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Dodder Action: Volunteers needed to help 're-wild' Whitestown Stream

By Mary Dennehy

DODDER Action volunteers continued with their efforts to ‘re-wild’ the Whitestown Stream last Saturday, cleaning the water and its banks for healthy wildlife and young people to inherit.

In recent weeks, a team of volunteers has focused on the Whitestown ...

2019-03-15 18:40 open_in_new
St Patrick’s Day parade will be bigger and better

By Mary Dennehy

THE time has come to paint Tallaght green as more than 500 participants prepare to take part in the community parade this St Patrick’s Day.

Starting at 1.30pm, the parade route will be the same as last year, and will leave TU Dublin – Tallaght campus (IT ...

2019-03-15 18:40 open_in_new
Awards celebrate proud young people

By Mary Dennehy

LAST Thursday Tallaght Stadium was brimming with positivity, inspiration and hope for the future as young people gathered for the inaugural Garda Youth Awards - DMR South.

Initiated in West Cork in 1995, the awards are celebrated throughout the country but this ...

2019-03-14 18:31 open_in_new
Parade to rekindle spirit and community camaraderie

By Mary Dennehy

THE countdown to the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tallaght has started – with just over a week to go until more than 500 participants proudly march through the village.

Revived in 2018 after a decade-long break, the event hopes to rekindle the spirit and community ...

2019-03-12 19:16 open_in_new
Second largest bridge club celebrates 40th anniversary

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

THE SECOND largest bridge club in the country celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght, with a game of bridge followed by dinner and entertainment.

St Jude’s Bridge Club, which is based in Templeogue, has over 320 ...

2019-03-11 19:07 open_in_new
Parade to rekindle spirit and community comradery

By Mary Dennehy

THE countdown to the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tallaght has started – with just over a week to go until more than 500 participants proudly march through the village.

Revived in 2018 after a decade-long break, the event hopes to rekindle the spirit and community ...

2019-03-11 15:58 open_in_new
Baton Twirlers to represent Ireland at International Cup

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

TWELVE girls from a local baton twirling club have been selected to represent Ireland at the World Baton Twirling Federation International Cup in France this summer.

The twelve athletes, who range in age from 12 to 23, are from the Fettercairn-based Fusion ...

2019-03-08 18:40 open_in_new
St Patrick's Day Tallaght 2019: Parade will showcase groups and local clubs

By Mary Dennehy

PREPARATIONS for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tallaght are being finely tuned, with two pipe bands signed up to perform - one of which is flying in from Scotland.

At 1.30pm on March 17, Tallaght Village will stage a parade, which will showcase and ...

2019-03-04 15:58 open_in_new
SDCC working on solution to prevent cars accessing pedestrian bridge

By Mary Dennehy

A PEDESTRIAN bridge damaged last week by a car fire has been deemed safe by South Dublin County Council, which is working on finding a permanent solution to preventing vehicular access to the structure.

Lying at the Kilnamanagh-end of Tymon Park, the footbridge ...

2019-03-04 14:55 open_in_new
‘People want the Cuckoo’s Nest pub back in the area’

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

LOCAL residents gathered at a street meeting in front of The Cuckoo’s Nest pub on the Greenhills Road last Saturday, where people signed a petition against plans for the demolition of the landmark pub to make way for a four-storey apartment block.

The ...

2019-03-01 17:37 open_in_new
Dodder Action remove 63 large bags of rubbish from Whitestown Stream

By Mary Dennehy

DODDER Action volunteers took on another stretch of the Whitestown Stream last Saturday, filling more than 60 large bags with rubbish – alongside pulling items such as roadwork barriers, electrical items and rotted meat from the wildlife corridor.

In recent weeks, a ...

2019-03-01 14:28 open_in_new
Construction starts on 15 houses in Balrothery

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

CONSTRUCTION has started on the development of 15 three-storey houses in Balrothery in Tallaght.

The plans for the development, which is to consist of 15 three-storey houses and the construction of a new entrance to the development on the Tallaght Road, ...

2019-02-25 19:07 open_in_new
Former Gallaher’s site on the market at €4.5m

By Mary Dennehy

THE former Gallaher’s site on the junction of Greenhills and Airton Road in Tallaght has this week gone on the market for €4.5m.

The six acres of ‘development land’ forms part of the old Gallaher headquarters, which was once a busy employment hub in the ...

2019-02-25 15:58 open_in_new
2,074 sign up for free book programme in first days of launch

By Mary Dennehy

THE launch of DOLLY Parton’s Imagination Library in Tallaght has “exceeded expectations”, with more than 2,000 local children signed up to the free book programme within its first five days.

The American country singer’s programme works with local partners to ...

2019-02-22 17:37 open_in_new
Woman stole €6,500 worth of designer items

By Aoife Nic Ardghail

A YOUNG woman stole over €6,500 of designer items from Dublin’s Brown Thomas and then sold them on the street for “relatively small money”, a court has heard.

Ellavita Flynn (24) had gone into Brown Thomas on Grafton street, selected items and taken ...

2019-02-22 13:25 open_in_new
Lidl to sell land at Belgard site earmarked for new public house

By Mary Dennehy

LIDL Ireland is selling a section of its site on the Belgard Road, which has planning permission for a pub.

The German discount retailer is currently developing a new concept store and two retail units at the former Belgard Inn site – with planning permission ...

2019-02-20 18:22 open_in_new
Gardai give support for community based CCTV

By Mary Dennehy

SOUTH Dublin County Council and local gardai have given their support to proposals for Community CCTV in the Castletymon area.

Proposals for the scheme were raised at a recent JPC (Joint Policing Meeting) committee meeting, which is attended by senior gardai, ...

2019-02-20 17:19 open_in_new
Six year road ban for uninsured driver

By Brendan Grehan

A REPEAT uninsured driver who drove while disqualified was banned from driving for six years by Tallaght District Court.

Judge Patricia McNamara warned Joseph Purcell that he will end up in jail if he continues to drive while banned.

Purcell, aged ...

2019-02-19 17:10 open_in_new
Residents ‘betrayed’ by Cuckoo’s Nest plans

By Aideen O'Flaherty

RESIDENTS of a new housing development adjacent to The Cuckoo’s Nest pub on the Greenhills Road in Tallaght feel “betrayed” by the developer’s attempt to shelve plans for the development of a gastro pub on site, to instead construct a four-storey apartment ...

2019-02-18 14:55 open_in_new