The Biggest Circulation Of ANY North County Newspaper
right up your street Indie Spice - Swords Tel: 01 807 7999 01 807 7998 Indie Spice - Naas Tel: 045 883 660 045 883 707
NOW TAKING Indie Spice - Belfast BOOKINGS FOR Tel: 028 9066 8100
ONLY Local Newspaper with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification
We Deliver We deliver A registered newspaper at the G.P.O.
Indie Spice - Sandymount Tel: 01 232 0220 / 1
Check out our new recession buster menu
Your Quality Local Newspaper
13th December 2011 • Volume 18, Issue 37 • Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. • ISDN 8139966 • Tel: 8•400•200
Lusk Mother’s Anger At Dublin Bus A
Lusk mother of two children who have Special Needs, has been denied entry on to a Dublin Bus in the past week, due to her refusal to fold her son’s special needs buggy. This is the second time that this has happened in the recent past and has caused her much anxiety. It seems that every time she uses a bus, there is an issue related to the buggy.
By Patrick Finnegan The County Leader spoke to Dublin Bus to get clarification about the situation regarding special needs buggies and was told by a spokesperson for the company: “Dublin Bus is committed to providing a service which is accessible to all. Dublin Bus vehicles have a dedicated space for wheelchair users, or any apparatus used by people with a disability as in the case of your reader. This space can also be used for a parent with a buggy which can remain unfolded in the wheelchair space if it is free.” The spokesperson continued, “Two standard size buggies will not fit into this space without infringing on the aisle. If a wheelchair user or person with a disability wishes to board when there is an unfolded buggy in the wheelchair space, the driver will ask the passenger to fold the buggy and either put it in the luggage space or keep it by their side safely. Wheelchair users have priority use of this space.” Suzanne Irwin, from Kelly Park in Lusk was told by a Dublin Bus driver that the buggy for her four year old son, Thomas was too big and that only one special needs buggy was permitted on the bus. As there was no other special needs buggy on the bus at the time, Suzanne is mystified as to why she was denied entry on the bus. As she does not have a car, she is totally dependant on public transport to ferry Thomas to Temple Street Hospital for his regular visits there. Thomas, who celebrated his fourth birthday last week, suffers from Severe Global Development Delay and needs round the clock care. He also
suffers from ADHD symptoms and Autism traits, as well as complex epilepsy. Her other son, Jason is eight and a half and suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. As well as Temple Street Hospital, Suzanne also brings Thomas to an assessment centre in North Great George’s Street. She told to the County Leader that when she went to get on the bus in Lusk to bring Thomas to Temple Street, the bus driver stopped her in her tracks. “You’ll have to fold it,” he said. “I can’t,” was the reply. The special needs buggy is sometimes referred to as a wheelchair and is extremely difficult to fold. It has to be the size it is because Thomas is able to escape from normal sized buggies. “He has no sense of danger and he will run out in front of traffic, without hesitation,” explained a clearly frus- Pictured is Lusk woman, Suzanne Irwin with her son, Thomas at the bus stop in Lusk. trated Suzanne. “I explained to the driver that it can take a long time to fold and I have to keep a sharp eye on Thomas €10 Sto all the time.” Filler Vo cking Suzanne explained that the driver insisted that The Champagne uc she fold the pram. “When I explained the difficulAvailab hers of Pedicures le ties, I suggested that he should do it, he just laughed. A man on the bus offered to fold his own • Stimulates blood circulation • Refreshes and Relaxes you buggy, which was not a special needs one, to make room for mine, but the driver paid no heed • Relieve Stress and Combat Fatigue and showed me the sign saying that only one • Stimulates Acupuncture Points special needs buggy is permitted. However, there • Provides Relief For Psoriasis and Eczema were no other special needs buggies on the bus at that time. I rang Dublin Bus and they told me that And it’s priority is given to special needs prams and Not Expensive!!! buggies. But I was not given an answer as to why I €12 for 15 minutes was not allowed on the bus. There is a limited €20 for 30 minutes service from Lusk, with buses running once per hour. This appears to be a situation where the driver in this case was unaware of the rules in relation to WE ARE special needs buggies and that Suzanne and HERE X Thomas should not have been treated in such a MA LL cavalier fashion.
MASSIVE MASSIVE SALE NOW ON!
What a Perfect Gift For Christmas
Fantastic Offers on Clubs, Balls, Bags, Clothing & Accessories
Motocaddy, UP TO Master PowaKaddy & 60% Junior sets were €119 Powerband Shoes Golf Glider Penta Balls NOW €34.95 Electric Trolleys off ALL brands NOW ONLY were €99 EXTRA €3 OFF WHEN YOU FROM €349 of clothing €89.95 Now only €65 PRESENT THIS ADVERT
These are just some of the great offers instore...
Christmas Gift Vouchers NOW Available
Fantastic Range Of Bags, Balls, Clubs, Clothing & Accessories At Ridiculously Low Prices • Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin Ph: 8079030 • M1 Retail Park, Drogheda, Co. Louth Ph: 041 9871862 • 19 South William St. Opp. Euro Cycles, beside Powerscourt SC, Dublin 2 Ph: 01 6794300 • Beside Woodies/DID, Unit 5 Lucan Retail Park, Ballydowd, Dublin Ph: 01 6216719
WWW.HALPENNYGOLF.COM OR EMAIL: INFO@HALPENNYGOLF.COM
Contact us on 01 8 135 825 email@example.com Town Mall (Just off Main Street) Swords Co. Dublin Opening Hours: Mon- Closed Tues- Wed 10.30am- 7.30pm Thurs-Sat 10.30am-8pm Sun 12 noon till 6pm
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Tree Of Remembrance Lights Up Skerries
For Your Convenience
North County Leader, the only local newspaper delivering to 95% of houses in North County Dublin For the covenience of readers and businesses alike and because we are the newspaper that listens, we have increased the number of pick-up points for our readers who do not want promotional material delivered, but still want their favourite local newspaper. Your convenient locations are: SWORDS: Holywell Eurospar Boroimhe Supervalu Applewood Eurospar JC’s Supermarket Collinstown Business Park
OLDTOWN: Dave’s Village Store
LUSK: Lusk Credit Union Costcutters
BALLYBOUGHAL: Ballyboughal Service Station The Forge
RUSH: Credit Union BALROTHERY: Costcutters NAUL: Daybreak, Naul Killians of Naul
We know it's the little touches that mean the most. • THREADING TREATMENTS • NAIL CARE • EYELASH EXTENSIONS & TINTING • INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE Why wait? Book your appointment today and get pampered for Christmas. Ladies … We are worth it!
BALBRIGGAN: Castlemill S.C Millfield S.C Balbriggan Credit Union Balbriggan Town Hall
Fingal Dublin Chamber Business Excellence Award 2010
ROSE COTTAGE Strand St Malahide Village
PAY AND PLAY 4 Rounds of Golf for the price of 3 Gift Vouchers Available Lessons available for single & group rates
Balheary is a unique concept in courses giving all the features of a full length track, but on a shortened length, giving a round playing time of 2.5 hours. Set amid 25 acres of land the course features mature trees and a lake. The course is available to the general public also catering for groups and outings. The course has the added facility of a clubhouse/coffee shop overlooking the grounds. Trolley Club Cars & Club Hire available. Group Rates available. Relax and enjoy a coffee in our recently refurbished Clubhouse
Open from 8:00am
GREEN FEES €9 WEEKENDS JUNIORS €6 Open from 8am - 8pm.
Swords Garda Station ................01 666 4700 Balbriggan Garda Station..........01 802 0510 Malahide Garda Station.............01 666 4600 Skerries Garda Station...............01 849 12 11 Lusk Garda Station.....................01 843 72 22 Rush Garda Station ....................01 843 72 02 MABS Money Advice ...................1890 283 438 Citizens Advice Centre ................01 840 68 77 D-Doc ..........................................1850 224 477 Crimestoppers ............................1800 250 025 Samaritans.................................1850 609090 Alcoholics Anonymous ................01 8420700 Childline .....................................1800 666 666 Aware (depression)....................1890 303 302 Dublin Rape Crisis Centre...........1800 778 888 Crisis Pregnancy- CURA ..............1850 622 626 Al-Anon Family Groups ..............01 8732699
Residents recently took to Murrays Pub in Lusk to raise money for the Lusk Anti-Sewage campaign. A table quiz and a raffle were held on the night to
BALHEARY PUBLIC GOLF Balheary Par 3 COURSE 18 HOLE PAR 3 Golf Course
Balheary Golf Club
NUMBERS TO KNOW
Anti-Sewage Night In Lusk
Mobile: 086 8920997 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.binnisthreading.com
North County Leader Newspaper, Leader House, North Street, Swords Tel: 8•400•200 email: email@example.com or log onto www.northcountyleader.ie
Pictured here in front of the Skerries Tree of Remembrance are: Julia Gormley, Nicole Watson, Eimear Farquharson, Shauna Butterly, Sophie Mc Kenna, Amy Biddulph, Tara O’ Flaherty and Sally Dawson. Pic: PK
By Peter Kearney Exclusively at
Your Award Winning Newspaper Balbriggan and District Chamber of Commerce Business Award 2009 recipient
Leon Clarke is pictured at his surprise 40th birthday party in the Old Schoolhouse, Swords with Sinead Clarke. Pic: PK
SKERRIES: Supervalu C&T’s Supermarket
MALAHIDE: Malahide Library
The Memorial Christmas Tree lights were switched on in Skerries on Saturday evening last outside St. Patrick’s Church on Strand Street. Fr. Richard Hyland, accompanied by the Anthem Gospel Choir and Martin Scully of Skerries Chamber of Commerce, performed the honours in front of a very large crowd. It was a truly festive evening and community occasion. The bitter cold did nothing to cool people’s spirits as they stayed for some time after to be entertained by the choir. The main street of Skerries looks very merry and inviting indeed and great credit is due to all who decorated it from the Obelisk right up to the Rush end of the town. The tree is a special way to remember those we lost this Christmas. No doubt Santa too will find it equally inviting and is sure to make a very special stop for all the boys and girls of Skerries.
N1 to Belfast
Balheary, Swords, Co. Dublin Tel: 840 9655 840 1370
Happy Christmas to all our customers and a prosperous New Year
help with the fundraising. The pub was filled with 16 tables of four as Lusk residents came together to support the campaign. As previously reported in the County Leader, the prospect of this proposed Monster Sewage plant being located in the heart of Ireland’s Market Garden has caused outrage in Lusk and all over the North County. Various protest meetings and charity nights such as this have taken place around the County and a further protest rally is due to take place in the coming weeks. The quiz participants paid €10 a table and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. All funds raised will go towards organising future Anti-Sewage events in the area.
What a Great Christmas Gift Solution… Pictured here L-R are the organisers and MCs of the recent Anti-Sewage quiz night in Lusk: Paul Mc Nally, Joe Pic: PK Sullivan, Geraldine Dunne and Denise Lowry.
Balscadden Fair Comes Up Trumps The annual Balscadden Christmas Fair took place recently and proved a huge success once again. The fair spectacularly raised over €5000 for two worthy local causes in the area. The fair took place at Balscadden Community Hall and was full of all kinds of goodies from local crafts, home baking, a bottle stall, lucky dip and much more. A large raffle also took place to draw in a crowd which enjoys lots of local support each year. The proceeds from the festive fair were shared between Balbriggan Community Hall and St Benignus School in Balscadden. A big congratulations goes to everyone involved for putting in the hard work and organising the fair and also to all the locals who so generously supported and contributed to the event.
Contact Us: North County Leader Leader House, North Street, Swords Tel: 8 400 200 www.northcountyleader.ie Advertising
Get Your Christmas Hamper At Unwind Starting from €30 Twin Wine Boxes Starting from €13.99 • LA Bicycleta • Farina Pino Grigio • The McKenna Collection
Wooden Twins €19.99 Come in for more offers 50 North St, Swords Ph: 01 8075147 Advertising ...............................Marian Charles Kristina Beljakova Jason Brennan Editorial ....................................Patrick Finnegan Jennifer McShane Printers.....................................MCP - Navan Published by ............................Seel Publishing Ltd.
Give us the Thumbs Up!
Tel: 01 8400 200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsdesk Tel: 01 8400 200 email@example.com Your Quality Local Newspaper
Reaching 160,000 Consumers Every Week! Delivered to Homes & Businesses in • Balbriggan • Balrothery • Skerries • Lusk • Rush • Loughshinny • Ballyboughal • Rolestown • Naul • Oldtown • Ballough • Garristown • Portrane • Donabate • Swords • Kinsealy • Malahide • Portmarnock • Stamullen
Follow us on Twitter @TheCountyLeader
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Inside the issue End of Year Business Briefing
On Thursday last, the much anticipated McInerney Saunders Chartered Accountants ‘End of Year Business Briefing’ took place in Movies@Swords at the Pavilions Shopping Centre. See pictures on page 8 and full report on page 11 >
Sewage Plant Protest Meeting In Malahide The controversy over the proposed Monster Sewage Plant being located in the North County moved south to Malahide on Thursday last.
Award Ceremony In Balbriggan Friends of Autism and ADHD held their fund raising Awards Ceremony on the 8th of December last. The ceremony held in The Town Hall Balbriggan was opened by the showing of the film Black Balloon at 6.30pm, followed by the ceremony. An impressive amount of almost €30,000 was raised and given to over 13 different
By Roxana Neag community groups and individuals around Balbriggan. Every group or individual received a cheque of varied value that will go towards several worthwhile causes, such as Balbriggan Cancer Support Group, Balbriggan Senior Citizens Group and
Balbriggan Youth Service. The Friends of A u t i s m / A D H D Balbriggan shop opened its doors three years ago and since then proceeds from their sales fund various different projects. The larger portion of their funds goes towards the position of Advocacy workers. They help and advise families of children and adults who suffer from Autism. /ADHD and any other disability. At present they have approximately 60 volunteers.
Pictured here are Cathy Gaffney, Marie Dunne, Beverly Grimes and Peggy Pic:RN Quinlan at the recent Friends of Autism & ADHD Awards Ceremony.
Forty Years For Swords Bridge Club
See report on page 14 >
Dismay At Cut To Training Courses In Balbriggan
By Derry-Ann Morgan
There was a blow for unemployed people in Balbriggan recently, when the town was not included in the first round of tenders as a location for the delivery of FAS training courses. See details on page 14 >
Swords Electoral Boundary Controversy Rages On Swords residents, displaced from their Dublin-North constituency following a boundary review in 2007 are stepping up the campaign to have the community 'isolating' decision reversed. See page 16 >
Pictured here at the 40th celebrations of Swords Bridge Club are front row: L-R: Joe and Ailish Bishop, Nora Broodrick and Leopold Batt (Founder members). Middle Row: L-R: Frank O'Brien (Club's Vice President), Anne Harrington (Club's President), Myra Goslin, Carmel Bradley and Margaret Coyle. Back Row: Padraig Maloney, Michael Beirne, Ann McNally, Pic: DM Pat Sheridan and Margaret Kilbride.
BOOK TICKETS NOW... firstname.lastname@example.org
Swords Bridge Club celebrateed 40 years in existence in style recently. Celebrations were held in the Senior Citizens Centre in Swords. The club was founded in 1971 and although the club only secured a premises twenty years ago, the determination and dedication of the club’s members kept the club running. It was truly a great achievement and credit is certainly due to everyone who has enabled the successful running of the club. This special anniversary shows us the continuing strength of local groups around the area. The celebrations included a four course meal, refreshments followed by entertainment. The event was attended by four founder members along with the current President, Vice President and committee members and club members. A wonderful evening was had by all who attended and we wish the club continuing success in the future.
www.movies-at.ie 1520 333 880
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Swords Boxing Club Hits Out At Council Swords Boxing club has hit out at County Council management for blocking a €25,000 grant which would have provided for long overdue maintenance work to Carnegie Library, the club’s base on North Street. The Irish Boxing Association grant,
which became available through the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, would have provided for a heating system which is not in place, new floor boards and other much needed minor maintenance works. However, the local
By Kieran Dunne authority refused to sign-off on the letter needed to free up the money, highlighting the building as a listed structure, wholly unsuitable for its current use. Speaking to the County Leader, club
secretary, John Sheppard rubbished such claims stating that: “They (Council management) are no more interested at helping the kids in Swords than the lads in Timbuktu. They couldn’t care less and just want us out of their hair.” “Last summer, we decided we needed to paint this place up. The Council left us with mildew running
down the walls, paint peeling; in bits. They’d no interest in helping us whatsoever, so we got the committee and parents together for some painting. We spent about three weeks on nights and weekends tidying the place up and it was great for community spirit. The Council changed our locks, when we did that, and it took us a couple of weeks to get the keys back,” he said. The club, which has
Rollers Verticals Venetians Roman Blinds Wood Slat Wood Shutters Velux
rt of comfon home ow your & FREE G FITTIN Old Blinds refurbished, reversed, rescalloped and repaired made like new. NEW fabric on existing vertical blinds.
Santa Fe Plantation Shutters Now Available
Showroom: 100 Strand Street, Skerries, Co Dublin Parnell Street, Dublin 1
30% OFF with 3 or more blinds
Call 01 849 3500 for your free quotation
Opening Hours Mon - Frii 10 - 5pm • Sat S 10 - 1pm www.bgwindowsblinds.goldenpages.ie Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Making blinds since 1981
Pictured here at the entrance to Swords Boxing Club toilet, described as 'third world' standard, is secretary John Sheppard with 11-year-old Sean Curtis.
had to strip back membership to just 45 boxers since 2008, also highlighted its willingness to engage
with officials, insisting that the money would have only been spent where the local authority saw fit.
Local TD Clare Daly (SP), having originally made the grant enquiry for the club, summed up the decision saying: “How could €25,000 which would improve the venue for uses that are not boxing specific, but would benefit the building even after the club has gone, and which have nothing to do with the structure itself, be a bad thing?” The club have been operating out of Carnegie Library as a temporary base for almost eight years.
THE CHEF SHOP
Uniforms - Utensils - Food Prep Products
FACTORY CLEARANCE SHOP Hotel Crockery – Cutlery – Oven to Tableware – Up To 80% Off
Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal Secretary, Pat McGonagle (left) hands over 32 shopping vouchers in denominations of €50 to Dennis Barry of The Rivervalley, Swords conference of St. Vincent de Paul. The vouchers will be divided equally between the four St. Vincent de Paul conferences in Swords. The Club also donated 8 vouchers in €50 denominations to club member, John Parrott, who is a member of Dublin Airport Salvation Army to be distributed at their discretion.
Unit 3B Airport Business Park Opp Kealy`s Pub Cloghran, Co. Dublin Opening Hours Mon – Fri 9a.m to 5p.m Tel: 01 – 844 5555
TO THE PUBLIC
Now Open! Restaurant Quality Thai Food for collection & delivery Special introductory offer: FREE starter* with every main course ordered when you mention this advert
*max starter value €6.00
North Street, Swords
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4pm - 10:30pm
Order Now: Call: (01) 813 8255
Fri-Sat: 4pm - 11:00pm
See our full menu and order online at www.sanuk.ie
Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm
Delivering to: Swords, Malahide, Donabate/Portrane, Lusk, Portmarnock, Santry email@example.com
North County Dublinâ€™s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
North County Living by Caroline Heffernan
Wilde About Fishing
Unit 5 Newgrange Business Park, Donore Road, Drogheda Tel: 041 – 9843700 Fax: 041 – 9843745email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.fireplacesdirect.ie Opening Hours: Mon - Friday 9am - 6pm Sat 10am - 5.30pm Sunday: 2pm - 6pm
Always fascinated by the tough challenging job into the net, they hit off the bars and go straight of a fisherman and following increased contro- up out of a hole in the net, back into the water versy in recent times about issues within the where they remain alive, we've no discards with industry, I visited local fisherman Ivan Wilde at it at all.” his home in Rush. Ivan's family has been in the Discarding healthy fish that are prohibited from fishing industry for six generations and when I being brought to shore under European Union met him, he painted an even bleaker picture than rules has long been an issue for Irish fishermen. I had envisaged. It is particularly difficult, knowing that most of “At one time, there was a fleet of 33 trawlers in what they are forced to throw back into the sea Skerries and now we're down to three boats. My will not survive having been taken out. “When brother Noel has one, I have one and I recently fish are caught, some of them are alive, some of sold a second trawler, the M.F.V. Nausicaa to them dead but 90 per cent of them won't survive Richard Branigan, a local man from Loughshinny. having been taken up to the top of the water.” I am replacing this in January with a modern four There is currently a world shortage of fish particyear old vessel. Between the three of us, we are ularly in the Irish Sea, Ivan explains. “It has been trying to build back up the Skerries fishing fleet.” designated a conservation zone and there is Ivan explains that the demise of the Irish fishing hope in the industry that if we desist from industry occurred when we joined the European catching fish for a few years, the stocks will come Union in 1972. “It's a scandal what the govern- back in large numbers. Fishermen along the ment did. They gave away fishing rights to the coast are doing this at their own expense making most valuable fishing grounds in Europe. They it very difficult to earn a livelihood. There have could have created employment in the fishing also been reductions in the number of days sector if they'd invested in it.” fishing allowed in the Irish Sea and different Many fishermen have left the industry in the 40 rules apply along different parts of the coastline. years since. “Lots of fishermen de-commissioned Dunmore East in Waterford has a healthy stock their boats, availing of grants from Brussels, lost of white fish and when we go down there we their fishing licence and then don't need to use our grid.” had to find something else to Having gone to sea for 25 years “The government gave do with their lives.” Ivan is from the age of 17, Ivan no saddened at the reduction of away fishing rights to longer makes the perilous trips boats at every port. “It's dwinalong our coastline. “I loved it the most valuable dling all the time. At one time, but I don't miss it at all,” he fishing grounds in there was a large fleet of fishlaughs. He is responsible for ermen in Howth, but now there Europe. They could selling the prawns caught by are very few.” the 12 men working for him on Strict monitoring of quotas have created employ- his trawlers who head out to and 500 fishery offences now sea for four and five day trips at ment in the fishing on the statue books, add a time. “Fishermen nowadays sector if they'd further to the difficulties of are working in far worse invested in it.” fishermen constantly battling weather than we did and I'm bureaucracy. “I don't know always worrying about them. why the government made fishery offences crim- My son Eamon, who is 25 lives for fishing, he inal,” Ivan says “it's difficult to know every one loves it. It's a rough job. You're out there of them.” Under current EU legislation, French tumbling around in the boat, 24 hours a day.” fisherman hold 50 per cent of the sea bass quota Having initially encountered a level of hostility caught off the Irish coast with another proportion when he added the grid to his net in order to going to Spain. “The Irish have none,” Ivan catch prawns, Ivan believes it may become law exclaims. With its increased popularity in Ireland and the only way allowable to catch fish in the in recent times, Ivan explains that the sea bass Irish Sea. “It's not very expensive and some fishwe eat here may either be farmed or may have ermen are beginning to come around to it now.” been caught by French and Spanish trawlers, Ivan and Noel have convinced Richard Branigan repackaged and imported back into Ireland.” and his crew to work the grid as they take over With quota difficulties and the reduction in the M.F.V. Nausicaa and 'wish them the best of fishing stocks along our coastline, Ivan and Noel luck.' He is hopeful that the Minister for decided to focus on catching prawns. Three years Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney ago they fit a grid to their nets, having may make some much needed reforms in the researched it in Sweden. Outside of Sweden, industry, “he hasn't done a lot so far but we have they are the only boats in the European Union to give him a chance.” operating this system. “The grid is about four Ivan praises fishermen across the coast of feet long and three feet wide and has bars Ireland. “People don't realise when they see a coming down through it just over an inch apart. fish on a plate, the work that went into catching “You'll not catch white fish with it,” Ivan it. Fishermen put their lives at risk everyday out explains. “When fish other than shellfish come in a boat; it's not like an ordinary job.” Name: Location: Newsworthiness:
Ivan Wilde Loughshinny With much controversy concerning the demise of the Irish fishing industry, Ivan Wilde is well placed to provide an insider's viewpoint.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
THE LOUNGE / AFTERDARK
THE HUMBUCKS LIVE ON STAGE
ST STEPHENS NIGHT
THE ENEMIES NEW YEAR PARTY
Bottle Beers €3
December 22 THE LOUNGE / AFTERDARK
XMAS COCKTAIL PARTY Cocktails €4.50 All Night - Quiz €100 Cash to be won FREE PASSES for AfterDark before 11.30pm - With Dj Ben
December 23 THE LOUNGE / AFTERDARK / HOME
THE SNOW PRE PARTY IN THE LOUNGE With DJ Ken – Bottle Beers €3 (CUSTOMER APPRECIATION INVITES AVAILABLE) IN HOME
THE SNOW PARTY 2011 ( Home Nightclubs most Famous Nights of the Year - The one night NOT to be missed! ) WITH Jeremy Dixon & Adrian Kennedy
December 24 THE LOUNGE @ O’SHEAS
CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY DJ John Devine getting you in the mood!
NUMBER LIMITED – ACCESS ALL AREAS Guest List Guaranteed Entrance (tru facebook only) 3 DJ’s – 6 Bars The Biggest Night of the YEAR (Customer Appreciation night invites available)
A bit early but the lads finish the band year with a Big party – FREE Passes to Afterdark with DJ Jeremy Dixon.
In THE LOUNGE
KARAOKE WITH JIMBO REILLY
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Prize for best singer - PLUS DJ Pete Williams Drinks Promos all night In AFTERDARK
FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 11PM DJ John Devine Selected Drinks €3 Before 12pm Fast Passes to HOME Nightclub on Night!
AFTERDARK REUNION PARTY
All the hits of Afterdark over the years • Drinks promos all night!
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2011
December 28 THE LOUNGE/ HOME Dec 28th
CUSTOMER APRECIATION NIGHT
THE BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!
DJ JOHN DEVINE - OAZIZ – DJ ADRIAN KENNEDY – SMASH HITS & DJ JEREMY DIXON - ONE NIGHT, 5 LEGENDS AND YOU! ALL DRINKS €3 (e.s.d)
Glitter Cannons, Balloon Drops, Confetti Cannons & Lots more. With DJ’S Graham & Ken DOORS 10:30pm SHARP. ALL DRINKS €3 B4 12am ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT
THE LOUNGE @ OSHEAS
WITH DJ KEN
THE HANGOVER BALL
- Selected 2 for 1 Bottle Beers • Selected 2 for 1 Shots & All Cocktails 2 for 1
With 5-4-3-2-1 IN HOME DJ ADRIAN PLAYING ALL THE BEST FROM 2010
The Lounge Bar & Home Night Club The Harbour Balbriggan email@example.com
North County Dublinâ€™s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Where to now?
at Movies@Swords on December 8th 2011
Siobhan Kinsella (Nifast Health and Safety) with Maura Kelly (AIB Bank).
Ian Hunter (Pavilions Shopping Centre), Janice Lawlor (Movies@Swords), Darren Crampton (Movies@Swords) and Tony Lambert (Fingal Dublin Chamber).
Niall Butterly (JM Vintners) and Paul Kunkels (Irritec Ltd).
John Hughes (APT Ltd), Vincent Shannon (Shannon Solicitors),
Gerry Fitzmaurice (North County Leader Newspaper), Gerry McInerney (McInerney Saunders), Tony Lambert (CEO Fingal Dublin Chamber), John Fitzgerald, Neal Morrison and Owen Sheehy, all from McInerney Saunders who were keynote speakers at the event.
Gerry Fitzmaurice (North County Leader), with Ted Corcoran (Ted Corcoran & Associates).
Stephen Malone (Malone Engineering) and Catherine Brady (DCU).
Paul Butler and Olivia Butler (both from Liv Clothing Ltd).
Paddy Lonergan (Bank of Ireland) and Paula Harmon (Bank of Ireland)
Jock Jordan (Gift Voucher Shop) and Michael Kennedy (Michael Kennedy Insurance).
Freda Farrell (Fingal Dublin Chamber) with Laura Levins and Maria Levins (both from McInerney Saunders).
Rosalynn Jones and Christopher Jones (both from Phoenix Driving School).
Andy Farry, Gerry Sinnott and Emmet O'Hara (all from Ulster Bank).
Willie Maxwell (Intertrade Ireland) and Tony Lambert (Fingal Dublin Chamber).
Neal Morrison (McInerney Saunders), Sean Corrigan (Balbriggan Enterprise Development Group) and Jason Byrne.
Deirdre Healy, Susan Cullen and Edel Collier (all from McInerney Saunders).
John Lambert and Eddie Roche (both from Print Logistics)
Adrienne Walsh and Derek Walsh (both from Industrial and Garage Equipment), with Pat McGonagle (McGonagle Solicitors).
Andrew Lynch and Suzanne Caffrey (both from Brightwater Recruitment).
Suzanne Cashin and Richard Flood (both from Goodbody Stockbrokers).
Stephen Lam (NCA Architects) with Oisin Geoghegan (Fingal County Enterprise Board)
Albert Goodson and Barry Dougan (Harmonstown Motors)
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Christmas Fun Run In Rush Rush is certainly is buzzing these days and not even the cold and bitter rain on Sunday 4th December last could do anything to stop that. Last Sunday was the Rush Chamber of Commerce’s Fun Run in aid of Tidy Towns and the Christmas Lights fund. Two races in one were held, a 5 K and a 10K. All sorts participated in
the event from serious runners, to family groups, to those doing it for personal reasons and just for fun. There was a big crowd and they were all in festive cheer with Santa hats and Christmas costumes a plenty. Needless to say the young boys and girls, and parents too by the looks of things, were still buzzing from Santa’s special visit to Rush the evening before. And word has it that he will still be around to see as many boys and girls in Rush as he can before the big day.
Christmas Trees For Sale Beside Quickfit at Tesco, Clarehall Shopping Centre
From 1st of December NON-SHED CHRISTMAS TREES FROM €30 1000’s to choose from
Call: 089 417 2252
A Benefit Night for Temple Street Hospital was held recently at the Harbour Bar in Rush. Pictured enjoying themselves at the event are David Power, Bobby Jones and Maria Pic: PK Melendo-Jones.
Christmas Stories For A Good Cause
Pictured here at the recent Fun Run in Rush are: L-R: Dermot Higgins, Fionn Higgins, Isobel Ryan and Pic: PK Mate Nagy.
Balbriggan Christmas Festival kicked off last week, with so much happening on the Square from street performers, face painters, balloon artists, the Christmas market and festive music from St Patricks Brass and Reed Band. Santa arrived in his sleigh escorted by the Balbriggan Gardai, much to the delight of the waiting children, many who waited patiently in line to tell the man in red of the wishes and desires. A fantastic festival and a great start to the festive season. Pictured are Eva and Kerri O'Neill. Pic: T.Healy
Each Christmas, local writer Megan Wyne from Skerries, produces a booklet of short stories written by her writing students. This year, 56 children, teenagers and adults, who attended the creative writing classes in Skerries and Malahide have contributed stories for the booklet. The booklet is entitled ‘Dive into Stories.’ It costs €4 and all profits are going to Turn the Tide of Suicide, which the authors nominated as their chosen Snippet charity. The official launch of the booklet will take Flower place in Skerries Mill on Thursday 15th December Arranging at 5.15pm. The 56 contrib- Demo utors, along with all of their family and friends, Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society are will attend. The booklet will go on sale holding a Christmas Arranging from 15th December in Flower many local outlets in the demonstration by local area. It will make a lovely Chelsea winning flower Christmas present and the arranger, Christopher more sold the better as White on Wednesday, proceeds go towards a 15th of December at great cause. All support is 8.30pm in the Scouts Den, Balbriggan. greatly appreciated.
2 Clonmel House, Off Main Street, Swords
w w w. e s c a p e 2 i m a g e . i e firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselling Service Appointments Now Available Morning or Evenings Is there something causing you concern? Are you bereaved, depressed, stressed, anxious? Do you have relationship or family problems?
TARGET Counselling Service offers confidential, one-to-one non- directive counselling. Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.30pm Evening Appointments Monday to Thursday 5.00pm-9.00pm Free Childcare is available by arrangement for morning appointments only. TARGET Counselling Service Scoil naTrionoid Naofa, Holy Trinity National School, Newbrook Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13.
Ph- 01- 8670279
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Having a party?... Call Us Now On: 8•400•200 Don’t Forget To Tag Your Photo!
Paul Farrell, Susan Smullen and Peter Smullen are three family members who all share the same birthday. They decided to hold their birthday party in St Maur's GAA Club in Rush. PK
David O'Connor celebrated his 21st birthday recently in the Old Boro in Swords with family and friends. He is pictured here with his parents and brother: Terry, Alan, David and Imelda O'Connor. DM
Visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthCountyLeader
Noel Synnott celebrated his 60th birthday with a bash in the Harp Bar in Swords. Pictured enjoying the evening are: Bill Winters, Noel Synnott and Phil Winters. PK
Pictured at Kimberly Wells' 30th birthday party in Blue Bar, Skerries are Alan Dylan, Jes Buntman, Kimberly Wells and John O’Neill. JF A Friends Reunion Party took place recently at Ollie's Bar in Skerries. Pictured are Louisa Lavin, Cathy Gannon and Liz Horay. PK
Friends, Stacie Callaghan, Lorraine Carolan and Laura Mooney are pictured enjoying a night out in PK Ollie's Bar in Skerries recently.
Geraldine Donnelly left work at C & Ts recently and decided to have a going away party in Ollie's Bar in Skerries. Pictured at the event are Sandra Skrupskyte, Anna Mieszizak-Raczka, Caroline Hughes, Geraldine Donnelly and Kristina Marcinkeviciute. PK
Greg Talbot's 21st birthday party was held in the Harp Bar in Swords recently. Pictured at the party are, Danny Acatinaci, Ciara Talbot, Jerry Sheridan, Kevin Brady, Greg Talbot, Noeleen Murphy and Alan Kieran. PK
Enjoying a Girlie Night Out at the Strand Bar, Rush are Emma Brady, Ruth Colmey and Janine Flood. PK
Pictured at a Pilates Party in Skerries Sailing Club recently are Margaret Slattery, Kevin Woods, PK Geraldine Sexton and Paul Sexton.
Pics: Peter Kearney and Derry-Ann Morgan
Great Success Of Business Seminar On Thursday last, 8th December, the much anticipated McInerney Saunders Chartered Accountants ‘End of Year Business Briefing’ took place. This free, early morning event was held in conjunction with Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce, with North County Leader Newspaper as the media partner. This event was held at Movies@Swords in the Pavilions Shopping Centre and attracted a very large gathering of business people, both well established and start ups. McInerney Saunders staff members, Gerry McInerney,
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Neal Morrison, John Fitzgerald and Owen Sheehy were the keynote speakers who used their impressive expertise to demonstrate how businesses can thrive and grow in the present economic climate. A lively question and answer session followed and there was a very healthy and positive participation by many of the attendees. The event was widely regarded as a great success. The venue was universally praised and Janice Lawlor from Movies@Swords was singled out for her role in making the venue available. Free car parking was provided by the Pavilions Shopping Centre. See pictures on page 8
Captain’s Dinner At Donabate Golf Club Captain Pat McNeill recently hosted his Captain’s Dinner in Donabate Golf Club. There was a great attendance at the event, which included Captains from neighbouring golf clubs, past captains and members of Donabate Golf Club. Speaking to the County Leader, Pat says he’s always delighted to see such a good turn out on the Dinner nights: “It’s always great to see these nights being so
ENGLAND New Course Prepares for Zombie Attack
Island View Hotel in Malahide hosted a Christmas lunch for Malahide Senior Citizens free of charge last week. This is an annual occurence and hotel manager, Ronan Kelly said that the "Senior Citizens are very loyal to the hotel and this is our way of saying thank you to them." Pictured enjoying the lunch are L-R Catherine Molloy, Eddie Murphy, Brigid Knox, Ronan Kelly (hotel manager), Joan Sheppard and Lil Whelan.
A new course has opened up in England to train people against a zombie attack. The course teaches you how to use a pistol, grenades and a rifle. The main mission takes place in a warehouse where you must fight off zombies. Co-founder Richard Kershaw said “It’s not everyday that you get to fight off a warehouse full of zombies”
successful and is a testament to how well the club continues to do.” Also in attendance were County Mayor, Cllr Gerry McGuire and Fr Cyril Mangan, P.P. Swords. A great and successful night was had by all. The success of the night reflects the continuing prosperity of this fine golf club. The golf club will soon be wrapping things up for Christmas, but we’ve no doubt the club will continue its success next year.
Donabate Golf Club recently held their annual Captain's Dinner in the Clubhouse. Pictured at the dinner are: Pat McNeill (Captain, Donabate Golf Club), County Mayor, Gerry McGuire and Charlie Donnelly (President, Donabate Golf Club). Pic: D.M.
Fantastic Season Of Sailing In Skerries Skerries Sailing Club has recognised another fantastic season of sailing at its recent junior prize giving event in the club house recently. The ceremony honoured all the junior sailors aged from 8 to 17 who took to the water during the year. A variety of prizes were given out on the night, some of the youngsters were rewarded for completing their first sailing season and others were presented with outstanding achievement awards. It has been a great season for all junior members and Skerries Sailing Club would like to offer their congratulations to all members for their achievements. The members represented the club at local, regional, national and international levels. We’re sure the club will continue to have great success when the sailing season resumes again next year.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
The picturesque, seaside town of Balbriggan has so much to offer residents and visitors alike. You will have to go no further than Balbriggan this Christmas to find all you need for the festive season. This bustling town has it all: shops, restaurants, clubs and friendly locals to top it all off. You will find everything you need here for the perfect Christmas.
Festive Feeling All the local businesses and shops around Balbriggan will be getting their trademark festive make over this season so you’ll truly feel that exciting Christmas atmosphere. We may not have any snow just yet, but that doesn’t stop Balbriggan from being a magical place to visit.
Cllr. Peadar O’KELLY
Perfect for Partie s and Gifts
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year
3 Wise Men Leading the way in Balbriggan!! It’s almost Three years to the day that BK Motors went into liquidation and all the staff found themselves on the dole queue a week before Christmas. They say that you must always take some good out of everything and this has certainly proven to be the case at the old premises in Balrothery. At the start of 2009 three former employees Larry Halpin, Sean Gibbons and Gareth Keogh took the brave step and started up their own businesses respectively. Larry and Sean with a background in the service industry came together and formed M1 Motors. A state of the art Service and repair centre where servicing and diagnostic work for every make and model is available at unbeatable value. Beside them Gareth Keogh opened GK Motors which offers new and quality used vehicles of every make and model whether it’s a passenger vehicle or commercial vehicle we have it all…. Along with tailored finance packages to suit your every need. With both companies working side-by-side they strive to keep value for money and customer satisfaction as their top priority in these challenging times. So whether it’s a SERVICE, TYRES, OR JUST A NEW CAR, JEEP OR VAN your after, you’ll find all in one site conveniently located in Balrothery opposite the Balrothery Inn at Kellys business park.
All Leading Brands Supplied
Seasons greetings to one and all from all the staff at M1 Motors & GK Motors.
Pictured are Gareth Keogh (GK Motors) and Larry Halpin and Sean Gibbons (M1 Motors)
Kellys Business Park, Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin M1 Motors: 968 0880 www.m1motors.ie • GK Motors: 968 0615 www.gkmotors.ie email@example.com
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Seasons Greetings from the Management and Staff of Balbriggan Community College to all Students and Parents CURRENTLY TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR 2012 - 2013
Shop Local Supporting local businesses has always been important, but the current economic climate means that now more than ever it is time for the community to shop local and support the traders in the area. You can enjoy the festive atmosphere around your community without having to venture into the madness of the city centre and you’ll be giving them a much appreciated helping hand too.
Shop Around The main thing on everyone’s mind at the moment will be getting that Christmas shopping sorted well in time for Santa’s anticipated arrival. In the spirit of bringing that truly festive cheer to the town, Balbriggan’s shops are brimfull of festive cheer and the friendly and helpful locals will help you find everything you need for that perfect present. Millfield Shopping Centre has also recently opened in Balbriggan which is packed with a huge variety of shops and food outlets. There’s so much choice when it comes to shopping in Balbriggan that even the most frenzied shopaholic will find everything they need.
around Balbriggan. will have plenty going There is an array of on in the new year. restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets that See Those Sights will satisfy any appetite and have The historical town of everything you need for that delicious Christmas dinner. Plenty of these will have yummy festive specials on in the run up to Christmas, so keep an eye out for those offers.
From Ardgillan Castle, the beach and not forgetting those golf clubs, the area has so much to offer and continues to thrive.
There’s something for everyone in Balbriggan this Christmas, so why not come down and join in the festive fun.
BALBRIGGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Pineridge, Chapel Street, Balbriggan Ph: 01 841 2388 • Fax: 01 841 3818 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Clubs Clubs are a terrific way to get involved in your community. There are an array of Clubs located around Balbriggan for locals to get involved. All these clubs will be getting into the Christmas spirit and will have various festive activities on before the Christmas break and
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Mob: 087 227 30 60 email: email@example.com www.labour.ie
State of the art Dental Treatment in a relaxed environment Balbriggan Dental Clinic
• Free exam for PRSI patients • Dental Cleaning from €30 • Hygienist appointments • Medical Card patients welcome • Emergency/ Evening appointments • Nervous patients welcome • Full price list on website
Sunday 18th of December @ 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. and from Jan 3rd - Jan 6th inclusive.
See the Christmas elves like never before. Childre n Visit the secret wishing cave and the Only elves’ workshop. Each child will receive a Christmas treat! Schools and crèches welcome Further details@ www.ardgillancastle.ie
PA Hair would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their loyal clients for their custom this year….
Dr Colin Lynam
Grubs Up! You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the tasty food on offer
Balbriggan is filled with an array of sights and activities that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors during Christmas.
6 Chapel St, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Tel: (01) 690-3464
w w w. b a l b r i g g a n d e n t a l . c o m
Everything We Touch Turns to
Seasons Greetings Greetings & & Seasons New Year Year from from all all Prosperous New Prosperous the staff staff at at O’Connor O’Connor Estates Estates the Talk to us today regarding: N Residential N Commercial N New Developments N Landsites N Lettings
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Tel: 01-6911404 Web: www.oconnorestates.ie
The PA Hair team (l to r): Anna Lynch, Denise McKenna, Linda O’Brien Sharon Byrne and Darragh Di Fiore
• Kids Parties • Birthday parties • Group discounts • Movie Club Nights • Private Screening • Hens & Stags *coming soon in December: Harveys Bar & Grill Movie Meal Deal
Best Screens and Deals on your doorstep @
Mill St, Balbriggan Ph: 6905377
We would also like to welcome our newest stylist Denise McKenna to the Salon
Watch this space for January, February & March for recession busting prices on all your favourite styles!!
PA Hair H
14 Chapel Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin • Ph: 01 883 4937
North County Dublinâ€™s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
yearâ€™s Tidy Towns Competition, having entered again after a ten year absence. They have a thriving Chamber of Commerce which continues to grow and have had an array of Christmas festivities enjoy, including the on for all the locals to Christmas Dance, St Patrickâ€™s Day parade, Harbour Festival and Santaâ€™s grotto. Rush Company Solicitors has lots to offer the enthusiastic shopper with a combination of Happy both traditional and modern shops Christmas and stalls. Youâ€™ll find to all our everything you need customers from traditional toys to the more modern gadgets, there really Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin is something for www.dermotmcnamara.ie everyone to enjoy. In Tel: 01 8438766 Fax: 01 8438 940 a town that has acquired a true sense of community and traditional values, this is something that a visitor wonâ€™t be able to miss, as they take in the unique festive atmosphere that Rush has to offer this Christmas. The town has managed to mainJordanstown, Five Roads, Lusk, Co. Dublin tain a lovely balance Tel: 01 8438944 (8 lines) Fax: 01 8438971 of tradition and firstname.lastname@example.org modernity in a most â€œWishing All Our Customers a Happy Christmasâ€? appealing way. Similarly to Rush, Lusk has that traditional feeling that makes for a truly wonderful Christmas atmosphere around the town. Lusk, though formerly a village is now categorised as a town, due its its ever Qualified & Experienced Staff increasing population Experienced & Qualified Purpose Built, with outdoor play size. Lusk residents areaFully Insured and take pride in their Health Board Reg. town, each year they continue to excel in Purpose BuiltRequired Creche Catering for: the Tidy Towns competition and â€˘ Babies strive to keep this â€˘ Wobblers/Toddlers tradition up year after year. Visitors will be â€˘ Playschool instantly aware that â€˘ Montessori the town does not have an urban feel, â€˘ Afterschool but instead has that traditional feel. This Dun Emer, Lusk, County Dublin will be evident as you stroll around the superbly decorated PLACES AVAILABLE FOR 2012 town looking to get those all important Christmas gifts. Like Rush, you are very likely to be served by the owner in the local Builders Providers shops here.The warm All Building Materials: Sand, Gravel, friendly locals and Cement, Blocks, Bricks, Timber. traders will be sure to Get ready for Spring Special Offer on make your shopping Raised Beds, Patio Slabs & Decking experience one to remember and you DELIVERY SERVICE can take your pick from the mix of Happy Christmas to all modern and tradiOur Customers tional shops which will display all sorts Church Road, Lusk, Co Dublin Tel : 01 843 7216 of festive goodies.
Rush is a traditional, quaint town which has plenty to offer its visitors and residents this Christmas. The town has every reason to be in a celebratory mood this festive season; they recently had a very successful run in this
Pictured at the Public Meeting at the Grand Hotel in Malahide, protesting against the proposed nrew Monster Sewage Plant in the North County are from left, Brian Dennehy and Jacqui McCrum (both from Reclaim Fingal Action Group), David Moore from Fairshare Action Group, Senator Darragh O'Brien and Cllr Eoghan O'Brien.
Sewage Plant Protest Meeting In Malahide
By Patrick Finnegan
ALTERATIONS Carmel at Stitches wishing all her Clients A Very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year Carmel with an Award For The Customer Service of the Year 2011/ 2012
Stitches ALTERATIONS Lower Main Street, Rush Or Call Carmel on:
087 2298 270
Dismay At Cut To Training Courses In Balbriggan
Derek Plant Farm Machinery Ltd.
Part T and ime Fu Time ll Plac es
Happy Christmas from
Ph: 01 - 843 8824
J.Browne & Sons
The controversy over the proposed Monster Sewage Plant being located in the North County moved south to Malahide on Thursday last. The meeting was held in the Grand Hotel and was chaired by Jacqui McCrum, a Rush resident and member of Reclaim Fingal Action Group. Also in attendance were local representatives, Senator Darragh Oâ€™Brien and councillor Eoghan Oâ€™Brien, who both made contributions to the meeting. David Moore, a founder member of Fairshare Action Group from Donabate, which resisted the monster plant being located in
Donabate some years ago, spoke of the teamwork which is needed in the fight ahead. â€œThis is not just about Rush, or Skerries or Donabate - it is about the entire North County area. If an accident occurs with this plant, then the entire coastline will be affected,â€? he said. Fairshare, as the name suggests is all about areas taking their fair share of the burden. The idea of a monster plant taking the waste from seven different local authority areas was not acceptable.â€? There was general agreement that the vast amount of money needed to build the plant, estimated at around â‚Ź2.5 billion, would be better utilised in upgrading the existing treatment plants in the area. This would be achieved at a fraction of the cost of building this monster plant and was seen as the way forward to solving the sewage problem.
Where a childâ€™s development and individuality are key. Large secure outdoor area in country setting Childrenâ€™s own gardening patch Arts & Crafts, Sand/Water Play, Dance & Drama, Music Programme, Language Skills, Cookery.
Book before December 22nd and get 2 weeks free
087 232 4316 email@example.com
Wishing the people of Fingal a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
FARRELL 4, The Drive, Orlynn Park, Lusk Ph: 8438311 Mob: 0877551927 firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a blow for unemployed people in Balbriggan recently, when the town was not included in the first round of tenders as a location for the delivery of FAS training courses. These courses are invaluable to local unemployed people, who learn computer skills and how to fill in a CV, as well as letter writing and other career changing skills. Sean Corrigan, General Manager of Balbriggan E n t e r p r i s e Development Group (BEDG), which provides the training courses, was particularly upset at the decision not to include Balbriggan as a venue for the courses. He told the County Leader: â€œWe have eight people employed here and the bulk of our work is from people assessed by FAS. We are a FAS certified training company, which is a prerequisite. The course involving Information Technology has six courses, with three locations allocated to it. They are in Swords, Dublin City and Dublin 15.â€? Balbriggan is an area with a large unemployment problem and many of these would have availed of FAS
Sean Corrigan, General Manager of Balbriggan Enterprise Development Group, is pictured outside the office at BeAT Centre in Balbriggan.
courses here. He continued, â€œThe future of BEDG is unsure at the moment. Our role is to promote and develop the training function and to encourage and support enterprise in the community. FAS was asked if they can confirm that Balbriggan would be chosen to deliver courses, they could not do so. This will be an absolute disaster for people in Balbriggan if FAS does not provide training opportunities in the town,â€? he concluded.
ENGLAND World's Most Expensive Mince Pie The world's most valuable mince pie to to go on show at a shopping centre in London. The ÂŁ3,000 mince pie was made using traditional ingredients from recipes dating back to the 17th century. They include the highestgrade platinum leaf, holy water from Lourdes to bind the pastry.
North County Dublinâ€™s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Pics: Tony Healy
Maureen and Tom Walsh
County Mayor, Gerry McGuire, Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Grainne Maguire and Chamber President, Joe English.
Chamber president Joe pictured with his wife Mary English.
Brenda and Sean Crosson.
Geraldine and Anthony Murphy.
Frank and Margaret Snowe.
Luke Moriarty and Barry Cassin.
Barry Cassin (right) holding a piece which was presented to him on the night. The chamber commissioned the piece from local jeweller Anthony Murphy (left).
David Pratt, P.J.Murphy and Elaine Murphy.
Zoe Nelson receives a token of appreciation from Chamber President, Joe English.
Edwina and Brian Murray
Yvonne and Sean Corrigan with George Boyle and Daithi
Erica and Gerry Buckley.
Aine Neville and Trevor Sargent.
Larry and Marie Dunne.
Mr and Mrs Hugh Cumisky and Sandra and Mark Cumisky.
Shirley and Nicky Carvin.
Pat and Pauline Dunne.
Cllr. May McKeon and Town Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Grainne Maguire
Grace O'Shaughnessy and Des Byrne.
Gabrielle and Bernard English.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Swords Electoral Boundary Controversy Rages On “I’d have bought a house In Dublin-West, if I wanted to vote there,” was the sentiment of one Swords woman about the controversy raging, about the Swords electoral area being divided in two. Swords residents, displaced from their Dublin-North constituency following a boundary review in 2007 are stepping up the campaign to have the community
By Kieran Dunne ‘isolating’ decision reversed. Park Avenue resident, Sandra White is amongst the furious majority demanding to be reinstated in DublinNorth. Despite living across the road from her original polling station, Sandra, like 280 other Brackenstown area residents, now has to travel around 3km to vote in
Pictured here are furious Dublin-West constituents, Sandra White and Bernie Montgomery. They live less than 300m from the Dublin North polling station at St Cronan's National School in the background, where they can no longer vote. Pic: KD
Rivervalley. Speaking to the County Leader, the frustrated resident,
who plans to start a petition, said: “I think that what they’ve done
CALL IN STORE FOR ALL OUR HEATING SPECI ALS
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • BUY AT WHOLESALE PRICES!
For All Your Energy Saving Needs!
Call in to see our new lighting display and our extensive range of energy saving lamps SUPER stic prices. fantaQUILT at Multi Layer Insulation Blanket Open to the Public.
has segregated our community. One side of the Brackenstown Road is in Dublin West, while on the other side is in Dublin North.” Local representatives have already made submissions to the Constituency Commission calling on the return of Rivervalley, Boroimhe, R i d g e w o o d , Brackenstown, Park Avenue and Knocksedan to Dublin North. “There’s absolutely no
Warm Thanks To Balbriggan Residents A benefit evening was held in Balbriggan on Friday 25th November to help raise funds for the funeral of Sinead Delahoyde. Sinead, 38, grew up in the Bath Road area of Balbriggan but was living in England at the time of her death. She tragically died of heart failure on November 12th and is survived by her four daughters. The whole of Balbriggan contributed to helping this young mother come home one last time and her sister got in touch
Snippet Badminton In Skerries
€169.50 per roll
Here is a great way to keep yourself fit during these Winter months. Skerries Badminton Club are looking for new members, both male and females, over 16 only. Beginners are always welcome. The sessions take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm in the Skerries Community Centre.
Equal to 9” Rockwood High Thermal Resistance of 2.7m2 ICW Light weight & Flexible Thermawrap Light weight Thin 7 Flexible
logic behind it,” she continued. “I had a few people canvass us during the by-election; but I basically told them to go away. I wasn’t going to be voting for anyone in Dublin-West, as they won’t be coming all the way out to Swords representing me.” Local councillor, Darragh Butler (FF), along with Michael Kennedy (FF), made a submission to the Commission last month highlighting represen-
with us to thank everyone for their support. “I just want to thank the whole community for helping us out at this difficult time. Your generosity has been unbelievable and deserves to be acknowkledged.Thanks to all involved,” she said.
(Behind McGowan’s Furniture) Tel: 01 8950014 Fax: 01 840 4825
Garristown, Co. Dublin • Visit our website www.dlwindows.ie Info@dlwindows.ie - Tel 018354066 - Fax 018354088 Don’t forget to mention North County Leader to avail of Discount!
We bring our showroom to you in the comfort of yourbring own home We our showroom to
LE SOA W ON
Delivery & Fitting FREE OF CHARGE
Evening Catered For you inCalls the comfort of All Areas Covered - Open 6 days a week your own home
As seen on RTE'S Room To Improve
Call Today on: (Michael) 086 838 3881 (Ronan) 087 698 3800 Office: 832 5608 Email: email@example.com
FREE BLINDS VOUCHER
Call today to book an appointment
Terms and conditions apply
VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOMS:
TESCO CLARE HALL 1st Floor
KINSEALY FLOORING Drynam Business Pk Kinsealy
MALAHIDE FLOORING Donabate Village Donabate
ALL OUR BLINDS ARE FITTED TO THE NEWEST CHILD SAFETY SPEC
House Coal - €16 Per Bag Chippings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€16.00 per bag Anthracite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€18.00 per bag BALES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€4.50 BAG OF LOGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€4.50 5 BAGS OF LOGS . . . . . . . . . . . .€20.00 BOTTLED GAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€30.00
Tel: 041-9827626 Mob: 0872612048 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Full written guarantee on installation • High security locking systems with A rated windows • Sash windows, bi folding doors, timber windows • Conservatories • Spiral Stairs
Over 15 years experience Free Quotation - No Obligation
Supplier of Top Quality Coal
Call us 0n: 01-8452555 Email: email@example.com Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 7.30 - 17.30 Saturday 8.00 - 13.00
We offer quality products at competitive prices this winter with a full back up service. 17 Years Manufacturing and Installing. All our windows and doors are manufactured in our factory and fitted by our highly skilled staff, supporting local jobs.
Polish Coal . . . . . . . . . . . .€17.00 per bag 3 Bags & 1 Log . . . . . . . . .€50.00 C.O.D 6 Bags & 2 Logs . . . . . . . . .€100.00 C.O.D 10 Bags & 2 Logs . . . . . . . .€160.00 C.O.D Smokeless Mix . . . . . . . . . . €18.00 per bag 3 Bags & 1 Log . . . . . . . . . €52.00 C.O.D 6 Bags & 2 Logs . . . . . . . . . €104.00 C.O.D 10 Bags & 2 Logs . . . . . . . . €170.00 C.O.D
MARINE GRADE SALT NOW IN STOCK
DL WINDOWS LAUNCH NEW A-RATED SASH WINDOW
SPECIALISTS IN ROLLERS, VENETIANS, VERTICALS, ROMAN AND CONSERVATORY BLINDS
ORDER NOW BEFORE PRICES INCREASE
€8 per 25kg Bag €250 per Tonne (40x25kg bags)
candidates who ran in the Dublin-West byelection, none were from Swords.” To make a submission outlining why Swords should be returned to Dublin-North email: firstname.lastname@example.org before 10th January 2012 deadline.
UNIT 3, TURVEY BUSINESS PARK, TURVEY AVENUE, DONABATE
tation as the number one issue encountered during the Dublin-West 2011 by-election. In his submission, Butler said: “The logic behind this division needs to be seriously questioned and should be immediately corrected as part of this review. Out of the 15
MH Carpentry Call Mark on 0876885634 • General Carpentry • Replacement stairs & handrails • Doors supplied & fitted with locks, standard handles & hinges • Timber Garage Doors • Side Gates supplied & fitted as required Replaced doors & frames taken away free of charge
Pop into our showroom to see our doors, floors & beds on display today or call 8836666
In association with The Malahide Flooring Company New Showroom , Main Street, Donabate (Next door to Keeling’s Pub. Tel: 01 8836666)
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Fury At Cutbacks To Local Garda Stations Local senator, Darragh O’Brien (FF) has described as totally unnecessary the extreme cutback in Garda services in North County Dublin. The cutbacks will see the closure of Rush Garda Station, with Malahide Garda Station’s operating hours being severely restricted. O’Brien said: “The 38 Gardaí working in Malahide Garda Station are serving over 25,000 people in Malahide, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. Cutting back the operating hours of the station is a retrograde step and it means, for the first time in the history of the State, that Malahide will be without a 24/7 Garda presence.
He continued, “The decision to close the recently issued a statement saying he was Garda Station in Rush also shows a delighted to be appointed to the Justice complete lack of vision on the part of the Committee. The people of Malahide, Government. The population in Rush has Kinsealy and Portmarnock have a right to grown to over 8,000 and the North County know what he has been doing and is going remains a large and growing to do to ensure the people of area for families. these communities are “I raised the issue of Garda protected,” said O’Brien. Station closures and restric“With no Gardaí based in Rush tions in opening hours on a and a part-time Garda presence number of occasions in the in Malahide station, how can Seanad and the Government Deputy Farrell, Minister Reilly and Minister Shatter refused and the Government stand over to give any commitment on this decision.” Malahide Garda Station. “I will be raising this issue People’s safety is a massive again in the Seanad and will be issue and Malahide Garda demanding a debate with Darragh O’Brien TD Station appears not to be a Minister Shatter and an explapriority for this Government. It makes no nation for this decision. I am also calling on sense to close the station every night at the public in these communities to let their 10pm.” public representatives of all parties know “Local Fine Gael Deputy, Alan Farrell what their views are on this,” he concluded.
It Just Doesn’t
Stack Up! We think you’ll find that our newspaper ‘stack’ is over TWELVE TIMES as big as theirs!
Lusk School Has Talent A fundraiser for St. Vincent De Paul in the form of a local talent show took place in Lusk National School on the 4th of December. ‘Lusk has got Talent’, was opened
Our door to door distribution is over 12 times the circulation of our paid-for rival...
By Rory Farrell
Santa Comes to Rush Rush switched on their Christmas lights with a very special guest last Saturday evening outside the Community Centre. Straight from the North Pole, just for the boys and girls of Rush, came Santa Claus himself. Sound asleep, he was transported up the Main Street and escorted by the Mounted Garda Unit. Outside the Community Centre he was awoken by the cheers of the on looking children. There was great excitement as he got out of his bed to greet the pupils from the national schools in the area. From there he made his way into his grotto where he will see all of the good boys and girls right up until Christmas. Pictured waiting patiently for Santa's arrival in Rush are youngsters Darragh Kelly, Anna Pic: PK Kelly, Colette Murtagh, Aoibhe Kelly, Conor Kelly and Sean Kelly.
Designer Sale In Malahide Due to popular demand, on Wednesday December 14th at 12pm the St Vinciant de Paul Malahide shop will have its last Toy/Designer Sale of the year. Brand-new and designer clothes,
shoes and handbags, gifts, toys, jewellery and more will be on sale with all proceeds going to the charity. There will be also be mulled Wine and mince pies to get you in the festive mood. SVDP in Malahide would like to thank everyone who helped them to raise in excess of an additional €16000 this year in aid of the St Vincent De Paul.
with some Christmas carols from the Black Raven Pipe Band, and hosted a range of acts, such as school choirs and traditional Irish music, from a variety of age groups. The school hall was packed with people, and decorated wonderfully with artwork from children in the school, Wacky World and had a terrific atmosUSA phere, proving that despite the current economic Burglar put up climate (along with the freezing one outside), the Xmas decorations people of Lusk can still pull An Ohio man was together and raise money arrested after breaking for the less fortunate in into a family house and society, and host a great putting up christmas day of fun for all the family. decorations. Police say The Black Raven Pipe Band he let himself into the were terrific in getting the house and began doing audience in the Christmas some Christmas decospirit, playing a selection of rating. Terry Trent was carols, mixed with their allegedly high on bath traditional scores. They are salts when he broke also promoting lessons in into the home. The January for anyone inter- families 11 year old son ested in learning bagpipes, came home and found tenor, bass or snare drum, Trent sitting on the and supporting their local coach before phoning band and community. the police.
Happy Christmas to all our Customers and Friends from the Management and Staff of…
COPIES The ONLY Local Newspaper with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification
Farm Machinery Ltd.
Massey Ferguson Dealers for Dublin, East Meath and North Kildare Roscall, Ballyboughal, Co.Dublin Tel: 843 3926 Fax: 807 8956 Email: email@example.com
That’s why more advertisers are choosing us to achieve maximum results for their business
3,319 COPIES * ABC audited sales figures
Pictured at the opening of the new and exciting 'Swords Fish Spa', which took place recently in the Town Centre Mall Swords are: Olivia Hood, Carmel Blackely, Avril Lysaght (Sadie the Pic: DM Sword Fish) and Proprietor of the new venture Ray Blackely from Swords.
Something Fishy Going On In Swords The process of a new pedicure where one immerses one’s feet into a tank with tiny fish swimming around, slightly strange as it might sound, is the basis of a new business which opened in the Mall Swords, recently the Swords Fish Spa which is situated in the Town Centre Mall in Swords. The friendly Spa’s proprietor Ray Blackely told the County Leader about the ancient therapy which dates back 4,000 years. “We designed our own
tanks and seating pods to provide comfort and support for our customers as they enjoy the pedicure. Each of our units has its own water filtration and sterilisation system. The water in the tank is filtered into clean water continually so that with careful monitoring we ensure that it is suitable and safe for our little Garra Rufas. By concentrating on the welfare of our fish, we aim to ensure the best hygiene for our customers.” The experience is said to be exhilarating and relaxing beyond belief If you would like to enjoy a relaxing pedicure or find out more about this particular therapy just drop into the Swords Fish Spa in the Town Centre Mall in Swords.
Your Quality Local Newspaper
Tel: 8•400•200 North County Leader Newspaper, Leader House, North Street, Swords email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.northcountyleader.ie
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
County Club bers Is
Now Online @ www.north countylead er.ie with Tony O’Keeffe
Kenny Parkinson, Jay Brown, David Hurley.
Ozzy Ladin, Erica Harvey, Conor Boyle.
Shauna Kelly, Laura Kiely.
Ciara Smyth, Meghan Donnelly.
Fintan Neville, Barry Bannon, Anthony Whelan.
Colm Crawley and Lauren Byrne
Eoin Moore, Robert Halpin.
Martin Taylor, Sean Gibney.
to a Cl ub be rs re tu rn ed lu b in pa cked Ho m e Ni gh tc . W ith a Ba lb ri gg an re ce nt ly po ra ry gr ea t m ix of co nt em er e wa s th , an d cl as si c m us ic t ar ou nd a go od m oo d ev id en se em ed , th e cl ub . No -o ne , it en d. wa nt ed th e ni gh t to to w is h e Cl ub be rs wo ul d lik pp y Co no r Ga rr et t a Ha pe yo u ho we Bi rt hd ay an d t. ha d a gr ea t ni gh
Niamh Blanche, Elizabeth Stears.
Linda Williams, Steven Skelly Vincent Hughes, Theresa Nulty.
Leanne Hennessy, Rob Faulkner, Kim Kearns, Bernard Faulkner.
Ali Garrett, Conor Garrett, Sinead Kearney. Bernadette Hughes, John Chapman.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
‘Too Early’ For Minister To Meet Sewage Plant Protesters Minister for Environment, Phil Hogan has given no indication that he intends to address the affected residents of the proposed Super Sewage Plant sites in the North County. A spokesperson for the Department, having been contacted by the County Leader, refused to accept that the Minister should, at very least, meet with concerned locals –
By Kieran Dunne highlighting the lack of representation as an issue for the Council given the relatively early planning stage of the proposal. He went on to say that “there will be further opportunities for public consultation during the statutory processes,” when a shortlist is drawn from the current nine site proposal in the first
half of next year. However, local TD Clare Daly (SP) has hit out at the Council and the region’s Ministers, none of whom have attended any of the six public meetings, stating that: “Pre-election the now Ministers of the area gave a number of commitments to projects, also stating that they would represent the best interests of their constituents. Their silence, and lack of representation, on this issue is actually deafening.” An impressive tranche of final submissions have been made and were delivered to the Council by the
‘Reclaim Fingal’ action group Friday last, 2 December. It is not yet clear whether the planning stage of the project will be delayed following the Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, delivering a public commitment to having ‘the matter reviewed.’
Malahide Students ‘Keep The Cash’ Transition Year students from Malahide Community School recently participated in a Keep the Cash simulation held at the school on Monday 28th November. Thirty students were divided into teams of five ‘living in a house together’ which they named themselves. Keep the Cash facilitators mirrored the realities of life for the students requesting them to
Accommodation, SPA, Health Club
Royal Marine Hotel T: (01) 23000 30
ROYAL MARINE HOTEL, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CO DUBLIN T: +353 (0)1 23000 30
Finnstown Country House Hotel
Christmas Gift Vouchers
A number of Skerries locals are trying to set up a Rowing Club in the area. If you would like to try something new or maybe just get involved with the club and help out at this early stage, please come along. If you are interested send an email to Adam at ‘email@example.com’ and they will keep you updated with developments. All are welcome.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIG
Fingal Kettlebells, a local fitness group which specialises in lifting kettlebells as a form of exercise, recently held an end of year competition in Colaiste Choilm in Swords. Contestants in each weight category had to perform as many reps as possible over two time periods. Pictured here are the winners in their particular category. Back row L-R, Glen Hannigan, Paddy Jones, Dave Reid and group founder, Dinny Collins. Front row L-R, Jill Brown, Audrey O'Driscoll and Louise Morgan.
Swords Citizens Lend A Helping Hand The Swords Senior Citizens group are doing their bit to help those that are less fortunate this Christmas. The group recently took part in the North County Shoe Box Campaign. Members contributed to the appeal by donating any items of their own such as clothes and toys. Speaking to the County Leader, group member Peter Currin says members donate items every year for the appeal: “It’s an annual event so we are always happy to give away any good items
we have, knowing that they will be going to those who really need and appreciate them.” The Shoe Box Appeal also saw residents from across the North County gener-
Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin Tel: 01 601 0700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.finnstown.com
ously donate whatever they could to the campagin. The boxes are destined for Africa and Eastern Europe, where they will help to make things a little cheerful, to ensure that those less fortunate will have a better Christmas.
Venue: Strand Bar, Main Street, Rush, Co Dublin Time: 20.00 Date: 17th-December Booking number:
01 843 9873
€5 OFF when you present this advert Limited Tickets Available so Book Early to Avoid Disappointment!!
GERMANY Children Shame Robber
Viva Las Vegas Elvis & Rat Pack Tribute Show
An armed robber who held up a babysitter was shamed into leaving empty-handed when two young children offered him their pocket money. The man had the terrified babysitter at gunpoint when the children she was looking after, came downstairs.When they offered him their savings, he left without a word - or a penny.
December 17th €55
Disco Fever December 16th €30 *SPECIAL OFFER: Dec 2nd 4 for €100* (Mininum 4 tickets to be purchased)
Swords Lions Club is all about members giving something back to their community. It’s motto is ‘We Serve’. They meet twice monthly, on the second Monday and the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 8pm in the Clarion Airport Hotel. New members are welcome.
tmas ChParisrty tmas ChParisrty
Christmas Day Lunch 1.00pm & 3.30pm €70 Adults / €35 Children
New Years Eve in: “The Signal Restaurant”
Swords Lions Hotel Breaks Finnstown Fitness Peacock Restaurant
complete CVs, attend interviews, budget their income, pay their bills, and deal with issues such as unexpected redundancy. As they moved up the lifestyle ladder, they were provided with a stash of luxury items available to purchase with residual income. The students were completely engaged in this fun interactive game where the ‘houses’ competed against one another to be the most prudent financial managers of their combined income. In the process, they learned lots to equip them for their lives ahead. A timely fun initiative in our increasingly straitened times.
Skerries Rowing Club
GIFT S HER VOUC able availa
€31.95 4 Course Dinner + Bubbly on arrival
The Signal Restaurant €18.95 3 Course Early Bird Mon-Thurs 5pm-7pm €19.95 2 course €24.95 3 course
Open Daily from 12pm-9pm
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate-on-the-beach, Co. Dublin P: 01 843 61 53 E: email@example.com W: www.watersidehousehotel.ie
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
Police Forum Meeting In Balbriggan Balbriggan Community Policing Forum held it’s last public meeting for the year recently in the Hamilton Hall. The meeting was chaired by Louise Butler from Balbriggan Community Policing Forum and the elections for the community representatives on the Balbriggan Community Policing Forum took place. As Balbriggan is divided up into six geographical areas, six seats were reserved for community representatives. Each of the six elected
representatives will take part in the shaping of policies in relation to community safety. Participants on the night raised various public issues and also expressed their concern regarding some antisocial behavior of teenagers who are breaking windows and vandelising different areas. “There are social responsibilities that parents have. We cannot have gardaí everywhere, that’s why we need to receive public
Congratulations Movies@Givings’s Semi-Finalists Congratulations to Kiera Keegan from Kinsealy in Swords and Mark Baker from Kilbarrack who were chosen as the next two semi-finalists in the Movies@Giving - The Gift of Christmas promotion by Movies@Swords. The promotion commenced on the 1st of December last and will close on 20th December at midnight. See our next edition when we will give the names of the next lucky semi-finalists.
Take Care Of Your Pets This Christmas Pictured here at the recent Community Police Forum meeting in Balbriggan are from L-R: Louise Butler, Brian Murray, Kate Brennan, Margaret O'Brien, Inspector Declan Yeats, Andrew Moore, Rugiya Faarax, Amaran Abdalla and Zoe Nelson. Pic: RN
support,“ said Inspector Declan Yeats. All the issues that were brought up at the recent meeting will be investigated and feedback will be given by An Garda Siochana at the meeting in the new year.
New Extension For Balbriggan Community College Additional accommodation is to be provided for Balbriggan Community College with an extra 430 pupils. The additional numbers will bring the student population up to approximately 1,000 pupils. The Department of Education foresees pupil numbers rising in the town and has recognised Balbriggan Community College as a strong candidate to assimilate, cater and provide for the growth expected. There have been recent upgrades to the school, but now the news of a further building, consisting of specialist rooms to be added to the existing main building, is another boost for the college. These developments coincide with the start of work on a new school gym which will be of use to the whole community as a hub for all fitness and sporting needs. This increase in numbers, additional accommodation and facilities is great news for the area. The Community College is moving forward with a new purpose and commitment to achieving the best for the people of Balbriggan.
With Christmas just around the corner, the Fingal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are asking all North County residents to take special care of their pets this festive season. The registered charity was founded in 2009 and all work is voluntary. The volunteers are a dedicated group of people who give up much of their free time to help animals. The charity are offering a word of advice to all residents: Please be weary when giving puppies, kittens or other animals as Christmas presents. Everyone is much too busy at Christmas
to devote the time and energy needed to settle a new pet into the family home. If your child is pleading with you for a pet, think about your own feelings on the subject. Children often lose interest and the parents will be left to care for the animal. It should also be stressed that having an animal in the house is a wonderful and loving addition to the family and teaches children to be caring. Just make sure the time is right for you to take on an animal. Fingal SPCA would be glad of any volunteers to drive, foster kittens (much of their work is with abandoned kittens) and fund raise. Donations of cash or food is also most welcome and of course they continually need new homes for their rescued cats and kittens. If you’re interested in working with the charity or want to foster a cat/kitten, please contact: 0877842321.
N Full Body Rebuff N De-Dent & De-Scratch (within reason) The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow in conjunction with the County Council delivered a hardhitting road safety message to teenagers at The Helix last week. The event was organised with the dedication of local emergency services. Sarah Grace Breen, Eoin Hickey and Kian N Full Crash Repairs Coleman, all from Skerries Community College are pictured taking the wheel at the show. pitches delivery to huge boost to St N Free Estimates Ridgewood Pitches To Become Available the both clubs. Finian’s GAA club, in “I will continue to fight particular, given that N Vouchers Available following while Five new playing comes the four hard for these two 40 teams currently • Crash Repairs • Bumper Scuffs • Ally Wheels • Stone Chips • Dents & Plastic Welding • Leather & Trim
pitches are to become available to local clubs in Ridgewood, following confirmation that a final piece of land has been signed over to the County Council. The final acquisition
lengthy discussions between the local authority and property developers, MKN properties. It is now expected that a full size GAA pitch will be allocated to St Finian’s GAA club,
remaining pitches are to be divided between them and Rivervalley Rangers F.C. Speaking to the County Leader, local councillor Darragh Butler (FF) highlighted his intention to ensure
great clubs who have served the area so well since the early eighties. I will also try and get an update on the proposed dressing room facility that we secured as part of the Fingal Development Plan last year,” he said. The announcement will deliver a
share just two pitches at Ward Linear Park, River Valley. It is hoped that the playing fields are to become available within the coming weeks when the Council’s Parks Department is expected to announce the handover.
High Heels Online
FREE €400 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE. GET YOUR ENTIRE €400 DEPOSIT BACK IN DUNNES STORES VOUCHERS. HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Simply visit Barrable Motors before 19th December and put down a €400 deposit on that stylish new Kia you’ve had your eye on. We’ll give you €400 in Dunnes Stores shopping vouchers with our compliments to spend on a really special Christmas. Enjoy!
*Offer ends 19th-December All orders must be in before 19th-December AIRSIDE MOTOR PARK, SWORDS
TEL: 01 88 33300
Official fuel consumption figures in l/100km for the Kia Sportage are: Urban: 6.8 – 6.0, Extra Urban: 5.1 – 4.8, Combined 5.7 – 5.2. Official CO2 emissions are: 156 – 135 g/km. Warranty is 7 years/150,000 km warranty and are subject to terms and conditions as defined in the owners warranty and service handbook. Dunnes Stores offer based on a non-refundable €400 deposit. Contact a Kia dealer for further details. Models shown may not be to Irish specification. www.kiamotors.ie
We all dream of having the kind of celebrity style that is normally reserved for the elite. In attempting to achieve this red carpet look, we often overlook the shoe department. Well those days are now a thing of the past, thanks to the arrival of a vibrant new company and Ireland’s first dedicated online high heel store, highheels.ie. The company was established by husband and wife team, Jason and Nadia Lynch from Rush, for only the very best styles in ladies high end celebrity shoes. With its very own Stylletto brand (recently showcased on Xpose and in RSVP MAGAZINE) of celebrity inspired high heel shoes, it is sure to be a most prized addition to our shopping lifestyle. highheels.ie is a revolution in the way women will shop for shoes from now on and with the party season now under way, what could be better for a self indulgent early Christmas present. For further information, click onto highheels.ie and get that celebrity look.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
TRAINEE SALES PEOPLE ‘I’ve always wanted to work in Sales… but no-one will give me a chance’
Does this sound familiar? If so read on, you could be just what we are looking for. We are a young progressive company, a leader in our field, who recognise that experience has to start somewhere. Our portfolio of varied products require Sales People who may not necessarily have experience, but have the qualities necessary to make a big impression.
Good News For Pavilions Shopping Centre There was continuing positive news for the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords last week, with the news that the popular centre has reached full capacity. “All of our retail units are now fully occupied,” a delighted Centre Manager, Ian Hunter told the County Leader. There are five new retailers in situ, including PC Clinics, a computer repairs shop, Hera, selling in handbags, jewellery and accessories, a new tea and coffee shop called Gurmans which specialises in flavoured and classic coffee beans from all over the world. They are joined by Boutique, a shop which has all the latest ladies fashions and accessories. Another newcomer is Art and Hobby, which caters for Art supplies, stationery and hobbies. Two established retailers have revamped their premises, including Bernard John Jewellers and Life Style Sports, who recently opened the new extension to their sports shop.
Pavilions Centre Director, Ian Hunter with Karen Jackson, Store Manager of Life Style Sports, which opened it's new extension on 8th December last.
Festive Recital In Balbriggan Charity Shop
Are you?… • Energetic • A Self Starter • A Team Player • A Hard Worker
Customers of St.Vincent de Paul Charity Shop in Balbriggan recently
• Enthusiastic • Result Orientated • Sense of Humour • An Ideas Person
We will offer successful candidates a competitive salary and bonus structure, induction and on-going training, a FUN environment and most importantly THE OPPORTUNITY
No. 1 because we listen! We deliver
An Equal Opportunities Employer
If you think you measure up, send your CV to:
Gerry Fitzmaurice, North County Leader, Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Time Accounts Person/ Credit Controller Required This is an excellent opportunity for a part- qualified accountant / recent completed graduate of accountancy degree or if you have good experience in credit control Role: - Credit Control/ Accounts Receivable - Maintenance of Debtors’ Ledger - Accounts Payable - Maintenance of Creditors’ Ledger - Bank Reconciliations - Processing Sales Invoices
Candidate: - Experience of book-keeping an advantage - Pursuing an accounting qualification an advantage but not necessary - Good Knowledge of MS Excel - Knowledge of Computerised Accounting - Good Communication Skills - Ability to work to tight deadlines
or email: email@example.com
got a big surprise: they enjoyed the Christmas spirit while shopping in the well-
Historical Night In Rush Rush Historical Night was held in the Strand Bar Rush recently. The night, organised by the Rush Historical Society, was more than just a trip down memory lane. It was a chance for many to see Colm Fynes’ film recording of Heritage Day on 27th August. The day itself consisted of talks by various different people on the history of Rush. It also included a walk from the newly renovated library to Kay Lane. Kay Lane itself is steeped in local history as it is the site where local man, Jack ‘Rover’ Mc Cann was murdered by the Black and Tans during the War of Independence. ‘Rover’ Mc Cann was also a veteran of the 1916 Rising and was said to be “one of the bravest men that took part in the Rising” according to local historians. It was a packed house in the Strand Bar to see the footage and a very important day for the Rush Historical Society.
known charity shop. A Christmas recital was held by one of the shop’s volunteers. For the 4th year now, the singer and songwriter Margaret Woods delighted the customers with some carols and her own Christmas songs and lullabies for kids. Margaret has been working as a volunteer in Balbriggan charity shop for the past four years. She donated ten per cent from the sale of her first album to the shop in 2000. “I really enjoy helping
Due to popular demand, an extra night for Abba Forever has been added at the Millbank Theatre! Make a date on Sunday 18th December to see this unmissable show. From ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Dancing Queen’ every favourite is here. Not to be missed. The show is almost sold out so please contact the Milbank Theatre for ticket information.
Dog Training & Kennelling
for filling station in North County Dublin Must have Retail Experience Send C.V’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIMNEY SWEEP AVAILABLE • Chimney Sweeping as per government warning as seen on TV • Gutter Cleaning • Garden Maintenance
Residential training in obedience and behaviour problems ie pulling on lead, housetraining, aggression, recall, chewing, jumping up etc also personal protection training. Over 20 years experience,having trained in the UK,USA and Germany. Qualified master dog SECUTRAINED RITY DOGS trainer, veterinarian + dog shelter recommended. FOR SALE
LOVES THE JOBS YOU HATE
References available. Watch our dogs in action at www.Topdog-Training.com or phone 087 0514467
Call Kenny now at 8430020
ALAN FARRELL TD Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year Clinics will not be held for the month of January. Appointments available.
an equal opportunities employer
the community. I think that St.Vincent de Paul is a great charity which really helps the community in a practical way. Music has been a passion and tradition in my family. My grandmother played the organ for 45 years, that’s how my interest for music developed,” she said. Margaret’s recital was part of the two-day Christmas Market organised by the shop in Balbriggan recently, when residents had the opportunity to get some bargains for Christmas.
Manager & Part-Time Staff Required
Abba Forever At Milbank
If this is the position for you please send a detailed C.V for the attention of:
Mubashar Hafeez (ACCA) In-House Accountant North County Leader North Street Swords Co. Dublin
Alan Farrell TD - Working for you in Dublin North www.alanfarrell.ie
01 618 4008
Constituency Of Open on Old fice Street, Malahide.
See www.ala nfarrell.ie for details
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
North County Classifieds For Sale
FABULOUS two piece wedding dress for sale. Champagne colour, detailed lace up on bodice €500. Ph: 0860553545 LADYBIRD pram and car seat for sale. Newborn carry part which can be removed to turn into buggie. Bought for €550 will sell for €250. Hardly used. Ph: 0852737798
SWAP or sale detached 5-bed, 3-bath, beautiful fitted kitchen, large lounge, all in showhouse condition, Will
swap for 3-bed house or large apartment Northside Dublin. Our house is in Leitrim. Ph: 0879698599
Misc. FINGAL SPCA needs homes for lovely kittens, young adult neutered/ spayed cats also available. Ph: 089 4612537/ 8436477
4 ways to place your FREE private Classified 1. Email your advertisement to us at email@example.com 2. Fax your advertisement to us at (01) 8400 550 3. Fill Out the Coupon Below and pop into our office on North Street, Swords with your advertisement. 4. Log onto www.northcountyleader.ie
One word per box: BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE first word
No More Than 20 Words Per Coupon
Name........................................................ Tel............................................ Address...................................................................................................... Signature....................................................................................................
Post to : North County Leader Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin
Last Weeks published deaths from the North County CAHILL (Skerries) Pearse; beloved husband to the late Constance and dear father to Enda, Hugh and Peter, sadly missed by his loving daughter, sons, daughters-in-law, sonin-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Dessie, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, his close friend Catherine, relatives and friends. CLERKIN (Donabate) Bernadette; sadly missed by her sister Gemma, brother Eoin, uncle James, aunt Kathleen, uncle-in-law Geoffrey, relatives and many friends. FITZPATRICK (Sutton) Michael P.; beloved husband of the late Nancy, loving father of Tom, Mick, Declan, Paul, Carol, Ann, Ray and the late Evelyn and brother of Kathleen, Eileen and the late Nora, Tom, Sean and Marie, greatly missed by his son-in-law, daughtersin-law, his seventeen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
MAGUIRE (Portrane) Joe; (late of Arthur Guinness), deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie, children Jude, Peter, Anna and John, sister Maire, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends. FOX (Portmarnock) (nee Murphy) Pauline; beloved wife of Noel and loving mother to Orla, Ivan, Annemarie, Noel and James, dear grandmother to James, Tom and Clodagh, sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Mary, Philomena and Ciara, son-in-law, brothersin-law, nieces, nephews and many wonderful neighbours and friends. HARPER (Balbriggan) David; adored son of the late Jack and Lila; deeply regretted by his loving partner Jennifer, his brothers Gerald, Ivan, Noel, Albert, Brian and Clifford, sisters Pearl, Sharon and Jacqueline, the McNamara family, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, rela-
tives and a very large circle of friends. O’CONNOR (Balbriggan) Kathleen (nee O’Malley); wife of the late Tommy and much loved mother of Nuala, Margaret, Marita and Grainne, sadly missed by her sons-in-law, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, sisters, brothers and extended family. PIERCE (Donabate) Kathleen (nee Cassidy); beloved wife of the late Martin, deeply regretted by her loving daughters Evelyn and Brenda, son Martin, sons-inlaw Terry and Conal, grandchildren Tara, Ena, Martin and Caitlín, relatives and friends. RYAN (Garristown) Bill; dearly loved husbnd of Darina and father of Frances, sadly missed by his loving family, sisters-inlaw, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
permission to construct a single storey extension to the front and rear elevations of the existing dwelling and to construct a two storey extension to the side Tuesday, elevation of the existing house and all associated site 20th December DEADLINE FOR PLAN works at 68, Woodbine Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin. NING : 16 DEC The planning application may be inspected or Please submit your planning notices to: 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 before 5.30pm every Thursday, in order for the application to submission or observation in relation to the applicaappear in the following issue of North County Leader. tion may be made to the authority in writing on A receipt will be issued when your planning notice is received. Please retain this receipt as proof of submission. payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Fingal County Council authority of the application. I, Joseph William Mooney intend to apply for permission for development at this site address: 9 Meakstown Cottages, Dubber Cross, St. Fingal County Council Margarets, Dublin 11. Planning permission is being sought to construct a new pitched tiled The development will consist / consists of: To demolish substandard roof on existing flat roof dwelling at khufu, loughshinney , co. dublin. extension at rear and build new rear extension with 3 bedrooms, signed ; c. cash the planning application may be inspected or bathroom, kitchen and dining; new front porch, 2 bay windows and purchased during the public opening hours 9.30 – 16.30 monday – new driveway and parking at front. friday at :fingal county council, fingal county hall, main street, The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee swords, fingal, co.dublin. a submission or observation in relation to not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submispayment of a fee of €20, within the period of 5 weeks,beginning on sion or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, the date of the receipt by fingal county council of the application.
€20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.
Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought for 1/ Removal of existing roof to existing dwelling, and construction of new dormer roof to include new dormer windows to front and rear,new porch extension to front, new two storey extension to side and associated site works ,2/ New garage/boat store to rear of property all to existing dwelling at South Shore Road, Rogerstown, Rush, Co. Dublin. signed T. & M. Rickard 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 I Peter Barnwall intend to apply for full planning permission for development at this site; Brazil, Swords, Co Dublin to consist of partial demolition of existing cottage and demolition of adjacent stable, construction of a 219 Sqm pitched roof two storey extension to the side and rear comprising kitchen, living areas and an additional three bedrooms, associated waste water treatment system, landscaping and associated site 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 the public opening hours of 9.30 -16.30 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 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 Fingal County Council of the application.
Fingal County Council Permission is sought for detached dormer dwelling, detached garage, on-site waste water treatment unit and percolation area & associated site works @ Balcunnin, Skerries, Co. Dublin for Marie Claire O’ Rafferty. 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 the public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (20 euros), within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application. Fingal County Council Permission is sought for a three bed dormer bungalow with on site waste water treatment unit and percolation area, access provided from existing vechicular entrance serving family home together with all associated site works and landscaping at Surgalstown south, Swords for E. Kilgallon. The 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 during its public opening hours (09-30 – 16.30 Monday to 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 (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Fingal County Council Retention is sought for the change of use from Retail to Art School @ Unit 2, 26 Church Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin for Gerard Boylan. 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 the public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (20 euros), within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application.
Fingal County Council Permission & Retention permission sought for the following: (a) permission sought for a proposed single-storey extension to side & rear and the construction of a garage to side, and (b) retention Fingal County Council permission sought for the widening of the front vehicular entrance, Application is being sought by Absolute House Plans Ltd., 21, The all at 57, Shenick Ave, Skerries, for Mr & Mrs L. Breen. This planning Square, Annacotty, Co. Limerick, 061 338422, on behalf of application may be inspected or purchased, at a tee not exceeding Bernard and Hilda Clohessy to the above authority for full planning the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal Co Council, Fingal County Hall, Main St Swords, during its public opening hours. A submission or observaAttention Home Owners, Architects & Builders tion, in relation to the application, may be made to Fingal Co Council in writing, on payment of ?20 within 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the Application.
Fingal County Council Planning Application Adverts are
North County Leader, Your No.1 Local Newspaper are happy to announce that we are now accepting Planning Application Adverts for the following areas: Balbriggan, Balrothery, Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Loughshinny, Ballyboughal, Naul, Portrane, Donabate, Swords, Kinsealy, Malahide and Portmarnock Adverts must be supplied by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting:
www.northcountyleader.ie/planning you can also post your advert on a disk to
North County Leader, Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin
Fingal County Council Planning Permission is being sought by Maurice O’Brien for the construction of a single bedroom apartment, over three carparking spaces and reception, with movement of existing entrance from rear to side, all at Rear of 6 Castle Terrace, Malahide, Co.Dublin. The proposal involves demolition of an existing boundary wall thereby improving footpath layout and traffic safety. The property in question is a protected structure. This 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 the public opening hours of 9.30am to 16.30pm,Monday to Friday at the offices of Fingal County Council,Fingal County Hall,Main Street,Swords,Co.Dublin. Submissions or observations in relation to the Application (which must be accompanied by a fee of 20Euro) may be made in writing, to the Planning Authority within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
The Automated Gates People
APPLE Plumbing & Heating • Electric Showers Installed • New Fuseboards • Extra Sockets • Rewires • Call Outs NO JOB TOO SMALL!
Applewood Electrical Fully Insured & Registered
086 174 1387 01-8971321 Mooney Maintenance
& Building Services • Painting • Plastering • Tiling • Flooring • Carpentry • Extensions • Attic Conversions • Brick / Block Laying
• Plumbing Repairs • Heating Maintenance • Gas Heating Installations • Boiler Replacements
3 Roller Blinds for €180 3 Wooden Venetians for €270 3 Verticals for €180 3 Roman blinds for €375
Lusk • Malahide • Swords • Rush • Portmarnock • Skerries • Balbriggan • Donabate • Stamullen Fully Insured Local Engineers
Tel : 849 5231
FREE MEASURING FREE FITTING Select premium quality blinds from the comfort of your own home
No-Obligation Appointment Call Emmet On 087 0507026 www.irishblinds.ie
Man With a Van
Duffy Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Registered Gas Installer
• Gas & Oil Installation • Bathroom Re-fits • Boiler Maintenance • Underfloor heating specialist • Solar Panels Supplied & Fitted • Heating Systems Power Flushed • Make Your System More Efficient
All Home Maintenance Fully Insured
• Moving House • Furniture • Warehouse Collections * grants available • Covering All Area’s Fully Registered Company • Available 24hrs Covering all of North • Reasonable Rates County Dublin
Call Edward on:
089 456 4223
ALCO SKIPS LTD
• • • • • •
Junior Midi Standard 14 Cubic Yards Open & Closed Keenest Rates
Covering North Dublin & County Dublin
CALL US NOW:
Colm: 086 2706064 086 8073260
For A Friendly Fast Service
Call Ross: 086 846 8322 Tony: 086 6670597
Treen Hill, Lusk
01- 8071354 • 087-2400958 Des@fingalengineering.com
THE SIDE GATE MAN Serving North Dublin 7 Day Fitting Service
We specialise in pressure treated gates which are resistant to: Dry Rot,Woodworm, and Expansion. (on average a pressure treated gate will last up to two times longer than non-pressurised)
We will pay your VAT on extensions* • Extensions 10x20 - €22,000 +VAT 10x12 - €14,000 +VAT • Renovations • Sunrooms • One Off Housing • Garage Conversions • Conservatory Conversions • Full Architectural Service • Planning Applications
Phone: 086-8146641 For all your TV & Satellite Needs
All kitchen repairs All Household Maintenance done including:
Call Mike on
086 8486273 • 01 4423459
The Burrow, Portrane, Co Dublin
Change your Kitchen Taps: Supplied & Fitted €85
Washing Machines Dryers Cookers Fridges Dishwashers Hobs Etc.
Contact Peter on:
Household Maintenance Repairs From €10
Carpentry/Plumbing /Electrics No Job Too Small
8.30am to 8pm • 7 days a week
* Terms and conditions apply
Aerial & Satellite T.V Services
Supplied & Fitted from €199
For All Your Electrical Appliance Repairs
Member of the National Guild of Master Craftsmen
NO MONTHLY BILLS! RTE Aerial’s Price on Application, Area Dependent • RTE & Saorview Digital Aerials • Extra T.V. Points • Foreign T.V Systems • Fully Insured • Audio Systems • Foreign Sports Stations • CCTV • Telephone Points • Intercom Systems • Multi-Room • No Job Too Small / Too Big
WINTER OUT! SPECIAL OFFER ON PORCHES
Get your gates from just €10 a week
Small Job Specialist Full List of Services available from attic removals to repairs around your home & office Call Sean on 087 933 6629
Swords Building Contractors Ltd KEEP THE
Satellite TV special
- Future-proof your property with system zoning, energy controls & high efficiency condensing gas boilers
Free to Air
• Heating & Boiler Upgrades • Leaks, Pumps, Radiators • Toilets, Blockages, Taps • SAME DAY SERVICE
Gas Boiler Servicing
Telephone Systems & IT Data Solutions • Domestic • Commercial • Industrial Phone Line & Broadband Fault Finding • Ex Eircom Technician • Extra phone sockets and extensions • Home CCTV systems • Voicemail & Voice Recordings • Digital & Analog Phone Systems • Door Release Intercom Systems • Office Moves & Relocations • Installation of Cat5e and Cat6 Cable • Fully Insured Certified Engineers M: 0872865648 Tel: 8436584 Locall: 1890654842 Email: email@example.com Magnet Business Partner
ALL AREAS COVERED
BALDOYLE SKIP HIRE 12 cubic yards, Standard, Midi, Mini skips
available at very competitive prices COVERING ALL NORTHSIDE AND FINGAL AREAS SAME DAY COLLECTION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST SKIPS DELIVERED WITHIN HOURS OF BOOKING
Mention this advert and get €5 off your order Visit our website @
www.baldoyleskiphire.ie Call 8324996 or 086 8283155
Electric Showers Frank Kelly Suppliedand & Fitted Supplied fitted Computer Old Showers Replaced No Fuss, No Mess Specialist in:
Pumped Electric Showers Contact Ronan for free quotation:
085 1424306 In the business for over 20 years FULLY INSURED
Repairs FINGAL AREA Laptop/ PC Repairs • Virus Removal • Data Recovery • Home & Office Networking
No Fix No Fee! Contact: 0857601222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North County Dublin’s N0.1 Quality Newspaper
STAFFORDS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME Strand Road, Portmarnock he Stafford family Funeral Directors has been honoured to serve Dublin communities for the past four generations; whether you need urgent out-of-hours expertise in the midst of sudden bereavement, or you simply need to know where you might obtain a death certificate, it remains our privilege to uphold for you the same high standard-bearing quality of service to families in need of expert care and guidance during times of trauma and loss.
• 24 hour service, 365 days a year. Our 24 hour telephone number is:
01 8550555 “Bereavement is not bound by the 9-to-5 dictates of a corporate culture. As a family firm, we at Stafford’s understand and respect this.” Strand Road, Portmarnock
FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
Published on Dec 13, 2011