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'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Almost 6,300 people live in 38 Direct Provision centres across Ireland.

Some 730 individuals have been granted protection status or permission to remain in Ireland, including 206 refugees.

The DP system was established in 2000 to house asylum seekers entering the country. It was ...

2020-01-25 03:01 open_in_new
'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

THE DIRECT PROVISION centre in Clondalkin in Dublin is set to remain open for at least another two years.

There had been calls for the planned closure of the centre at Clondalkin Towers, a former hotel, to be postponed on humanitarian grounds as residents struggled to find alternative ...

2020-01-18 03:01 open_in_new
Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

File photo Source: Shutterstock/superoke

RESIDENTS AT DIRECT Provision centres often have to live in a confined space, sharing a room with people they do not know or get on with.

Some people living in the centres have experienced intimidation, harassment and threats ...

2020-01-11 03:01 open_in_new
'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

THERE HAVE BEEN calls for the planned closure of a Direct Provision centre in Dublin to be postponed until the housing needs of residents with refugee or predicted status are rehomed.

The Clondalkin Towers centre, a former hotel, is set to close at the end of June. There were 235 people, ...

2020-01-11 03:01 open_in_new
Gardai release CCTV image of vehicle they suspect was involved in David Lynch murder

GARDAÍ IN LUCAN have renewed their appeal for any information about the murder of David Lynch at Foxdene, Clondalkin last Friday.

Investigating officers are looking for information in relation to two vehicles. 

The first is a White Peugeot Partner van, registration number 141 D ...

2020-01-11 03:01 open_in_new
Garda appeal after two boys assaulted by 'large number of juveniles' near Liffey Valley

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after two boys were assaulted by a “large group of juveniles” in Dublin last week. 

The incident occurred at 5pm on Thursday 2 January at a pedestrian footbridge on the N4 near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Clondalkin. 

The two boys were ...

2020-01-06 14:52 open_in_new
Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

A SEARCH HAS been launched for a criminal who escaped from a courthouse in Dublin today.

The man escaped from Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning while he was being transported back to nearby Wheatfield prison.

A spokesman for the Irish Prison Service told ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Almost €1m worth of cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized in Dublin

Source: Garda Press Office

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have seized heroin, cocaine and cannabis worth an estimated €920,000.

Around 23 kilos of herbal cannabis was seized in the grounds of an apartment block during a handover.

A follow-up search in one of the apartments ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Army bomb squad called to An Post sorting office after discovery of 'suspicious package'

THE ARMY BOMB squad has given a hoax device to gardaí for investigation after a suspicious package was made safe at a Dublin postal office yesterday.

Gardaí in Clondalkin were called to the An Post sorting office on the Nangor Road at around 4pm on Monday, after staff at the centre ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Man charged after mother-of-three killed in Clondalkin

Updated Mar 2nd 2019, 3:47 PM

A MAN ARRESTED in connection with the killing of a woman at her home in Clondalkin has been charged this afternoon.

Mother-of-three Cathy Ward was found with serious injuries believed to have been inflicted with a knife at her in Clondalkin, west ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Garda fear more violence as David Lynch (42) becomes latest victim of Clondalkin drugs feud

GARDAÍ FEAR A resumption of violence in west Dublin following the murder of a man in his front garden yesterday which officers believe is linked to a local drugs feud. 

David Lynch (42) was shot dead as he walked out his front door in Foxdene Avenue in Clondalkin at around 2pm yesterday ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Victim of fatal Clondalkin stabbing named locally as mother-of-three Cathy Ward

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 5:40 PM

NEIGHBOURS OF A woman in her 40s who was killed in her home in Clondalkin, west Dublin, last night are “in a state of shock”. 

The incident happened at a house on Greenfort Drive, where gardaí responded to a call-out at around 12.30am.

The ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised about where dozens of asylum seekers will live after the expected closure of Dublin’s biggest Direct Provision (DP) centre this summer.

There are 235 people (10 above the contracted capacity), including 78 children, living at the centre located at the site of ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Man (22) found guilty of murdering Alan O'Neill

A 22-YEAR-OLD will be sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering a man by shooting him dead in front of his partner on the driveway of their home.

The jury of six men and six women took six hours and nineteen minutes to reach a majority verdict of eleven to one on ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING further criminal damage to a building site in Clondalkin that has previously shut down for a time because of intimidation and vandalism. 

Last month, construction work stopped on the sixty-three homes that are being built on a site near St Cuthbert’s Park. At ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Building on housing site to resume after garda presence increased to deal with threats issued to workers

THE CONSTRUCTION OF a housing development in Clondalkin, Dublin, is to resume after county council and gardaí presence was boosted in the area to deal with anti-social behaviour directed towards workers on the building site. 

Construction work stopped on sixty-three two and ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Happy Pear to enjoy record revenues of €10 million this year

THE FOOD EMPIRE being built by Greystones twins David and Stephen Flynn is to enjoy record revenues of €10 million this year.

The soaring revenues at the twin’s Flynn & Flynn Global Trade Ltd compare to revenues of just over €4 million in 2015 as the business has enjoyed ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Men arrested as part of money laundering investigation released without charge

Updated Nov 19th 2018, 10:08 PM

TWO MEN WHO were arrested in Dublin today as part of an investigation into money laundering have been released without charge.

Two men in their 30s were arrested in Clondalkin this morning and were detained in Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 4 ...

2020-01-04 03:01 open_in_new
Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

WELL, 2019 HAS come and gone and we haven’t seen a general election. 

However, it looks likely that we’ll have an election this year. 

In September, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that May 2020 “is the right moment” for a general election. 

This timeline would ...

2020-01-02 10:04 open_in_new
Poll: Will you make any New Year’s resolutions?

WELL, THAT’S IT, we’ve begun the new year. 

For some people the new year is a fresh beginning – a chance to try something new or give something up. 

However, for many, New Year’s resolutions can seem pointless or hard to keep. 

So, today we want to know: Will you ...

2020-01-01 10:58 open_in_new
Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

THE CRISIS FACING the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) continues, with fears that it could lead to the liquidation of the organisation. 

With debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked Sports Minister Shane Ross for a government bailout of €18 million as it seeks a ...

2019-12-30 11:43 open_in_new