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18th December 2013 • Volume 20, Issue 48 • Leader House, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. • Tel: 8•400•200 • info@northcountyleader.ie

Santa’s Elves Spotted! Christmas is looming ever closer, and that can mean only one thing: Santa will surely have his special elves out and about, making sure all the boys and girls here in the North County have been good this year, before he sets out on his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Our special contact from Lapland told us that the elves come to the North County to chat with their friends, the robins, who have also been keeping a close eye on the children all year round. After the elves finish chatting with their friends, they then go all around the North County to see just how good the little boys and girls have been, and of course they report all this back to Santa. In fact, here at the County Leader, we received a special phone call from the crew at Dublin Airport, saying that there had been some “mysterious sightings” there. Apparently, these tiny creatures have been jumping out of people’s suitcases! And, as well as that, they had left some “special items” behind them. Well, we were so intrigued by what we heard, that we simply had to send our reporter down to investigate further. Dublin Airport is truly a wonderful place to be at Christmas time; friends and family are reunited, everyone is filled with festive cheer, and there is a true sense of magic in the air. So, it’s really no surprise that the elves would arrive there from the frosty North Pole, before going to check on all the boys and girls. Our reporter, Patrick eagerly arrived at the airport, and he knew that if he had any chance of spotting these mystical, nimble creatures, he would have to head down to customs, where all the suitcases were kept. It was here a crew member swore he had seen a group of them with his very own eyes! According to our reporter, there was a real sense of wonderment in the air, so he could well believe that they had been there. When he asked for a description, he was told that they apparently were tiny and

that they wore green suits and pointy hats. And what was most wondrous, was that beneath their pointy hats, lurked a pair of pointy ears! Patrick was certain that these creatures were some of Santa’s special elves, but he wanted to try and spot them himself. Elves are not a common sight in the North County, so naturally, he was very excited to think some of them might be close by! At this very busy time of year, these elves are usually working hard in Santa’s Workshop, preparing all the beautiful toys for all the boys and girls here in the North County, but we know that, occasionally, Santa sends a group to keep an eye on the children and to check whether they are being naughty or nice. We know that all the boys and girls have been very good this year, and we will definitely be telling our contacts at the North Pole to pass this important message on to Santa. He looked amongst all the luggage, anxiously searching for any signs of these elves, because he knew they wouldn’t be staying around for long. After searching for a while with no luck, he was just about to give up and go home, when out of the corner of his eye, he spotted a tiny elf (who was perched on top of a big red case), disappearing in a magical puff of smoke. He looked on in awe, as the elf vanished from sight; it was truly a wondrous thing to behold. Then, what a surprise he got, when a letter and the smallest shoe he had ever seen, fluttered through the air and landed at his feet! And guess what? The letter contained a special message written especially for the children of the North County from Santa himself! Here’s what it said:

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EXCLUSIVE “Ho Ho Ho! I just wanted to write a little message to all the wonderful children in the North County, before I set off on my trip around the world to deliver all the presents. Myself and all my talented elves have been preparing all year for the special night, and are busy putting the final touches to all the toys. My lists have been checked twice and I hope you are all going to continue to be on your best behaviour for your parents. All you have to do is go to bed early, and I would be so happy if something tasty was left out as the reindeers and I love treats! Merry Christmas!! Ho Ho Ho” .... Love Santa. Afterwards, our reporter knew that he had been extremely lucky to catch a glimpse of one of Santa’s special helpers. However, Patrick remained puzzled over the tiny shoe that had been left behind and decided that the little elf must have lost it, as he rushed off to check up on all the girls and boys around the North County, who we’re sure have been very good this year. Here in the County Leader, we were thrilled to be able pass on Santa’s message to all our readers in the North County and wish you all a very Happy Christmas. And remember children, Santa always has his eyes and ears open and will be watching all over Christmas, so be sure to be on your best behaviour, and be in bed nice and early on Christmas Eve!


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Locals Urged To Be Cautious This Christmas Unfortunately, the festive season can often see a rise in the number of burglaries around the locality. With this in mind, in the run up to Christmas, local gardaí have issued a warning to householders around the North County to be extra vigilant this festive season. Gardaí in Swords say that burglaries are already on the rise, in what is traditionally a busy season for the crime. They have issued a warning for householders to be on the alert and leave windows and doors securely locked

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Age Friendly Recognition For Skerries Skerries received its certificate of recognition, having completed

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Pictured at the award ceremony, recognising Skerries as an Age Friendly Town are Tom Costello (Atlantic Philanthropy), Cllr Tom O'Leary, Eithne Mallin (Fingal County Council), Minister Jan O'Sullivan, Mary Conway (Skerries Community Association), Brendan Sherlock (Skerries Community Association), Peter Caulfield (Acting County Manager) and seated, Cllr Ciaran Byrne and Seamus Furlong (Ageing Well Network).

Community and Local Government at a ceremony in Limerick. Fingal County Council, in association with the Ageing Well Network, selected Skerries as the town in which to pilot the Age Friendly Town process in the North County. Skerries was selected to address the aspiration of the Skerries Community D e v e l o p m e n t Association and the Skerries Tidy Towns, to make the town a better place in which to live, work and grow old. An Age Friendly Town is a town where the community understands and responds to the needs of older people.

It is created by consulting, building and implementing a plan with the community to make their town age friendly. It uses the methodologies of the Age Friendly County programme, focusing on the selected town, to significantly improve the quality of life of

older adults living in the area and to engage them in shaping and enhancing their own communities As part of the Age Friendly Town process, a number of actions were undertaken in the town including, walkability surveys, consultation days with older

adults and service providers and an audit of signage in the town. In addition, the Skerries Chamber of Commerce and Prosper Fingal Piercetown undertook to participate in the Business of Ageing programme, which is also being rolled out in the town.

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money that he got away with,” he said. A shocked Fr Hampson said that the impact of the attack hasn’t hit him yet. Pat Kelly, secretary of Lusk Tidy Towns said, “The entire community is very disturbed and shocked by this attack on Fr Hampson. We’re very sorry that this has happened to such a fine man,” Lusk resident, Martin Ryan was also outraged with the news of the attack. He said, “I think it’s a disgrace that a man, such as Father Hampson, should be subjected to an attack like this. He is like a breath of fresh air in the parish, and he is a tireless worker, who has done great work in the church and the school. There’s not one person in this parish that could say a bad Fr. Paul Hampson word about him. I hope that whoever did this is caught and put away,” he said.

Outrage Over Attack On Lusk Priest Residents of Lusk were shocked and abhorred By Patrick Finnegan @TheCountyLeader to hear about the attack on their popular Parish Priest, Fr Paul Hampson on Sunday night last, 15th December. The lone raider made away with a sum of money, and is being sought by gardai. Fr Hampson told the County Leader, “A knock came to my door at about 9.40pm on Sunday night and I went to answer it. Once I opened the door, I saw the man with a balaclava and he pushed me against the wall and put a screwdriver to my neck. He tied my hands with cable ties and then he asked me for money. I gave him some money and my wallet. He took my phone and locked me in a room at the back of the kitchen and he made off. I wasn’t injured and the only pain inflicted was from the cable ties around my wrists. We don’t keep any of the collection money here, so it was just my own

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Saunders Retires Well known local businessman, Cathal Saunders has announced his retirement after 30 years in Swords accounting company, McInerney Saunders. Cathal is well-known in the local business community during his thirty years in practice, as one half of McInerney Saunders – Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. The company has a proud record of serving commercial, community and institutional clients in Swords and throughout North County Dublin. It all started in 1983, when Cathal and Gerry McInerney commenced their partnership, and over three decades later, McInerney Saunders is still going strong. Thanks to years of dedication, hard work and a vision of creating a first class, client centred, accounting, tax and business advisory practice, it has grown to be in the top twenty of Irish accounting firms. Having achieved this milestone and built a team of

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SKERRIES Cornerstone Church 22nd December - 11am (Carol service) 25th December - Service in a private home. Holmpatrick Church 25th December - 10.30am

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24th December - Christmas Family Mass - 5.00pm 25th December - 9.30am

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Rush Kenure Church 24th December - 9.00pm

BALGRIFFIN St Doulagh’s 25th December - Family Communion 10.00am

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professionals, who continue to deliver a personal and pro-active service to the firm’s clients, Cathal, also having reached a personal milestone, has decided to retire from this role, confident that the clients he dealt with will be well looked after by his fellow partners. His partners and the entire team at McInerney Saunders wish him the very best in his retirement from practice and every success and happiness to enjoy well-deserved time to indulge his other interests.

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at The Clarion Hotel, Dublin Airport

Michael and Penny Eustace with Willie Maxwell Lar Sheeran with Maria Clarke

Finbarr Neylon with Jennifer and Carol Cornwall

Rose Burke, Paul Kunkells and Susan McInerney

Brian and Annette Iredale from Nurture Africa

Maria and Michael Kennedy with Andrea Molloy

Brian and Jacinta Fitzsimons

Andrea Molloy who heads up the fundraising committee and Club President Paul O'Reilly present Denis Barry of St. Vincent de Paul, Swords with shopping vouchers to the value of €2,000 for distribution to local SVP clients. The vouchers were purchased with the proceeds of a Rotary day of bucket shaking at Swords Pavilions recently

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Meave and Seán Sheehy

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Balbriggan Woman Wins Supreme Safety Award Gertie Shields from Balbriggan, founder of Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD), was recognised for decades of road safety campaigning, when she was presented with the Supreme Award at this year’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of individuals and groups who help promote road safety in their communities.

Balbriggan lady, Gertie Shields, founder of ‘Mothers Against Drink Driving’ and road safety campaigner, is pictured with her family receiving the Supreme Award from RSA Chairman Mr Gay Byrne at the Road Safety Authority’s annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards.

Out of all the winners, one supreme winner was selected for demonstrating a sustained commitment and contri-

bution to road safety in Ireland. The winner of this year’s Supreme Award was Gertie, who lost her daughter in a road traffic collision in 1983, when the vehicle she was travelling in was hit by a drunk driver. Since then, she has tirelessly campaigned for

legislative and social change in relation to drink driving. Speaking about Gertie, RSA Chairman, Gay Byrne said: “Gertie Shields has given over so much of her life to making Irish roads a safer place. Her work has contributed to the sea change in attitudes towards drink driving in Ireland, as well as changes in the legislation on blood alcohol levels and dangerous driving. For the past two decades, driven by the personal tragedy of the loss of her 19 year old daughter Paula, she has unrelentingly campaigned to rid this country of the scourge of drunk driving.”

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Credit Unions Merge

A deal has been reached between three local credit unions, here in the North County. It involves the amalgamation of Balbriggan, Skerries and Donabate Credit Unions, and is expected to provide additional and more streamlined services for their existing customers. The merged body will be renamed Progressive Credit Union and will have assets of €70m. Offices in the three towns will Pictured outside Balbriggan Credit Union are L-R Fran Ryan (Donabate Credit remain open, but Union),Sean Staunton (Balbriggan Credit Union),Kay Murphy (Skerries Credit Union) instead of three corpo- ,Bobby McVeigh ( Chairman-ReBo) and Donal Coughlan ( CEO- ReBo) at the launch of the rate entities, there will new Progessive Credit Union which is as a result of the successful merger between Balbriggan,Donabate and Skerries Credit Unions. just be one.

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Early Morning Airport Bus Service From Millfield There is good news to report for Balbriggan residents, who wish to travel to Dublin Airport before 5.00am, for early morning flights over the festive season. The early morning Bus Eireann route 100X service now departs at 4.15am from Millfield Shopping Centre, with an arrival time at Dublin Airport at approximately 4.40am. This service is perfect for customers, relatives or friends, travelling from Balbriggan to Dublin Airport to catch an early flight over Christmas. The route 100X service is an excellent value for money alternative, so that customers can avoid petrol prices, car parking fees and the hassle of organising other means of transport. This service provides customers with a faster, more convenient way of travelling between Balbriggan and Dublin Airport, with a journey time of 25 minutes. This is in addition to the current comprehensive range of Balbriggan bus services available on the Route 100X and Route 101 services to Dublin Airport. Customers planning on travelling from Millfield Shopping Centre to Dublin Airport should note that fares start from as little as €5.50 for an adult single ticket or €10.50 for an adult return ticket. Customers travelling home from Dublin Airport should note that the 100X service operates 18 times daily, every hour, from 07:20am to 10.20pm, with the last bus at 00.20. Customers in Balbriggan will have better early connections travelling between Millfield Shopping Centre and Dublin Airport, by taking the hassle out of travelling early in the morning or late at night Tickets can be purchased tickets from the local Travel Centre, or from the bus driver on their chosen day of travel, or online.

Whishing All Our Customers A Very Happy Christmas & Peaceful New Year

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The amalgamation has been welcomed by the three credit unions. Kay Murphy from Skerries Credit Union was delighted with the new move. She told the County Leader: “It’s a great opportunity for Skerries Credit Union, and we will be able to provide many more services for our customers. We will be able to sell insurance and foreign currency, among others. There is a great buzz around the credit union at the moment. This amalgamation of the three credit unions will strengthen each one,” she said.

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Selfless Rush Students Make A Difference Students from St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, have undertaken a food drive, that is certain to make a huge difference to the

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people in need this Christmas, so they settled on a food drive, where they asked fellow students to bring food to school. They also organised a bag pack for four weekends at local supermarkets, where they raised a whopping €4,600 for their efforts. With the money they collected from the bag pack, they got in touch with Crosscare, which is a food bank, where they decided to buy food from them. They then negotiated a deal to get €10,000 worth of food for the money they raised ; quite a deal by any standards. The food was delivered to St Maur’s GAA Clubhouse on 11th December last, where the students proceeded to make 100 large hampers to stay in the local community, for the St Vincent de Paul. Each hamper will have a value of €120. Teacher, Ciaran Reid was full of praise for the spirit of generosity and the

positive attitude shown by the students. He said, “The students were

absolutely fantastic and are a credit to themselves and their families. They stayed here at St Maur’s GAA club until late in the evening and they will-

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Newman Welcomes Installation Of Wheelchair Ramps Work is currently underway in Rivervalley estate in Swords to put in ramps, which will make access to Swords much easier for wheelchair users. Joe Newman, a member of Rivervalley/ Rathingle Residents’ Association, and local election candidate, was delighted to see that his

wheelchair users and older members of the community here in Rivervalley. There are a lot more needed in the area, but we appreciate the efforts made so far. The paths near the entrance to the estate are in a poor state of repair and the ramps are a very welcome addition,” he said. It is hoped that this will be the beginning of an initiative to make Rivervalley, a wheelchair user friendly area, which will make ease of access to Swords Main Street. Newman said that the paths, as they are at present, are forcing Joe Newman is pictured at one of the locations, where wheelchair ramps are in the process of being installed in wheelchair users out on to the cycle paths, with River Valley estate in Swords. the obvious hazards overtures to the local authority, are associated with this, for both wheelbearing fruit at last. He told the chair users and cyclists alike. “This is County Leader, “I would like to a very welcome development and is commend the County Council for the one for which the council deserves installation of ramps to facilitate much credit,” he concluded.

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Fianna Fail Selects Candidates For Balbriggan Ward Fianna Fáil members have ratified Brian Dennehy and Darrell Mooney as the party’s candidates for next May’s local elections in the Balbriggan Electoral Area. Brian Dennehy is a local community activist and a member of the Board of Management of St. Maur’s GAA Club. Darrell Mooney is a secondary school teacher in Balbriggan Community

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Local solicitiors Pat McGonagle and John Hennessy (along with a group of others), took part in a charity cycle in September in aid of St. Francis Hospice that was organised by An Garda Siochana Cycle Club. They are pictured here with fellow cyclists, members of the Garda Siochana Cycle Club and some of those involved with St. Francis Hospice including: Dee Kinane, Head of Fundraising, Sister Margret Cashman, Director of Nursing and CEO Ethel McKenna. The group managed to raise over an incredible €52,000 and the Swords solicitiors said they were "absolutely delighted" with the result and "ready to do it all again next year."

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GIBNEY CHRISTMAS Balbriggan Kids Get Creative For Christmas who took part in the VILLAGEBARBERS The Garda Band in concert in conjunction By Ashley Bentley HOMECOMING competition. All entries Balbriggan held a with the “Design a festive Christmas Christmas Card” Competition recently, remained in Millfield L USK FESTIVAL 2013 organised by the Shopping Centre over @TheCountyLeader

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The Transition Year students of Loreto Balbriggan recently held a market day to showcase and sell the products from their small business ventures. The two best, as judged by their teachers, will move forward to represent the school at the Fingal Enterprise Awards, which will be held in March next year. Some of the ideas competing include ‘stick it quick,’ a quirky magnetic strip designed to stick on the side of student lockers and hold small objects like hair pins and

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Neighbourly Nuisance Pictured here are Transistion Year students from Loreto Balbriggan at their recent Business Market Day. The day saw the students festively decorate their stalls to showcase their products from their small business ventures.

paper clips, An organic lemon and seaweed scrub and Phoca Phone, a custom designed pouch to hold your phone in. The Fingal Enterprise Awards will be held in March and the winning business will compete alongside student busi-

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The law allows us all to enjoy quiet relaxation in our home and the principle that your home is your castle does not afford you the right to cause nuisance or disturbance to your neighbours. Omar Perrozzi If you are being subjected to continuing noise pollution from your neighbour’s property, you should try to ascertain whether the person causing the noise is in rented accommodation or is the owner of the property. If the person is in rented accommodation and is interfering with your peaceful occupation of your home, you have the option of furnishing a complaint to the Private Residential Tenancies Board to deal with the dispute, which can be a speedy and cost efficient procedure. If this process is to be pursued, your complaint will actually be against the landlord for failing to enforce their tenant to comply with their obligations. If the offending noise polluter is a local authority tenant, you should furnish your complaint to the local authority, who are empowered to initiate legal proceedings to evict the tenant through legal proceedings if their behaviour is continuously interfering with your peaceful occupation of your home. Finally, if the person causing the noise pollution is a private home owner, you may pursue an action in the District Court. Once the case arrives in court, there will be certain proofs required to convince the court of the noise pollution being suffered by you at the hands of your neighbour and you should consult with your solicitor prior to proceeding with such an action.

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sample now attracts a four year ban. The other area to be concerned about is public order matters. Especially for young people or immature drinkers. They can be subject to prosecution for "public order" matters. The most regular prosecutions are drunk where you are a danger to yourself or others and failing to follow the direction of the Gardai. Again, if you or a person you know are charged with this - do take legal advice as a conviction can currently stay with an individual for life. Sadly, however it is a fact of life burglaries are more prevalent over the Christmas period. Cynical and habitual burglars are aware that we have a habit of leaving our homes for periods of time and they take advantage. We can protect ourselves from this. If you are leaving the house for a full day or a couple of days, talk to your neighbour. Ask them to keep an eye out. Leave certain lights on so that the place looks active. Be vigilant for strange cars in the area. Often burglars will case an area before they attack. If you see a strange car, call it into the Gardai. The Gardai do react and check the vehicle out. Vigilance is the best way to protect our homes. Apart from all that, I wish everyone a happy, safe and enjoyable Christmas!

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Wishing You And Your Family a Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

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Local Charity Christmas Day Swims Hardy swimmers from two locations in the North County, are set to embark on bracing sea swims for charity on Christmas Day. The annual Christmas Day swim in Portmarnock takes place in aid of St Francis Hospice is looming and the organisers are calling on locals from around the North County to get involved. Over ten years ago, the Jesson family of Onward Walk, Portmarnock, were devastated when their dad, Billy died from a rare brain tumour.

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Fingal County Council Permission is sought by Mr. & Mrs. Byrne to construct a new attic storage room with 2 no. new roof dormers to either side and a velux roof light to the rear at No.1 Torcaill, Blackwood Lane, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during the public opening hours of 9.30 to 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, 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 Permission is sought for single storey extension attached to side of existing house with rooflights on pitched side roof, & new side gate & associated site works at 7 Boroimhe Ash, Swords, Co Dublin by David Godwin. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euros) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Permission for a new bungalow and detached garage to rear of existing dwelling, new modified vehicular entrance and shared access driveway and all associated siteworks at 9 Rogerstown Lane, Lusk, Co. Dublin. Signed G. Gallagher. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the

reasonable cost of making a copy during the public opening hours of 09.30 16.30 Mon.-Fri. at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin . A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council 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 Permission to demolish existing 2 no. dwellings and for construction of 1 no. part 2-storey, part single-storey dwelling in lieu and all associated siteworks at ‘Beechcrest’, Tower Street, Rush, Co. Dublin. Signed F. Kelly. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Fingal County Council,

County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. Mon.Fri. between 9.30-15.30 (Through Lunch) and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Fingal County Council Permission for (1) revised dormer type house design to that previously approved under F07A/0230, (2) repositioning of house on site and (3) all associated siteworks at Site 1 South Shore Road, Rush, Co. Dublin. Signed C. Fynes. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making

a copy during the public opening hours of 09.30 16.30 Mon.-Fri. at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin . A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council 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 sought by Marie Macken & Conor Cahill at 8

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Recent published deaths from the North County Continued from page 17 HOGAN, Norman (Malahide) – Dec 9, 2013, (peacefully) at home surounded by his loving family, Norman; deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie, sons Roy, Alyn, Oliver and Glenn, daughter Norma, grandchildren Ben, Theo and Ella, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

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FITZGIBBON, Eileen (nee O’Brien) (Malahide) – Dec 8, 2013, it is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother Eileen, wife of the late John, dearest mother of Rosemary, John and Jim, mother-in-law of Frank, Cepta and Esther, grandmother of Gregory, Alice, Lucy, the late baby Jack, Neil, Mark and Conor and great-grandmother of Isobel, Eileen will be greatly missed by us and by her nephews, nieces, friends and cousin Nora. Rest in peace. MOLONEY, Breda (nee McGrath) (Malahide) – Dec 7, 2013, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of Talbot Lodge Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family; beloved wife of the late Marty and loving mother of the late Gerard and Martin, Breda will be very sadly missed by her loving daughters Elizabeth and Elaine, her son Johnny, sonin-law Oliver, daughters-in-law Linda and Breda, brothers Michael, Teddy and Denis, her adored grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. STRINGER, Ena (Annie) (Swords) – Dec 7, 2013, (peacefully) at her daughters home, Ena (Annie) predeceased by her husband Bill and her son Ray, sadly missed by her daugher Anne (Deane), son-in-law Robert, granddaughter Sarah, brother Jack, sister Lily, nephews, nieces, and a wide circle of friends. Rest in peace. BROWNE, Margaret (nee McCabe) (Malahide) – Dec 11, 2013, (peacefully) at Beaumont Hospital, deeply regretted by her loving husband Kevin, daughters Peg, Bernie and Mandy, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. BATES (Donabate) – Dec 11, 2013, (peacefully) at Beaumont Hospital, Henry; deeply regretted by his loving wife Shirley, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. HYNES (Skerries late of Whitegate, Co. Clare) – Dec 12, 2013, (peacefully) at Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by family, Pat; sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend Jean, children Carol, Jackie, Caimin and Gary, sisters Mairead, Vera and Carmel, grandchildren David, Andrew, James and Emma, sons-in-law Micheal and Phil and daughter-in-law Mandy, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace.

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Fingal County Council Planning Permission is requested for a new single-storey extension to the west side of existing detached bungalow to provide a self-contained family-flat (60sq/m) along with associated siteworks at Flemington Lane, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Signed:- Margaret Delahan This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin between the hours of 9.30am – 16.30pm Monday-Friday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Fingal County Council on payment of a fee of €20 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the application by Fingal County Council. Fingal County Council I, G.McEvoy, intend to apply for retention permission for development at Kemacre House, Portrane Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin . The development consists of single storey ground floor extension & sun room conservatory to rear of existing house. The ground floor extension comprises of extended kitchen & dining room (40.9 Sq.m total floor area) & sun room conservatory (13.4 Sq.m). 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 in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. Fingal County Council Retention Permission is sought by Stephen Tracey for works carried out for the renovation and repair of the Gate Lodge (Protected Structure) located at Seamount House (Protected

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Fingal County Council We D&S Higgins Construction Ltd intend to apply for permission for development at this site address: lands between the M1 Airport Interchange and Stockhole Lane, Cloghran, Co Dublin. The development will consist of alterations to previously approved planning permission (Reg Ref F13A/0012) including a new second floor level within the roof space incorporating 19 additional bedrooms, zinc clad dormer windows to front, rear and courtyard elevations, velux roof lights, increase in height of main ridge line and enlargement of separate single storey plant & storage building for development. 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 Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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Structure), Seamount Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin. (Works previously approved under Reg. Ref. F09A/0015). The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euro) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Mr. Noel McAllister for lands located off Portrane Road, Carrs Mills, Rahillion, Donabate, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of constructing a development on this site (5.14 hectares) incorporating 1). The erection of 99 no. detached, semi-detached & terraced residential units (some with ancillary garages) ranging in height from single storey bungalow type units to 2.5 storey unit types. 2) New vehicular (2 no.) and pedestrian (4 no.) entrances to serve the development from existing roads at Carrs Mill Estate linking through both Carrs Mill and the Somerton Estate to the Portrane Road. 3) 2 no. class two public open spaces 4) Connection to foul sewer network to Donabate/Portrane WWTP currently underway, road & footway network & associated services connecting with the existing Carrs Mill development to the south and existing laneway to southeast to Portrane Road. 5) The development makes provision for crèche facilities (10 no. children) at units 23, 29 and 63 within the scheme. 6) The construction of perimeter screening/landscape berm area and footpath link within a green planted corridor to existing class 1 public open space. 7) Foul and suds surface water drainage, esb substation, landscaping, boundary treatments, lighting, and all ancillary drainage, engineering and site development works to facilitate the development. 8) A ten year planning permission is sought. 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 planning authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euro) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought by Caoimhe Kennedy at The Five Roads, Hedgestown (Jordanstown), Lusk, Co. Dublin for a two storey detached dwelling, utilisation and widening of existing vehicular access to the west of the site, waste water treatment system, landscaping and all ancillary works necessary to facilitate the development. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought by Aodh Hannon on lands south of Airport View Guesthouse, Coldwinters, Blakes Cross, Lusk, Co. Dublin for alterations to permitted development currently under construction (granted under Reg. Ref. F10A/0148; Reg. Ref. F11A/0421) consisting of 114sq.m. increase (i.e. 39sq.m. increase to ground floor and 75sq.m. increase to first floor), alterations to granted north-east and south-west elevations, alterations to yard circulation area and parking area, and all 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 its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Stephen Tracey on lands at Seamount House (Protected Structure), Seamount Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin. The proposed development will provide for 22 no. residential units comprising 3 no. duplexes; 18 no. semi-detached houses; and 1 no. detached house with associated car parking spaces. Permission is also sought for hard and soft landscaping works, conservational works to the existing walled garden, foul and surface water drainage works, provision of class 1 open space, surface water attenuation works, boundary treatment works, upgrade works to existing vehicular access from Seamount Road, and all other associated site development works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the planning authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euro) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application. Fingal County Council Full Planning Permission Is Being Sought From Fingal County Council For The Proposed Demolition Of Existing Derelict Shed Type Structure Together With The Proposed Construction Of A Storey & A Half Type Dwelling House With Single Storey Projection, Proposed Vehicular & Pedestrian Entrance Along The Western Boundary Of The Proposed Site Onto Cliffords Lane, Proposed Boundary Wall Along The Northern & Western Boundaries, Proposed Connection To The Existing Foul Sewer Network, Proposed Connection To Existing Public Watermain, Proposed Installation Of A Rainwater Harvesting System And All Ancillary Works At Mountgorry, Swords, Co. Dublin, For Mr. David McCormack. 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 Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Signed: Cunningham Design & Planning Limited Block C, N4 Axis Centre, Longford, Co. Longford


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Fingal County Council Permission for dormer bungalow, detached garage and all associated siteworks including temporary wastewater treatment plant and boundary treatments at South Shore Road, Rush, Co. Dublin. Signed C. Fynes. This application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during the public opening hours of 09.30 -16.30 Mon.-Fri. at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin . A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council 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 "We, ANNRO Developments are applying for full planning permission for 5 no. storey and half dwellings complete with individual proprietary wastewater treatment systems and percolation areas. The application includes for a new access road, all associated services and works on lands at Oberstown, Lusk, County Dublin. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during it's public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority on payment of the prescribed fee (20 euros) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application." Fingal County Council Permission is sought by Joseph and Denise McLoughlin for the construction of 5 no. detached dwellings and their associated waste water treatment systems, percolation areas, landscaping and associated site development works on a site c.1.32 hectares at Balcartie, Roganstown Golf and Country Club, Swords, Co. Dublin. The dwellings will comprise 4 no. 4 bedroom dormer bungalows (House Type H: 299 sq.m.) each with attached double garage (35 sq.m.) and 1 no. 6 bedroom dormer bungalow (House Type F3: 350 sq.m.). 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 planning authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (20 Euro) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application.

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