Life's a beach as trouble stays away from shore
THERE was no repeat over the weekend of the ugly scenes that ruined the June bank holiday weekend on Portmarnock beach.
A mother of four who defrauded the State out of over €15,000 in order to pay off her husband's drug debt has been sentenced to two years with the final 15 months suspended.
GENERAL crime levels across Fingal are falling with significant drops in the scourge of burglaries across the region, according to latest figures released by Gardai.
BURGLARIES are significantly down in the Swords and Malahide areas with Gardai recording a 30% drop in the first quarter of this year, according to new figures just released.
Aer Lingus has reported that its total flown passenger numbers, including its Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 5.3 per cent to 1.02 million in May from the previous year.
RESIDENTS in Portmarnock and Malahide will be concerned that the outfall from the controversial giant regional sewage plant bound for Clonshaugh will pour into the sea off their coastline, north of Ireland's Eye.
THE community group set up to oppose the siting of Fingal's planned giant sewage plant in Lusk says it is 'feeling a great sense of relief' that its community has been spared the development but says no community should have to 'suffer' the project.
A MAN has been charged with animal crueltyafter he allegedly neglected a cat, resulting in it being put down, Swords District Court has heard.
The prospect of a jury 'coming apart at the seams' during the upcoming lengthy trial of former Anglo Irish Bank executives is being considered by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A DISTRICT COURT judge has stated when cases are delayed, adjourned or remanded the court system can be 'left wide open to abuse'.
THE project team tasked with finding the most suitable site for a monster sewage plant in Fingal has chosen Clonshaugh, saying the site offered the lowest cost option and the cleanest environmental option.
A MAN may lose the function of his testicle after he was allegedly kicked in the groin by another man Balbriggan District Court has heard.
A MAN who is alleged to have driven without insurance had his case adjourned at Swords District Court as more clarification is required to ascertain whether he was actually covered by his insurance company.
A THIRD sum of money has gone missing from a Fingal Garda Station, this time in Malahide where close to €50,000 has disappeared.
FINGAL-based entrepreneur Caroline Keeling has been shortlisted for this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.
A LOCAL farmer is the man most at threat from the announcement that Fingal's giant sewage plant will be sited in Clonshaugh and stands to lose his farm, his livelihood and 50 years of family history because of the development.
IF a life is measured not in years but in its impact, then Laura Brennan's life was immense and her legacy is an extraordinary one that continues to make important changes to the lives of sick children from her native Malahide and beyond.