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5th October 2010 • Volume 17, Issue 21 • Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. • ISDN 8139966 • Tel: 8•400•200

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Many of our readers will be familiar with the story of brave little Jack McGuinness Daly. His story was featured about three years ago on a weekly basis in North County Leader for over a year and captured the hearts of people in the North County. Baby Jack, as he was known then, has happily become Master Jack, as he started school for the first time recently. This wonderful milestone in Jack’s life was achieved when he attended Our Lady, Queen of Ireland school in Toberburr, Rivermeade. His aunt, Samantha Daly told the County Leader, “We never thought we would see this day. He was due to start school on September 1st, but he was back in Crumlin Hospital and he could not start until 16th September, but he is now doing really well. Jack still attends Crumlin on a weekly basis for blood tests, and is also flying back to Great Ormond Street hospital in London for check ups,” said Samantha. Jack was born with a heart disease known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. The brave little trooper had undergone two open heart surgeries in the early months of his life and there was real concern over his chances of surviving this disease. He spent the first two years of his life in Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin as he awaited a heart transplant. Around this time, the County

By Patrick Finnegan Leader decided to highlight the plight of the plucky baby and the result was that fundraisers were organised in every corner of the North County and beyond. He was also featured on radio and TV shows, which further heightened awareness of his condition. The events ranged from quiz nights to head shaves and body hair waxing among others. He spent his second birthday and Christmas in hospital and among his visitors were Hollywood star, Colin Farrell and also Ronan Keating. The end result was that baby Jack was able to have a heart transplant in Great Ormond Street hospital in London in April 2008. The people of the North County really took Jack to their hearts and were terrific in their response to his plight, which, thankfully has had such a happy outcome as him being able to attend school for the first time. Samantha said that Jack, who will be five in December has adjusted really well in school. “The teachers are delighted with his progress. He was very excited about starting school, as he can see the school from his house and wanted to start with the other kids,” she said. He has to attend Great Ormond Street hospital on October 20th for two nights. At a time when we are bombarded by depressing news, it is indeed a delight to be in a position to report on such a joyous occasion.

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visit the exhibition. The exhibition touched the hearts of many families from Lusk and surrounding areas who connected with the historic changes that Lusk and Ireland underwent at the turn of the century. The small village of Corduff was gaining a new national school and teacher, Thomas Ashe. The young Ashe was to become a dynamic force in the community, in the GAA, setting up Black

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Pupils of Corduff National School, Lusk enjoying the Thomas Ashe exhibition with Sheamus Tynan, former principal of Corduff National School .

such as McNally, Kelly, in Lusk over the decades Devine, McArdle, since 1910 and the birth of Aungier, Sheridan, Lusk’s famous Pipe Band. McCann, Rooney, Clarke, Lusk Community Council Doyle and Weston, to will continue to collect information on Thomas mention a few. The exhibition proved to Ashe with a view to be a melting pot for telling expanding the exhibition and sharing stories of life for future showings. coffee morning for the hospice and they were delighted to be celebrating 10 years. Mary told the County Leader, “It’s €2 for a coffee, but I place a jar on the counter so people St. Francis Hospice recently hosted can give what they want. The Hospice Ireland’s biggest Coffee Morning, is a much valued institution in Dublin bringing volunteers from many parts and I doubt if there is anyone who of the North County together to raise does not know of a family, friend, much needed funds for the hospice. neighbour or work colleague who has Among the volunteers were local not availed of the services provided Malahide ladies, Mary Shannon and by the staff there. It was great to Eileen Rush. The event was held in reach 10 years and it was a double Mary’s house and she managed to celebration for us. The neighbours are squeeze 50 people into her home to really helpful and provided extra cups aid this great cause. This is the tenth and kettles and helping out in year Mary and the girls have run the general.” Gaol, following forced feeding by the prison authorities. The many exhibition images of Thomas Ashe and his colleagues in the Black Raven Pipe Band evoked proud memories for Lusk family names

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Skerries residents will be given the opportunity to become ‘energy-smart’ by attending a free Home Energy Saving Information evening on Thursday, 7th October in the Little Theatre (beside Skerries Community Centre) at 7:30pm. The information evening is being organised by Codema with the support of Sustainable Skerries. Codema is a not-for-profit sustainable energy agency which acts as energy adviser to the four local authorities in Dublin and is completely independent of all contractors. Therefore, its only interest is in looking out for the local community. Residents will be given an insight into the current energy standards of Dublin homes and they will also receive expert, independent advice on saving energy around the home. Homeowners who are interested in improving their homes’ energy performance will also learn about the benefits of joining an Energy Smart Community and getting work carried out as a cluster. The Energy Smart Community is a scheme which allows homeowners to join together to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes at a lower price than going it alone. It works on the simple principle that by bringing homeowners together in a cluster, they can save on the cost and hassle of carrying out energy-efficiency improvements through a group tender process.

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Portrane Lady Left Isolated By Council Decision A truly bizarre case of ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’ has afflicted the council officials and

By Patrick Finnegan elected members recently. The council in their perceived ‘wisdom’ have decided to isolate a Portrane resident by changing her address. Mary Brennan of Nether Cross, Burrow Road has had her address changed to Valley Lane. Mary and her son, Darren are the only residents here for the last 36 years. Valleys would normally suggest the nearby presence of mountains, but unless there has been very recent glacial activity on the peninsula, mountains are in short supply here. Perhaps the council were influenced by the nearby mounds created by Ballealy landfill at Rogerstown, which is clearly visible from the area. Mary told the County Leader, “It was called Brennan’s Lane years ago, although the official name was Nether Cross since 1870. I told the council that I love the name of my address and I can’t see why people who don’t live here have the right to change the name, especially when its against my expressed wishes,� a furious Mary said. The whole affair has caused her nothing but anxiety and grief, but she intends to get the council to reverse this daft decision. She has tried

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in vain to contact them about changing their minds without success up to now. The County Leader contacted local Labour Party councillor, Gerry McGuire who said, “The naming committee carried out a survey last May to change the name and everyone agreed, except Mary. Incidentally she is not the only resident of Nether Cross, as other people live further down the lane.� He continued, “The reason for the change of address is to facilitate the emergency services and to put proper signage on the laneways. In the event of an emergency, the services would not know where to go. The name Valley Lane appears on Ordnance Survey maps and historians are adamant that this name was

Fingal Community and Volunteering Forum celebrated their 10th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the Emmaus Centre in Swords on Saturday last, 25th September. The day started with a the group’s AGM and culminated with tree planting ceremony, carried out by the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan TD. Pictured at the ceremony are, LR, Cllr Darragh Butler, Mayor Ken Farrell, Brian Lenihan TD, Michael Kennedy TD, James Reilly TD, Trevor Sargent TD, Cllr Ciaran Byrne, John Barret, Chairperson of FCVF and Cllr David O'Connor. Pic: Eoghan McQuinn

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Alan McAdam, also known as ‘Sal’ is a well known local window cleaner in Malahide. Unfortunately, Sal, a father of two young children suffered a terrible accident and sustained very serious injuries. He is unable to work and is undergoing rehabilitation. A social evening

has been organised for Sal in The Island View Hotel, Oscar Taylors from 8pm on Friday, 15th October, with live music, food and a raffle. All donations for this very worthwhile cause, either financial or in the form of spot prizes would be warmly welcomed. So, make sure to come along, as a great night is in prospect.

Active Citizen Week In Malahide Portrane resident, Mary Brennan is pictured at Nether Cross where it meets Burrow Road.

previously used. Burrow Road is full of laneways and some are called after people who lived on them and they don’t appear on any maps. Only the locals know them,� he said. It seems that the council are not for turning on this decision. It would appear that leaving the name ‘Nether Cross’ and providing adequate signage at the entrance to all of the laneways would have solved this problem very quickly. Surely the council have more pressing issues to be getting along with, instead of causing unnecessary hardship to Mary Brennan.

People in the North County have always had a proud record of trying to make their communities better, and now Junior Chamber International Ireland (JCI), the world’s largest leadership and personal development organisation for young people, is encouraging people to become active in their community by participating in Active Citizen Week from October 3rd through to the 10th. ‘It has never been more important that people start to pledge and do things that will make a difference. When people pledge to do one of

the 50 Ways to Active Citizenship they give an email address and then we follow up with them to see how they are getting on with their pledge. Again, this really helps motivate people to be more Active Citizens.’ said Brian J Smith, the North County chairman. JCI branches from all around Ireland will be participating in projects to benefit their local communities and encourage everyone to start thinking about ways to become more involved in their community. In the North County, a clean up of

Malahide beach and Marina is planned for Saturday October 9th.

From planting flowers in a public area, to giving blood or donating unwanted books to your local library, there are lots of ways to get involved.

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ings immediately to the west of the gate. Fás has appointed a new supervisor for the site following the retirement of Cathal The County Council has Murray. New trainees will be confirmed to Michael Kennedy arriving on site shortly to T.D. that an application has been commence their training prior to made seeking Ministerial works actually beginning. With regard to the approval for the next Swords Castle park phase of the restoration playground, a purchase works at Swords Castle. order has been issued When this is received it for the repair of the will be possible to playground and most of commence works on the the parts ordered have next phase of restorabeen delivered. The tion. These works will Council hope to have focus on the gate to the the playground opened castle, the arch above the gate and the build- Michael Kennedy TD in October.

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Fun Table Quiz In Malahide Malahide Musical and Dramatic Society are holding a fun table quiz on Thursday, 14th October in the video bar in Gibney’s Pub, Malahide at 8pm. Tables of four cost €40 (i.e. €10 per head). Proceeds will go towards staging the upcoming Christmas show and Spring musical “The Pirates of Penzance”. Your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets can be purchased on the night. So, come along and support this event and have a great time in the process.

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Pictured at their 50th wedding anniversary in the Harp Bar, are Mary and Peadar Brogan. JG Tom Cooper recently celebrated his 30th birthday in the Old Boro in Swords. Pictured are Tom Cooper, Joe Quinn and Ben Cooper. JG

Celebrating her 30th birthday with a spot of music and song in the Carnegie Court Hotel is Mary Flynn , joined by Megan Cahill, Gareth Tierney. JD

Lynne Casserly celebrated her 21st birthday at the Lord Mayors in Swords. She is pictured here with Adam Simonson. JG

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Catherine O'Callaghan, second from left, had a surprise birthday party in the Harp Bar, Swords recently. She is pictured here with Peadar Flynn, Tracey Kerrigan and Natalie O'Callaghan. JG

The Harp Bar in Swords was the venue for the Engagement party for Sara Ryan and Paddy Kinsella. Pictured are Terence Ryan. JG Karen Ryan, Sara Ryan and Paddy Kinsella. Celebrating his 40th birthday at The Harp Bar in Swords is Mick Mulvaney, joined by JD the lovely Elaine Noone.

Pictured enjoying Elaine Maloney's 30th birthday in the Lord Mayors, Swords recently are Andy Maloney, Aiden Holland, Elaine Maloney and Darragh Maloney. JG

Megan O’Shaughnessyand Rob Delaney are pictured enjoying Rob’s 21st Birthday party in The Canrnegie Court in Swords.

David Warren of Cab2000 celebrated his 50th birthday party in The Pound in Swords last Saturday, October 2nd. Pictured are L-R, Shannon Brennan, Alan Warren, Anne Warren, David Warren (50), Diane Warren, Anthony Kelly, David Power and Laura Warren. EMcQ

Pictured at the christening party for baby Jason Ferris in St. Colmcilles clubhouse last Saturday week are, Michelle Ferris, Sean McHale, Ben Ferris, Peter McHale, Amy Ferris, baby Jason Ferris, Kelly Coleman and EMcQ Sylvia Ferris.

Pictured at Siobhan McGrath's Going Away Party recently are, Fidelma Gerrard. Sara Grey. Siobhan McGrath. JG

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ROTARY BULBS Brighten Up Swords

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The Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal have purchased 5,000 purple crocus bulbs and have presented them to Swords Tidy Town committee. Des Becton of the committee has accepted them and has gotten permission from the Parks Department of the County Council to plant them in two sites in Swords, namely adjacent to the southernmost Pictured last Saturday at the planting of the bulbs at the Welcome To roundabout and the others in Castle Swords sign on the southside of the town were Des Becton, Swords Park. The planting took place last Tidy Towns Committee (left) with Bill Kee chair of the Foundation at Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal, also pictured are Tidy Saturday, October 2nd in co-ordina- Committee Towns Committee members Joan Hunt, Wendy Warrick, Liz Whelan tion with other Rotary Clubs in both and Ken Duffy. the UK and Ireland. There will be millions of bulbs planted as a eradicate polio in the last areas to be dealt It’s a with are remote areas result. The objective of the initiative is to world. p r o g r a m m e o f f I n d i a , P a k i st a n promote the Rotary International’s effort to joi n t between rotary organ- a n d Af g h a n i s t a n a s isations and the World w e l l a s p a r t s o f Health Organisation. Africa. The benefit to T h e p r o p o se o f t h e S wo r d s w i l l b e t o p u r p l e c o r c u s i s t o beautify the entry to highlight t h e the town as well as programme, as they h i g h l i g h t i n g p o l i o . put a purple dye on Further information the thumbs of children c a n b e h a d a t who have been inoc- www.ribi.org ulated. On Click on the February “End Polio 23rd next Now” for year, there f u r t h e r will be a details. Rotary Day L a s t in which weekend there will be a there was a p r o g ra m m e o f Rotary collection e v e n t s a r o u n d t h e for the Pakistan flood f l o w e r i n g o f t h e relief appeal. This crocuses to highlight was a very successful the polio eradication event and once again Pictured at the Pavilions Shopping Centre last programme. So far, 98 underlines the weekend were Ian Hunter, Centre Director and Dave p e r c e n t o f t h e generosity of the Murray who is chair of the fundraising committee at w o r l d ’s p o l i o h a s people in the North Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal been eradicated. The County.

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By Bob McKenzie Originally there was a fence erected here by the developer, but 18 months ago, residents of Hampton Woods decided to erect a wall as a safety precaution against their children accessing a busy road via the laneway. It is now a magnet for antisocial behaviour. Residents in Hampton Wood were not informed that the wall was being demolished after lobbying by their neighbours in Bremore Castle to open up the lane. Residents, Liam and Emer Peel who live adjacent to the laneway told the County Leader that since the wall was demolished they cannot relax in their own home. “Late at night, youths congregate in the laneway leaving debris such as bottles and cans. They are there until all hours of the night.” The Hampton Woods Residents Association want the council to engage with them on an issue which is causing sleepless nights for many members who have young children who are particularly vulnerable to possible

traffic accidents, as there is currently just a gaping hole where a wall used to be. Bremore Castle resident, Victor Dunne, who has lobbied for the opening up of the laneway told the County Leader “We wanted it opened up to make a quicker, more efficient journey to access the town, it saves five minutes off a fifteen minute journey. I would like to see the council

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would be on the agenda. A spokesperson said, “I can confirm that a fully accessible pedestrian link was provided between Bremore Castle and Hampton Woods by the developer under the terms of the planning permission for the two estates. The purpose of the link is to provide ease of access to residents and schoolgoing children living in the area. This was subse-

estate. I am very concerned with the Health and Safety aspect of the design of this access, and I am concerned that the relevant planner or engineer could sign off on this access as a safe point of access, particu-

larily for small or teenage children. There should be some sort of barrier preventing children from going directly out onto the roadway.” He continued, “I suggest a meeting should be arranged with represen-

titives of both residents associations to see if a solution can be found. There is something radically wrong with the planning regulations that results in residents under siege in their own homes,” he concluded.

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Pictured at the contentious laneway at the entrance to Hampton Woods is resident, Derek Delaney

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quently blocked by persons unknown to the council, as it contravened the conditions of the planning permission.” Meanwhile, local Fine Gael councillor, Tom O’Leary told the County Leader, “I have met the residents of Hampton Woods and inspected the laneway there which leads out onto the Bremore

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Delighted students of Colaiste Choilm are pictured after receiving their Junior Cert results, Pictured from the left are, Simon Wyer, Dylan Nolan and Glen Keran.

students of Portmarnock Community College are pictured after receiving their Junior Certificate's, Pictured from the left are, Jamie Johnson, Seán Mangan and Dylan Poher

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Delighted students of Portmarnock Community Collage are pictured after receiving their Junior Cert results, Pictured from the left are, Ciaran O’Reilly, Niall O’Reilly and Niall Weldon.

Happy students from St Mary’s School, Baldoyle after receiving their Junior Certificate results are, Andrea Walsh, Kim Nguyen, Sarah Coleman

Students from Colaiste Choilm delighted to be receiving their Junior Cert results, from left Stuart Fitzpatrick, James Gilchrist, Kalebh Fynes, Josh Woods and Aaron Gallagher.

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Delighted students of Malahide Community School are pictured after receiving their Junior Cert results, Pictured from the left are, Seán McMahon, Mark Connellan, Conor Greenan, Niall Delahunty and Oisín O'Tool

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Colaiste Choilm Students Marco Santini and Jack Keogh are delighted as they receive their Junior Cert results.

Delighted students from Malahide Community School are pictured after receiving their Junior Cert results, Pictured from the left are, Tynya Nainani, Jennifer Kane, Sarah Craig, Stephen Clark and Sinéad Walsh.

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Pictured after receiving their Junior Certificate results at St Mary’s School, Baldoyle are, Rebecca Sweeney and Katie Hand

Happy students from St Mary’s School, Baldoyle after receiving their Junior Certificate results are, Katie Hand and Leah Cullen

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Happy students from St Mary’s School, Baldoyle after receiving their Junior Certificate results are, Ann McLoughlin and Aoife McKeown

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A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director s research days go, this was high on the human-interest scale – a day spent in the company of a busy Dublin Funeral Director. Along with my tape recorder, I packed a layman’s curiosity and maybe just a dash of trepidation. The trepidation took a back seat when I met Jonathan Stafford, the affable and courteous MD at the helm of Stafford’s Funeral Directors, one of Dublin’s longest standing family firms. In his late-thirties, Jonathan is younger than I expected.

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8.30 a.m. The early morning head office was a hive of activity, but there was also a sense of decorum in this busy North City workplace, a mindfulness among the staff that just down the corridor in the different chapels of rest, recently deceased people are laid out for their final repose, that deeply symbolic age-old pause between one world and the next. Jonathan takes a call concerning Stafford’s new Portmarnock Funeral Home – it’s due to open on the 1st October; he is meeting key people out there later in the morning and I’ll be tagging along. As we moved through the organisation, Jonathan introduced me to staff members and if you didn’t know better, you might well be learning how a successful Accountancy firm goes about its day. But then it all got a bit different. We were chatting with Chris, the Operations Manager of Stafford’s, when an urgent call came through to him from a European Embassy concerning the repatriation of an Irish citizen who had suffered a massive heart attack on holiday and had passed away. It was chilling to think of it. Holidays are synonymous with lightness and joy and anticipation. Bereavement and death are not supposed to be a part of the package deal. And then you remember that death has no boundaries and is not mindful of home or nationality. And so of course people die on vacation. As we left Chris and the diplomat to the important business of having this Irishman’s remains brought back to his native homeland, Jonathan elaborated on that specialised aspect of their service. ‘We deal with an unbelievable amount of red tape in the effort to have a deceased Irish person brought home. It’s very difficult for the families, entangled in yards of bureaucratic demands along with the shock and intensity. And that’s before you even begin to get your head around the language barrier.’ I agree with him that life really can change in the flip of a moment, a family basking in the heat of a well earned holiday one minute and then so suddenly thrown into chaos and confusion and pain. ‘It must be a relief for the relatives to let you guys deal with the nightmare of documentation’. ‘It is,’ agreed Jonathan. ‘Can be highly stressful at first. Then there’s the emotional task of actually telling us down the line that their beloved relative has passed away. But once they know that we can take immediate action on their behalf, you can hear the relief in their voices.’ 9.00 a.m. You can feel things ratchet up a notch. Funeral time is fast approaching and I take a step back to observe, and leave Jonathan direct his attention to the demands of a busy morning. There’s a lot happening. Phones are ringing loudly but answered by various staff with quiet reassuring efficiency. Jonathan Stafford is right up to the minute on every single aspect of all the current funerals taking place. He seems to have an uncanny ability to move fluidly between different demands, yet give his undivided attention to the smallest detail. As a result,

By Deirdre Cronin families are constantly reassured that their deeply emotional funeral farewell is given the highest priority. No issue or special request is too small. Flower tributes are arriving from Stafford’s dedicated floral service, spilling out around the reception desk in glorious abundance, and there’s a poignancy to it all, a reminder of the goodness of friends remembering to call the florist, offering a touch of colour to lighten the dark days of the bereaved family. Jonathan continues to move with quiet

Directors), and has been highly instrumental in raising the professional standards of his profession, through education policy, ethical standards charters and much more. And yet as I observe Jonathan’s hands-on style of management, his involvement with the families he serves is deeply indicative of the core ethos running through Stafford’s long-established family firm. ‘Stafford’s was always a very community orientated business. And that strong core thread is still what we are about. I meet people almost every day who remember my grandfather and how he began with one car providing funeral assistance for local neighbours and friends in the North Strand area. And my own father, John Stafford developed the firm over many years. Dad’s whole life has been about service to his community in one form or other - his deep connections to people framed his long career in public office and also made him an outstanding Funeral Director. Dad was unstintingly generous in

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assurance through a day filled with what seemed to me to be a multitude of challenges. The most pressing issue right now is the fact that he basically needs to attend one Funeral in Howth at 10 o’clock and get to Malahide in time for another Funeral Mass at 11. ‘It’s not so much a question of logistics’, says Jonathan. ‘I don’t mean that I have to drive the hearse and suddenly abandon one family while high-tailing across the city to the next. Everything is already in place for both funerals, and the neccessary men assigned to each service. But I find that I’m involved in every funeral that we arrange to some degree, and that often entails attending more than one funeral or removal on any given day. The gift of bi-location would be nice.’ With over 20 years experience in the Funeral business, the young Managing Director is also current President of the IAFD, (Irish Association of Funeral

passing on his wisdom but also wise enough to give me free rein to develop my own ideas. People in North Dublin still love to link in with him after various funeral services.’ 12.00 p.m. There’s time for a quick coffee, and Jonathan is reflecting on the two funerals. ‘They were both slightly unusual but for different reasons. The earlier service had very few mourners. The deceased man had come in to see me 4 years ago, asked me to pre-arrange his funeral. A meticulous man, pleasant manner. Had gone to London at 15. His family had all passed on. I knew I was probably the only person at the service this morning that had known him well. ‘That must be awful. Knowing that you really are alone.’ ‘You would think so, but John, that was his name, he came to see me a good few times and I tell you, that man had a huge sense of peace and acceptance about him. A real

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example of how faith can sustain. And then I go to Malahide and there’s a huge family gathering and an outpouring of emotion. This was Paul, he was 86, same generation as the other gentleman. And of course that’s a different kind of bereavement, when a person passes at a ‘good’ age, after a long life. A different kind of grieving happens. But what really added to the family sadness was the fact that Paul had only buried his wife 5 weeks ago.’ ‘Do you think he died of a broken heart?’ ‘Who knows, says Jonathan. ‘But I can tell you this – we’ve seen that sequence happen a lot over the years. That doesn’t make it any easier for the family – the strangeness of a double blow like that is one huge shock to absorb.’ 12.30 pm: We’re driving to Portmarnock, where Jonathan is meeting an engineer connected to the newly built Stafford’s Funeral Home in the heart of the coastal suburb. It’s a beautiful building set right against the backdrop of the Portmarnock Estuary. It’s hard to believe that a 15 minute drive from the city centre can bring a body to such a deeply peaceful location. Jonathan tells me what motivated him to open a state-of-the-art funeral home, especially in recessionary times. ‘Quite simply, the time was right,’ says Jonathan. ‘You could say that in like the slow and seemly pace of a funeral procession, Stafford’s moves forward with measured progress. It was around 1980 when we opened Maypark on the Malahide Road to facilitate the suburban expansion. North Strand and Maypark are still pivotal to our service – Portmarnock takes things to a new level in terms of the options now available to the communities we serve in North Dublin, including Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton, Howth, Donaghmede, Clontarf, Raheny, Malahide, Kinsealy and beyond.’ His concept makes complete sense when I see the newly completed building. It’s full of brightness and light, a place that might lift the spirits of families in mourning. Very spacious with 4,500 square feet in total and four interchangeable chapels of rest, which means that Stafford’s can cater for all kinds of funeral services, from small intimate gatherings to large extended crowds. ‘Funeral patterns in Ireland are changing very rapidly for the first time in 50 years,’ says Jonathan, ‘and Portmarnock has incorporated all these emerging trends. Dublin’s traffic congestion has created a huge need for extensive car parking facilities. The concept behind our new building was mindful of creating new possibilities for people. Take the one-movement Funeral Service, where a family would rather not have a Removal, and don’t go to the Church until the morning of the Funeral Mass. This creates an immediate need for the family – a larger place where they can gather the evening before to spend time with their deceased relative or friend. Stafford’s can arrange to have an evening prayer service if required. Look, the nature of our business means that every single day families come to us in deep states of trauma, right in the midst of maybe the biggest challenge they’ll ever face. That’s a huge motivation to us to enhance service. A key element of that is laying on as many options as possible. Spaciousness and atmosphere means families can be together in way that sustains them through the trauma.’ ‘Will you cater for people who require a Humanist, Non religious Civil Funeral Service?’ ‘Of course. The Portmarnock building is very inclusive and roomy and expansive in design. Civil ceremonies are just one element of the changing funeral patterns; we already arrange them, but Portmarnock literally opens the field of possibilities in terms of choice for all.’ As we finish our interview and drive away, it’s easy to see what he means. Looking out across the broad tranquil sweep of the Estuary, you can easily imagine any Funeral Service lifted to a special dimension by virtue of such peaceful surroundings.


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New Music Studio Opens In Swords Last Saturday week, September 25th saw the opening of a new music studio in Swords called Nightmakers, Dublin’s newest and most state of the art production facility, which aims to develop new talent in the area. Founded by Russell Cooley, along with hip-hop producer, Brendan Sutton and sound engineer Jimmy Spector, the studio is catering for anyone looking to get into creating music of all kinds, from hip-hop to dance, pop and rock - providing courses in performing, sound engineering and software production. Cooley, who has a background as a

By Eoghan McQuinn DJ and producing, last year won a Meteor Newcomer award for production with the band Amasis. He has spent six months researching and devising a business plan, looking for investment, building the studio, classrooms and sound proofing the facility. Cooley hopes that his studio will become a musical hub for producers to come in and use the studio, which has its own record label and also produces music videos, providing a complete package for any kind of recording artist.

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New Secondary School For Lusk Looks Likely The County Council and the Department of Education are very close to completing the purchase of a site for the first secondary school in Lusk. This will be welcome news for all the parents of children in Lusk who are having difficulty finding places in the nearby towns of Rush and Skerries, where the secondary schools are full. The site is located behind the existing Educate Together school off the Ring Road in Lusk and beside extensive playing fields and the planned new facilities for the local Soccer club.

Cllr Tom O’Leary (FG) told the County Leader, “This is great news for Lusk. I am informed that the paperwork is being processed and may take about a month to complete. The council will then buy the site and be reimbursed by the Department of Education under the Fingal Schools Plan. When the site is purchased, the project moves to the next phase of design and tender.” Deputy James Reilly and I have been lobbying for the secondary school for some time and I can assure you that the deputy leader of Fine Gael will make Lusk secondary school a priority if there is a change of Government and he is sitting at the cabinet table as a Minister,” concluded O’Leary

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Well known local company, Fingal Engineering, is at the cutting edge of technology in the field of commercial and domestic automated gate systems. The company provides automated Doors, Gates, Traffic Barriers and shutters for a wide range of customers, for commercial, domestic and agricultural customers. They are based at Treen Hill in Lusk and among their Meet the team: Chris McAleer, Seán Connolly, John Callaghan, Przemyslaw Jasiewicz, Henryk Terlecki and Des Connolly (Proprietor) specialities are custom made Automated gates systems, Managing director, Des Connolly said, “We including Swing Gates, Sliding Gates and spotted a gap in the market and we soon set Cantilever systems, as well as Traffic about becoming a one stop shop, thus eliminating the associated Barriers, Rising problems of too many Bollards and all cooks spoiling the types of Industrial broth, so to speak. We doors and more do the complete job recently, a GSM from start to finish. When you order a pair based weather of We manufacture the recording system. automated gates in product and then Twelve years ago, October and we’ll install install it, including all Fingal Engineering a electrical works. None realised that there MOBILE PHONE of the work is subwas a market for a contracted. The GATE OPENER turnkey solution to Open Your Gates With for our Your Mobile Phone automated access to FREE OF CHARGE advantage customers is that your home or Fingal Engineering c o m m e r c i a l Seán Connolly premises. Previous to this, if you needed an take responsibility for the complete project. communication between the intercom and the We service the entire Leinster region and are automated system you had to contact a gate control centre is done by mobile phone. For manufacturer, another to supply and fit able to service all types of automation, regard- any companies thinking of changing to this motors and an electrician to power the less of the manufacturer or installer,” he said In 2004, a niche in the market presented itself system, the great advantage is that it does not system. through the explosion of mobile phone usage. require hard wire or any associated expensive ”This led to our successful collaboration with DPS Promatic, an Italian company, which provides this new technology facilitating the opening of your automated gate by mobile phone. We customise their units to make them suitable for the Irish market, resulting in hundreds having been successfully • You And Your Family • You And Your Business installed in Ireland. This system works on • Whatever The Problem caller ID, with no charge being made for the Solicitors • Notaries Public call,” said Des, who is very proud of the Email: briandobrien@bobsolicitors.ie progress being made by the company. Tel: 840 14447/ 840 4397 Fax: 840 7264 “We are also agents for TAU Automation 23 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin Equipment. They are also an Italian company * Beside Bank of Ireland which provides automation systems for gates, Best wishes and continued success to doors and shutters and this year marks the Fingal Engineering 10th anniversary of our very successful partnership,” said Des. The GSM Intercom system Best wishes and continued which the company promotes through its association with DPS Promatic is indeed revosuccess to lutionary. This works for barriers, gates and doors. The County Council are one of our Fingal Engineering customers for this system,” said Des. The from difference between this system and others which we encounter in shopping centres, hospitals and other locations, is that the

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our commercial and domestic clients,” he said. Fingal Engineering is C2 registered and is fully tax compliant, with full public liability insurance. They are also members of the Small Firms Association and Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce. The demand for such products is on the increase at present, as people are more and more aware of security in their homes. and this, allied to a world class after sales service, is bound to ensure that Fingal Engineering remains the leading company for these products for some years to come.

civil works to install the system “We are also provide automated access for advantage of this revolutionary proud to be associated with Combiarialdo.srl, residential and industrial system is that a text alert can be also Italian, who manufacture gate hinges, premises, including all types of sent to the user about adverse rollers, cantilever systems, gate track and gate automation for Swing, weather conditions such as low general gate hardware of the highest quality. Slide and Cantilever gates. Our or high temperature, high winds Des started the business in 1998, along with rates are the most competitive etc.. his wife, Bernadette and Matt Graham. “We in the market and our staff Indeed Fingal Engineering started providing industrial have years of have received an order for a services for repairs and mainteexperience, weather station from North nance of machinery like conveyors ensuring you of County Leader which will and general maintenance. We also value and service allow readers worldwide to made parts for the computer for money,” said a check the weather conditions at industry. With the advent of the determined Des. Matthew Graham, keeping track their head office in Swords by construction boom, we broadened One of the the of the numbers logging on to www.northour horizons to incorporate this forthcoming countyleader.ie sector.” The company currently projects which Fingal Engineering Our test weather system located in Naul can be employs nine people, including are carrying out for a local agricul- viewed at http://tcs.maxpor.net/ gprsmeteo/ and Des’s two sons, Kevin and Sean, tural concern is a solar powered select Fingal Naul from the drop down list. and he is very strong about the automatic gate system. In this “Automatic gates still form the basis of the work ethic of the company. case, the proposed location of the company, Des emphasised. “Our mission stateAt your service: Gen Andrew “Anyone who does business with gate is over 1 kilometre from the ment is all about the provision of high quality us knows our reputation. Our after sales nearest power supply, making the provision of products along with total commitment to after service is second to none and our word of a power supply extremely expensive. sales care. We pride ourselves on our after care mouth referrals are testament to this. We can This system works with low voltage where the service, which gives great reassurance to all of Chris McAleer batteries are charged by solar power. HOLLYWOOD LAKES Calculations are GOLF CLUB carried out by TAU Ballyboughal, Co. 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Balbriggan Displays Its Culinary Delights The inaugural Bridgestone Balbriggan Food Festival gave local North County producers the chance to showcase their wares in Ireland’s fastest growing large town. The idea of the festival was quite simple, a chance for members of the public to sample local goods and produce. These ranged from fruit to fish, with vegetables and deli meats showcased alongside some of the North County’s best eateries, with menus which would suit any pocket. The festival featured food and product demonstrations with a chance to have a little nibble of the various tasty delights on show. Another unique selling point for the festival was the offer from sponsors, Bridgestone, who are renowned in the restaurant guide business, to give an outstanding local artisan food producer or restaurant a year long mentoring programme from John McKenna, whose business and culinary expertise would help the lucky recipient take the next big step for success. The judges were so impressed with the standard of the exhibitors that they decided to make two mentoring awards. The

By Bob McKenzie Bagel Bar in Balbriggan, run by Alan Delaney and Cinful Bakes, run by Aisling Lynam whose recipes are based on cinnamon. President of the Balbriggan Chamber Of Commerce, Joe English was delighted by a big turnout of around 500 for the festival, with exhibitors getting terrific feedback from ordinary members of the public who are their target market. “I don’t think in our wildest dreams we would have had such a good turnout to see the best the North county has to offer. People are buzzed up, it’s a wonderful showcase for local small business in the food sector. We’re in stricken times and the idea behind this festival is to get the local community pulling together buying locally produced goods. If a euro is spent locally, it grows and that makes the local economy work,” he said. The festival was completely funded by Bridgestone with exhibitors being able to showcase their culinary delights free of charge.

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The Balbriggan Youth Wellbeing Working Group is extending an open public invitation to the launch of “A Voice Being Heard” - A Research Report on Youth Wellbeing in Balbriggan. The launch will take place on Friday 8th October at 5pm in Balbriggan Town Hall and features a key note address from Dr. Tony Bates, Founding Director of Headstrong; the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Research completed by Headstrong identified that one in five young people in Ireland report having no one to talk to about their problems, while nearly one in ten reported having serious problems but not seeking professional help. Statistics from the National Office for Suicide Prevention (2007) indicate that Ireland has the fifth highest rate of youth suicide (15-24 years) in the European Union and that suicide is now the leading cause of death among young people in Ireland, claiming more lives than road traffic accidents and cancer. Balbriggan has one of the highest proportions of young people nationally, with 27 per cent of the population aged 18 years and younger. The Balbriggan Youth Wellbeing Working Group was set up in response to increasing concerns for young people in an area experiencing unprecedented growth and increasing diversity in a landscape of limited service provision. The group, which is co-ordinated by Fingal LEADER Partnership, represents a wide range of community and statutory agencies and aims to develop and enhance services to promote positive mental health amongst young people and their communities.

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Balbriggan Town Council in partnership with Fingal County Council, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Council have engaged consultants to prepare a plan to improve streets and public open spaces in Balbriggan Town Centre. A key aim of the plan is to build on the positive aspects of the town’s natural setting and topography, its links to the wider landscape and environs, its natural and built heritage and its diversity and mix of uses, in order to make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit. The Balbriggan Public Realm Plan (BPRP) will address issues and opportunities and will present a vision and strategy for improving public space in the town centre that will be informed by the consultation process.

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Deputy Darragh O’Brien (FF) has welcomed the launch of the Government’s integrated plan for trade, tourism and investment saying that it will mean more jobs for the North County. “An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen has just launched a five-year integrated plan, ‘Trading and Investing in a Smart Economy’ which will focus on trade, tourism and investment and aims to create 300,000 jobs and boost exports by one third,” said Deputy O’Brien. “The whole focus of the plan is to create jobs and has the potential to benefit North County businesses and enterprise. The plan aims to create over 150,000 direct new jobs in manufacturing, tourism and international trading services. The aim is

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Huge Undertaking By Skerries Sailor Skerries man, Adam Burke is looking to undertake one of the toughest rowing events in the world, the Atlantic Rowing Race. The ocean rowing event stretches for 4,700km between the Canary Islands and the West Indies, and is heralded as one of the most gruelling sea events worldwide. Originally, Adam was to be joined by a fellow Skerries man, Brendan Guildea, and the pair were to undertake the expedition together in 2011. However, Adam was recently contacted by Peter Adam Burke Williams, from South Dublin, who proposed that he partake with an English team who were looking for more team members. This rendered Brendan unable to partake due to college commitments. Speaking to the County Leader, Adam explained how the race involves “a two year effort. It focuses on three aspects of preparation; fundraising, preparing your boat, and

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Recruitment Agencies Writes Siobhán Kinsella Choosing the right service provider for you is something you should spend time thinking about. If you were going to spend €1,000 would you check to ensure the companies you are looking at best serve your needs? The relationship you have with your recruiter can have a huge impact on your future. How do agencies make money? They make money by firstly working incredibly hard at creating relationships with employers, understanding their business and their culture. Agencies make a fee from the employer. Recruitment agencies however are ten a penny! Why does

a company use a particular agency? The agency has to do their research (far more than the candidate), they have to convince the employer they understand the company, the type, calibre, background and mindset of the candidate they need and still it’s no placement no fee. If it doesn’t work out – refund is due! How do you fit into this? If you were an employer looking to fill a vacancy you would choose a large agency (like CPL with specialist divisions for all areas) or a boutique agency specialising in the area your vacancy is based. As a candidate you should register with agencies with the mindset of that employer! It is in the agency’s best interests to place good candidates or they will not be called again! Any good agency is quite discerning about whom they send to their clients. Is that you? If it is remember to choose your agency well. Dress to impress! Treat the agency interview as seriously as

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Last Weeks published deaths from the North County MANSON Ballamadun, Ashbourne and formerly of Sherlock Park, Skerries Robert, loving partner of Kathleen; sadly missed by his family, Nellie and Liam, relatives and dear friends.

missed by her loving daughter Mary, son Michael, son-in-law Edmund, daughter-inlaw Valerie, grandchildren Michael, Sarah and Catherine, greatgrandson Noah, relatives and friends.

O’REILLY Portmarnock Peadar, beloved husband of Ellen; deeply regretted by his loving wife, son, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

DOYLE (nee Ryan) Portrane, Donabate Maureen, beloved wife of Larry and mother of the late David; deeply regretted by her loving husband, daughter Lorraine, son Laurence, daughter-in-law Paula, grandson Ryan, brother Willie, sisters Sue and Kay, relatives and friends.

FLYNN, (nee Thornton) Newtownforbes, Co. Longford and formerly of Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin Rosaleen, wife of the late William (Lamagh); Deeply regretted by her loving sisters Eileen and Catherine, brothers Michael, Sean and Larry, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

TYRRELL Malahide Patrick (Paddy), husband of the late Pauline; deeply regretted by his loving sons Tony, John and Stephen, daughters Paula and Elaine, brothers, sister, son-inlaw, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

WARREN Abbeylea Drive, Swords, Co. Dublin and formerly of Jordanstown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin Mai; deeply and sadly

FLYNN (nee Carvill) Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Deirdre (Dee), beloved wife of Arthur and loving

Miracle Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time, I ask you for a very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your broken heart, where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. Thanks given to St. Anthony, Padre Pio, St. Joesph and St. Teresa M.K

Miracle Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time, I ask you for a very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your broken heart, where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. N.F

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Never known to fail. O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Imamaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and showme herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beeech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my nescessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three consecutive days. After the third day the request will be granted, and the prayer must be published E.H

mother of Barry, Artie, Kate and the late Mark; deeply regretted by her daughters-in-law Sinead and Jackie, son-in-law Brian, he adored grandchildren, her brothers Rory, Fr. Aidan, and Colm, her extended family and friends, especially her best pal Mary C. CONNOLLY (nee Cummins) Ashbury, Delahasey, Naul, Co. Dublin Maragret (Peggy), wife of the late James Connolly; deeply regretted by her loving children Martina, Seosaimh, Beartle, Aoíbhin, grandchildren, family, relatives and friends.

Miracle Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time, I ask you for a very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your broken heart, where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. Also thanks to the Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Czestochowa, St. Anthony and St. Jude, C.L

Miracle Prayer

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time, I ask you for a very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your broken heart, where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. C.K and M.K

Miracle Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time, I ask you for a very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your broken heart, where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. Also thanks to St. Anthony. E.H

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Fingal County Council I, Paul Stallard intend to apply for Planning Permission at 6 Doorogue, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of a pre-fabricated storage facility to the rear of the back garden. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during the public opening hours 9:30-15:30 Monday - Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20, within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the Application.

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Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought for change of use from existing offices to educational use to facilitate youth and adult day and evening educational classes at floors 2 & 3, Sarsfield House, Millstreet, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, for Joe Woods. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during the public opening hours 9.30-15.30 Monday to Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co Dublin. A submission/observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of a fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought for the demolition of an existing bungalow dwelling and construction of a new dormer bungalow , boundary wall, including a new sewage treatment system and percolation area, associated site works and the retention of a single storey garage at Corduff, Ballyboughall, Co. Dublin by Mr Alex Tsedryk. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during it’s public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the planning authority of this application.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS preschool at The Cottage, Tyrellstown, Lusk between the hours of 09.15 -12.15 Monday to Friday by Aidan & Amanda Corcoran. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at Fingal County Council offices during the public opening hours of 09.30 -15.30 Monday to Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to Fingal County Council in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. Fingal County Council We, Damian Ryan and Áine Coppinger intend to apply for planning permission for a dormer window to front elevation and internal alterations at, 21 Forest Crescent, River Valley, Swords, Co. Dublin. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within a period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought by F. Price for a replacement dwelling and vehicular access on a site on the Channel Road, Rush, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the demolition of existing shed and existing single storey house and construction of a replacement 3 bedroom storey and a half house, new boundary treatment and all associated site development works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours (9.30am - 15.30pm Monday - Friday). A submission or observation in relation to the

application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Fingal County Council We Jackie & Maura Boardman, intend to apply for Permission for development at this site, The Commons, Lusk, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the demolition of the front timber frame single storey section of the existing dwelling including the front porch and construction of a new extension to the north, east and south elevations, to include a new first floor within a new dormer style roof with various velux roof lights to the east and west elevations at first floor. The planning application maybe inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal County Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission consequent on grant of outline permission Reg. Ref. No. F06A/1424 for dwelling and waste water treatment system is sought by Tom Corless at Site No. 6 Wimbletown, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by David Bollard for two storey house and waste water treatment system at South Shore Road, Rush, Co. Dublin. This planning

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by William Lee and Sinead O'Riordan for dormer dwelling and waste water treatment system at Tobersool, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Stephen Archer for one and a half storey dormer style dwelling and waste water treatment system at Balcunnin, Skerries, Co. Dublin. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Permission for single storey house, access driveway and all associated siteworks at rear of No. 20, Balbriggan Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin. Signed: E. & M. Furlong. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. Mon.-Fri. between 9.3015.30 (Through Lunch) and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Fingal County Council Application for Retention Planning Permission for conversion of attic space into habitable accommodation with minor elevational changes and detached garage to rear garden at Porters Lane, the Burrow, Portrane, Co. Dublin signed J. English This application may be inspected/purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of

making a copy between 9.30am3.30pm, monday-friday, at the offices of Fingal Co. Co., County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal Co.Co. of the application. Fingal County Council Application for Retention Planning Permission for boundary wall railing and piers and gate to front of house at Sandy Lane East(Ballast Park), Sandy Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin Signed Alan Bohan This application may be inspected/purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between 9.30am3.30pm, monday-friday, at the offices of Fingal Co. Co., County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal Co.Co. of the application. Fingal County Council Permission for demolition of existing 1 storey house and for construction of a new 2 storey replacement house and all associated site works at No.39 Quay Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin. Signed: A. Walsh. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. Mon.-Fri. between 9.30-15.30 (Through Lunch) and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Fingal County Council Fingal County Council – Planning permission is requested for the Use of part of existing Retail Unit (16sq/m) for sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises. (master permission granted under ref no. F08A/0391 ) At:- Retail Unit, Ground floor, Building 1, Dublin Airport Buisness Park, Turnapin Great, Cloghran, Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 8. Signed:David Orange. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin between the hours of 9.30am – 15.30pm MondayFriday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of a fee of €20 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the application by Fingal County Council.

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Fingal County Council Planning permission is requested for retention of conversion of existing farm outbuilding to residential ( 3 no. onebedroom cottages ) along with associated siteworks including car-parking, bin storage and open-space/recreation area. At ‘Ivy Cottage’, The Green, Lusk, Co. Dublin. Signed –Joe Hand.. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin between the hours of 9.30am – 15.30pm Monday-Friday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of a fee of €20 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the application by Fingal County Council. Fingal County Council Noreen and Charles Bennett intend to apply for permission for development on lands at Tarawood Stud, Hollywood Little, Ballyboghil, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of a twostorey, 3-bed dwelling with wastewater treatment unit, access via existing entrance and off internal ‘road’, landscaping and all ancillary site development works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euros) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application.

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