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Great News As Swords Gets Purple Flag

Swords is celebrating after learning it has achieved the prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and…


Great Day Out For Swords Students

Recently, the Transition Year (TY) classes of Fingal Community College in Swords experienced a thrilling two day adventure break in Carlingford, Co Louth. This was the first opportunity for the group to get to know each other and to try out new activities. Some of the activities included Canadian canoeing,…


Swords Team Returns From Humanitarian Mission

A contingent representing Swords-based banana importers Fyffes and members of the international children’s aid organisation UNICEF has recently returned from a fact-finding mission to South Sudan, to assess the extent of polio in that country and the administration of a vaccination programme being funded by Fyffes. The campaign to immunise…


Council Defends Blackbridges Design Work

In response to our article about Blackbridges, Swords in last week’s edition of the County Leader, Fingal County Council have contacted us to explain the reason why design and replacement work was carried out on this bridge. A Council spokesperson said, ‘In 2013 Fingal County Council engaged consultants to carry…


Mulville Wants To Safeguard Residential Dwellings In Swords

Paul Mulville, Independent councillor for the Swords local electoral area, has signalled his intention to bring forward an amendment to the draft County Development to change the zoning of houses in St. Colmcille’s estate, Swords, located behind the County Hall, from “major town centre” to “residential”. “I’ve received many representations…


Council Under Fire Over Swords Bridge

The County Council have come in for fierce criticism from furious residents living adjacent to Blackbridges. just down the road from Fingallians GAA pitch in Swords. The reason for their anger is the fact that the local authority has removed the old, iconic bridge, widely known as Blackbridges and replaced…


Swords Continues To Shine In IBAL League

The much anticipated IBAL Anti-Litter League were published yesterday (Monday) and it has been reported that the news for the North County is mixed. The good news is that Swords has retained its lofty position in the ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’ sector, where it finished in 16th place nationwide. The…


Swords Locals Set World Record

A group of locals have set a new world record and raised almost €50,000 to aid early intervention programmes for children with Down Syndrome by climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest twice – among other amazing feats of strength in 12 hours. The Lifting For Lucys World Record event saw…