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# balbriggan - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Two men due in court after firearm and ammunition seized in Dublin

A sawn-off shotgun and six rounds of ammunition were discovered in a car.

# balbriggan - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Shotgun seized and two men arrested after garda pursuit in north Dublin

A vehicle was also seized by gardaí for a technical examination.

# balbriggan - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'An act of collective punishment': Commemorations to mark the centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan

100 years ago today more than 100 Black and Tans ransacked the north Dublin town and two men were beaten to death.

# balbriggan - Sunday 13 September, 2020

How an electrical fire in Balbriggan became a weapon used by the far-right to ignite racial tensions in the town

Far-right activists tried to paint the incident as some form of criminal act.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Man dies following two-car collision in Balbriggan

The crash occured on the M1 in the early hours of this morning.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Gardaí appeal for information after car set on fire in Balbriggan, north Dublin

The incident happened yesterday evening.

# balbriggan - Friday 22 May, 2020

Three calves killed as cattle trailer disconnects from vehicle on M1

The incident occurred near Junction 6 at Balbriggan at approximately 3.10am today.

# balbriggan - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Teenage boy missing from Dublin found safe and well

Ryan McGuinness (15) was last seen in Donabate on 15 January.

# balbriggan - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Man arrested for tampering with election posters in north Dublin

The incident happened in Balbriggan earlier this week.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Man who had to be helped to exit house he burgled jailed for two years

The Dublin man was “highly intoxicated” during the incident, a court heard.

# balbriggan - Thursday 12 September, 2019

72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to 'unacceptable levels of bacteria'

Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Former post officer worker jailed for stealing €23k in pension payments from customers

Paula Underwood has been sentenced to three years with 18 months suspended.

# balbriggan - Friday 24 May, 2019

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Dublin man who sold 10 stolen cars on Donedeal 'wanted to give my kids a good Christmas'

Nicholas Keane did not steal the cars but agreed to sell them.

# balbriggan - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Balbriggan locals 'united in grief' hold candlelit vigil for baby Belle

Baby Belle’s body was found last Saturday morning on Bell’s Beach in Balbriggan.

# balbriggan - Monday 17 December, 2018

Gardaí have received a number of phone calls in relation to discovery of baby 'Belle' on north Dublin beach

The body of the baby was found at 10am on Saturday morning,

# balbriggan - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Body of baby found on Dublin beach was a full-term baby girl

Gardaí say no foul play was involved in the death of the child.

# balbriggan - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Appeal for mother to come forward as 'partially buried' body of baby found on Dublin beach

The discovery was made shortly after 10am this morning.

# balbriggan - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Missing 15-year-old found safe and well

He was last seen on Saturday.

# balbriggan - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems

More than 1,200 pupils in north Dublin have been affected by the closures.

# balbriggan - Monday 22 October, 2018

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

# balbriggan - Sunday 21 October, 2018

200 pupils affected as Dublin school building closed after 'significant structural issues' discovered

A structural engineer found significant issues after an inspection on Friday at Ardgillan Community College.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

# balbriggan - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Beachgoers urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to pumping station overflow

Balbriggan beach itself remains open.

# balbriggan - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Gardaí investigating sudden death of woman in her 20s

A post mortem will be carried out today.

# balbriggan - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years

The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.

# balbriggan - Friday 27 April, 2018

Here's the average price of a home in Balbriggan in 2018

The latest figures from

Your guide to Balbriggan: Seaside living in Ireland's youngest town (with a history of pants)

Plus good pubs and loads of history.

Court descends into chaos as bank accuses Dublin couple of failing to vacate their home

Gordon Smith was removed from the court by gardai after refusing to say whether he would abide by a new court order to vacate the Balbriggan property.

# balbriggan - Friday 6 April, 2018

Man replies 'I'm innocent' when charged over murder of Polish man Michal Kurek

Kurek was stabbed to death last August.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Man arrested in connection with murder of Polish man

Michal Kurek was stabbed to death last August.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

A fire has broken out at a building site in Balbriggan

The fire has been described as “deep seated”.

# balbriggan - Friday 10 November, 2017

Two arrests made in connection with attack that left two teens hospitalised

Two 17-year-old boys from Laytown reported being assaulted and required treatment at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

# balbriggan - Monday 6 November, 2017

Two teenagers hospitalised after attack by a large group of men

The alleged attackers were described as both black and white youths and they were accompanied by females who witnessed the assaults.

# balbriggan - Monday 25 September, 2017

Gardaí appeal for information on murder of man who was stabbed multiple times and left in a ditch

Michal Kurek was a 33-year-old Polish man whose body was found at Grange, Ballyboughal, on 4 August.

# balbriggan - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Two 14-year-olds missing from Dublin have been found safe and sound

The two had been missing since yesterday morning.

# balbriggan - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Body of man found in ditch with stab wounds identified

A murder investigation was launched after the man’s body was found in north Dublin on Friday morning.

# balbriggan - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Dublin teen who was reported missing found 'safe and well'

The teenager was missing for three days.

# balbriggan - Friday 28 April, 2017

Ambulance driver sentenced to 2.5 years for sexual assault of nine-year-old girl

52-year-old John Devereux had been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

# balbriggan - Friday 24 March, 2017

Judge says it was regretful that dog owner did not do 'proper decent thing' in child biting case

The German Shepherd had bitten an eight-year-old in the leg.

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