Ireland - Fingal Independent
Tuesday - 19th June, 2018
Radical shake-up for local elections
THE new Balbriggan Local Electoral Area (LEA) will be a leaner electoral area at next year’s local...
Tuesday - 12th June, 2018
Pierse & Oisin O Neill & Emily Corbally launched the seventh annual Flavours of Fing...
Tuesday - 5th June, 2018
80,000 FANS SET TO ROCK MALAHIDE
MALAHIDE Castle is getting ready to rock with five major concerts staged over a two week period draw...
Tuesday - 29th May, 2018
FINGAL SAYS YES TO REPEAL
THERE was barely a major town in Fingal that did not record at least one ballot box with a more than...
Tuesday - 22nd May, 2018
TIME TO TACKLE BEACH THUGS
A multi-agency approach should be taken this summer to protect Fingal’s coastal communities from a...
Tuesday - 15th May, 2018
RYAN ‘DID US ALL PROUD’
THERE was no prouder bunch of revellers in the country on Eurovision night than in the packed out ba...
Tuesday - 8th May, 2018
MALAHIDE SET TO HOST FIRST TEST
THE eyes of the world will be on Malahide this Friday as the Irish cricket team make history when th...
Tuesday - 1st May, 2018
Balbriggan is a ‘town of many strengths’
THE President of DCU, who will chair a Leadership Group established by Fingal County Council to deve...
Tuesday - 24th April, 2018
NEW PLAN TO REVITALISE BALBRIGGAN ON THE WAY
LATER this week, Fingal County Council will unveil plans to develop a new strategy for Balbriggan ai...
Tuesday - 17th April, 2018
St Joseph’s families concerned over staff shortages
THE families of those attending St Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services in Portrane are conce...
Tuesday - 10th April, 2018
DERMO IS HOME AT LAST!
THE communities of Lusk and Rush, many of whom had entrusted the education of their children to Derm...
Tuesday - 3rd April, 2018
FAMILY HOME DECLARED A ‘DANGEROUS STRUCTURE’
THREE generations of one family living in a home that is on the brink of falling off a cliff at The ...
Tuesday - 27th March, 2018
New site for St Michael’s identified
A long campaign by parents of children with special needs to secure a permanent new home for St Mich...
Tuesday - 20th March, 2018
EMPLOYMENT HOPES RISE AS LINK ROAD WORK BEGINS
WORK has begun on the long-awaited, Stephenstown Link Road in Balbriggan which will open up almost 2...
Tuesday - 13th March, 2018
BRINK OF DISASTER
LOCALS were desperately filling sandbags on Portrane Beach at the weekend in a bid to do something p...
Tuesday - 6th March, 2018
‘WE WON’T GIVE UP ON OUR HOME’
A family whose home now lies just two feet from the cliff edge in Portrane after Storm Emma ravage t...
Tuesday - 27th February, 2018
KEEPING CAL'S LEGACY ALIVE
Colin Devitt, Catherine Walsh, Hannah Grimes, Michaela Grimes, Mark Grimes, Aisling Mc Keown and Lau...
Tuesday - 20th February, 2018
DART EXPANSION ON WAY
A €2 billion DART Expansion Programme which will include bringing DART to Donabate, Rush and Lusk,...
Tuesday - 6th February, 2018
NAUL ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
A campaign to improve road safety in the village of Naul has been launched....
Tuesday - 30th January, 2018
VICIOUS ATTACK ON TAXI DRIVER
A taxi driver from Dundalk presented to Balbriggan Garda Station in a dazed and confused state last ...
Tuesday - 23rd January, 2018
SPORTSTARS OF THE YEAR
Fingal Independent/maldron Hotel Dublin Airport Sport Star of the Year Karl Sheppard (second right) ...
Tuesday - 16th January, 2018
New era dawns at O’dwyer’s as club to move
A NEW era is dawning at O’dwyer’s GAA Club in Balbriggan after members voted to move to a new st...
Tuesday - 9th January, 2018
‘WE WON’T GO CRAZY!’
A small local family syndicate saw their dreams come through when they collected a life-changing €...
Tuesday - 26th December, 2017
WISHING ALL OUR READERS A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR ORGAN DONATION APPEAL 94,000 jobs to emerge over next five years NEW SKILLS STRATEGY TO PREPARE WORKFORCE
FINGAL County Council is working with the county’s education and training providers as well as its...
Tuesday - 19th December, 2017
€14M NEW ROAD FOR DONABATE LAUNCHED
THE sod has been turned on the long-awaited new Donabate Distributor Road which is seen as crucial t...
Tuesday - 12th December, 2017
EIB DEAL TO FAST TRACK MAJOR PROJECTS
INVESTMENT in major capital projects across the region has received lift off thanks to an unpreceden...
Tuesday - 5th December, 2017
€3.7M BOOST FOR CLUBS
SOME 48 Fingal clubs collected over €3.7 million from this pre-christmas bonanza funding everythin...
Tuesday - 28th November, 2017
RUSH GARDA STATION RETURN
THE re-opening of Rush Garda Station appears a step closer this week after the Deputy Garda Commissi...
Tuesday - 21st November, 2017
OUT OF THE ASHES
A LITTLE over two weeks after it was gutted by a fire following a Halloween prank that went tragical...
Tuesday - 14th November, 2017
FORMER DUMP TO TURN INTO SPECTACULAR PARK
EXCITING early plans for a unique new park for Fingal offering some of the most spectacular views of...
Tuesday - 7th November, 2017
INVESTMENT IN BRINGING NEW JOBS TO BALBRIGGAN
THE council has invited tenders for a contractor to build a new access road to industrial developmen...
Tuesday - 31st October, 2017
SCHOOL PREFAB CRISIS SLAMMED
TWO local senators have grilled the Department of Education on ‘unacceptable’ conditions at a Ba...
Tuesday - 24th October, 2017
Tuesday - 17th October, 2017
COUNCIL TO BUILD MORE NEW HOMES
FINGAL County Council will spend almost 70% of a half billion euro, three-year capital spending prog...
Tuesday - 10th October, 2017
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER!
The Skerries RFC U12 squad who took part in the Bank of Ireland Half-time minis between Wexford Wand...
Tuesday - 3rd October, 2017
SCHOOL YARD DRAMA IN RUSH
A Rush school principal is fronting a national campaign to have a defibrillator installed in every s...
Tuesday - 26th September, 2017
WE’RE ALL PART OF JACKIES ARMY
THE Dublin Ladies team were powered to glory by a strong Fingal contingent. The Jackies ran...
Tuesday - 19th September, 2017
STEADY AS A ROCK!
THE crucial winning point that took Dublin to their third All-ireland title in a row was scored by t...
Tuesday - 12th September, 2017
SCHOOL FOR DEMOLITION
AFTER years of struggling in an inadequate ‘temporary’ school building, the principal of Rush an...
Tuesday - 5th September, 2017
BALBRIGGAN SCHOOL FACES FRESH DELAY
AFTER enduring a year of frustrating delays in moving in to the school’s new home at Stephenstown ...
Tuesday - 29th August, 2017
HEARTLESS THIEVES HIT CANCER SUPPORT HQ
HEARTLESS thieves have ransacked headquarters belonging to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group, stea...
Tuesday - 22nd August, 2017
BALBRIGGAN STUDENTS ACHIEVING ‘PERFECTION’
NOT one but two Balbriggan Loreto students can lay claim to a perfect score in their Leaving Certifi...
Tuesday - 15th August, 2017
Rush ‘cut off’ from Skerries for weeks
RESIDENTS in Rush are up in arms over a controversial proposal to close the main road between Rush a...
Tuesday - 8th August, 2017
SHOCK AS BODY IS DUMPED ON LANE
THE small rural community of Drishogue was left shocked and saddened by the grim discovery of the bo...
Tuesday - 1st August, 2017
BALBRIGGAN FIRM TURNS WATER BACK ON IN LOUTH
THE water is flowing again in parts of Louth and East Meath thanks in large part to an engineering c...
Tuesday - 25th July, 2017
CRACKDOWN ON RAIL LINE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
IRISH Rail are to employ a second patrolling security team to monitor the growing problem of antisoc...
Tuesday - 18th July, 2017
A TRUE HERO HONOURED
BALBRIGGAN has honoured a local hero that has gone unrecognised for too long, along with 154 men he ...
Tuesday - 11th July, 2017
Balbriggan has youngest population in the State
BALBRIGGAN has the youngest population of any large town in Ireland, prompting calls for more invest...
Tuesday - 4th July, 2017
TWO serious incidents of criminal damage occurred at Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus, last w...
Tuesday - 27th June, 2017
HOWZAT! FOR TEST CRICKET IN FINGAL
INTERNATIONAL Test Cricket in Fingal is now a real prospect with Malahide firmly in the frame a venu...
Tuesday - 20th June, 2017
SCHOOL DELAY ANGERS PARENTS
PARENTS and pupils of Lusk Community College may have to resort to protesting outside Dail Eireann i...
Tuesday - 13th June, 2017
ON YOUR MARKS!
Leaving Cert students Jessica Bissett, Josan Rogers, Ashley Campbell and Anna Rogers at Loreto Balbr...
Tuesday - 6th June, 2017
GARDA OVERTIME BLITZES BURGLARS
BALBRIGGAN Gardaí have told the Fingal Joint Policing Committee that significant funding of...
Tuesday - 30th May, 2017
SKERRIES MOURNS JAMIE
CANDLES burned the name of Jamie McAllister into the sand on Skerries beach as friends and family ga...
Tuesday - 23rd May, 2017
HERO CIARAN REMEMBERED
A family, a community and a nation said a heart-felt thank you and goodbye to winchman, Ciaran Smith...
Tuesday - 16th May, 2017
Balbriggan population growth is ‘dangerous’
A BALBRIGGAN councillor has warned of a ‘dangerous’ situation for the town if Balbriggan’s res...
Tuesday - 9th May, 2017
President gives seal of approval to Skerries volunteers
PRESIDENT of Ireland, Michael D Higgins has honoured the dedicated volunteers of Skerries Tidy Towns...
Tuesday - 2nd May, 2017
MILVERTON QUARRY FILLING IS ‘IMMINENT’
RESIDENTS of Skerries are bracing themselves for seven years of an extraordinary level of HGV traffi...
Tuesday - 25th April, 2017
Wait for critical Lusk land nears end
THE head of the committee driving the ‘Lusk 2020 Sports Plan’ has given a guarded welcome to new...
Tuesday - 18th April, 2017
Major hospital build to begin
THE PORTRANE and Donabate is braced for the start of what will be the largest single public building...
Tuesday - 11th April, 2017
‘WE NEED TO FIND THEM’
A nation was moved by the words of the sister of lost Coast Guard Ciaran Smith who went on televisio...
Tuesday - 4th April, 2017
Conan’s moment of pure magic!
Fingal’s Conan Byrne of St Patrick’s Athletic celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during ...
Tuesday - 28th March, 2017
Our post offices ‘must be saved’
LOCAL post offices are anxiously awaiting news of a report due before Cabinet this week that could d...
Tuesday - 21st March, 2017
FINGAL’S LOST HERO
ON Saturday morning a group of volunteers from the rural communities of Oldtown and Rolestown answer...
Tuesday - 14th March, 2017
€9M SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECTS ON THE WAY
ALMOST 50 social housing units will soon begin construction in Balbriggan, according to a new time-l...
Tuesday - 7th March, 2017
SAVE OUR SERVICE
‘HANDS off our fire service’ was the message delivered by the north Fingal community who joined ...
Tuesday - 28th February, 2017
RESIDENTS HIGHLIGHT COASTAL EMERGENCY
A GOVERNMENT minister who recently claimed the sea-ravaged community at The Burrow in Portrane were ...
Tuesday - 21st February, 2017
FIRE AMBULANCE ANGER
‘LIVES will be lost’ if north Fingal loses the services of a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance, acco...
Tuesday - 14th February, 2017
LIVING ON THE EDGE
RESIDENTS of the Burrow in Portrane have been angered by the Government response to the latest huge ...
Tuesday - 7th February, 2017
Schools alerted after boy attacked
BALBRIGGAN gardaí have issued a warning to local schools to be vigilant after the attempted...
Tuesday - 31st January, 2017
EURO MILLIONS CELEBRATIONS
Staff at the Applegreen Motorway Service station at the M1 Northbound in Lusk celebrate after confir...
Tuesday - 24th January, 2017
Man accused of Balrothery raid
A MAN accused of robbing a bookmakers in Balrothery has been refused bail and remanded in custody.&a...
Tuesday - 17th January, 2017
PROTEST OVER LUSK CC DELAY
PARENTS of students at Lusk Community College have taken to the streets to vent their frustrations o...
Tuesday - 10th January, 2017
Primary care centre to open
THE HSE has confirmed to the Fingal Independent that construction work on Balbriggan’s brand new m...
Tuesday - 3rd January, 2017
Housing is ‘top priority’ - Reid
HOUSING will remain the top priority for Fingal County Council in the year ahead, according to the c...
Tuesday - 27th December, 2016
Beds not enough for our homeless
A BALBRIGGAN author and activist who is one of those behind the Home Sweet Home movement currently t...
Tuesday - 20th December, 2016
The Christmas Special...
CASH PRIZES TV MOVIES & SOAPS And... INTERVIEW WITH SANTA...
Tuesday - 13th December, 2016
Skerries sparkles for Christmas
THE countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway in Skerries after the Christmas lights were of...
Tuesday - 6th December, 2016
NEIGHBOURS FEAR OBERSTOWN STRIKE
OBERSTOWN Children’s Detention Campus in Lusk is likely to kick off 2017 with fresh industrial act...
Tuesday - 29th November, 2016
RESIDENTS PLEAD FOR ACTION ON PYRITE
RESIDENTS of an pyrite-damaged estate in Rush are backing a national campaign to speed up the work o...
Tuesday - 22nd November, 2016
BALBRIGGAN PLAN TO REINVIGORATE
THE TOWN of Balbriggan is on the up and up and for the first time in a long time there are many posi...
Tuesday - 15th November, 2016
FINGAL SET FOR MAJOR HOUSING INITIATIVE
SEVERAL areas of Fingal are being targeted for the delivery of ‘fast-track housing’ with the cou...
Tuesday - 8th November, 2016
Savers in shock as Rush Credit Union faces wind down
RUSH is still reeling at the news that its credit union is to be wound down following an application...
Tuesday - 1st November, 2016
A town is united in mourning for Jane
THE close-knit community of Skerries was united in grief last Thursday as young Jane Dardis was laid...
Tuesday - 25th October, 2016
HELPING THE HOMELESS
The North Dublin Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force organised a sleepout under the stars at Flora...
Tuesday - 18th October, 2016
Mitsubishi eyes up Balbriggan campus
THE giant Mitsubishi Corporation is interested in developing a ‘data centre campus’ near Balbrig...
Tuesday - 11th October, 2016
BALBRIGGAN CASTLE SET FOR NEW €2M INVESTMENT
THE project to restore Bremore Castle in Balbriggan to its former glory and make it a new ‘Bunratt...
Tuesday - 4th October, 2016
FINGAL’S two All-Ireland heroes, Paul Flynn and Darren Daly, have joined a very exclusive club aft...
Tuesday - 27th September, 2016
AFTER years of hard work, edging closer and closer to the top prize, the beautiful coastal Fingal to...
Tuesday - 20th September, 2016
Hundreds of Fingal children homeless
SOME 525 children in Fingal will go to sleep tonight in emergency accommodation according to shockin...
Tuesday - 13th September, 2016
CASTLE CAN BE A ‘NEW BUNRATTY’
MORE than 20 years of dedicated work by construction trainees is bringing Balbriggan’s most impres...
Tuesday - 6th September, 2016
Community says it now ‘feels very vulnerable’
NEIGHBOURS of Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus say they are feeling ‘very vulnerable’ in ...
Tuesday - 30th August, 2016
‘Gentleman’ Craig (12) will never be forgotten
THE body of a 12-year-old Balbriggan boy who tragically died in a swimming pool accident on holiday ...
Tuesday - 23rd August, 2016
A bumpy road for ‘modular’ housing
A new road and access point must be built to the proposed development of 24 ‘rapid-build’ homes ...
Tuesday - 16th August, 2016
SEWAGE SCHEME LAND ACQUIRED
LAND required to progress the long-awaited Rush sewage scheme, which will end the controversial disc...
Tuesday - 9th August, 2016
Big blow for Skerries as Killalane races come under serious threat
THE local business community in Skerries is ‘devastated’ by news that the Killalane Races which ...
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