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Officer Mark retires after 40 years service to people

By Mary Dennehy

AFTER nearly four decades of policing in Tallaght, Garda Mark Redmond looks back at when he first came to the area armed with a whistle – and was set to become one of the country’s first community police officers.

Tallaght Garda Station’s Crime Prevention ...

2020-01-17 14:40 open_in_new
150 people attend the St Anne’s GAA Fun Run

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 150 people laced up their running shoes to take part in St Anne’s GAA Club’s annual fun run in Bohernabreena on Sunday.

The longstanding highlight of the St Anne’s calendar sees runners zipping through roads around Bohernabreena, including some ...

2020-01-17 13:37 open_in_new
12 birch trees planted as part of new estate are vandalised

By Mary Dennehy

THOSE responsible for breaking 12 birch trees in a Tallaght greenspace to fuel a bonfire have been described as being “devoid of any empathy” for the local environment.

Last Thursday, January 9, this is the scene that faced Dodder Action volunteers as they cycled ...

2020-01-16 16:37 open_in_new
Tallaght disappoints in IBAL litter survey

By Aideen O'Flaherty

TALLAGHT’S ranking in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti-Litter League survey has been described as “disappointing”, after the cleanliness of the area has slipped down towards the bottom of the national survey.

The survey, carried out ...

2020-01-16 15:34 open_in_new
Used nappies scattered across Jobstown Park

By Mary Dennehy

THE issue of illegal dumping in a Tallaght park was this week raised with South Dublin County Council due to the volume of rubbish dumped after the Christmas and New Year break.

After receiving a complaint, Tallaght councillor Baby Pereppadan (Fine Gael) this ...

2020-01-15 13:19 open_in_new
Residents concerned about pavilion safety

By Aideen O'Flaherty

RESIDENTS who live near the development of the new sports pavilion in Dodder Valley Park in Old Bawn have raised concerns about the security of the site once the development is complete – including the potential issue of cars and scrambler bikes gaining access ...

2020-01-14 19:28 open_in_new
Syringe, bathtub, couch and scaffolding found in stream

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A DEDICATED team of volunteers collected 40 bags of rubbish, and other waste including a bathtub, drug paraphernalia which included a syringe, and a couch.

Other items collected were bikes, scooters, a parasol, scaffolding, a shopping trolley and a mattress, ...

2020-01-13 18:16 open_in_new
Hospital access to additional beds

By Mary Dennehy

AS THE number of patients on trolleys nationally reach an all-time high, Tallaght University Hospital is set to benefit with access to additional bed capacity.

On Monday of this week, 760 patients were waiting without beds nationally, the highest daily recorded ...

2020-01-10 17:49 open_in_new
Driver carrying payload almost three times max

By Brendan Grehan

A DRIVER who was carrying 9,000 kilogrammes of topsoil in a vehicle with a maximum payload of 3,500kg has been fined €300 for careless driving.

Garda Shane Bonner told Blanchardstown District Court that the vehicle Michael Dowling (42) was driving was ...

2020-01-10 12:34 open_in_new
Horrific experience as staff held at knifepoint during robbery

By Aideen O'Flaherty

STAFF of Meagher’s Pharmacy in Castletymon Shopping Centre were held at knifepoint during a robbery on Friday evening, when a sum of cash was taken.

This is the second time in recent weeks that the pharmacy has been robbed, as another robbery took place in ...

2020-01-09 18:43 open_in_new
92 people confirmed as rough sleepers

By Mary Dennehy

MORE than 90 people were confirmed as rough sleeping across the Dublin region over the winter period.

South Dublin County Council confirmed at December’s Tallaght Area Committee meeting that 92 people were sleeping rough across the region over the winter months ...

2020-01-08 14:22 open_in_new
Plans in for retail unit on library site

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PLANS for the former site of Castletymon Library to house a retail unit with part off-licence use have been lodged with South Dublin County Council.

Janel Stores Ltd lodged the planning application for the Castletymon Shopping Centre unit last month, where ...

2020-01-06 14:04 open_in_new
No new plans in pipeline for Sean Walsh park in 2020

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THERE are no plans to include works in Sean Walsh Park in the 2020 improvement works programme, according to South Dublin County Council.

The local authority stated this in response to a question that was submitted by Fianna Fáil councillor Charlie ...

2020-01-03 18:52 open_in_new
40 burnt out cars in two years in park

By Mary Dennehy

A TALLAGHT GAA club could be without a home venue in 2020 after its pitches were once again damaged by joyriders this week.

Issues with joyriding and burnt out cars on the junior and senior pitches of Croi Ro Naofa GAA club have been well reported on and ...

2020-01-02 15:34 open_in_new
Partnership helped thousands of people throughout 2018

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE South Dublin County Partnership launched its annual report for 2018 in the County Hall, Tallaght, last week, outlining the work of the partnership that has helped thousands of people in the area over the course of 2018.

The partnership, which aims to get ...

2019-12-31 13:10 open_in_new
Garage helps out car owner after acid attack

By Maurice Garvey

A CRASH repair garage covered the labour costs of a damaged car, in solidarity with the difficult times the driver has gone through.

At the start of November, thugs poured acid over Ray Lynch’s Renault while it was parked in his driveway in ...

2019-12-30 17:13 open_in_new
Over 300 Kingswood residents call on council to shelve ‘courts’ plans

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 300 Kingswood residents have signed petitions calling on South Dublin County Council to shelve their plans to fix four tennis courts that have fallen into disrepair in the area, and instead develop a sports facility hub at that location so all sports can be ...

2019-12-30 17:13 open_in_new