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Sporting Fingal Projects Go Ahead The saga of the now defunct Sporting Fingal may be coming to a conclusion. Speaking to the County Leader, Cllr Eugene Coppinger (SP) expressed his worries that the community projects and initiatives would be left by the wayside: “I had been waiting since January to get a

Cllr. Eugene Coppinger

full report from the Council and wanted to really put the pressure

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on to get the report and an update on the status of the projects associated with the club.” “It was by any standards a very basic response,” he continued. “But I got it in writing from the Council that all initiatives and projects will continue. I’ll be making sure that the projects go ahead in the coming months and I’m expecting the Council to fulfil their promise to support the projects.”

By Jennifer McShane Student, Luke Madden from Swords will be travelling to Malawi in Africa on the 24th of June to teach in an SOS children’s village. Luke, who is in his final year of teaching in Hope University in Liverpool, will be travelling over with nine other volunteers to teach children who would not have access to education facilities. Speaking to the County Leader, Luke says this is something that he’s always been interested in: “Ever since I was 15, I’ve been interested in doing volunteer work like this. I think its great that I can help those that are deprived of education and it will be a fantastic experience overall.” Luke has set up a Just Luke Madden Giving account, so that anyone can donate to the cause if they wish. “I am in the process of trying to get some funds together so that I can donate them when I’m over there. I would be so grateful to anyone who would like to donate to help support a very worthy cause.” he said. Please visit: www.justgiving.com/luke-madden if you would like to make a donation.

Every year, the Clarion Dublin Airport Hotel plays host to a flock of ducks who inhabit the pond at the rear of the hotel. Hotel manager, Allen Clarke said that this year, the survival rate of the new brood was the highest yet. “They are very welcome visitors each year and, while the present flock are due to leave shortly, we look forward to next year’s arrival,” he said.

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Developer Forced To Upgrade Lusk Road There was great news for residents of Minister’s Road and Dun Emer estates in Lusk recently, with the issuing of a court order, compelling the developer to complete upgrade work on the road. The court case between the County Council and developer, O’Dwyer Nolan ended with Judge Linnane ruling in favour of the local authority. She ordered both parties to meet under Section 160 of the Planning

and Development Act 2000. This area has been a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians alike for a long time now. The Order requires that upgrade work be carried out to comply with the Planning Permission Reference F04A-0202 and in accordance with drawings referred to and furnished to the County Council in February 2005. The order required O’Dwyer Nolan to carry out

these works within a period of six months. The developer is expected to lodge an appeal against the order in the High Court. County Mayor and local resident, Cllr. Ken Farrell was thrilled with the outcome. “I’m absolutely delighted with the order and these works will help to alleviate the plight of residents of Dun Emer particularly in regard to the matter of pedestrian linkage and ensures the safety of the children who live here and also for the population of Lusk as a whole,” he said.

Balbriggan Group Relies On Donations Balbriggan youth group, Remember Us, has said it is now almost solely reliant on fundraising efforts and donations having had much of its funding cut in the last two years. Remember Us aims to provide a social outlet for young people with special needs whilst offering support and information to the parents, families and carers of the children. A spokesperson for the group says it is

becoming more difficult to give the support needed thanks to the cuts: “We’re getting cutbacks all the time but we’re still providing the service we always have so we’re relying on fundraising and donations more than ever before. With more looking to join the group from all over the North County, it does put more pressure on us. We really appreciate all the donations and support that we receive.”

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