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Dublin Bus services curtailed on the 13

By Hayden Moore

A NUMBER of anti-social behaviour incidents involving the 13 Dublin Bus route forced them to curtail service in Bawnogue most recently on November 4, reports Hayden Moore.

In the run up to Halloween the service was also halted on October 28, 29, and 30 with a ...

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Living with COPD

By Mary Dennehy

A grandmother who was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition in 2012 has encouraged people to be COPD aware, and to attend a free public education event in Tallaght on November 15.

Mary Dunning (66), from Clondalkin, who is a patient of Tallaght University ...

2018-11-13 17:13 open_in_new
Men allegedly smashed front windscreen of car and slashed tyres

By Brendan Grehan

TWO MEN allegedly smashed the front windscreen of a Volkswagen Jetta in Clondalkin and slashed its tyres, Blanchardstown District Court has heard.

Jason Dunne, aged 30, with an address at Shancastle Park, Clondalkin, and Scott Purdue, aged 20, with an address ...

2018-11-12 18:25 open_in_new
Laurels Charity Crew on target to raise €1 million

By Hayden Moore 

A TARGET set of a million euro by The Laurels Charity Crew a decade ago has almost been raised with their Santa Cycle in December expected to bring them one step closer to the target.

Established in 2009 by Laurels head barman Denis McCarthy and bar manager ...

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Group don’t have enough food to give out to homeless

By Maurice Garvey

LAST year, homeless activist Dave Moore took part in a 24-hour sleepout outside the GPO, but this year’s sleepout will be in Clondalkin, with Moore citing an issue that is getting worse locally.

Through his weekly stalls held in Clondalkin Village to assist ...

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Residents object to nursing home plans at Presentation Convent

By Maurice Garvey

PLANS for a nursing home at the historic Presentation Convent site in Clondalkin, have sparked a robust response in the community with up to 40 submissions, mostly objections, lodged with South Dublin County Council.

A major bone of contention for those ...

2018-11-06 19:07 open_in_new
Driver drove through Garda checkpoint receives two month suspended sentence

By Brendan Grehan

A DRIVER who drove through a garda checkpoint in Clondalkin without insurance and was pursued by the gardai down the M50 until Bray, received a two-month suspended sentence in Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge Brian O’Shea suspended Marius Ghitiou’s ...

2018-11-06 18:04 open_in_new
Area should be more wheelchair accessible

COUNCILLORS have asked South Dublin County Council to look into making Clondalkin a more wheelchair accessible town.

At the recent area meeting, Councillors Kenneth Egan and Emer Higgins asked the council to conduct a full accessibility survey of Clondalkin Village, and provide guidelines ...

2018-11-05 16:52 open_in_new
Free Men's Health Morning with GPs

Maurice Garvey

A FREE health morning for men, which will see GPs in attendance, will take place in Clondalkin, on Thursday, November 1.

Heads Up (previously known as Mojo) is inviting all men (18 plus) to an open morning with talks from local GPs about men's health.

The ...

2018-10-30 19:07 open_in_new
Mayor to run Dublin Marathon to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis

By Maurice Garvey 

MAYOR of South Dublin County Mark Ward will run in the Dublin Marathon on Sunday, October 28, to raise awareness around multiple sclerosis (MS).

The Sinn Fein councillor was diagnosed with MS in 2005, on a walking stick at the age of 32, and slipped into ...

2018-10-30 18:04 open_in_new
Bottle banks rejected due to fear of illegal dumping

By Maurice Garvey 

SHOPPING centres in Clondalkin rejected requests to locate the bottle banks at their sites due to fears about illegal dumping.

Neilstown Shopping Centre, Rowlagh Shopping Centre, Woodford Shopping Centre, and Lidl car park, Nangor Road, all turned down ...

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Students celebrate receiving well deserved QQI awards

By William O'Connor 

ONE of the highlights on the calendar at Collinstown Park Community College took place on Thursday with the Further Education Adult Students receiving their well-deserved QQI awards at Level 4, 5 and 6

The graduation ceremony celebrated a variety of courses ...

2018-10-30 13:52 open_in_new
Clonburris Church and National School celebrates 40th anniversary in style

By Hayden Moore

CELEBRATING their 40th Anniversary, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles National School and Church held a series of celebratory events, including a night of celebration in the Red Cow.

Also known as Clonburris Church and School, it is a unique parish as it has had ...

2018-10-26 19:34 open_in_new
Agreement is reached to keep Tower Hotel opened

By Maurice Garvey

AN AGREEMENT has been reached to keep the Direct Provision (DP) Towers Hotel in Clondalkin, open until next Summer.

Two weeks ago, it was announced the centre was due to close on December 3 – leaving 225 residents in the centre facing an uncertain ...

2018-10-26 17:28 open_in_new
Man thought he was going to die during violent attack

By Declan Brennan

A young man who took part in a violent assault that left the victim unconscious has been jailed for three years.

Derek Whelan (22) was one of three males who attacked David Gaynor at the Neilstown shopping centre in Clondalkin. After Gaynor was knocked to the ...

2018-10-25 20:28 open_in_new
Anger as council has no plans to provide emergency hostel for the homeless

By Maurice Garvey

WINTER is coming but Independent Councillor Francis Timmons is angry that South Dublin County Council has no plans to provide an emergency hostel for the homeless in Clondalkin, reports Maurice Garvey.

Timmons says SDCC “have not responded in a positive ...

2018-10-25 15:13 open_in_new
Students complete exclusive module on animal welfare

By Maurice Garvey

ANIMAL cruelty cases sadly crop up in areas across South Dublin County all too often.

With that in mind, it is reassuring to see that students in Clondalkin have completed a pioneering module on animal welfare.

Deansrath Community College students ...

2018-10-24 17:10 open_in_new
Eight-month suspended sentence for man who carried out a series of thefts

A MAN who carried out a series of thefts and other offences across Clondalkin and Lucan received an eight-month suspended sentence in Blanchardstown District Court.

Sergeant Geraldine McManigan told Judge David McHugh that at 4.30am on August 21, the gardai responded to a call that there ...

2018-10-23 19:07 open_in_new
‘With his record he is a ticking time-bomb’

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN who “fell off the wagon” on the same day his mother had a stroke and after he sold a kitchen left Blanchardstown District Court with a €150 fine.

Peter Keenan, aged 41, with an address at Dunawley Drive, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to breaching the ...

2018-10-22 18:55 open_in_new
Family remember Eoin by doing walk for Brain Tumour Ireland

By Maurice Garvey

THIS time 12 years ago, Clondalkin student Eoin Mitchell began studying in UCD to pursue his dream of becoming a secondary school teacher.

Tragically he was diagnosed with a brain tumour just two months into his studies, and passed away two years ...

2018-10-19 18:28 open_in_new