Skerries

Masterplan Set For Skerries

Following on from the announcement of masterplans for Swords and Balbriggan, Skerries is to have its own masterplan. The County Council recently published details of the proposed plan following a recent County Council meeting. In 2013, Fingal County Council, in association with the Age Friendly Ireland, selected Skerries as the…


Recognition For Skerries Firefighter

A firefighter based at Skerries Fire Station, is one of only nine drivers in Dublin, and the only one from the North County to have been recognised for his driving skills. The prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Gold Award is regarded as the ultimate accolade for safety….


Funding Needed For Vital Cycle Projects

Two cycleway projects in the North County are awaiting vital funding before they can get up and running. Cycleways linking Skerries to Balbriggan and Swords to Knocksedan are two projects the local authority have streamlined, but lack of funding for remains an issue. Tourism is the life blood of the…


Skerries Taekwon-Do

Pictured here is medal-winner, Peter Dilworth (aged 11 from Skerries), representing Elite Taekwon-Do Academy, Skerries. Elite Taekwon-Do Academy, Skerries won a number of medals at the Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Annual Tournament which was held in Stepaside recently. The event featured over 200 senior and junior Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA)…


Plenty Raised For Special Olympics

The Skerries collection for Special Olympics last month raised a total of E1,530, and the organisers want to say a huge thank you to the local community for their generosity, and also to the wonderful volunteers who helped out on the day. The money raised ensures that Special Olympic athletes…


Skerries Fails To Retain Blue Flag

Skerries has lost their Blue Flag, due to failure to comply with water quality requirements for the Blue Flag. Having not met the excellent standard required, Skerries also did not regain their Green Coast Award for 2015. “The Green Coast Award recognises beaches for their clean environment, excellent water quality…


North County In First Phase Of Broadband Network

The North County is to be included in first phase of new broadband network, according to local Minister for Children, Dr James Reilly. Minister Reilly welcomed the inclusion of Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush, Swords, Malahide and Portmarnock in the first phase of Ireland’s first 100 per cent fibre-to-the-building broadband network. This…


O’Brien Wants Carbon Neutral Plan For Skerries

Green Party representative for the North County Joe O’Brien, has made his own submission to the County Council regarding the Fingal Development Plan 2017-23, and he has placed a special emphasis on carbon neutral development, which he would like to see happen in Skerries and in towns across the locality….