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80 young people turn up for free SUMS maths grinds drop-in centre

By Mary Dennehy

AROUND 80 young people turned up for a new maths drop-in centre in Tallaght, which is offering free maths grinds to school students within their own community.

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane is part of the team behind the SUMS programme, which is running across ...

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Mother given lifetime ban from owning pets

By Tom Tuite

A mother-of-two has been spared jail but was given a lifetime pet ban after her two dogs were found in emaciated and starving conditions.

Kelly Bennett, with an address at Glenshane Grove, Tallaght, wept in court as she was prosecuted for neglecting her ...

2019-01-21 17:55 open_in_new
Father-of-three who stole €2,500 from 87-year-old man outside bank receives suspended sentence

By Isabel Hayes and Brion Hoban

A father-of-three who robbed an elderly man of €2,500 while suffering a “manic episode” has received a fully suspended sentence, reports Isabel Hayes and Brion Hoban.

Alan Behan (27) with an address in Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh pleaded ...

2019-01-21 17:55 open_in_new
Construction commences on the €2.8 million library

By Aideen O'Flaherty

WORK commenced on the construction of the new €2.8 million Castletymon Library this week, with builders beginning work on the site on Tuesday.

As previously reported in The Echo, the original Castletymon Library closed in December 2017 after South Dublin ...

2019-01-18 18:31 open_in_new
Belgard Inn development plans for a new coffee shop

By Aideen O'Flaherty

LIDL has lodged a planning application with South Dublin County Council in relation to their development at the former site of the Belgard Inn, seeking an amendment for the change of use of the ground and first floor of one of their permitted retail units to ...

2019-01-17 17:19 open_in_new
‘Cheeky attempt to profiteer’ by increasing size of development

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A DEVELOPER’S planning application, seeking to increase the number of permitted residential units in a mixed-use development in Greenhills, has been described by a local councillor as “a cheeky attempt to profiteer”.

Developers Double E Investments ...

2019-01-16 15:04 open_in_new
House prices to rise by five per cent in the Tallaght district

By Aideen O'Flaherty

IT IS predicted that there will be a five per cent increase in house prices in Tallaght this year, with a local estate agent saying that the area is particularly attractive to first-time buyers and long-term renters who want to get on the property ...

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Maxi Zoo customers in Tallaght help raise over €25k for service dogs

Maxi Zoo customers in Tallaght have helped to raise a whopping €25,650 which is set to transform the lives of children with autism by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs.

The amount was raised as part of the annual Maxi Zoo Give Paw fundraising campaign and all proceeds ...

2019-01-14 18:59 open_in_new
Capturing climate change

By Mary Dennehy

A UNIQUE exhibition that captures the visible climate changes in the Arctic is currently showing at the County Library in Tallaght.

The exhibition, On Thin Ice documents the story of a Norwegian Polar Institute research vessel, which was purposely frozen into the ...

2019-01-11 18:31 open_in_new
Dazzling footwork

By Aideen O'Flaherty

RTÉ viewers were treated to some dazzling footwork by Denis Bastick and Johnny Ward and their respective professional dance partners on Sunday’s Dancing with the Stars, where the two local men are battling it out against a host of other celebrities to win the ...

2019-01-11 17:28 open_in_new
Hit the track for Tallaght Cancer Support Group

By Mary Dennehy

THE fifth annual Tallaght Mile will hit the track this Saturday, January 12 – with the whole community invited to take part in the family friendly event.

Starting at 12.30pm, the Tallaght Mile is a charity event organised by Tallaght Cancer Support Group and ...

2019-01-11 15:22 open_in_new
24-rapid build houses allocated to families before Christmas

By Mary Dennehy

ALL 24 properties in South Dublin County Council’s new estate Killininny Meadows have been allocated, with tenants receiving their keys before Christmas.

In December 2016 the part-eight plans for 24-rapid build homes on undeveloped lands at the junction of the ...

2019-01-09 17:10 open_in_new
Crèche worker charged with stealing €117,000 from Loreto Playgroup

By Brendan Grehan

A CRÉCHE worker has been charged with stealing €117,000 from the crèche she worked at in Tallaght over a three-year period.

Avril O’Brien appeared on bail before Judge Patricia McNamara in Tallaght District Court.

O’Brien, aged 49, with an ...

2019-01-09 16:07 open_in_new
Teen caught with 18-inch crowbar hidden up his jacket sleeve on Christmas Eve

A TEENAGER (17) was caught on Christmas Eve last year with a 18-inch long crowbar hidden up the sleeve of his jacket, Tallaght Court has heard.

The 17-year-old was accompanied by his mother.

The teenager, who has an address in Tallaght is charged with possession of a crowbar ...

2019-01-07 18:58 open_in_new
A little girl (5) is new face of hearing charity

By Mary Dennehy

A five-year-old girl from Kilnamanagh is the face of a new campaign for the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss, DeafHear – which has relaunched as Chime.

Lexie Noone, who became profoundly deaf as a result of an infection she developed as a ...

2019-01-04 15:22 open_in_new
HSE called on to address urgent need for General Practitioner

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THREE councillors stated that there is an “urgent need” for a GP service in Fettercairn, Tallaght, in a joint motion that was tabled at a meeting on Tuesday, December 18

Independent councillor Mick Duff, Sinn Féin councillor Cathal King and Fianna Fáil ...

2019-01-04 15:22 open_in_new
Woman threatened to harm herself with a knife unless she got a home

A HOMELESS woman walked into South Dublin County Council’s offices in Tallaght with a knife and threatened to harm herself unless she was housed, Tallaght District Court heard.

Judge Patricia McNamara heard that Kadrieh Mohanazadeh had been on the housing list for a number of ...

2019-01-03 17:19 open_in_new
Betting shop worker stole over €7,000 from employer

By Brendan Grehan

A BETTING SHOP employee who stole over €7,000 from his shop in Tallaght was sentenced to 200 hours community service by Tallaght District Court.

Judge Patricia McNamara heard that Ryan Gallagher had been doing cocaine at the time.

Gallagher, aged ...

2019-01-02 19:16 open_in_new
Marking 100 years of votes for women

By Mary Dennehy

A MEMORIAL plaque to commemorate and recognise the courage and perseverance of local women suffragettes has been unveiled in Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght.

The plaque, unveiled by Mayor Mark Ward, is located at the Old Bawn Road entrance, and also marks ‘100 years ...

2018-12-31 16:52 open_in_new
Residents afraid to use ‘link’ laneway

By Aideen O'Flaherty

WESTPARK residents are “fearful” of using a de facto laneway that links the estate to Abberley Court at night, as groups of people have been congregating in the area as it is obscured by shrubbery and trees.

Brendan Ferron, a Sinn Féin councillor for ...

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Work on new library deemed to be ‘best Christmas present’

By Aideen O' Flaherty 

THE news that work will begin on the construction of Castletymon Library in Tallaght next month is the “best Christmas present” the area has had in years, according to a local councillor. 

For the development of the new library, €2.8 million ...

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