillor Darragh Butler (FF), recently sought an update from the County Council regarding the disused Smart telephone kiosks located on Swords main street. A number of local groups and councillors have raised the issue of the phone kiosks in the past, saying they had become a real eyesore on…