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Over €3k raised for ‘Sensory Fun With Friends’

By William O'Connor

OVER €3,200 was raised for ‘Sensory Fun With Friends’ at the annual fancy dress pitch and putt fundraiser in Saggart, reports William O’Connor.

Organised by Jobstown man Jeff O’Toole, this year’s event on Saturday saw 22 people take part in the ...

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Community centre under threat with insurance hike

By Mary Dennehy

THE future of the Killinarden Community Centre is under threat, after the valuable local facility experienced a 32 per cent hike in its insurance premium this year.

This week, centre manager Hilda Hamilton spoke of the community centre’s struggle in paying for ...

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Fill a double-decker donation bus to help this Christmas

By Mary Dennehy

THE Tallaght community is, this Saturday, December 14, invited to help fill a double-decker bus with donated items for homeless and struggling families this Christmas.

The drive is part of the Christmas Day dinner for the homeless, which also provides hampers to ...

2019-12-12 18:43 open_in_new
More than 80 people in Jobstown trained in SafeTalk

By Mary Dennehy

MORE than 80 people in Jobstown have undertaken HSE SafeTalk training in a community-led response to suicide prevention and wellbeing that is being rolled-out across Tallaght, and beyond.

Jobstown SafeTalk was established two years ago by residents Jeff O’Toole ...

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Council collects over 230 tonnes of bonfire material

By Brendan Grehan

OVER 230 tonnes of bonfire material were collected by South Dublin County Council in the 10 days up to Halloween.

At last week’s Tallaght Area Committee of the council, Councillor Charlie O’Connor had a motion calling for the CEO of the council to present a ...

2019-12-12 17:40 open_in_new
Anonymous €1,200 donation halts closure of charity shop

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CHRISTMAS has come early for the Manna Charity Shop in the Brookfield Enterprise Centre, after an anonymous donor has offered to pay the rates for the shop for the coming year – saving it from closure.

As previously reported in The Echo, the shop was ...

2019-12-11 19:37 open_in_new
Radical roadmap strategy set to transform hospital healthcare

By Mary Dennehy

TALLAGHT University Hospital has through its new Strategy 2019 – 2024 laid out a clear, collaborative and connected roadmap with the potential to make serious inroads into how healthcare is delivered which will include four new theatres and 22 beds/recovery ...

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Residents raise €2,000 for Cuckoo’s Nest appeal

By Aideen O'Flaherty

TWO local residents’ groups came together to raise over €2,000 to lodge an appeal with An Bord Pleanála, against the council’s decision to grant permission for a developer’s plans to change the former Cuckoo’s Nest pub into a café with a first-floor ...

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Link road from Cookstown to Belgard Square commences

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CONSTRUCTION of a link road from Belgard Square North to Cookstown Industrial Estate in Tallaght commenced on Monday.

The project will entail the extension of the existing Cookstown Road to connect with Belgard Square North, and there will also be a new ...

2019-12-10 14:13 open_in_new
Thief snatched handbag from woman’s convertible

By Fiona Ferguson

A robber who snatched a handbag from a woman’s convertible car on a summer’s day was identified from photos taken by a cyclist who witnessed the crime, a court has heard.

Mark Dwyer (42) told the woman: “Darling, here I am” as he pulled the bag from her ...

2019-12-09 18:16 open_in_new
Demand for dedicated transport police

By Aideen O'Flaherty

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in West Tallaght is having “a detrimental effect” on bus drivers, with routes that go into the area routinely having to be pulled in the evenings in recent weeks, leading a union rep to call for dedicated transport police.

According ...

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A Night of Remembrance in Killinarden sees 150 people remembering loved ones

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 150 people attended a Night of Remembrance at the Killinarden Community Centre on Tuesday evening, where they hung stars and decorations on a large Christmas tree in memory of loved ones who have died.

Killinarden man Paul Griffin decided to organise ...

2019-12-06 19:55 open_in_new
Special occasion for St Rose’s

By Mary Dennehy

A CELBRATION was last Friday staged in St Rose’s National School to mark the Tallaght school’s 25th anniversary.

St Rose’s NS is a school for children with specific reading difficulties and is one of three ‘Reading Schools’ in Dublin.

Staff ...

2019-12-06 18:52 open_in_new
Purple Light Up Movement

By Mary Dennehy

MINISTER Finian McGrath celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities in CRC Firhouse on Tuesday, reports Mary Dennehy.

The event also marked the launch of the Central Remedial Clinic’s (CRC) purple ribbon to match the #PurpleLightUp ...

2019-12-06 17:49 open_in_new
Happiness is a brand new bus for the kids

By Mary Dennehy


THE children cared for at Suzanne House are adventure-bound after their new bus arrived following a two-year fundraising drive.

Based in Tallaght village since 1986, Suzanne House is a home away from home for children with complex medical and ...

2019-12-06 14:40 open_in_new
Rovers’ stars inspire the Kingswood students

By William O'Connor

FAI Cup champions Shamrock Rovers paid a visit to Kingswood with Aaron Greene from Kilnamanagh and Roberto Lopes from Drimnagh meeting the school staff and students of Kingswood Community College.

PFAI “Goal of the year” winner Aaron Greene and FAI cup ...

2019-12-06 14:40 open_in_new
Tallaght family meets up with I’m a Celebrity. . .Get Me out of Here! host Ant

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A TALLAGHT family who moved Down Under ten years ago have spoken about their delight at running into Ant McPartlin, from the famous TV duo Ant and Dec, every year when he’s in their area while filming the ITV reality TV series ‘I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me ...

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Seven families in hub homeless for two years

By Mary Dennehy

FIGURES released this week by South Dublin County Council reveal that seven families living in a Tallaght-based family hub have been homeless for more than two years.

The figures relate to the High Street Family Hub (formerly the Abberley Court Homeless Hub), ...

2019-12-05 15:34 open_in_new
New Innovation Hub in hospital will help make a real difference

By Mary Dennehy

A NEW Innovation Hub opened in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) atrium this week, in the hope of encouraging and developing leading creativity and innovation in healthcare delivery.

Developed with the support of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) volunteers, the ...

2019-12-05 14:31 open_in_new
1,400 vehicles seized by Gardai this year

By Maurice Garvey

UP TO 1,400 vehicles have been seized in the Tallaght and Rathfarnham policing district in 2019.

Most of the seizures are down to cars not insured or taxed.

1,400 cars have been seized in 2019

Speaking at the local Joint Policing Meeting on Friday ...

2019-12-05 14:31 open_in_new
12-unit social housing project for Old Bawn

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PLANS for a 12-unit social housing project for older people on greenspace at Old Bawn Way and Old Bawn Road have now reached the Part 8 public consultation stage. This means that members of the public can lodge submissions on the plans either online or via ...

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