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# swords - Saturday 24 November, 2012

FF leader calls for James Reilly's resignation because of a 'pack of lies'

Micheál Martin has said he believes the Health Minister’s position is now untenable in the wake of further revelations about primary care centre locations.

# swords - Monday 8 October, 2012

Road remains closed after fire at Dublin scrapyard

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene of a fire at a property on the Old Swords Road last night. No one was injured in the incident.

# swords - Sunday 7 October, 2012

James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition

Meanwhile, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has described Reilly as a “reforming minister” and said he is satisfied with Reilly’s explanation about the criteria used for the primary care locations.

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign?

He’s hitting the headlines again today… should he stay or should he go?

# swords - Saturday 6 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?

Missing Swords man Stephen Bebbington located

Gardaí have issued a statement about the reappearance of 42-year-old Stephen Bebbington.

# swords - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Appeal issued over missing Swords man Stephen Bebbington

The 42-year-old hasn’t been seen since Tuesday afternoon.

# swords - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Reilly insists he had ‘no hand, act or part’ in choice of Balbriggan site

The Health Minister faced more questions about the selection of two sites in his constituency for proposed primary care centres in the Dáil this afternoon

Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites

The Health Minister gave a strong defence of his conduct in relation to the selection of sites for primary care centres, two of which are in his constituency.

# swords - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres

The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.

# swords - Thursday 27 September, 2012

James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes

Explaining the three-part criteria for prioritising locations, Reilly called the process “transparent”.

# swords - Friday 21 September, 2012

Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units

James Reilly added Swords and Balbriggan – both in his constituency – to a list of venues being considered for primary care centres.

# swords - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# swords - Saturday 11 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sad Election Poster Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Sad Election Poster Pic of the Day

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# swords - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Motorists warned over road closures in Swords on Sunday

A number of roads in Swords will be closed on a rolling basis from 6am to 12.00 noon due to the Fingal 10k Road Race.

# swords - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Two men in court over separate drug seizures

Two men were in court this morning, charged in relation to recent raids in Dublin.

# swords - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport

The plane had just arrived from the Isle of Man when the incident happened. All 29 passengers were unhurt and disembarked safely.

# swords - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Census 2011 reveals Ireland's fastest-growing towns and counties Where You Live This post contains images

Census 2011 reveals Ireland's fastest-growing towns and counties

We already knew that there were 4,588,252 people living in Ireland last year – but the latest batch of CSO Census data means that now we literally know where you live.

# swords - Friday 13 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Man hospitalised after alleged shooting on farm in north Dublin

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon on a farm in Kilsallaghan in Swords, north Dublin.

# swords - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords

The arrest was made as part of an operation targeting the activities of a north Dublin criminal gang.

# swords - Friday 27 January, 2012

In pictures: the luxurious airplane sitting in Dublin Airport right now Dreamliner This post contains images

In pictures: the luxurious airplane sitting in Dublin Airport right now

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is in Dublin until this afternoon. The public can’t access the plane – but we have some pics.

# swords - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Man in court over Dublin drug seizure

The man in his late 20s was arrested after a search of his van turned up 29kgs of cannabis herb.

# swords - Thursday 12 January, 2012

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes Constituencies This post contains a poll

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes

Of the 533 submissions published by the Constituency Commission so far, 238 relate to Swords’ placement in Dublin West.

# swords - Monday 12 December, 2011

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant

Hundreds of north Dublin residents tonight demonstrated against a new giant sewage treatment plant which is due to be built in the area.

# swords - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Gardaí renew appeal for missing Gugu Sibeko

The teenager was last seen on Friday, 28 October on the main street in Swords.

# swords - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Appeal for missing teenager Gugu Sibeko

The 15-year-old girl has gone missing for the second time this year.

# swords - Friday 21 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

More water supply disruptions in Dublin homes

A burst of a large water main in Dublin is currently being repaired by engineers but homes will be without water until tomorrow evening.

# swords - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Swords pair held captive in aborted Tiger Kidnapping

A gang broke into a home in Swords, making a woman go to work at a nearby post office while under duress.

# swords - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Gardaí investigate discovery of man's body in Swords

The body of a 39-year-old man was discovered by a relative at a house at Castleview Close in Swords.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know: the latest on the murder of two Down women in Turkey, the grim outlook for the Waterford whale, a high-profile defection in Libya, and Simon Cowell’s plans for the afterlife

# swords - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords

Broadband and telephone services have been knocked out in the Swords area today following a road traffic accident. Eircom are on site trying to resolve the problem.

# swords - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Man due in court over serious sexual assault on teen in park

The man was arrested by gardaí yesterday following the incident last Saturday.

# swords - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Coroner's court hears garda surprised no prosecution taken over Baiba Saulite death

The detective superintendent told the coroner’s court that gardaí had recommended bringing charges when sending forward the case to the DPP.

# swords - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after daylight sexual assault

A female jogger was grabbed as she ran through rthe River Valley park in Swords in north Dublin at around 12.30pm on Monday.

# swords - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Small fire blamed on hot weather at Swords nightclub

A small blaze on the roof of The Wright Venue at the Airside Retail Park was brought quickly under control.

# swords - Thursday 21 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Anglo’s new name; Kyrgyz parliament ‘sacrifices’ sheep; and the competition is fierce at the Fireman Olympics. It’s all in today’s Daily Fix…

Controlled explosion carried out on suspicious object in Swords

Object was discovered beneath a car and brought to the Swords Garda Station in Dublin.

# swords - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Controlled explosion on device found outside Wright Venue

The army bomb disposal unit is called after a live explosive device is found outside the popular Swords nightspot.