Balbriggan News Member Areas & Forums

This website and Social Media Channels including Members forum and Blog are managed by the team at Balbriggan News. Balbriggan News Manage & Moderate two community facebook Groups.
Users of any of the online forums agree to the following Terms & Conditions.
3 Key Rules
No Bullying
No Trolling
Be Kind
To join the Balbriggan News Community please read the House Rules below. To ensure the integrity of the groups it may be necessary to verify identity, now or at any time in the future.
The purpose of these groups is for the residents of Balbriggan, Balrothery and surrounding townlands to share views opinions and to discuss current affairs & issues.

Balbriggan News  Terms & Conditions

Please be polite and respect other people’s views. We will not tolerate rudeness or abuse. Any libellous or unpleasant posts/comments will be removed. Please remember there are children as young as 13 on this group.



Be safe. Do not give out personal details. If other group members contact you personally, please be careful. If you receive an abusive message or one that makes you feel uncomfortable, please alert the admin, either via Facebook or via



Business Self-promotion is not allowed except in response to member posts seeking recommendations or services. 


We have a group of excellent volunteer moderators to help and keep the group’s discussions on track and to screen and add new members.



Whenever there are heated arguments, we lose members. Every post shows on every Newsfeed of every member and people join the group for mutual support, and not to see fights on their newsfeeds.


The list of posts to be deleted immediately and without warning (and any offending member possibly to be suspended from the group until the issue is resolved), would be (not necessarily limited to)


  • Posts personally critical or abusive of others.

  • Posts about ‘blocking’ members.

  • Post that are demonstrably starting an argument that is not related to the topic concerned.

  • Posts discussing moderator decisions.

  • Images and videos in contravention child protection policies

  • Posts that are potentially libellous or in breach of Facebook policies on obscenity, equal opportunities, racism etc.

  • Posts deemed unsuitable for an audience that could be as young as 13

  • Profane, defamatory, offensive or violent language

  • “Trolling”, or posting deliberately disruptive statements meant to hijack comment threads or throw discussions off-track

  • Attacks on specific groups or any comments meant to harass, threaten or abuse an individual

  • Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs

  • Links or comments containing sexually explicit content material

  • Discussion of illegal activity

  • Spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of other people’s computers or mobile devices

  • Acknowledgement of intent to stalk an individual or collect private information without disclosure

  • Violations of copyright or intellectual property rights

  • Content that relates to confidential or proprietary business information

  • Content determined to be inappropriate, in poor taste, or otherwise contrary to the purposes of the forum

  • Promoting competing products, services, or brands

  • Personal promotion

  • Posts announcing departures from the group


Any discussions deemed necessary with individual members by moderators will be held in private, if possible.

The email address is available to group members to email moderators with queries, complaints or suggestions.


Moderators will get things wrong. Email us if you think we have.


In support of useful debates, rather than deleting comments users may be encouraged to edit and resubmit them with, eg, relating their own experiences rather than comment on the views and experiences of others


We will carry on the process of removing offending members for a period of four weeks from the Group, after which time they can apply to be admitted again. In some severe cases, removal from the Group is permanent.


If you have any complaint about the group, group members or moderator decisions, please email with your complaint. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.


By joining the group, or remaining a group member, you’re deemed to be in agreement with these rules. For any comment, please contact the moderators at