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Poll: Does clamping cars reduce traffic?

NEW FIGURES HAVE revealed that an average of 129 motorists are clamped in Dublin every day.

A controversial measure at the time, clamping in the capital turns 21 this month after being introduced in August 1998 as a way of reducing traffic congestion.

The new figures have ...

2019-08-20 11:55 open_in_new
Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

A PROBE BY the Data Protection Commissioner has found that the rollout of the Public Services Card for services other than social welfare payments and benefits is illegal. 

In the wake of this revelation, the Irish Examiner reports that the State could be facing multi-million euro payouts ...

2019-08-17 12:31 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 ...

2019-08-17 04:07 open_in_new
Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways?

SHOULD SANDWICH BOARDS be banned from pathways?

The advertising tool is used to grab pedestrians’ attention as they walk by – but can clutter a pathway and make it difficult for those who use wheelchairs or who are visually impaired. 

The issue was raised earlier in the week by ...

2019-08-16 11:19 open_in_new
CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?

Round One of the CAO offers are in: you can find all the points at each institution on our dedicated CAO site here.

ROUND ONE OF the CAO offers were released at 2pm today for tens of thousands of Leaving Certificate students. 

Almost 59,000 students received their grades on Tuesday ...

2019-08-15 17:28 open_in_new
Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

ASKING PARENTS TO pay voluntary contributions to schools needs to end, according to Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. 

As September approaches, back to school costs must be tackled, he said, stating that asking parents to pay voluntary contributions to their child’s school, when ...

2019-08-14 11:01 open_in_new
Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

THE HSE HAS started discussions with organisations that could provide drug-testing at Irish festivals. 

A working group will next month begin looking at the issue. While introducing drug-testing would require a change in legislation, a senior HSE doctor has said that there is an “an ...

2019-08-13 10:52 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 ...

2019-08-10 04:07 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, ...

2019-08-10 04:07 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 ...

2019-08-10 04:07 open_in_new
€27.5 million paid to firm closing Dublin's largest direct provision centre

THE PRIVATE FIRM that is shutting down the largest direct provision centre in the capital, received payments totalling €27.5 million from the state over an 11 year period for operating the centre, new figures show.

Earlier this month, the operators of the Clondalkin Towers Hotel in ...

2019-08-10 04:07 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 ...

2019-08-03 04:07 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 ...

2019-08-03 04:07 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 ...

2019-08-03 04:07 open_in_new
Poll: Should moneylenders include 'tobacco-style' warnings in ads for high-cost loans?

THE SOCIETY OF St Vincent de Paul has called for all licenced moneylenders to carry warnings in their advertising and literature.

In a submission to the Department of Finance, the organisation said people should be warned about high-cost loans.

Moneylenders are required to ...

2019-07-30 11:55 open_in_new
Teen arrested after being found with €50,000 worth of cocaine on him

A TEENAGER WAS arrested this morning after a €140,000 drugs bust in Clondalkin.

The 18-year-old was arrested when gardaí carried out an operation in west Dublin.

As part of ongoing operations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in west Dublin, members of the Ronanstown ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Man (78) dies from injuries sustained in crash outside Dublin church where funeral was taking place

A MAN WHO was critically injured after a car crashed outside a west Dublin church where a funeral was taking place has died in hospital.

Several people were injured after a driver struck multiple pedestrians when he lost control of his car outside the Immaculate Conception Church in ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Man charged with assault following death of his father at the weekend

Updated Jul 16th 2018, 5:33 PM

A 47-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after being charged with assault in connection with the death of his father in Dublin on Friday.

Anthony Tims, 74, was found after gardai in Ronanstown were called to a house at Rowlagh Green, Clondalkin ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Gardaí make arrest after death of 74-year-old man in Dublin domestic dispute

A MAN IN his 40s has been arrested following the death of a 74-year-old man found injured at a house near Clondalkin on Friday evening.

The man was found at a house Rowlagh Green when gardaí were called to the scene at about 8.45 pm. The man was taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Man in his 70s dies after domestic dispute at house in Dublin

A MAN IN his 70s has died after what is believed to have been a domestic dispute at a house near Clondalkin in Dublin.

At about 8.45 pm last night gardaí were called to a house at Rowlagh Green where a man had been injured. Upon arrival, a 74-year-old male was discovered with serious ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Video: Volunteers work to keep abandoned horses in Dublin hydrated during the heatwave


VOLUNTEERS FROM THE My Lovely Horse charity in south Dublin are among a select group of people in the country who are hoping for a bit of rain in the coming weeks.

Anna Dolan and her fellow-volunteers in Clondalkin have been visiting a group of ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new