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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 ...

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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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
‘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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
Gardai are investigating ram-raid at pub premises

By Maurice Garvey

GARDAI are investigating a ram-raiding incident at the Swallows Pub in Clondalkin, which occurred late on Sunday night/ in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Echo understands a car was used to ram a side door and exterior brick wall at the Deansrath ...

2020-01-16 17:22 open_in_new
Uninsured driver (30) jailed for four months

By Brendan Grehan

AN UNINSURED driver who was driving his partner’s car has been jailed for four months by Blanchardstown District Court.

Glen Russell was also banned from driving for five years.

Blanchardstown District Court

Hearing that Russell had two ...

2020-01-16 14:13 open_in_new
Donate your unwanted presents!

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CHILDREN’S charity Barnardos is calling on people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents to their local Barnardos charity shop.

The charity, which has a shop on Main Street in Clondalkin, is encouraging people to donate their unwanted gifts to them to ...

2020-01-15 13:01 open_in_new
School appeals for work to start on playing pitch

By Maurice Garvey

A PRIMARY school have appealed for work to start on playing pitches that were promised to them ahead of a council housing development last year.

The Part 8 housing development Letts Field was completed six months ago, but the surrounding landscape works which ...

2020-01-14 16:01 open_in_new
Schoolboy’s drone is whipped away by wind

By Maurice Garvey

A YOUNG schoolboy was excited to receive a new drone for Christmas, but that feeling of elation turned to dismay a day later, when high winds captured the device at a local park.

St John’s BNS pupil Eric McLoughlin (11), was in Corkagh Park with his uncle ...

2020-01-13 19:01 open_in_new
Boy assaulted at footbridge on first trip to the cinema

By Maurice Garvey

THE parents of a young boy who was assaulted on his first trip to the cinema in Liffey Valley, have appealed for public information surrounding videos of the attack posted online.

Jody Campion (13) and his friends were attacked unprovoked by a gang of older ...

2020-01-09 18:25 open_in_new
Residents hopeful legal action will save the day

By Maurice Garvey

THE campaign to try and prevent the historic convent site in Clondalkin Village from development, may be entering it’s final phase, but residents are hopeful potential legal action could yet save the day.

Plans by Bartra Property Ltd for a 155-bed nursing ...

2020-01-08 14:04 open_in_new
Plans for 180 apartments on SIAC site are rejected

By Maurice Garvey

A PROPOSED development of over 180 apartments at the site of the former SIAC Construction head office in Clondalkin, has been rejected by South Dublin County Council.

Council planners deemed the Monastery Road proposal by Randalswood Holdings Ltd, would among ...

2020-01-07 14:58 open_in_new
Environment groups unite to form new network

By Aideen O’Flaherty

A NUMBER of environmental groups in South Dublin County came together on Thursday in St Maelruain’s Community Hall in Tallaght to form the South Dublin Environmental Network.

Representatives from Dodder Valley Litter Mugs, Dodder Action, the Crumlin ...

2020-01-03 18:34 open_in_new
Man jailed for sexual crime gets extra 18 months in prison

By Sonya Mclean

A man previously jailed for sexual exploitation will serve an additional 18 months in prison after he posed online as a young girl and induced other girls to send him explicit images and videos of themselves.

In January 2018 Matthew Horan (27) of St John’s ...

2020-01-02 12:07 open_in_new
Four months for man caught in possession of heroin

A MAN who was caught with heroin on Wood Quay and drove without insurance has been jailed for four months by Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh heard that Eddie Brennan has 111 previous convictions including 27 for no insurance.

Blanchardstown District Court ...

2020-01-02 12:07 open_in_new
Teenager’s Christmas melody on YouTube gets 1,000 views

By Maurice Garvey

AN ASPIRING teenage musician recently released her first song, a Christmas-themed melody, which has clocked over 1,000 views on YouTube.

Clondalkin student Taylor Dowling (14), began taking guitar lessons in her local Knockmitten Community Centre in January ...

2019-12-30 16:55 open_in_new