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Gold Award for founder of Tallaght Toastmasters

By Aideen O'Flaherty

ONE of the founding members of Tallaght Toastmasters received a Gold Award from Toastmasters International in St Kevin’s Resource Centre in Kilnamanagh on Monday evening, in recognition of him making more than 40 speeches.

John Conroy was one of the four ...

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Tallafest bigger and better!

By Aideen O'Flaherty

TALLAFEST will be back bigger and better this summer. For the first time in 87 years, there will be a tram on Main Street Tallaght, courtesy of the National Transport Museum.

This will give people from Tallaght a unique opportunity to see what travel was like ...

2019-05-17 17:37 open_in_new
Parents warned to be vigilant after ChewHits seizure

By Mary Dennehy

PARENTS have been advised to be vigilant after ‘cannabis-infused sweets’ were seized in the Tallaght area.

The product, a version of which is called ChewHits, are now on the radar of drugs projects, which believe an education and awareness campaign around ...

2019-05-17 15:31 open_in_new
473 dwellings planned for Citywest green site

By Mary Dennehy 

PROPOSALS for 473 dwellings, a crèche and community pavilion on a site across from the Citywest Shopping Centre is at pre-application consultation stage with An Bord Pleanala.

Submitted by Glenveagh Homes Limited, the proposal has been submitted to ABP through ...

2019-05-10 19:43 open_in_new
Sports pavilion work to start at Dodder Valley Park

By Mary Dennehy

THE SOD has been turned on the new sports pavilion in Dodder Valley Park, after the idea was fielded more than a decade ago by South Dublin County Council.

Construction on the pavilion is due to start over the coming weeks, with the completed facility providing ...

2019-05-09 15:22 open_in_new
State-of-the-art CRY centre will help to save young lives

By William O'Connor 

PROGRESS is being made on the new CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) centre in Tallaght University Hospital.

Minister for Health, Simon Harris paid a visit to the new Centre on Tuesday and helped to launch CRY’s fundraising campaign for €880,000 to complete ...

2019-05-07 19:16 open_in_new
Annette Halpin Awards mark 10 years supporting young musicians

By William O'Connor

South Dublin’s Arts Office held a free event in the Performance Space in Rua Red Arts Centre to mark 10 years of the Annette Halpin Memorial Music Awards.

Annette Halpin was a singer / songwriter from Tallaght, widely known for her role in community ...

2019-05-03 19:43 open_in_new
438 apartments approved for Belgard Road site

By Mary Dennehy

THE development of 438 apartments, a 403 bed space student accommodation scheme and a new urban quarter on a 7.2 hectare site off the Belgard Road has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala.

The planning authority this week granted permission for the ...

2019-05-02 12:13 open_in_new
Danielle (14) crowned the World Irish Dance Champion in Killarney

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

A TEENAGER from Avonbeg in Tallaght was crowned a world champion at the An Comhdhail World Irish Dance Championships in Killarney earlier this month.

Danielle Walsh (14), who is a pupil in Coláiste de híde, beat off stiff competition from over 100 other ...

2019-04-26 19:43 open_in_new
Rosie to lead the way in prestigious Washington Program

By William O'Connor

FORMER Holy Rosary Primary School and Sancta Maria student Rosie Aljohmani has been selected to join this year’s class of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

For more than two decades, WIP has brought together emerging leaders from diverse ...

2019-04-25 17:28 open_in_new