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And Old Friendships Renewed Last week in the County Leader, we told readers of how a mysterious photo had been delivered to our offices here in Swords, and we are delighted to report that, after just a few days, the owner came forward to claim the picture, which is over 30 years old! The wonderful family photo was originally discovered by a couple in a photo frame (hidden behind another picture), which they had purchased…
After 21 years providing supports to new enterprises and small local businesses throughout the North County region, the Fingal County Enterprise Board ceased operations yesterday, Monday 14th April. It has been replaced by the new structure, called “Local Enterprise Offices” (or “LEOs”), and it officially opened for business today, Tuesday, 15th April at County Hall in Swords. LEOs have replaced the 35 County Enterprise Boards around the country and have an expanded role in the…
A local boy from Rush, in a heart-warming gesture, has decided to have his head shaved in tribute to his younger brother Shay, who has Autism. Chandler, who attends St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush at just 14, decided all on his own that he wanted to raise some more awareness and funds for Autism Awareness Month (which takes place all throughout April), for his 11 year old brother, to whom he is very close.…
Easter arrived early for the pupils, parents and staff of Holy Family Junior and Senior Schools in River Valley, Swords, when they held their Easter Cake Sale Eggstravaganza on Thursday last, 10th April. The cake sale was held in the Senior School hall and the ‘eggcitement’ was palpable, as pupils, teachers and parents all came together to sell their delicious range of cakes and goodies. The delicious array of home bakes and goodies were provided…
A local teenage entrepreneur from Donabate impressed judges at the 12th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Finals in Croke Park recently, winning the award for Best Display in the Junior Category.  First Year student, Ihsan Kamil from Donabate Community School (with the support of the Fingal County Enterprise Board), competed at the National Finals with her business ‘Zeet Argan’, which supplies a plant oil from Morocco that is used for cosmetic and nutritional purposes. Ishan…
For the first time, Brazilian students will be coming to the North County, and indeed Ireland, to study for the Irish Academy of Public Relation’s Certificate in Journalism and Certificate in Event Management in July and August. The courses will be held in Malahide Community School.  “We are delighted with this expansion of our courses. This is the first time that students will travel from Brazil to study with us. Our courses combine the best…
Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome the launch of Aer Lingus’ new direct service to San Francisco. The launch of the San Francisco route, coupled with additional capacity on existing transatlantic services, will deliver a 17 per cent increase in services to and from North America this summer, which is equivalent to 320,000 extra seats. During the peak summer months, 268 flights will operate each week between Dublin Airport and North America, which is an…
Local election candidate for Balbriggan Electoral Area, Garrett Mullan (NP) has backed the call by fellow independent election candidate, Justin Sinnott (Swords area) for a proposed Councillors’ Community Fund to be created by the County Council.    Sinnott originally proposed that that each of the 40 councillors elected to the County Council in May, should donate E1,000 of their annual allowance, so that the fund can be established. Mullan is in support of this proposed…
This year’s Easter Sunday Old IRA Commemoration will be held in Naul and in a significant change from previous years, the running order of the Ceremonies has been altered for the 70th year of celebration throughout the parishes of the North County.  All who are attending are asked to assemble at Killian’s Pub in Naul at 10.15am for the march to the local cemetery, behind the Colour Party and the Black Raven Pipe Band, returning…

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