Minister announces three new schools
A NEW Educate Together secondary school in Balbriggan is one of three new schools announced for Dublin by the Minister for Education who made a decision on the patronage of nine schools across the country in all, four of which will be wholly run by Educate Together.
Children in good hands at Oberstown but room for improvement, says HIQA report
THE latest HIQA report on the Oberstown Campus in Lusk has found good standards of care for children in the facility but said that aspects of its management can improve.
Business confidence is up, Chamber agrees
THE findings of a new survey showing that business confidence in the economy has grown over the last six months has been backed up by experience on the ground in Fingal, according to the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
O'Reilly: 'MSD closure deeply upsetting'
MINISTER for Health, James Reilly said the news that MSD Swords is to close is 'deeply upsetting' for the affected workers and their families but he said that there was still hope that jobs would be saved on the site with a new investor.
Ryan feels new school will improve diversity of choice
THE delivery of an Educate Together secondary school in Balbriggan will answer a real demand in the area and 'improve the diversity of choice' available to parents in the town.
Uninsured driver sped away from checkpoint and through village
A TEENAGER who sped through a Fingal village after he drove away from a garda checkpoint before fleeing on foot because he had no insurance was placed in temporary custody at Balbriggan District Court while the sitting judge considered what to do with him.
EU Customs honour for Manifests Ireland
A KINSEALY-based shipping firm Manifests Ireland has been awarded the coveted accreditation of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) issued by EU Customs.
Brackenstown loses out on projects cash
ONCE a much larger part of the capital programme when times were good and funds were plentiful, the council is set to spend just over €9 million on community projects around the county over the next three years.
Axe falls on 570 jobs
THE site director at MSD in Swords has said that the company's decision to close its plant in the town over the next three years 'is not a reflection of the site's performance or the highly skilled people working here'.
A-Wear shuts with loss of 10 more jobs
JUST hours after it was announced that 570 jobs were to go at MSD in Swords, a black day for jobs in the town was made complete by news of the closure of the A-Wear store in the Pavilions, with the loss of 10 more jobs.