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And the nominees for Tallaght Person of the Year are...

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 160 people have been nominated for this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year Awards.

The volunteer-led event, which is the highlight of Tallaght’s social calendar, will see members of the community receive recognition for their role in making a ...

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Firefighters raise €4,758 for LauraLynn children’s hospice

By Eoghan Gardiner

After organising a charity cycle from Tallaght to Kilkenny back in September, as well as bucket collections in The Square and Dundrum Town Centre, firefighters from Tallaght Fire Station raised €4,758.42 in aid of LauraLynn, a service which provides hospice ...

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Luas ‘near misses’ with pedestrians on the rise

By Mary Dennehy

WHILE Luas has recorded fewer incidents with motorists this year than in 2017, near misses with pedestrians are on the rise.

According to figures provided by Luas operator Transdev, there has been 223 emergency brake applications so far this year in relation to ...

2018-11-09 18:02 open_in_new
St Maelruan’s FC 50th anniversary

By Hayden Moore

THE EVERGREEN St Maelruan’s Football Club are celebrating half a century of successes on Saturday night with their 50th Anniversary celebrations in The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, reports Hayden Moore.

When the club was first established in 1968, they went under ...

2018-11-09 18:02 open_in_new
Trustus opens new charity shop in village

By Mary Dennehy

TRUSTUS We Care has opened a new charity shop in Tallaght Village, which will raise funds for older people services and supports across local communities, reports Mary Dennehy.

Established in 1969 as the Tallaght Welfare Society, Trustus continues to work to improve ...

2018-11-09 18:02 open_in_new
Man used stolen debit card to carry out a number of ‘tap’ transactions in shops

A MAN who used a stolen debit card to carry out a number of "tap" transactions in various shops in Tallaght totalling over €260 received the Probation Act in Tallaght Court when he paid €300 compensation to the injured party.

Florian Muntean, aged 42, with an address at Swan Hall, ...

2018-11-09 16:48 open_in_new
Tallaght Person of the Year Awards

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 160 people have been nominated for this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year Awards.

The glittering event, which is the highlight of Tallaght’s social calendar, will see members of the community receive recognition for their role in making a ...

2018-11-07 19:07 open_in_new
This week The Echo put a number of questions to South Dublin County Council about MacUilliam and the concerns of residents

IN ITS reply to The Echo, the council confirmed that it is working on a new countywide Anti-Social Behaviour strategy, which is currently being drafted and under consideration by elected members for approval.

Once approved, the policy will be published on the council’s website and ...

2018-11-07 17:01 open_in_new
Sensory trail at horse project to become reality after €25k raised

By Mary Dennehy

THE Dublin Marathon has solidified the creation of a sensory trail at the Fettercairn Youth and Community Centre, after the fundraising efforts of three runners brought the campaign fund to more than €25k, reports Mary Dennehy.

For the past three years the ...

2018-11-06 16:52 open_in_new
Saoirse Women’s Refuge to stage 16-hour sleep out

By Mary Dennehy

SAOIRSE Women’s Refuge, which could not accommodate 190 families seeking shelter in 2017, is building awareness on the number of mothers and children who end up in homeless hubs after fleeing their homes from domestic violence.

Based in Tallaght, Saoirse is ...

2018-11-05 15:40 open_in_new
‘Money mule’ caught with €2k stolen cash in account

A TALLAGHT man who was caught with €2,000 in stolen cash in his bank account had been used as a “money mule” by organised criminals, Tallaght District Court has heard.

Judge Patricia McNamara heard that Cabdi Mohamed’s case had come to the attention of the gardai during a much ...

2018-11-02 14:10 open_in_new
Parents warned they could be sent to jail for not sending children to school

By Brendan Grehan

A COUPLE who have not been sending three of their children to school have been warned by Tallaght Court that they could go to jail for three months each.

The maximum sentence for not sending your child to school is one months jail but Judge Patricia McNamara ...

2018-11-01 19:16 open_in_new
Accused of dealing over €1 million worth of cannabis

A TALLAGHT man accused of dealing over €1million worth of cannabis has been sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court.

Kevin Fitzgerald (40) was arrested and charged after detectives from the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by the Special Crime Task Force, carried ...

2018-11-01 17:10 open_in_new
Burning out cars is ‘the lowest of the low’

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

A COUNCILLOR has described cars being burnt out in the Tymon area of Tallaght as a “reprehensible” act, while Dublin Fire Brigade have warned of the dangers of the “toxic thick black smoke” that emanates from burning cars.

Two cars were burnt out in ...

2018-10-30 14:46 open_in_new
€20 million contract finally awarded for the renal unit

By Mary Dennehy

THE contract has finally been awarded for a new €20m renal unit at Tallaght University Hospital, which will enhance patient care and ratify the hospital’s position as the second largest provider of haemodialysis in the country.

In February of this year, the ...

2018-10-26 19:25 open_in_new
Doctor pleads guilty to assaulting female colleague

A DOCTOR who assaulted a female colleague in a row over parking at Tallaght Hospital has had his case further adjourned for sentencing by Tallaght District Court.

Fei Tan, aged 37, with an address at Hillview Estate, Ballinteer, had pleaded guilty to assaulting his colleague in the car ...

2018-10-26 17:19 open_in_new
‘As a community, you couldn’t have gotten any better than Newtown Park’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

EIGHTY years ago, 25 families moved into Newtown Park, a new housing estate in Tallaght where each house had a large back garden and many families, a number of whom were originally from Bohernabreena, grew their own vegetables and immediately forged a strong ...

2018-10-26 16:16 open_in_new
Jobstown Boxing Club rise back from the ashes

By Mary Dennehy

JOBSTOWN Boxing Club has risen from the ashes of last November’s fire, which brought down sections of the clubhouse roof and caused significant damage to equipment.

However, after a lot of support from parents, young members, South Dublin County Council ...

2018-10-26 14:10 open_in_new
Thief goes ‘off the rails’ following death of father

A THIEF who stole three bottles of vodka went “off the rails” following the death of his father, Tallaght District Court has heard.

Judge Patricia McNamara sentenced Christopher Prentice to six months imprisonment.

Prentice, aged 23, with an address at Brookview Gardens, ...

2018-10-24 17:01 open_in_new
Tower Credit Union ask community to nominate

TOWER Credit Union is inviting members of the community to nominate a local organisation or charity, which should receive the proceeds of its annual Christmas draw.

Each year in the run-up to Christmas, Tower Credit Union runs a draw for its members to win Smyths toy vouchers, with all of ...

2018-10-22 18:49 open_in_new
Third stand at stadium is starting to take shape

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE NEW third stand at Tallaght Stadium is taking shape ahead of its completion this month.

The stand will enable the stadium to have an increased capacity of over 2,000, which will see the home of Shamrock Rovers expand from its current capacity of 6,000 to ...

2018-10-19 18:22 open_in_new