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Kennedy Worried For Metro North Deputy Michael Kennedy (FF) has By Patrick Finnegan again brought into question the resolve and commitment of both Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has publicly Labour and Fine Gael regarding the confirmed he would “look at which delivery of Metro North. He main- infrastructure projects can be safely tains that neither party has the deferred or abandoned. That means commitment nor passion to tough it that some projects, like the Metro out for Metro North. He claims that projects in Dublin, would be put on the back-burner.” Fianna Fáil is the only Kennedy is worried that party truly committed to the golden opportunity the vital project and will for job creation, which deliver on Metro North Metro North will deliver, and has slammed Labour is set to be lost forever and Fine Gael for their and has accused his positions on the vital constituency election project. opponents in Fine Gael Kennedy said, “Labour and Labour of being less leader, Eamon Gilmore Michael Kennedy TD than convincing and said Labour would “redo” the National Development Plan and ‘wishy-washy’ about the project. He prioritise those projects likely to claims that, apart from the employcreate the most jobs. “Metro North ment opportunities, the vital new would be shot back,” said Gilmore. transport link between Swords and




Dublin City Centre is enormously worrying for local commuters who have had to endure poor quality transport service for too long He continued, “Labour and Fine Gael cannot be trusted to deliver on Metro North. Fianna Fail is committed to delivering it and has been so consistently. We will ensure the 6,000 construction jobs and potential 37,000 jobs are created, by proceeding with this important investment for the North Dublin area. The simple truth is that Labour and Fine Gael will deny the country and especially the people of Dublin North this much needed project. They have changed their position to suit their election strategy locally and cannot be trusted on this important issue. Fianna Fáil is committed to fulfilling our long-held promise and deliver it,” he concluded.

10 year old, Ellen Lucas and Adi Lynch, performed some great Irish Dancing, at the Intercultural Week at St. Oliver Plunkett's Primary School Malahide last Friday. See story on page 12

Reilly Says New ERA Stimulus Plan Will Create Jobs He continued, “Fine Gael is the Deputy James Reilly TD, mainonly party to put forward a tains that Fine Gael’s 5 Point costed and credible plan to invest Plan to ‘Get Ireland Working’ in modern national infrastruccontains the most comprehenture, involving an investment of sive jobs and growth strategy of €7 billion. The bulk of this will be any Party in this election. invested in our energy, water, Reilly said, “Fine Gael believes and communications networks in that NewERA, combined with order to bring them up to the our other jobs initiatives, can best international standards. create 100,000 new jobs over the James Reilly TD next five years. Integral to that plan is the Our NewERA investment plan will stimucreation of at least 20,000 jobs directly in late the construction sector and the wider the trade and construction sectors through economy in the face of the recession. investment in key infrastructure projects.” Continued on page 20

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On Saturday 12th February, Pat and Nuala Brennan welcomed over 200 people to the Grand Hotel, Malahide for the third annual Laura Brennan Gala night. Pat and Nuala’s beautiful daughter, Laura died suddenly from a rare virus in April 2008 when she was just sixteen years old. Pat and Nuala subsequently established the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust in her memory. They have worked tirelessly ever since raising funds to ease financial pressure and provide vital medical assistance to families of sick children in the North County. One of the children to benefit from the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust is Mary Kate, a 12 year old girl from Swords who received potentially life saving treatment for anaphylaxis, the notorious nut allergy condition. Nuala read out a heart warming thank you letter from Mary Kate, describing how, as a result of her treatment, she no longer has to be ‘the

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girl with the nut allergy’. I can just be me!’ There was a large gathering of talented basketball players from Malahide and Killester in attendance, representing an important aspect of Laura’s life. As Pat mentioned in his moving speech, ‘basketball was a passion for Laura, she just loved to play.” A great night was had by all with friends, family, neighbours and teachers celebrating Laura’s short, but happy life and raising much needed funds in the process.

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There is still uncertainty surrounding the delivery of a major landfill facility at the Nevitt in Lusk. This is adding to a crisis that is seeing the county run out of landfill space. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the delay in delivering the Nevitt ‘superdump’ and a similar facility in Cork is a problem for the county’s future waste licence. The Nevitt proposal will not get underway for at least another year, if at all with the council and the EPA defending the project in a judicial review of it’s waste licence. A recent report published by the EPA says that 16 of Ireland’s 29 landfill facilities will be full within the next three years, making the delivery of new facilities as well as waste reduction a priority. The report says that even if the level of waste generated in the country remains at 2009 levels, the country would run out of landfill space within eight years, if the two new facilities at Cork and the Nevitt are not delivered. An emerging crisis in the North County region was pointed to in the report. As previously reported by the County Leader, by the end of this year the North County will be looking to ferry it’s waste to other parts of the country as Balleally closes and waiting continues for the opening of the proposed Nevitt facility. The EPA report warns of what it calls ‘significant inter regional movement of waste’ over the next three years as county landfills close one-by-one. However on the bright side there was some good news in the report on waste reduction.


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Happy Swords Senior Citizens, from left, Chrissy Campion, Margaret Molloy, Teresa Woods, Rose Clarke and Irene Lawless are pictured with Fingal Community College 5th Year students at the Bingo night on 16th February last.

Thoughtful Swords Students Show They Care By Patrick Finnegan As part of their ‘Young Social Innovators’ project, 5th Year students from Fingal Community College in Swords came up with a very innovative plan. They decided to focus on changing the attitudes of adults and elderly people towards teenagers. They felt that this attitude was, in many cases, false. “We wanted to show that we are not troublesome and clueless, but are innovative and grateful for our preceding generation,” said project member, Evan Guilmartin. After much soul searching, the team came up with the idea of holding a ‘Bingo Night’ for the Senior Citizens in the area. Evan explains, “It is being held in

our school hall and we have secured donations from local companies and one of our fellow students, Kevin Clancy acted as bingo caller. We now want all adults and senior citizens to recognise our efforts and to understand that we want them to appreciate our efforts and contribution to their cause,” said Evan. All this has been brought closer to reality, thanks to the Young Social Innovators team, which includes Conor Hall, Anthony Dempsey, Brian Irwin, Aaron Hoey, Seana Cole, Nicole Brown, Ashling Madigan, Linda Fleming, Arlene McGovern, Evan Guilmartin and the team leader, Catherine Campion. The very successful bingo evening took place in the school hall last Wednesday, 16th February and was followed by some light refreshments, which were enjoyed by all.

Members of Rush Musical Society have been ‘carolling’ in the Pavilions Shopping Centre since it opened its doors to the shoppers. Last Christmas was no different, with the society collecting much deserved funds for two charities close to their hearts, namely Diabetes Federation of Ireland and the Central Remedial Clinic. Over the years the musical society has raised in excess of €35,000 for their designated charities by singing at Christmas in the

centre for the shoppers of the North County and through charity performances of their productions. The Society would like to extend a sincere word of thanks to Ian Hunter and the staff of the Pavilions Shopping Centre for welcoming them to sing there every Christmas. The generosity of the shoppers that willingly donate to the charities every year is much appreciated by all concerned. Currently it’s all hands on deck for the popular musical society, in prepara-

Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal member, Michael Eustace and his wife, Penny, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, while on holidays.

Balbriggan Schools To Enter Time Capsule Competition Millfield Centre in Balbriggan has asked local schools to provide a piece of Balbriggan history in the form of a Time Capsule. This will mark the launch of the new Millfield Centre which will open in April 2011. The Time Capsules will include items that reflect the changing face of Balbriggan today and the winning entries will be buried in the centre until 2031. Schools in the Balbriggan area are being reminded that the deadline for the Competition, with a €4,000 prize is fast approaching and all entries must be in by 4th March. Prizes for the primary school and secondary school that provide the best entries are a €4,000 bursary each for school equipment. Judges for the competition are Cathaoirleach, Frank Snowe, local historian, Jim Walsh and Kevin

McCormack of Parkway Properties, developers of Millfield Centre. Competition judge, Kevin McCormack said, “It will be very interesting to see what items the school children include and to get an insight into what they see reflects the changing face of Balbriggan today and what they feel will be of interest to those who open the Time Capsule in 2031. All 10 schools in the area have expressed an interest in entering and we look forward to seeing some very interesting and creative entries from them.” Jim Walsh, Treasurer of the Balbriggan & District Historical Society said he is “delighted to be judging the competition. It’s a big year for our Society as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. We are planning a one day seminar in July to mark this occasion and will hopefully use some material from this competition to highlight the Balbriggan of today from the local school children’s perspective.

Rush Musical Society recently presented cheques to Diabetes Federation of Ireland and CRC at the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords. Pictured at the presentation are, Siobhan Doyle from Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Peter O Brien and Ciaran Payne of Rush Musical Society and Ian Hunter, Centre Director, Pavilions Shopping Centre.

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Sargent Welcomes New Balbriggan Gaelcholaiste By Patrick Finnegan The drive for a new Post Primary Irish school in Balbriggan is gaining momentum. A crowd of over 180 people turned out en-masse to demonstrate their support for the establishment of a new Gaelcholaiste in Balbriggan last week. The meeting was held in Balbriggan Town Hall and many travelled from Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Swords and there was even a contingent who came from Ashbourne to show their support. All present, including local politicians concurred that Colaiste Ghlór na Mara ticked all the boxes in regards opening a new school and Trevor Sargent conveyed the news that the department viewed the submission as the most professional and comprehensive that they had ever seen. Sargent told the County Leader, “A site has already been designated for the new school. In a submission to the Department of Education last June, a total of 412 pupils were registered and this has now grown to 460. The only

application received has been from Colaiste Ghlór na Mara.” Sargent continued, “At present, pupils from Gaelscoileanna around the North County, including Gaelscoil Bhaile Bhrigín, Scoil an Duinninigh, Kinsealy, Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe, Swords, Scoil Ros Eo, Rush and Scoil Realt na Mara in Skerries have no secondary school outlet to pursue their education through Irish. Up to now, pupils from these schools have had to apply to secondary schools in the city centre or others, many miles away and not practicable,” he said. The new Gaelscoil will attract students from Ashbourne and Drogheda, as well as local children.” Ríona Ní Shúilleabháin, Deputy Principal, Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín told the County Leader, “In a number of years, there will be almost 1,700 children educated through the medium of Irish in the Gaelscoileanna in Balbriggan, Rush and Swords. There is currently no provision for second level Gaelscolaíocht in the North County area. Coláiste Ghlór na Mara hopes to fill that gap. Large numbers of parents whose children attend English speaking schools in the area have also expressed an interest in sending their children to Coláiste Ghlór na Mara. The school would also be a huge economic and cultural boost to the town,” she concluded. Sargent said he received an email from a 12 year old local pupil, who is currently attending Gaelscoil Bhaile Bhrigín, who pleaded with the TD, “I will be going to Ardgillan Community College, but I would prefer to go to Colaiste Ghlór na Mara. If you can get it opened, I would be grateful,“ Thankfully, he won’t have to wait too long.



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Signed Sealed And Delivered By Leslie Murphy The children in the Old Borough school have sent their second letter as part of the letter writing initiative the County Leader highlighted three weeks ago. Initially the children received a replica post box in week one and they were pictured on a tour of T2 last week as another part of the initiative. As the next step of the journey unfolds the children were full of excitement as they chose who they were going to send their letter to. The children chose to write to friends or relatives and some letters were even posted

The pupils of the Old Borough are pictured sending off their final letter as part of the letter writing initiative

to Scotland and England. As a result of this initiative, the senior classes have been invited to visit a museum in the GPO to learn about the history of the GPO, An Post and the Easter

Rising. Naomi Davis from the school told the County Leader, “Overall this initiative has been a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience the art of letter writing and

the excitement of receiving a letter. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that some of them have been asking who they can write their third letter to.”

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Balbriggan Youth Service are organising a Band Night which will take place in The Milestone Inn, Balbriggan on the 25th February from 9:00pm until 11:00pm. Tickets are €3.00 and will be distributed at the door or from the Youth Service before the event. Over the past year, Balbriggan Youth Service have organised numerous band nights which took place in various places around Balbriggan and have been a huge success with young people aged between aged 13-18. Alcohol is strictly forbidden at these events and the aim is to give young people a safe place to enjoy themselves and support local talent.

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Pictured are fifth class students of Scoil Phadraic Na Cailini in Donabate, who have taken their young business to the next level.

girls were soon emerging as entrepreneurial queens. ‘Glam 4 Girls’ made use of many recyclable materials and following a good rummage in the fabric box in their school. They only

Following Friday’s sale, the girls are confident they will have no problem paying the money back and then all that will be left to do is bring their business to the Crowne Plaza in

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Malahide School Awarded Fourth Green Flag Great news for St. Andrew’s National School, Malahide who have just been awarded their fourth Green Flag. The school showed that they know how to travel Green by walking, cycling and park n’ striding to school last week instead of taking the car. The school has already achieved three Green Flags for their work on the themes of litter and waste, energy conservation and water conservation and have been doing a great job of informing parents and the wider community of the importance of travelling in a sustainable way. School Principal Trevor Richmond, told the County Leader, “We are lucky here in our school as our pupils are always very enthusiastic and have enjoyed being involved with the Green Flags we have achieved. We are delighted we have achieved the fourth flag and it’s great have more reasons to celebrate the great efforts made by pupils, parents and teachers”. Sandra Flavin, of An Taisce’s, told the County Leader, “Schools like St. Andrew’s show how the Green-Schools message of coming to school in a Green way can spread beyond just the school and can have an impact on how whole families travel. More walkers and bikers on the school journey means less traffic on family travel. More walkers and bikers on the school journey means less traffic on our roads in the morning and we all benefit from that. Congratulations to St. Andrew’s N.S for making sustainable travel a reality in their school”.


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Window Treatments Are a Must Don’t be afraid to knock down a wall or two to make a room bigger. This will take some planning and this is when you can refer to your scrap book for the ultimate design vision. Some people knock down their utility rooms and replace them with a long cupboard, this can almost doubling the size of the kitchen. There are lots of ways to cheer up a kitchen and rather than replacing the whole kitchen you can add some improvements to it. The contrast of the cool toned stainless steel appliances against the warm, dark wood cabinets and backslash add a feeling of contemporary elegance. The windows, however, are an opportunity to inject a bit of personality to a kitchen that reads as right out of a kitchen showroom. Nice blinds and a simple ornament or spray of flowers can put the finishing touches to any room not just a kitchen.

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lenge involves regional tion. The attitude of the finals throughout the students and teachers has country on 11th March been excellent and they where schools compete have embraced the Enterprising students of By Patrick Finnegan against other schools for project in the most posia place at the National tive way. Each School Fingal Community receives a College in Swords offi- for all aspects of the Final in May. This will Bank cially opened a School bank, from sourcing new take place at the Carlton marketing budget, but the students of Fingal Bank recently. The AIB customers, to opening Airport Hotel. ‘Build a Bank Challenge’ new AIB accounts and David was delighted Community College is an initiative for Transition and 5th Year students to run their own School Bank with the support of AIB. The bank was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, performed by Marian Enright, Retail Manager of AIB, Swords. Now in its ninth year, it enables students to develop a business and Pictured at the official opening of An Taisce School Bank at Fingal Community College are L-R, David Scott, Student Officer, AIB, Swords, school principal, Sharon maintain it throughout McGrath, Anna Kazadojeva, Kevin Clancy, Maliha Jyoti, Vlada Novicka, Caoimhe the school year. David Dillon, Marian Enright, Retail Manager AIB, Swords, who cut the ribbon, Sarah Scott, Student Officer Fay, teacher Clare Hayes and school vice-principal, Martina Donlon. from AIB, Swords told the County Leader, “The managing savings.” with the response of the actually did their own students set up, run and David continued, “We school to the project. “I fundraising through cake manage a bank branch held interviews last have responsibility for sales and devoted much within their school with October and the students seeing that AIB’s proce- of their own time to the support of AIB. The were chosen for their dures are followed, ensure the project was a students are responsible banking roles.” The chal- including data protec- success,” he concluded.

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Gavin McMahon and Michelle Walsh on their Valentine's romantic night out in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan

Pictured enjoying themselves in The Old Boro, Swords on Valentine's night are, Katrina Doherty and Richie Carroll. EMcQ

Pictured enjoying their night at the Waterside Hotel, Donabate are Emma EMcQ McNally and Eoin Leonard.

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The Waterside Hotel, Donabate was the venue for Emer Carley and Alan Spain's Valentine's night. EMcQ

Socialist Party election candidate, Clare Daly has said that the pyrite problem rearing its head across the North County must be declared an emergency. “A national trust must be established to embark on the necessary remedial works as a matter of urgency,” she declared. Cllr. Clare Daly Daly was speaking after the Council revealed that pyrite has been confirmed in estates in Rush and Balbriggan, as well as estates in Malahide and Kinsealy. She said, “It is clear that this problem is reaching emergency proportions. Many of the estates built during the Celtic Tiger and purchased at massively over-inflated prices, are now being found to have pyrite. Some of the structural problems are only now coming to light, having taken some years to develop.” Daly, who has hosted meetings with a specialist in this field said, “Residents have found that once the problem emerges, Homebond, the so-called structural guarantee set up by the Construction Industry Federation is very slow to respond. Residents are finding themselves kicked between the developers and quarry owners. In many instances these have folded. Homebond itself doesn’t have a fraction of the funds necessary to deal with this problem. It is clear that this problem cannot be shouldered by homeowners ; they are the victims. It costs €70,000 on average to repair each house.” Daly continued, “This is a consequence of deregulation and the fact that the construction industry was allowed to regulate itself, therefore the state has to bear some of the responsibility. There should be an immediate programme of remedial works launched on an estate by estate basis, where unemployed construction workers and apprentices seeking to finish their training would be employed to get this work done.” Daly pledged to ensure that all affected estates would be brought together in the coming months to be a powerful lobbying force for justice and the right to the safe enjoyment of their homes.


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O’Brien Blasts Council Decision On Model Railway Deputy Darragh O’Brien has expressed his dismay that the famous Fry Model Railway is to leave Malahide Castle. Notice has been given by the County Council to Fry Model Railway to vacate their premises in Malahide Castle,

which will result in the loss of this facility for the North County. The iconic model railway is a collection of hand made models of Irish trains and has been a great attraction for the many visitors to the Malahide area over the years.

model railway as a youngster and regards it as an integral part of life at Malahide Castle. “I managed to get €7.5 million grant from government to develop the Craft Darragh O’Brien TD Courtyard in O’Brien, a native of Malahide Castle. The Malahide fondly idea was to increase remembers the Fry visitor numbers from 130,000 to 360,000,

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Intercultural Week At Oliver Plunkett’s Last week was Intercultural Week at Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School Malahide. Junior and Senior infants were involved in various projects through the week. Not only were pupils and teachers involved, but many of the parents got really involved by helping the children with costumes and traditional flags, dolls and memorabilia for the week. The children and their families experimented with different cuisine from all over the world as a part of Intercultural Week. Last Friday morning the hall was a buzz with Junior and Senior infants, who were all excited as they all had songs to sing in different languages and from different countries. Miss Hudson’s class were first to perform and they sang the well known children’s song, ‘It’s a Small World’. Children from other classes sang world-wide songs including, the famous French song, ‘Alouette’, the well know Australian nursery rhyme, ‘Kookaburra’ (The Australian Kingfisher), and the children even sang the well known ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’. in Hungarian. Sixth class children danced and sang a traditional African song, ‘ Waka Waka’ (This Time For Africa), which was the official 2010 Fifa World Cup song. The children and teachers had the main hall looking amazing and decorated with traditional costumes, dolls, flags, dragons, lanterns and all sorts of souvenirs from around the world. One pupil’s parents from Hungary, made a cut out life size cardboard King and Queen, in which two pupils popped their heads out and received great cheers form their fellow pupils. The show would not have been complete without some good old Irish and fourth class pupils Ellen Lucas and Adi Lynch performed a reel. Then the teachers presented a slide show, displaying all the work that had gone on through the week and the children were as good as gold as they sat and watched in awe

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Landmark Anniversary For Donabate Ladies Donabate’s Ladybirds and Brownies pack celebrated their 25th anniversary on 15th February last, with an event, held in the Waterside Hotel. It was attended by families, past leaders and other local figures. Founding member and “Brown Owl”, Kathleen Coscran, was presented with flowers as a token of appreciation from the two troupes. She spoke to the crowd of the the early beginnings of the Irish Girl Guides in Donabate. “I rang the IGG, and they told me that there had already been an attempt to set up on the Donabate/Portrane peninsula before. This just made me more determined. It grew quite quickly. We used to hold the meetings on a Saturday afternoon. Imagine trying to do that now?” she said. All were treated to a performance by the girls, which included the songs “This Little Light Of Mine” and “The Whole World in

Pictured at the 25th anniversary celebrations for Donabate Brownies and Ladybirds at the Waterside Pic: SW Hotel are Mags Ward and Juttah Tobin.

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We all love to spoil ourselves or our loved ones on special occasions, but may not be sure of how to go about it. Well now you can relax. The Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Swords ticks all the boxes in this respect. This 18th century gem is tucked away on the banks of the Ward River at Coolbanagher, just yards from the bustling Main Street and specialises in the finest food and beverage anywhere in the North County. Proprietor, Jason Lawlor, a native of Swords has been at the helm for the past three years, although the restaurant has been in the family for much longer. Originally built in 1846 as a National School, this iconic building served the Swords community as a school until 1982. It was then converted into a restaurant, keeping many of the original school features, which added greatly to its appeal. Jason said that “a complete refurbishment was carried out in 2005, whereby the pub and upstairs bar was added and the restaurant area extended.” The very intimate old

Ryan Calls For Abolition Of Upward Only Rent Labour Party candidate, Brendan Ryan has expressed his Party’s commitment to abolishing upward-only rent reviews. “We are committed to supporting the employmentintensive retail sector by implementing a series of measures to help a sector that has been devastated by the economic downturn,” he said. “Urgent action will be required from the new Government to protect jobs, businesses, and livelihoods in the retail sector, at a time when consumer confidence is at rock bottom. Labour’s E n t e r p r i s e , Innovation and Growth strategy published last week committed to a series Brendan Ryan of simple measures to help boost this important sector.” “This sector has suffered twofold from the property bias of Fianna Fáil’s economic policy. First, it has seen its revenues plunge after the dramatic collapse of the property bubble, and secondly, it finds itself trapped in upward only boom-time leases, with consumer demand at recession levels,” he continued. “This toxic combination has resulted in the loss of 37,000 retail jobs over the past two years, and the closure of longstanding businesses in our cities, towns and communities the length and breadth of Ireland, including many here in the area.” Ryan highlighted how this situation is affecting businesses here in the North County and said, “I have met many small business people across the North County during my canvassing who are struggling due to onerous costs, and particularly due to high rent. Simply by walking through towns across the region, for example from Applewood in Swords, to Balbriggan we can see the evidence of this problem,” he concluded.

Official Opening Of Autism Shop In Skerries Friends of Autism / ADHD will hold the official opening of their new shop in Skerries. This event will taking place on Thursday, 24th February at 7 o’clock in the Skerries Shop, located on Thomas Hand Street. Trevor Sargent TD will officially open the shop. Sarah McNally, the advocacy worker for people with disabilities in the community, will be on hand should you like to learn anymore about her role and the support she offers. This event will give you all a chance to learn how ‘Friends’ puts money back in to the community. Refreshmentswill be served on the night.

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Elizabeth O’Hagan from Balscadden is first up this year as a 2011 Dublin Rose contestant. Elizabeth attended Balscadden National School and went on to Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan. She then went on to study at the Royal College of Surgeons, for four years and qualified as a pharmacist and is now doing an internship for a Masters in Pharmacology. Elizabeth lives at home with her mother Geraldine, who is a dentist here in Swords and her father Pat who is an auctioneer and brother Jim has just finished a degree in science at Trinity College. Elizabeth's mum is from Tyrone and her dad is from Louth. She is a big Tyrone fan and really enjoys the banter with her friends who are Dublin fans when it comes Championship season. She works in McNamaras Pharmacy in Swords. This girl has many talents and plays the piano and flute, she also performs at weddings with her friend Jane and they call themselves ‘Jane and Liz’, and they both enjoy this and sing. She is very passionate about sports and is a keen hockey player. She plays with Skerries Hockey Team and they are on a winning streak at the moment having just beaten Swords among other teams. Elizabeth told the County Leader, “ I used to love horse riding and entered into the All Ireland Tetrathlon championships. The competition includes four different sports, running, swimming, shooting and horse riding. The shooting is for fun, but I was the worst shooter in the competition and ended up joining a club to improve. I then ended up coming back after two years setting and new record in the competition. I travelled to Holland, Finland and other places competing and it was a great experience. I have also travelled to New York, on a J1 Visa which was a great experience. I was lucky as I got a job in a Pharmacy and also worked in a Diner. I made lots of friends and it was one of the best experiences of my life.” Elizabeth has done her fair share of fund-raising and volunteering, she has ran charity events for Concern and Focus Ireland while in school and college. “Being involved in the Rose Of Tralee is a lifetime ambition for me. I have been watching it since I was a young girl and decided this year I was going to enter. I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to be a Rose and get involved with all the other girls. To be an ambassador for different charities is also something I really want to do and will give it my all.”

Next contestant up for the 2011 Dublin Rose is lovely nineteen year old Megan Montgomery from Skerries. Megan lives at home with her mum Louise, dad Len, and brother Peter. Megan attended Réalt Na Mara, Gael Scoil and went on to Loreto Balbriggan. She is currently studying at Drogheda Instuite Of Further Education, studying nursing. Megan has a passion for helping people and wants to go on to do Geriatric Nursing in order to help the elderly. As a part of her training Megan does work experience in Rush Nursing Home every week. Megan told the County leader, “ I absolutely love working at the nursing home, it’s really what I want to do. I really like working with the elderly people and hope to get more time there as my college time goes on. It’s a big challenge and I have had to sacrifice a lot to do it, but it’s what I want to do. I had to give up hockey, which was a big part of my life and my family are involved in it too. My mum is the Treasurer of Skerries Hockey Club and organises many of the things there. I love hockey and think as a baby my folks gave me a hockey stick, which might explain my great love of the sport. I still go to see some of the matches as my friends are all involved, but at the moment I have to focus on what I want and be committed to that.” Megan’s eldest brother Conor works in the UK as a physicist. Her other brother Peter is in his final year of his degree in French. Megan’s family have been going to France every year and she has a big passion for this and has some French to help her along. Megan’s grandmother Kay Brannigan hails from Tralee and is the proud mother of 10 children, 6 which are girls, she also has 29 grandchildren. Kay has always wanted one of her granddaughters to enter and she will have her dream come true this year, as the family watch the Rose of Tralee, with Kay, who has been living in Skerries for over 50 years. Megan is big into fund-raising and volunteering and she has been involved in lots of fund-raising to aid many charities including cancer research. She is currently a volunteer with Prosper Fingal Skerries for almost three years now. “ I started going to Prosper once a week and doing activities with them. I then got to work in the centres with the services users and this really opened my eyes to a lot ot things and this is how I know what I’m getting myself into and really want it. Being involved in the Dublin Rose is a dream come true. Making friends and embracing this experience is a fantastic experience. It’s not even about winning, it’s about helping and it’s about getting involved in all the charities the festival helps. I’m so excited about the charity work that the committee has organised for us in the different localities throughout Dublin. I believe in following your dreams and not letting anything hold you back.”

Faye Mercedes Moran - Portmarnock Twenty year old Fay-Mercedes Moran from Portmarnock has been thinking about entering into the Dublin Rose for a long time now. Faye is the youngest of three children and lives at home with her mum, Ann, dad, Cindy (Vincent) and brother James, her sister Kate lives just down the road and they are a very close family. Faye attended St Marnock National School and then Portmarnock Community School. It’s been Faye’s dream to become a primary school teacher and she is very committed to her dream and didn’t want to waste any time after secondary school. She headed straight to college and started a degree in Education and Training in UCD and is now in her final year. Faye told the County Leader, “ I just got the results of my exams today and passed every one of them. I’m really happy about this. Hopefully I’ll graduate with a degree at the end of this year and then I hope to go on to applying to do a post grad for a primary school teacher. I may have to go abroad to do this, so I’ll have to see what best options will be available then. I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher and I work in a crèche and Montessori at the moment in my free time. I love working with children. I love to keep busy and really enjoy brisk walks on the sea front with my sister’s dog Reggie who is a German Shepherd pup. I used to love Irish dancing when I was young and I enjoy watching the dancing.” Faye may be a young girl but she is well travelled and spent a month travelling through Thailand last year. While she was there here and her friends received a Scuba Diving Licence and she can’t wait to go diving again. A girl who loves the excitement and fun of life is also currently on TV in a show called ‘Take Me Out’, where girls can be one of the lucky ones to be picked to go on a date with a guy they like. However, Faye was giving no information away and we will have to wait for a couple of weeks to see how she gets on. Over the years Faye has been involved in volunteering and charity work. Her family regularly run events and fundraisers for the Hospice in Raheny and Blackrock and Faye does a lot of work to help out.“I was involved in a project called ‘Fighting Words’, and I went into schools and helped children who needed a little help with their reading, spelling and literacy. It was great to help the children and to see that I was able to make a difference to their education. I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to help out with the charities the Rose of Tralee work with. To be crowned the Dublin Rose would be an honour, I really enjoy the aspect of helping and being an ambassador for Dublin. I can’t wait for the campaign and meeting all the other girls and embracing this once in a life time chance”. Faye’s motto in life is ‘Smile because things could be worse, so look on the bright side’”.

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Messiah Comes To Balbriggan As part of the ‘Concerts for the Community’, Handel’s Messiah will be performed by the acclaimed Culwick Choral Society and orchestra in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan, on Saturday 16th April at 8.30 pm. This world famous oratorio is being performed for the first time in Balbriggan and is certain to generate great interest. This performance will be recorded by a local professional recording company to be released at a later date on CD. Admission is â‚Ź12, with proceeds going to local charities. This performance should not be missed. Tickets will be on sale from the Church shop at weekends and early booking is advisable.



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Boosting Employment Opportunities In North County Swords man, James O'Toole is leading the way in providing a quality training Services in the North County when he set up U.L.T.S. Training Services in June 2008. James is a registered trainer with FAS and a member of the Security Institute of Ireland. U.L.T.S. Training Service is a FETAC registered provider and offers quality training in the following areas; Security, Manual Handling where instructors are qualified to new standards as per HSA and FETAC guidelines, Communications, Customer Services, Health and Safety, Computer basics and Interviewing Skill. U.L.T.S. Training Services strive to give every learner the opportunity to achieve the best they can in a positive learning environment. James is pictured here with Fianna Fail candidate, Michael Kennedy TD.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade For Rush The Rush Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Rush Community Council, are delighted to be organising the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rush this year. There will be entertainment on the Main Street and along the route. The parade will commence after 12 Mass at the Channel Road, lead by the fabu-

lous St. Maurs Pipe Band. The route will be extended this year, continuing on to the Harbour. There will be fun for all the family here with bouncy castles, Wheel of fortune, music and entertainment. “We hope this year will be the best ever. The Main Street of Rush will be awash with the national colours and we hope that everyone will come out to enjoy the day.� says Michael Coffey, Chairman of Rush Chamber of Commerce.

Garda Band In River Valley St. Finian’s GAA club in River Valley will present The Garda Band in concert on Tuesday, 22nd February at 8 o’clock in the Community Centre. This promises to be a very entertaining show by the renowned band. Tickets are available from the club office at the very reasonable price of ₏10 for adults and ₏5 for children. You are asked to come out and support this event and enjoy a great night’s entertainment for all the family.

Pictured at the informal evening for Darragh O'Brien TD, in Swords last Thursday are, L-R, Emma Boyne, Darragh O'Brien and Aisling Lavelle.

Pictured at the informal evening for Darragh O'Brien TD, in Swords last Thursday are, L-R Darragh O'Brien, Tony Lambert and Eamon Ennis.

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Students of Prosper Fingal in Portmarnock paid a visit to County Hall in Swords recently. They were told all about the operation of the County Council by Mayor, Ken Farrell and Stephen Peppard. Mayor Farrell spoke about how meetings are filmed and can be viewed on the Council's website. Pictured are L-R, Stephen Peppard, Adam Howard, John Doyle, Ciara Sherry, Mayor Ken Farrell, Pat O'Shea Jnr, Orla Delaney and Aine Thornton.

Skerries Set To Provide Exciting Finale To Rás Skerries. This year’s Rás is the 59th in its history and gets underway on Sunday May 22nd in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. It will then move counterclockwise around the country, and includes stage finishes in Portumna, Kilrush, Castleisland, Castletownbere, Blarney, Tramore and Kildare, before concluding in Skerries. Sunday May 29th will see Stage 8, between Kildare and Skerries, the shortest of

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The 2011 An Post Rás route, which was announced recently at the GPO looks certain to provide a challenging test to its riders. The route for this annual cycling test covers 1,247 kilometres over eight days with 28 categorised climbs, three of which are first category ascents. The 133 kilometre eighth and final stage of this year’s race will pass through Naul and Black Hills en route to the now-customary crowd-thronged finale in


the eight stages, but the five category three climbs it features will keep things up in the air. The Hill of Allen comes very early on and could provoke a long break, then later the riders will tackle the ascents of Pluckhimin, Cross of the Cage, plus the Black Hills climb on each of the two 13.8 kilometre finishing circuits in Skerries. As ever a huge crowd is anticipated at the seaside town, providing a fitting finale after eight days of battle.

Contd. from page 1 There is good news for the North County here, as the new jobs are likely to be spread evenly across the regions, incorporate a range of skill levels, and concentrated in the areas of plumbing, electrical work and other construction crafts, as well as telecoms, civil and structural engineering. Other skills which will benefit include,

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Funfair At Rush National School Rush National School is running a Monster Funfair this St Patrick’s Day, in support of the school and Parents Association. The fair will take place in the School Yard and the cost is only €5, which covers an all day entry pass. The funfair will take place between 12 noon and 6.00 pm. Included will be surfing simulators, giant bouncy castles, gladiator type games, a ducking tank with special guests and a football shoot-out, to name but a few. It promises to be a great fun filled family day not to be missed.

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Power. These independent experts have recognised the merits, wisdom and ambition of Fine Gael’s NewERA plan, and increasingly the public are impressed by it too.

This plan will modernise our economy, make it more competitive and in the process create vital jobs in areas where they are most needed,” concluded Reilly.

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How do you handle a telephone interview? Writes Siobhán Kinsella The jobs market has changed fundamentally over the last number of years. The job hunt and route to your next role has also changed in addition to how you differentiate yourself from the competition. You have done your company research and prepared a killer CV. You have reached the point you were working towards, the interview. The physical preparation you do prior to attending an interview has a huge physiological benefit. Putting on the suit, travelling the route and in my case the make up mask all help prepare you. When you are advised that your interview will be by telephone it can be quite daunting!

Tips 1. Always use a landline number. Mobile phones can have 2nd calls coming through and coverage can be lost causing unnecessary distractions and nerves for you 2. Make sure you are in a quiet place. If you intend to do the call from home make sure the kids are not in the house 3. Take the time you normally would to study the job description 4. You can have your CV and the job description open in front of you 5. You can have a notepad and pen to take notes when questions are asked to ensure you have answered them fully 6. You can have a list of key accomplishments open in front of you 7. You can list your questions for the end of the interview as they occur to you Things to remember 1. Never eat, smoke or chew gum during a telephone interview 2. Never interrupt as the person does not have the benefit of seeing your body language or interest and can misinterpret

your eagerness as rudeness. 3. Remember the interviewer/s names (you can write them down!) 4. Speak slowly and calmly 5. Remember to thank your interviewer/s for their time at the end of the call. This phone call could lead you to your new job – prepare, focus and as ever the best of luck! Siobhan Kinsella is Manager of CPL and Flexsource Solutions with responsibility for the Fingal area. She is a Director of Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce & Drinan Enterprise centre. Siobhan is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal

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Independent Harrold Electrical Calls For Accountability Services Dr. Mark Harrold is the only Independent running in the election in the Dublin North constituency. He is a clinical psychologist who lives in Malahide and is married with two young children. A former columnist with the Irish Times where he wrote about parenting issues, he has wide experience in the areas of learning disability, parenting, stress management and workplace bullying. He stood in the 2002 general election in Dublin North East as an Independent on the issue of our inadequate health service and rights for people with disabili- Mark Harold ties. Speaking exclusively to the County Leader, he said, “I want to be a conduit for the anger that all of the people of North Dublin are feeling. For example, I want a full investigation into how SR Technics closed down in such dubious circumstances. I also believe that Metro North would give the area the boost it needs in the wake of the SR Technics closing. But my other focus will be on the national situation. I am determined

By Patrick Finnegan that our children’s future will never again be in the gift of a group of incompetent sociopaths, whose only interest is in bleeding the country dry, while they fill their coffers. We must appoint experts to positions of responsibility and not party loyalists. I am angry about the decimation of our country by vested interests,” he said. “I want to find a way to ensure that those who have operated just below the threshold of criminality, are made to account for their actions, and are never again allowed to occupy positions of influence.” An end to the ruinous culture of cronyism and a renegotiation of the IMF “bailout” are two of the central planks of Harrold’s election campaign in the Dublin North constituency. In addition, he wants to introduce a nationwide Stress Control programme to address the intolerable rise of suicide across all strata of our society. The model is based on a very successful initiative developed in Glasgow.

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New Malahide Senior Youth Club Following on from the success of the recently opened Foróige youth club in Malahide, a group of volunteers have come together to establish a second club for older teenagers. The Senior Club is aimed at 4th to 6th year students in secondary school . The club aims to provide a social

space for teenagers to come together to meet with their friends and get involved in a variety of activities to suit their interests. The club will open on Wednesday, 2nd March and run from 8.00pm until 9.30pm each week. It will operate in the Grove Lawn Tennis Clubhouse, Grove Road. The club will be run by a youth committee and volunteers from the local area. All teenagers from these years are invited to come along.

Credit Union National School Quiz The Swords and District level of the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz was held on Sunday 2nd February in Fingallians GAA Club. There was great support from family, teachers and friends for the 29 teams taking part. The level of knowledge and commitment demonstrated by the children was inspiring. Congratulations to the winning teams, the Under 11 years first prize went to St Cronan’s Senior School, Brackenstown and the Under 13s first prize to Holy Family NS, River Valley. All children taking part were granted ‘homework passes’ for one night by their teachers and a goody bag courtesy of Swords and District Credit union. The winning teams now go forward to the next level where they will meet other teams from all over the North County. Best of luck to all teams representing their schools throughout the region.

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FAHY, Br. Martin (Christian Brothers) (St. Patrick’s Nursing Home, Baldoyle) Deeply regretted by his brothers Tom, Peter and Pat and sisters Sr. Declan(India), Nora and Maura, sisters-inlaw Maureen and Sylvia, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. KAVANAGH (nee Donnelly) Rush Co. Dublin and late of Killester Park. Nora, loving wife of

Jimmy; sadly missed by her loving husband, sons Kieran, Seamus, Aiden, Donal and Eoin, daughter Rhona, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, her ten grandchildren, sister Kathleen, extended family and friends. O’ SULLIVAN (Malahide and formerly of Clontarf). Jean, dearly loved wife of Niall O’Donnellan, and loving mother of Nessa, Caomhín and Dearbhla; deeply missed by her loving husband, daughters, son, mother

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS Fingal County Council I, Ruth Hayden wish to apply for full Planning Permission for renovation and single storey extension of existing cottage with ancillaries at Mimosa, Old Portmarnock, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. 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 We Jane and Shane Wherity, intend to apply for Permission for development at this site, The Grougha, Balscadden, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of construction of detached office and all associated site alterations. 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 We Graham & Tara Flynn intend to apply for Planning Permission for Attic conversion with Dormer Window to the side and two velux rooflights to the rear of existing dwelling at 46 Bunbury Gate Cresent, Swords, County 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 a submission or observation

may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20Euros) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application Fingal County Council Planning permission sought for revisions to approved single storey bungalow previously granted under Reg. Ref. F08A/1252 at garden area associated with and opposite existing cottage at 27 The Bawn, Malahide, Co.Dublin, an Architectural Conservation Area. Revisions to provide an additional 10m2 of floor area and will include revised elevations and internal alterations. Applicant: D. Walton. 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 in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application.


ning permission for a redesigned two storey dwelling and repositioned effluent treatment system and raised bed type percolation area, to that previously granted permission under planning reference F08A/0427, at "Ceol na Mara", Corballis, Donabate, Co Dublin. The 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 Planning Authority 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. Signed Graham Owens & Bridget Moloney

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Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Jill and Mike Reilly for dormer dwelling, detached garage/store and waste water treatment system at Regeens, Lusk, 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.

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