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Echo Clondalkin

Council receive complaints over alleged unauthorised development

By Maurice Garvey

SOUTH Dublin County Council is investigating a potential unauthorised development, following an advert that appeared on Daft.ie offering ‘bedrooms’ for rent at an industrial estate premises in Clondalkin.

The advert, which was subsequently removed from Daft.ie, ...

2019-05-22 15:43 open_in_new
1,009 apartments planned for the CP Packaging site

By Maurice Garvey

FAST-TRACK plans to build over 1,000 build-to-rent apartments at the former CB Packaging site in Clondalkin, have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

Applicants Arbeten Limited are behind the proposals, located at the vacant 20-acre site on Ninth Lock Road, ...

2019-05-20 14:19 open_in_new
Residents fury at nursing home plans at convent

By Maurice Garvey

Up to 70 residents attended an emergency meeting in the Laurels Pub on Bank Holiday Monday night, opposed to proposals for a 155 bed nursing home at the historic Presentation Convent site in Clondalkin Village.

The meeting was called by Clondalkin Tidy Town, ...

2019-05-14 13:22 open_in_new
Only one garda car on patrol

By Maurice Garvey 

GOVERNMENT cutbacks have led to Ballyfermot having one garda patrol car – a situation local representatives believe would not wash in more affluent areas of the city.

Speaking at the recent joint policing meeting, Clondalkin Superintendent Brendan Connolly ...

2019-05-10 20:07 open_in_new
Former Celtic footballer plays his part in raising €9,300 for Our Lady’s

By Maurice Garvey

EX-GLASGOW Celtic footballer Paul Byrne was a handy addition to the North Clondalkin side for the annual ‘Battle of the Bridge’ match against South Clondalkin.

The Neilstown native rolled back the years, scoring two cracking goals in the second half to help ...

2019-05-10 12:46 open_in_new
Instructor aims to bring mental health speech to the community

By Maurice Garvey

A FITNESS instructor from Clondalkin, who has been delivering inspiring mental health speeches to schoolkids in the UK, hopes to bring her talk home to help kids in her native community.

Adel Murphy (38) overcame a botched suicide attempt in April 2016, and ...

2019-05-03 18:01 open_in_new
Extremely difficult to install bottle banks due to rejections

By Maurice Garvey

Efforts to install bottle banks in North Clondalkin have proven extremely difficult, although South Dublin County Council continue to investigate possible locations.

In October, The Echo reported that local shopping centres rejected requests to locate bottle ...

2019-05-01 13:31 open_in_new
€6,000 raised for autism unit at St Peter Apostle

By Maurice Garvey

Over €6k was raised for the autism unit at St Peter Apostle Junior National School in Neilstown.

Local residents Marian Reilly and Carmel McEnery, chief organisers of fundraising efforts in the community for the last 20 years, also raised €800 for the St ...

2019-04-26 15:55 open_in_new
€238,000 spent by council repairing leisure centre

By Maurice Garvey

SOUTH Dublin County Council anticipate Clondalkin swimming pool will be operating at full capacity within a matter of weeks.

In response to a question from Cllr Trevor Gilligan at the area committee meeting this week, SDCC said over €238k has been spent on ...

2019-04-24 15:37 open_in_new