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Programme helps facilitate teachers delivering STEMM

By Taylor Gleeson

Primary school teachers from Tallaght and Clondalkin joined teachers from across Dublin in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) training programme last week.

Teachers Eoghan McQuillan and Louise McKenna from St Mary’s SNS, Clondalkin and Mairead ...

2019-07-19 19:55 open_in_new
Tallaght chef recognised as 'ordinary hero' in EU-wide campaign

By Mary Dennehy

A TALLAGHT chef who swapped five-star kitchens for feeding individuals and families living in supported accommodation has been branded an ‘ordinary hero’ in an EU-wide campaign.

Originally from Old Bawn and now living in Bancroft, Trevor Kearns is among seven ...

2019-07-19 18:52 open_in_new
Fears raised over impact of clearance works on wildlife

By Mary Dennehy

CONCERNS have been raised over the impact that clearance works on a stretch of the River Poddle is having on local wildlife and biodiversity.

The stretch of river, which runs to the rear of St Joseph’s School and into Tymon Park, has been cleared of hedges and ...

2019-07-19 14:40 open_in_new
‘Stamp out’ fly-tipping

By Mary Dennehy

CALLS have been made for South Dublin County Council to “stamp out” fly-tipping along the Dodder, after volunteers last weekend hauled 40 bags of rubbish and bikes, a coffee table and a garden gate from a stretch of the wildlife corridor.

Last Saturday, July ...

2019-07-19 14:40 open_in_new
‘Ordinary hero’ Feeds the needy

By Mary Dennehy

A TALLAGHT chef who swapped five-star kitchens for feeding individuals and families living in supported accommodation has been branded an ‘ordinary hero’ in an EU-wide campaign.

Originally from Old Bawn and now living in Bancroft, Trevor Kearns is among seven ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Have Your Say scheme gives power to the people

By Aideen O'Flaherty

FIRHOUSE-Bohernabreena was officially named on Monday as the electoral area that will be this year’s recipient of South Dublin County Council’s €300k Have Your Say initiative – giving people in the community the opportunity to decide how €300k of the ...

2019-07-16 16:04 open_in_new
Work starts on high kerb-type stud wall in park

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CONSTRUCTION work on a foundation for a high kerb-type stub wall around Killinarden Park is now underway, as the park’s perimeter has been repeatedly breached by people in cars and on scrambler bikes.

The park has been at the centre of numerous instances ...

2019-07-16 12:46 open_in_new
GAA to sell nine acres in Spawell

By Mary Dennehy

THE Dublin County Board has appointed property consultants to dispose of over nine acres of its 35- acres Spawell site, The Echo has learned.

In 2017, the Dublin County Board purchased the 35-acres Spawell site for a reported €9m.

The land for sale ...

2019-07-12 19:28 open_in_new
Dodder Anglers honoured to host Leinster River C’ships

By Mary Dennehy

THE 2019 Leinster River Championships will take to the waters of the Dodder this July, and will be hosted by local club, the Dodder Anglers.

Established more than 60 years ago, the Dodder Anglers had 800 adult and close on 130 juvenile members in 2018, with the ...

2019-07-12 15:16 open_in_new
‘My tribute’ celebrity match

By Hayden Moore

SON OF footballing legend George Best, Calum, is holding a celebrity charity match in Tallaght Stadium to raise funds for Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Task Force (TDATF) and a UK-based charity, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA).

Calum, has ...

2019-07-12 14:13 open_in_new
Vintage charity drive is a great way to celebrate rural community

By Mary Dennehy

CLOSE to 150 tractors, vintage cars and old motorbikes took to Tallaght’s rural roads last Sunday as part of an annual event that celebrates the area’s local farming community and its shared heritage.

Taking place for the past decade, the annual Tractor Run saw ...

2019-07-12 13:10 open_in_new
Celebrating the warmth and care given by hospital heroes

By Mary Dennehy

IT’S NOT only the tea that’s warm in the Volunteer Coffee Shop at Tallaght University Hospital, after patients and their families recognised the warm and caring service provided by volunteers in the recent Hospital Hero Awards.

Tallaght University Hospital ...

2019-07-12 12:07 open_in_new
Tidy Towns group aims to make area better place to live

By Hayden Moore

A SEED-bombing event at Tallafest marked the beginning of the county’s newest voluntary organisation that is working towards improving the local environment.

Aiming to keep Tallaght village and the surrounding area clean and tidy, Tallaght Tidy Towns (TTT) will ...

2019-07-12 12:07 open_in_new
TCSG celebratory concert

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE Maria Lane Choir, which consists of members of Tallaght Cancer Support Group (TCSG), will be marking their fourth anniversary with a celebratory concert in the Greenhills Community Centre in Walkinstown on Friday, where they will also bid farewell to their ...

2019-07-11 18:16 open_in_new
National school building to house secondary school

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE planned new secondary school in Citywest, which is due to open in 2020, will be accommodated in the current Citywest Educate Together National School premises, according to the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD.

By the time the secondary ...

2019-07-11 18:16 open_in_new
Blood Bikes East opens new headquarters in Ballymount

By Maurice Garvey

A VOLUNTEER charity, that provides emergency medical transport deliveries to hospitals in Dublin, launched their new premises in Ballymount over the weekend.

Blood Bikes East were formerly based in Knockmitten Lane but had “grown too big” for the site, ...

2019-07-11 15:07 open_in_new
An Post resumes regular mail deliveries to Mac Uilliam estate

By Mary Dennehy

MAIL deliveries to Mac Uilliam are resuming, after incidents of anti-social behaviour last month saw An Post suspend services to the Tallaght estate.

On the morning of June 21, An Post notified its customers in Mac Uilliam that it had suspended mail deliveries ...

2019-07-11 13:01 open_in_new
GAA to sell nine acres in Spawell to finance loan

By Mary Dennehy

THE Dublin County Board has appointed property consultants to dispose of over nine acres of its 35- acres Spawell site, The Echo has learned.

In 2017, the Dublin County Board purchased the 35-acres Spawell site for a reported €9m.

The land for sale ...

2019-07-10 12:52 open_in_new
Artist’s tribute to Paddy Drac

By Mary Dennehy

PADDY Drac has taken a well-deserved bite out of the Dublin Canvass project, with the local hero, who passed away in April, being honoured through an artistic tribute that looks down on the Dodder towards his home in Bawnville.

Located at the entrance to ...

2019-07-10 12:52 open_in_new
€1,600 is raised for Spina Bifida from Marathon to Iron Man run

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 200 people crossed the finish line of the Marathon Man to Iron Man Family Fun Run in Corkagh Park on Sunday in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, with the fully accessible event raising €1,600 for the charity.

The family fun run, now in its ...

2019-07-09 14:49 open_in_new
Thugs use angle grinder to remove gates at park

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE MOVING sections of two kissing gates in Killinarden Park were removed by people using an angle grinder last week, according to a local resident, who added that after the gate was removed the park “was like a speedway track”.

This marks a continuation ...

2019-07-09 12:43 open_in_new