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€1.1 million worth of drugs found in ‘Sport Socks’ boxes

By Brion Hoban and Isabel Hayes

A man who was caught with €1.1 million worth of drugs in boxes labelled “Sport Socks” has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

James Gannon (32) of St Mark’s Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to

yesterday 12:49
10 water fountains to cost council €73,000

SOUTH Dublin County Council are to install 10 water fountains at different locations in the county throughout 2020.

The water fountains or water stations cost €7,300 each. At the January meeting of SDCC, Councillor Francis Timmons put down a question asking for a report on the cost of

2020-01-24 13:19
Election leaves mother and baby home survivors in limbo

By Maurice Garvey

ANOTHER year, another delay in the publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report.

Government sources last week indicated the sheer scale of the investigation (14 mother and baby homes and four county homes) and the

2020-01-22 17:13
Residents rally in opposition to plans for historic convent

By Maurice Garvey

HUNDREDS of residents turned out for a rally on Sunday, in opposition to development plans for the historic convent grounds in Clondalkin village.

Plans by Bartra Property Ltd for a 155-bed nursing home on land at the convent grounds, were upheld in November by

2020-01-22 17:13
Schools to benefit from €1m book grant

By Brendan Grehan

SCHOOLS in Tallaght, Ballyfermot and Clondalkin are set to benefit from an increase of €64 per pupil in the schoolbook grant.

Last Thursday, the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, announced a funding of €1 million which aims to provide free

2020-01-22 14:04
‘I was sad to go, but it was time to leave’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A COUNCIL worker, who has seen significant changes in the landscape of South County Dublin over his 44 years of working for the local authority, celebrated his retirement in the Roadstone Social Club on Friday.

Clondalkin man Brendan Kelly (62) started

2020-01-21 13:55
Moyle Park College welcomes past pupil Patrick Duffy, Irish Ambassador to Malta

By Maurice Garvey

MOYLE Park College welcomed back past pupil and current Irish Ambassador to Malta Patrick Duffy, where he spoke to students and staff about the government’s Global Ireland Programme.

Patrick Duffy was joined in the Clondalkin school by Lieutenant Brian Kelly

2020-01-20 19:01
Daily News
'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.
2020-01-25 03:01
'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light
About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.
2020-01-18 03:01
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