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    Lusk students in SciFest success

    Lusk Community College recently held their first 'SciFest' competition where over 70 students from all ages in the school took part and presented projects that they had worked on in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and psychology....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    HAP Scheme now in operation across Fingal

    Recipients of the new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) can retain their place on the social housing list but they must make their intention known within two weeks of obtaining the new financial support....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    'Opt in' process to stay on the housing list is probed by local Cllrs

    Councillors on the Swords and Balbriggan Area Committee go their first briefing on the new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme which came into effect in Fingal on March 1 and some expressed concern about recipients of the scheme actively having t...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Minister quizzed in Seanad on Burrow

    The Minister for State for the OPW who has responsibility for tackling coastal erosion, has said his office is prepared to support Fingal County Council to intervene to address the continuing erosion at the Burrow in Portrane, provided the measures t...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Drumanagh site saved from scrambler threat

    Works have begun to secure the National Monument site at Drumanagh and bring to an end the site's use by 'scrambler' motorcycles which was putting the ancient promontory fort at risk....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Fire Brigade defer industrial action for independent talks

    Two days of industrial action planned by Dublin Fire Brigade which would have impacted fire stations in Fingal, have been called off after the two unions representing fire officers agreed to enter talks with Dublin City Council who operate the budget...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Enterprise Week backs business

    More than 1,400 people attended dozens of events across the county, organised as part of Local Enterprise Week....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    GAA star Lyndsey working to reduce deaths at sea

    The RNLI and the GAA have announced a major partnership aimed at reducing the number of people who lose their lives though drowning in Ireland and Skerries Harps and Dublin star, Lyndsey Davey is proud to be involved....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Man smashed in front door of home

    A father-of-one, with 85 previous convictions, who smashed in the front door of a family's home causing extensive damage and claimed he can't remember the night has been sentenced to six months in prison....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Woman assaulted crime reporter

    A woman who assaulted a national newspaper reporter when he arrived at her house to interview one of her sons has been convicted and fined ?200....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Balbriggan 'pushed to the edge' claims candidate Sharkey

    'Ireland First' is the provocative slogan chosen by well-known artist and Balbriggan resident, Kevin Sharkey as he launched a political campaign in Fingal that will see him run in the next General Election as an independent candidate on what is likel...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    'Fearless' new business has the taste of success

    The backers of Fingal's only brewery who fearlessly made the decision to establish the business in 2015 are licking their lips in anticipation of taking their place at a national competition/...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    End in sight for Scoil Chormaic's big move

    Parents of children at Scoil Chormaic Community National School in Balbriggan expected their children to be in their brand new permanent school building at Stephenstown by now but a second delay in the project means that the new building will now be ...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    ?9m social housing projects on the way

    Almost 50 social housing units will soon begin construction in Balbriggan, according to a new time-line issued by Fingal County Council for two separate projects in the town, including 25 'rapid build' homes in Pinewood that have proven difficult to ...

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Skyfall for Parkinson's

    A former Mayor of Balbriggan is preparing to parachute from a plane at the age of 65 to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's disease, a condition he was diagnosed with 16 months ago....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details

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    Legal challenges launch against North Runway

    Two separate legal actions are being taken but residents in St Margaret's against the development of a new runway at Dublin Airport....

    Date: 18th March 2017 Full details


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