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Make Your Voice Heard This year will see an unprecedented flurry of political activity, with the local elections due to take place in late May. This will be the most important political event in the country this year and it’s coming to your area. The fact that there will be more councillors elected than ever, has added a new dimension to the campaign. But exactly how well do we know our local county councillors and candidates and what function do they have?. This election, which only comes about every five years, represents a golden opportunity for you to have your say in how money is spent in your area and what decisions will be made on your behalf. Candidates are now in the process of knocking on doors, looking for your precious Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien vote and you need to be well versed in asking probing questions to find out if they are suitable people to represent you at County Hall. They need to be asked what they can offer you in return for your vote. Remember that the principal decision-making

By Patrick Finnegan body in each local authority is composed of the members of the council, elected by universal franchise in local elections every five years. This gives voters a great responsibility to ensure that the correct candidate is chosen. So, get out and cast your vote and have your say in the running of your local area. This is where research is required, in an effort to find out if a particular candidate is genuine about solving local problems and issues, or if they are just looking for a handy job, where they can hide in the crowd. Local politics is utterly different to national politics, where TDs decide on the future of the nation. Local politics is all about you electing county councillors, who are members of the community. They will act as your voice at council meetings, where urgent business like budgets are decided and decisions are made on your behalf, on how best this budget is spent in the local area. This can have a huge impact on the quality of our lives, so the decision to use your vote in the most effective way, is of paramount importance. Of equal importance is finding out if you are entitled to vote at all. If you’re not registered

Local Clubs Can Apply For Sports Funding Local councillor, Tom O’Leary (FG), has highlighted that applications for funding under the Sports Capital Programme will be this week. “The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across the North County and beyond,” O’Leary explained. “It’s important that local

clubs and organisations get their applications in now or at least sign up for an expression of Interest in a grant.” According to O’Leary, the deadline for applications is February 2014. “Under the programme, funding allocated will help pitches to be drained, floodlights to be installed, sports halls to be improved and dressing rooms to be built. Thanks to these grants, people will have more oppor-

tunities than ever to get active and stay active in a wide range of sports. It will also have an additional positive impact on job creation in construction,” he continued. The terms and conditions of the programme have been finalised and it will open for applications on 17th January. Applications for the 2014 programme will only be accepted online, and organisations must be registered in order to apply.

CIS Volunteers honoured in the European Year of Citizens 2013 Local Citizens Information Service volunteers who have given over 20 years service were honoured at a special ceremony recently. The contribution of 11 volunteers from CISs in Kerry, Offaly, Dublin, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary were recognised and each volunteer received a certificate and a commemorative bowl at the event which was hosted by the Citizens Information Board (CIB) and the National Association of Citizens Information Services (NACIS). Pictured front from left: Pauline Giles volunteer from Citizen Information Service Fingal (North County), Sylda Langford Chairperson Citizen Information Board (CIB), Breda Corrigan, volunteer CIS Fingal North County CIS, Anna Flanagan Training Executive CIB (back from left): Yvonne Mc Kenna, CEO Volunteer Ireland, Eamonn Burgess County Wickow CIS Tony McQuinn CEO CIB, Philip Mc Cabe Chair of National Association Citizen Information Service (NACIS) and Mary Conway Chair Fingal (North County) CIS.

you can’t vote in the upcoming elections. Each voter is responsible for making sure they are correctly registered to vote. The current Voting Register runs from 15th February 2013 to 14th February 2014. Voter registration information for Fingal is available on Voters can download an RFA2 form to allow them to register or an RFA3 form to amend their already registered details. Completed RFA2 Cllr. David O’Connor and RFA3 forms must be signed and returned to Franchise Section, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main St, Swords. Non-national residents are fully entitled to vote, as long as they are legally resident in the area, and are on the voter register. The County Leader spoke with some experienced councillors about the importance of using your vote. Cllr Eoghan O’Brien (FF), who represents the Howth/Malahide Ward said, “The importance of casting your vote cannot be overstated. Citizens have the decision to elect councillors and have the decision on which ones are elected. They then become the link between the residents and the local authority. With the changes in local government in terms of municipal districts and plans for more control over where money is spent, it is more important than ever to cast your vote

in May,” he said. Experienced councillor, David O’Connor (NP), who represents Ballyboughal in the Balbriggan Electoral Ward said, “It’s very important that people understand why councillors are there in the first place and the function of the Council, which is very much to do with local issues. The job of a councillor is to connect with local people in their own areas by whatever means possible, like attending local meetings where they engage with people. Many people are cynical about voting in elections, but whingers will always be there,” he concluded. No matter where you go, be it to a pub, or to a football match, you are bound to encounter somebody who will give out about how politicians are letting everyone down. They have strong views, but when challenged, they will tell you that they never vote. This means they have no voice and no right to complain. All they do is whinge. Don’t fall into that category - get out and vote and make a diference.

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14.01.2014 the news that these vital works have commenced. He told the County Leader, “It’s great to see stabilisation works being undertaken under the archway at the entrance to Swords Castle. The Council got ministerial approval just before The news that stabilisation works Christmas, as it’s a protected have commenced at the archway at building, this approval is necessary Swords Castle, has been warmly before any work can commence on a welcomed by a local councillor. building such as this. It’s great to Cllr Darragh Butler (FF), who has see the Council acting so quickly campaigned tirelessly for remedial after getting approval,” he said. This particular archway has been a problem for a long time and has hindered any other vital works from commencing, due to the hazardous nature of the area. Butler continued, “This is the main problem in preventing us from using the castle for much anticipated functions, so hopefully the stabilisation works will allow us to fully use this wonderful amenity. Local councillor, Darragh Butler is pictured outside Swords Castle on Friday, 10th January last, as the stabili- It’s the first step in allowing us to use the sation works at the archway to the Castle got underway. Castle for the purposes works to be carried out at the which will showcase Swords to the historic castle, was cock-a hoop at fullest,” he concluded.

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Charity Run In Skerries The Skerries Charity Run Club are hosting a a 5k fun run in aid of Arc Cancer support and The Irish Cancer Society. This race will be chip timed. No buggies or strollers will be permitted on the day as part of this event. While no parking will be available in Skerries Rugby Club on the day, there will be lots of free parking available on the South Strand. The race starts at 10am on Saturday, 22nd February in the Rugby Club.

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Local Pupils Go ‘Around The World’ The staff and pupils of Rush and Lusk Educate Together recently decided to take a leaf out of a classic story book and go ‘Around the World’ in 70 Days! Eccentric victorian gentleman, Philias Fogg attempted to travel around the world by any means in 80 days. Project organiser, Dermot Higgins explained how it will work. “This month, we hope that the children can improve on Fogg’s achievement, by taking part in a project, where they collectively travel, by walking, running, flickering, skipping, cycling, paddling, dancing, cart-wheeling

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over 100,000km ‘virtually’ travelling around the world in only 70 days. We hope to visit every continent and all the countries of origin of all of the children and their parents en route.” “Each child in the school will be given a log book, in which they (or their parents) can record their journeys and physical activity. The class totals will be added together and displayed on a huge map, so that we can keep an accurate and visible record of progress.” “We hope to distribute incentive items like pedometers, hi-vis vests,

badges, etc. during the course of the programme. There will be a competition to find the class contributing the greatest distances each month and for the whole year. A huge map of the world will be displayed at the


Programme, which will be broadcast this month and next month. The project began on 6th January and will conclude 70 days later on 17th March. The official launch of the project was held on Friday, 10th January and it will finish with a major event on St. Patrick’s Day.

Pictured taking part in the 'Around the World in 70 Days Initiative' at Rush Lusk Educate Together National School are pupils Rithika Gill, Elaine Shaul, Una Llewellyn, Hayley Kusch, Caoimhe de Eruijn and Maeve Palicher.

Exciting New Public Realm Plan For Malahide The finishing touches are being put to an exciting new plan for the future of Malahide. The plan has been praised for the innovative way it has integrated the views of local people, particularly school children in the town. The Malahide Public Realm Plan will be officially launched in the coming weeks, but council officials told local councillors before Christmas

school entrance and on the Rathmore Road, tracking our progress around the world. This can have a fun and educational purpose too,” he said “We have made a successful application to have the project featured on RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’

that the plan is almost complete. Harry McLauchlan from the County Council, updated local councillors on the plan at a recent meeting of the Malahide/Howth Area Committee. He said the document had not been constructed in the traditional way and the council took an ‘inclusive approach’ to its assembly, consulting as widely as possible with the people of

Malahide on what they saw as the future for their town. The involvement of school children in the process was seen as vital for the document because this would be the generation that would be most affected by the changes to the town the plan would bring about. The Council found that the people of Malahide wanted their town to be seen as a tourism destination in itself. McLauchlan said the document was “community-led and not council-led” and that it was a realistic plan that was deliverable.

Parkinsons Support In Portmarnock Parkinsons Support Group in Portmarnock have had two meetings since their resumption in the Autumn. They have had a visit from a physiotherapist, as well as a local musician who delivered an entertaining illustrated talk on how music can help Parkinson’s patients. If you would would like more information about events please contact 0877953302.

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Residents Welcome New Speed Ramps In Balbriggan The County Council have come to an agreement with local residents, following a dispute over street parking in Chapel Gate in Balbriggan, and are moving to implement the second phase of their agreement with residents by installing speed ramps in the area. A plan to install two new speed ramps along Chapel Gate and Naul Road in Balbriggan is currently on public display and is part of a two-part agreement reached between the council and Chapel Gate residents. The agreement came after residents protested last year, when the Council made the decision to paint double yellow lines on one side of the road, leading down to

the town centre, and single yellow lines along a row of houses on the other side. Residents maintained that by banning parking on the busy road, it would encourage motorists to speed, thus putting lives at risk. The Council’s initial plan for the area involved removing on-street parking for residents to improve traffic flow in the area, but residents objected both to the loss of their car parking and raised concerns that traffic speeds would increase in the area as a result of the measures. A compromise was then reached to provide residents’ parking on the opposite side of the street and to install traffic calming measures to counteract any increase in traffic speed that might result from the effective widening of the available road for moving traffic.

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Newman Calls For Playground Refurbishment Local community activist, Joe Newman has made an appeal to the County Council to undertake refurbishment works at a playground at Rathingle, Swords, which also serves part of Ridgewood and to consider providing more playgrounds in the area. Newman, who is a candidate in the upcoming local elections told the County Leader, “I was contacted by a lady living in Forest Boulevard, here in Swords, and she mentioned the issue of the playground here. She has a couple of young children and she

claims that the playground is falling into disrepair, and nobody seems to care. She is concerned, as it’s a great facility to have and she wants it put back to it’s former glory and I’m appealing to the local authority to come down and do something about it. While I have been out campaigning, people around the area here in Rivervalley have also asked for more playgrounds for their young children. I am calling on the council to survey the area and review the playground needs in the Rivervalley area,” he concluded.

Local community activist, Joe Newman is pictured at the playground at Rathingle, which he claims is in need of refurbishment.

Lively Conversation Group In Skerries Ciorcal Comhra is a lively Irish conversation group that meets every Tuesday in the Bus Bar in Skerries in a bid to keep the Irish language not just alive, but vibrant around Skerries and the North County. The

group was formed by three Irish language enthusiasts, Tom, Liam and Diarmuid O’Suilleabhain in September 2012 and Ciorcal Comhrá now enjoys a following of some twenty five members.

This is an eclectic gathering comprising writers, farmers, poets, sailors, scientists, teachers and dreamers. The group includes those with limited, average and fluent Gaeilge so there’s no need to feel

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Airport Hosts Fire Officers Conference The Airport Fire Officers Association annual conference will take place on 15th and 16th January, in the Radisson Hotel Dublin Airport, hosted by Dublin Airport Fire Service. This year, the conference will welcome 165 delegates from all the main airports in Ireland, UK and Europe - representing the largest ever attendance to the event. The event programme will cover a wide range of topics such as incidents that have occurred both in Europe and America.

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Swords Paralympian Medallist Stars In Documentary Paralympian medallist and Swords resident, Catherine Walsh will be one of the stars of a new hour long documentary entitled ‘Beyond Limits The Next Generation.’ The documentary is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Beyond Limits,’ which told the story of several of Ireland’s top Paralympians heading to the London 2012 games, and will be broadcast on Setanta Ireland on Catherine Walsh Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm. The follow up picks up after London, where five new athletes are looking to make

their mark on the next Paralympic games, in Rio 2016. The Swords lady will be mentoring two upand-coming athletes throughout the programme. Catherine is a veteran Paralympic athlete, and at 39 years of age has competed in no less than six Paralympic Games, winning silver and bronze in the cycling events in London in 2012. She has represented Ireland at the Paralympic Games since 1992. She is the perfect ambassador for disability sport, and she imparts her wealth of knowledge by mentoring the visually impaired tandem cyclist, Peter Ryan throughout, who within the space of a year, has gone from barely ever riding a bike, to competing at the UCI World Championships and World Cup in Canada. Catherine also mentors Heather Jameson whose speciality of the long jump is a sport very familiar to Catherine: “I feel that I definitely have something to give back to people who are starting off, whether that would be in athletics or cycling, or just paralympics sport in general,” she told the County Leader.

Excellent IBAL Results For Swords Tidy Towns Swords Tidy Towns have once again achieved a great result in the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) anti-litter survey, achieving the ‘Cleaner than European Norms’ classification. This excellent result is the cumulating of months of hard work and effort from the local Tidy Towns group and its late Chairman Des Becton, who sadly

passed away last month. They tirelessly put so much effort in each year to ensure Swords looks its absolute best. Local councillor, Darragh Butler (FF), also offered his congratulations to the group: “It is a great testament to the fantastic Swords Tidy Towns team and a great reward for all of their continued hard

work and devotion. It is also a fitting tribute to the late Des Becton that Swords is once again classified as “Cleaner than European Norms” as he played an important part in Swords achieving and then retaining this classification on an on-going basis,” he said. Dublin Airport however, did not rank as highly this year,


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slipping down to 37th out of 42 areas surveyed in the League. “We have focused heavily on the roads from the airport, as these present the first impression of our country for 90 per cent of visitors,” explained Dr Tom Cavanagh, Chairman of IBAL. “But while the airport grounds themselves are spotless, the roads from it are littered. “It is the commitment of the local council to ensuring the local streets are clean every day of the year,” he continued. “The Government needs to ensure that the tremendous strides made in recent years are not jeopardised by the proposed changes in the structure of local authorities.”

Malahide Train Rolls Into Swords ‘Toots’, the beloved Malahide Road Train that launched last year, is expanding its rolling empire to Swords in the coming weeks, with a launch planned for a new road train service between the two towns. ‘Toots’ was the brainchild of Holywell man, Michael Place, and since the launch of the Malahide train in June last year, it has proven hugely popular, taking passengers around all the tourist spots in Malahide. On the wave of its popularity, he has now purchased a second train to serve a new route between Malahide and Swords. This one will be an electric train, brought in especially from the US. It will operate from the Robyn’s Nest Cookery School in the Town Centre Mall, Swords to Malahide Train Station where passengers can opt to hook up with ‘Toots’ and continue their journey to Malahide Castle and Gardens. As well as linking popular tourist destinations in Swords and Malahide, it is hoped the new

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their President should have. These are to be a former Prime Minister or President of the Parliament. Whoever it is must have patience, capacity charm and calmness. Due to the political configuration of the Council of Ministers, it would help if this person was either a member of the EPP or held strong association with it. On that basis it seems that Ireland might have two candidates on offer. Mr. Bruton, the former FG Leader meets the requirement as a former Prime Minister. He has also represented the EU as its ambassador in Washington and has demonstrated in recent times a strong on going interest in the EU and is well versed in the UK dilemma. The other potential candidate is Pat Cox, who is a former President of the EU Parliament and was a member of the Liberal Group at that time. In recent years he has associated with FG here at home with that leadership promoting him as the FG candidate for the Presidency here in Ireland. Mr Cox is highly regarded in Europe. Mr Schultz when speaking previously, has said of Pat Cox that he was held in high repute, commanded respect for his record in foreign and domestic politics and that he held wide support across all political forces in the European Parliament. So Ireland may see one of its own elevated to the role of President of Europe.

Malahide’s CASA Receives Makeover The much-loved CASA Respite Home in Malahide, that provides a home away from home for people with disabilities, was recently featured on a special episode of RTE’s ‘At Your Service.’ In the programme, the Brennan brothers and plenty of amazing volunteers teamed up to give the house a makeover, at the special request of Conor Dillon, who attends the Malahide home regularly. Conor, who has quadriplegic

Cerebral Palsy, asked the Brennans to come to the aid of the respite centre in Malahide, as he felt it was in real need of a revitalising lift. CASA is an Irish charity that provides respite for disabled people, giving them and their families a much needed rest and a home from home. The programme eagerly followed the Brennans and their army of volunteers over four weeks as they renovated and transformed the centre’s lounge,

kitchen and garden to create the perfect environment for people staying there. Those at the Malahide CASA house offered their thanks to all involved with the fantastic project, and said none of this would have happened without the goodwill of all the donators, volunteers and the determination of the inspirational Conor, who got in touch with Francis and John Brennan and asked them to get involved. Conor was thrilled when he saw the delight of the other members faces as they viewed the transformation, saying that “you couldn’t buy something like that.”

Snowe Angry Over Council Plans For Balbriggan Balbriggan Town councillor, and candidate in the upcoming local elections, Frank Snowe, has expressed his anger and frustration at the decision of the County Council to relocate Balbriggan library to Gallen Mills. The decision also includes the Department of Social Welfare moving into the Town Hall building, replacing the Library. This move is expected to be up and running by September 2014. Acting County Manager, Peter Caulfield explained that the move would be very beneficial to the town, as an extra 60 people would be working in the Welfare Office and also the fact that he proposed to accommodate a new Balbriggan museum in the Gallen Mills site. Snowe (NP) told the County Leader, “I raised the fact that the ‘60’ Jobs were not new to the town, as they will be made up mainly of the current Social Welfare, plus former FAS and Health Board staff, who are currently situated in different offices. The Museum is basically the offer of premises - the staffing, running costs etc will have to come from a private source,

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not the council,” he said. Snowe continued, “Once again, the people of Balbriggan are being introduced to plans for their town after decisions have been made, without their involvement. Recent examples are the Lifeguard shelters and the filling in of the steps in the Harbour, as well as

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Yellow lines along Chapel Street. I have raised this matter as a motion for next month’s Town Council meeting.

Over the past few years representing people on Balbriggan Town Council, I have learned one very big lesson Balbriggan Town Council has absolutely no power.” “The power is at County Council level and we need the best of representation at that level. I would ask each and every one of you to contact you local representative and give them your views on this planned move,” he concluded.

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Free Computer Classes In Donabate ‘Digitise the Nation’ will come to Donabate Community Centre (DPCC) from Tuesday, February 4th to the 25th. This is a mobile unit which delivers free computer classes to adults wishing to get started on computers. For beginners and those who wish to improve, it will get you started on email and internet, stay in touch with family and friends, how to use the internet to access, news, information and more. Each participant will receive eight hours training, (four two hour classes) over four Tuesdays from 4th February to the 25th February. The class times are as follows: 9am to 11am, 11.15 to 1.15pm, 2pm to 4pm and 4.15 to 6.15pm. Please phone DPCC on 01 8434546 to place your name down for time preferred.

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Local Projects To Get A Boost This Year There is some good news for the North County, as the County Council have revealed they plan to invest a significant amount of funding to various projects around the locality in need of a revamp this year. The Council’s operations department will spend around €9 million of the Capital Programme for the next three years on a whole range of projects across the North County. Among some of the highlights of the programme will be €125,000 spent on the upgrade of Corballis Golf Course and €40,000 for the Quality Bus Corridor in Swords.

Some €200,000 also appears in the Capital Programme to fund a coastal erosion study on the back of problems at The Burrow in Portrane where some 12 feet of coastline was washed into the sea in heavy rainfall. All of the North County’s major harbours have also had some funding allocated to them in the Capital Programme. Balbriggan Harbour has had some €350,000 allocated to its refurbishment in the project, and Skerries Harbour will see some €275,000 spent on its upgrade, if the ambitions of the plan are fully realised. Smaller amounts of €25,000 each, to Loughshinny and Rush harbours. Playgrounds and multi-use games areas in Holywell, Brackenstown and Applewood all appear in the programme, as does a plan for a reservoir park in Malahide, at a cost of €75,000.

Fancy A Game Of Chess? As it’s a new year, there’s no better time to take up a new hobby. For those that are fans of chess, Balbriggan Chess Group will hold their first meeting of the year on 16th January (and every fortnight from that date on) in Balbriggan Library. All members are welcome to join.

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Following the sad death of her friend, Mary Groves, Donabate lady Lynn Buckley and some of her friends decided to fundraise for Mary's charity of choice, St Francis Hospice in Raheny. Lynn organised a group of around 12 friends to undertake a Walk for Mary around the Donabate/Portrane peninsula, which turned out to be a resounding success. They managed to raise a whopping total of €1,740 for the hospice. Pictured at the presentation of the cheque at St Francis Hospice in Raheny are Paddy Helly, Ethel McKenna (CEO, St Francis Hospice) and Lynn Buckley.

Balbriggan Group Preparing For Year Ahead Local Balbriggan group, Remember Us has had a very busy and successful 2013, and are busy preparing for the year ahead. It celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a Disney Themed Party in the Bracken Court Hotel in April, it had four family respite breaks as well as a Parent’s weekend away. Club nights ran throughout the year on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings, as well as Saturdays and twice monthly on Friday nights and there was also a six week summer programme which ran in July

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If you love to sing then come along to Applewood Community Centre in Swords and join a newly formed Gospel Choir in the North County. They meet every Tuesday from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and are currently recruiting new members.

Funding through the HSE for funding received in 2013. Thanks also to Friends of Autism Charity shop, all of the local businesses in Balbriggan and everyone who made donations and who supported the various fundraising events. The club are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to it again next year. Many thanks to Millfield and to the Pavilions Shopping Centres for their support in its fundraising efforts in 2013. Remember Us looks forward to working with you all again this year. Club events resume on Sunday the 19th of January with a trip to the TLT to see the panto, Peter Pan.

Local Business Scoops Award Strong growth in client numbers has secured the ‘Fastest Growth’ award for Swords business, Ta x A s s i s t Accountants, at the company’s annual conference in Cork recently. The Swords branch has won the award as the fastest growing Director of TaxAssist Accountants in Swords, Derek Christian branch in Ireland. and employee, Elaine Hoey are pictured outside the company Launched over a office on Main Street in Swords, as they display the awards won over the past two years. year ago on Main Street in Swords, the business has grown rapidly. Speaking about the win, Derek Christian who heads up the Swords office told the County Leader, “I am delighted with the win and so are my team. We’ve worked really hard this year and it’s great to see the hard work paying off. I’m looking forward to working with existing and new clients in 2014,” he said. This is the second year in a row that the Swords office has been recognised with an award, previously winning ‘Fastest Start-Up.

Portmarnock Swim A Great Success The recent 11th Annual Portmarnock Christmas Day Swim proved to be the best and most successful one to date. Clear skies and sunshine greeted the record number of participants who chose to brave the cold Irish Sea in aid of St Francis Hospice. The cold waters did not dampen the atmosphere which was enjoyed by both young and old, kick starting the festivities. Over €4000 was collected on the morning and one of the event organisers’ Karen O’ Mara is hopeful that they will hit the €6000 mark! Many thanks to all that supported and they hope to see you all next year.


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Not only is Noel Heeney Sportswear arguably the best stocked sports outfitters for many miles, it is also a place where people can feel free to engage in friendly banter with either Noel, or his assistant, Anne Marie Elliott, who has worked there for the past 11 years. Heeney’s is a well stocked sportswear and leisurewear shop, and is one of the most instantly recognisable businesses in the town. It is somewhere that you immediately feel relaxed, and not pressurised into buying something you don’t want, like in many other shops. Noel spoke about how he became involved in the business. “I came to work for Stan McFadden in 1980 and then in 1988, I went out on my own, still under Stan’s roof, with responsibility for menswear and sportswear. There were no uniforms then, but I was self employed, paying rent to Stan for the space. Then around 1996, I started doing school uniforms when Stan McFadden retired. The company supplied the Loreto school in the town with uniforms and they handed this business to me. This was a huge school, with 1,200 students and it provided great business for me, and I’ve looked after them in the intervening period. Gradually over the past few years, the other schools in Balbriggan followed suit,” he said. Noel has been providing this excellent service for about 19 schools in the area, which includes

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Dublin Airport Welcomes 20 Millionth Passenger There was great excitement at Dublin Airport recently. when the 20 millionth passenger walked through the arrival doors of Terminal 2. This is the first time that the 20 million

milestone has been surpassed. Roma Chang from Donaghmore landed just before 10am on board United Airlines flight UA126 from Washington. She was greeted with flowers,

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completely surprised; this is a fantastic way to be greeted on arrival at Dublin Airport,” Roma told the County Leader. This morning’s celebration was further enhanced with the news that an extra one million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport during last year. The surge in passenger numbers was due to a number of factors. Airlines added significant extra capacity at Dublin this year particularly on transatlantic routes – transfer traffic at Dublin expanded rapidly during the year, there was growth in traffic to the Middle East and Europe and The Gathering brought an

additional marketing push for the inbound leisure sector. “Dublin Airport had an excellent year in passenger numbers terms,” according to DAA Chief Executive, Kevin Toland. “We were up almost 6 per cent for the year, which was our third consecutive year of passenger growth at Dublin Airport.”

Irish Language Club In Donabate An Irish language youth club is now up and running in Donabate, meeting every Saturday from 2pm to 4pm in the Educate Together school. The target age group is 12 to 17 year olds, but the group are willing to accept younger students if they want to come. It is co-ordinated by two local college students on behalf of Spleodar, an Irish language youth organisation. It runs 12 residential courses in the Connemara Gaeltacht every summer

Skerries’ Own Operation Transformation Time is ticking and the applications are in for those who want to be considered for the Charity fundraising event, “Skerries Weight Loss Challenge”. Many people applied and those applications are now secured away and will shortly go under confidential scrutiny. From those applicants, 20 people will be chosen and advised over the coming weeks. Once the teams are announced, the event will kick off and the kilos (or lbs if you’re of a certain vintage) will start to drop off. The race will be on. Sponsors have come on board and are working with the organising

catering for over 1,500 students ranging in age from 10 to 18 years of age. As part of its large range of winter activities, the group organises youth clubs through Irish for past pupils which gives students a chance to practise and keep up their Irish as well as meet friends they have made on the courses. Anyone looking for further information on the Donabate club should contact Séamus at 0868634246.

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Bookworms At The Millbank Theatre Rush Dramatic Society will present Bernard Farrell’s hilarious comedy, ‘Bookworms’ at the Millbank Theatre from 22nd January next. The performance runs for four weeks, Wednesday to Saturday, nightly from 8.30pm. A great night of comedy, not

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Famous Malahide Actor Premieres In Latest Film The locals in Rush were well and truly star struck last year, when famous Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, (who lives in Malahide and is married to a Rush woman), came to the seaside town to film scenes from his upcoming film ‘Calvary.’ A temporary church that was built on the green beside the harbour was burnt down as part of filming. The film has now been completed and will receive its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this year, before having it’s Irish premiere as the opening gala for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014, which will take place at Dublin’s Savoy Cinema on Thursday, 13th February.

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Recent published deaths from the North County REILLY (River Valley, Swords and Ballystruane, Cloghran) … January 8, 2014 (peacefully) at Beaumont Hospital, John (Jackie); deeply regretted by his loving brother Paddy, step-sister Molly, nephews, nieces, cousins and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace. THOMPSON (Malahide) January 7th (peacefully), at Tara Winthrop Private Clinic, Joe, beloved husband of the late Carmel ; sadly missed by his loving children Karl, Leasley, Joe Joe, Alan and Julie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers Liam, Gary and Kevin,sisters-inlaw, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. CONROY, Margaret (Nee Nolan) (Portmarnock, Co. Dublin) Januray 4 2014, (peacefully), at Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by her loving family; she will be very sadly missed by her loving husband Frank, sons David, Michael and Darren, daughter Suzanne, daughters-in-law Nicola and Andrea, grand children Jamie, Leo, Ryan, Joey, Sophie and Lia, sisters Pauline, Mary, Joy, Theresa and Sandra, brother-in-law, sistersin-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. PETERS (Lusk, Co. Dublin) January 5th 2014, (peacefully) Gerard (Gerry) ; sadly missed by his daughter Patricia, sons Alan, Gerard and Martin, grandchildren, brothers George, Vincent, Brian and the late Billy, Richard and Jack, sisters Marcella and Gilly, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. SQUIRES, (Portmarnock, Co. Dublin) (3rd January 2014) (peacefully) in Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Charles (Charlie), very sadly missed by his wife Denise, daughters Melanie, Amanda, Jennifer, Denise and Charlene, grand children, sons-in-law and extended family. Rest in peace. CASHELL Thomas Leslie (Leslie) (Balbriggan), 2nd January 2014. Peacefully at home. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Muriel, loving sons Robert and Alan, daughters in law Audrey and Susan, grandchildren Anna, Hugh, Ben, Karen, Sophie and Stephen, great-grandson Conor, cousins, many relations and friends. Rest in peace. HERON (Swords) January 2, 2014, peacefully, at home, Patrick (Paddy), wonderful husband to Catherine, and dear father to Emily, Leah and Klara, sadly missed by all his family and friends, who are very dear to him. Rest in peace. O’FLAHERTY, Liam (Athy and formerly Artane and Donabate) – January 2, 2014 (peacefully), in Naas General Hospital; Liam will be very sadly missed by his partner Breda, son Brian, daughter Ciara, sisters Deirdre and Sheila (Sr. Roberta, H.F.C.), grandchildren Cian, Kyle and Charlie, relatives and many friends in the motor trade. Rest in peace. CLARKE, Colum (Malahide Co. Dublin) December 31st, 2013. Passed away peacefully, at University Hospital, Galway, after a short illness surrounded by his loving family, he will be sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Declan and Breda, brothers Rory and Dáithí, sister-in-law Anne, Izabela, Elaine his cousin and best friend, uncle Raymond and his wife Frances and large circle of cousins, relatives, friends and neighbours. Rest in peace. DIXON-JACKSON (Malahide) January 2, 2014, Eileen, (peacefully) after a short illness, beloved wife of the late Denis and mother of the late Nigel. Deeply regretted by her loving family, Pauline, Kevin, Jennifer, Valarie and Andrea, their partners Gerry, Gill, Bryan, Chris and Patrick, her sister Rosaleen and her much loved and loving grandchildren and their partners, great-grandchildren, niece, nephews and friends. Rest in peace. KINAHAN, Joseph (Malahide, Co. Dublin) 1st January 2014 (peacefully) in Beaumont Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Madge, daughters Marian, Angela, Carmel, Una and Grainne, son Michael, brother Peter, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MALLIN (nee Byrne), Katherine, (Swords, Dublin/Tullow, Carlow), January 1st 2014, in her 106th year, surrounded by her family at Tara Winthrop Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Frank and dear mother of the late Kay Currid. Will be sadly missed by her sons Seamus, daughters Maura, Breda Duffy, Christine Curran and her much loved granchildren Susanne, David, Grainne, Cathal, Karina, Gavin, Shane, Avril, Sandra and Niall. Her cherished great-grandchildren, daughter in-law Eileen, sons-in-law, Brendan & Pat, and the late Martin, Nieces, relatives, extended family & friends. Rest in peace. WHITE, Noel (Portmarnock, Co. Dublin) 1st January 2014 (peacefully) in Beaumont Hospital. Much loved brother of the late Patricia (recently deceased). Noel will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Joyce, daughters Bláthín, Aobhín,

Róisín, Aisling, sister Carmel, sons-in-law David and Mehran, grandchildren Sháhín, Cébhán and Árián, sister-in-law Sr. Ronnie, brothers-in-law John, Patrick and Cahir, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. ABBOTT, (Malahide), 21st December 2013, peacefully, at St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, after a brave fight, Leslie. Sadly missed by his son Glyn, daughter in law Sue, granddaughters Alison and Lisa, her partner Craig, sister Irene and family, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. BURKE, Paul (Swords) – December 30, 2013 (Suddenly) deeply regretted by his wife Brenda, daughter Aisling, sons Kevin, Vincent and Sean, son-in-law, grandchildren, mother Renee, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. DOLAN (Malahide) December 30, 2013, (peacefully), at Beaumont Hospital, Seamus (Seamie), father of the late Christy; deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie, children Ann, Jimmy, Sean, Joe, Kevin, Carmel and Michael, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. FLANAGAN (Balbriggan) Carole, the death has occurd suddenly of Carole Flanagan (Killeen), late of Fancourt Heights, Balbriggan. Deeply regretted by her children Liam and Nigel, her partner Andy, daughter-in-law Kara, Nigel’s partner Sinead, precious grandchildren, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. O’NEILL (Rush, Co. Dublin) December 15th 2013, (unexpectedly) Jack; sadly missed by his loving dad (Dave O’Neill), loving mama (Maria Davies), grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a very large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace. PHILBIN, Liam, December 30th, 2013 (peacefully), in the compassionate care of the staff of St. Clare’s Unit, St. Ita’s Hospital, Portrane, beloved son of the late Jack and Eva, sadly missed by his sisters Eimer and Deirdre and their families and by Pat Deane. Rest in peace. WINDERS, Catherine (nee McDonnell) (Portmarnock, Co. Dublin) (unexpectedly) at home 30th December 2013. Catherine will be very sadly missed by her loving husband Brian, daughters Jennifer and Emma, sister Ann, brother Robert, grandchildren Ria and Poppy, sons-in-law Phil and Paul, nieces and nephews, relatives and close friends. Rest in peace. HATCH (Malahide) – December 30th, 2013 (peacefully), at Beaumont Hospital, Tony ; deeply regretted by his partner Sheila, son Paul, daughter Nichola, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, wife Josie, brothers Derek and Brian, sisters Hilda (Flynn) and Pauline (Powderly), Leslie, Crolyn, Lee, Mark, Sorcha and Ciaran, grandchildren, great- grandchild, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MCADAM (in Glasgow, late of Malahide) – John, beloved husband of the late Christina, stepfather to Afra, son of Una and the late David (Geoff), brother of Teresa, David and Alan, sadly missed by his family, in-laws, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace. WIELAND (Skerries, Co. Dublin) 29th December 2013, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital, David, sadly missed by his loving wife Patricia, son Paul, daughter Sharon, grandchildren, Jack and Chiara, son-in-law Gerardo, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MEADE (Rush formerly Malahide and Raheny) – 27th December 2013, after a long illness, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Beaumont Hospital, Patrick (Pat). He will be sadly missed by his loving family, sons Brian and Kevin, their mother Gwen, mother Gwen, mother Mary, brothers John and Charlie, sister in law Claire, aunts, uncles, extended family and many friends. Rest in peace. MEEHAN, Thomas James (Jim), (Liffey Lawns, Clane, Co. Kildare and late of Oldtown, Co. Dublin), December 25th 2013, peacefully at Naas Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Lil, deeply regretted by his loving sons and daughters, Ann, John, Elizabeth, Ethel, Jim and Maria, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers, sisters in law, grandchildren, great grandson, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. CHURCHER (Swords and Rush Co. Dublin) December 24th 2013, (peacefully) at the Mater Private Hospital, Terry (Terence) ; sadly missed by his loving wife Anna, daughter Jacquelyn, Son Owen, daughter in law Niamh, son in law Dara, grandchildren Megan, Oscar, Aoibhe, Rhian and Isabel, brother Dave, sister Marian, sisters in law Eileen and Sandra, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Rest in peace.


sons-in-law, great-grandchildren, brother Mehall, sisters-in-law Maura and Pauline, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. O’DONOGHUE, Sheila (Malahide) – Dec 28, 2013, (peacefully) at Bon Secours Hospital Glasnevin, surrounded by her loving family, sadly missed by her daughters Jean and Ann Marie, sons John and Edward, grandchildren, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace. LAWLESS, Thomas (Tosh) (Swords) – Dec 27, 2013, (peacefully) at St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, Thomas; deeply regretted by his loving wife Ethel, sons Damien and Mark, their partners Helena and Brid, grandchildren Cian and Erin, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MCGOLDRICK, Edward (Balbriggan) - Dec 27, 2013, (peacefully) in Beaumont Hospital; deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret, sons Paul and Eamonn, daughter Catriona, sisters Sara, daughters-in-law Deirdre and Jodie, son-in-law Robert, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothersin-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MILLIKEN, Oliver (Ollie) (Malahide) – Dec 26, 2013, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, surrounded by his loving family; Oliver will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Elizabeth, son, Marty, daughters Anne-Marie and Kathy, brother Bobby, sons-in-law Steve and James, daughterin-law Dee, grandchildren, brothers and sistersin-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. BYRNE, Margaret (nee Hagan) (Swords) – Dec 24, 2013, (suddenly) at Beaumont Hospital, deeply regretted by her loving husband Pat, son David, daughter Carol, son-in-law Marc, David’s partner Ciara, grandchildren Rachel and Marc, brothers, sister, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. HORAN, Sean (Skerries) – Dec 22, 2013, (peacefully) in his 92nd year surrounded by his family; sadly missed by his beloved wife Christina, daughter Mary, sons John, Gerald and Cathal, brother, sister, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rest in peace. WESTON, Patrick (Paddy) (Lusk) – Jan 9, 2014, (suddenly) at home, beloved husband of Gladys ; deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons Charlie and Richard, daughters Mary, Ann-Julie and Patricia, sons-in-law James and Philip, daughters-in-law Emer and Cynthia, grandchildren Cian, Niall, Michael, Gillian, Helen, Martha, Wyatt and Gracie, sisters Mary and Ena, sisterin-law Bridie, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MCEVOY, Desmond (Malahide) – Jan 9, 2014, (peacefully) in the tender care of the nurses, carers, doctor, management and staff of Tara Winthrop Clinic, Swords ; he will be greatly missed by his loving wife Dinah, son John, daughter-in-law Dara, grandchildren Alex & Mariya, brother Don, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. TAAFFE, Richard (Seabury, Malahide) – Jan 9, 2014, (suddenly) at home, beloved husband of Marie and loving dad to Roy and wonderful brother to Vera, Annie, Kathleen and Pascal ; deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife, son, daughter-in-law Sandra, sisters, brother, sistersin-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. MCCABE (nee Duggan) (River Valley, Swords) – Jan 8, 2014, (peacefully) after a short illness at Beaumont Hospital, Maura, wife of the late Hugh ; deeply regretted by her loving daughters Bern and Mary, son Peter, sons-in-law, daughter-inlaw, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

Please submit your planning notices to: before 5.30pm every Thursday, in order for the application to appear in the following issue of North County Leader. A receipt will be issued when your planning notice is received. Please retain this receipt as proof of submission.

Fingal County Council I, G.McEvoy, intend to apply for Retension 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 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 Permission for new detached 2-storey house and all associated access and siteworks at Channel Road, Rush, Co. Dublin. Signed: Elaine Sweetman. This application can be inspected or

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DUFFY (nee O’Brien), Mona (Swords and formerly of Kilmessan) – December 23, 2013 (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff at Kilbrew Nursing Home, Ashbourne, beloved wife of the late william ; sadly missed by her loving daughters Deirdre and Denise, granddaughter Louise and husband Robert,

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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 Application for full Planning Permission for alterations to previously approved F13A/0010, new detached storey and a half house with minor alterations to front elevation and site layout plan at Seamount Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Signed David Condron This application may be inspected/ purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between 9.30am-3.30pm, mondayfriday, at the offices of Fingal Co. Co., County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal Co.Co. of the application. Fingal County Council Permission is sought for (i) partial demolition/partial conversion of existing garage, to provide enlarged Lounge & new Cloakroom to existing dwelling (ii) the construction of a 2 storey, 2 bedroom detached dwelling & associated off street car space on site to side of existing dwelling at 2 Seabury Court, Malahide, Co. Dublin for Damien Rochford. 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.

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Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought for the demolition of existing shed to rear (approx.2m2) and the construction of a single storey extension to rear (approx. 18m2) with First floor access to rear yard and all associated site works at 53 Tower Street, Rush, Co. Dublin for Brian and Arlene Carpenter 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. 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 We Galana Ltd, Manor Mall, Ormond Ave, Swords intend to seek permission for retention of temporary structure for use as storage/office facility to facilitate the car wash and valeting operations currently on site.retention of car washing and valeting operations is also being sought.This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during the


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Fingal County Council I, Niall Lawton, apply for planning permission for extensions and renovations to existing single storey detached dwelling at ‘Four Seasons’, Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin. The works consist of internal renovations; the conversion of existing attic space to include 2 no. dormers to front; construction of a first floor over rear extension; demolition of existing sunroom and the construction of a single storey extension to side; new front boundary wall 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 of 9.30 - 16.30 Monday - Friday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing 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 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 sought to build new 4 bedroom dormer bungalow with waste water treatment system, percolation area, new site entrance and associated site works, at ‘Bramble Lodge’, Tyrellstown, Lusk, Co. Dublin for Mr. Ryan Douglas. 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.

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North County Leader - 14th January 2014  

North County Leader - 14th January 2014

North County Leader - 14th January 2014  

North County Leader - 14th January 2014