Padraig Conlon

Zappone supports the Irish Blue Cross at Tymon Park

Local animal welfare groups are receiving €573,000 in funding to support their work in communities, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone. Minister Zappone says the money will be used to support animal rescue and support...

Tallaght Children’s Hospital patients get special Christmas visit

Yesterday the young patients in the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght were visited by Irish band The Riptide Movement, Fair City cast members Una Crawford O'Brien, Bryan Murray and Aoibheann McCaul and actor Rory Cowan of Mrs Browns Boys fame. Christmas...

Crowe blasts government’s “bonkers” lack of urgency around budgets for Drug Task Forces

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the lack of urgency around budgets for Drug Task Forces as another symptom of the malaise that surrounds the government's Drug and Alcohol Strategy. The Sinn Féin TD said that a...

RTB now dealing with five illegal evictions a week

The Residential Tenancies Board are dealing with four to five cases of illegal evictions every week. This is according to their director Rosalind Carroll who was speaking to RTE Radio's Morning Ireland programme today to coincide with the release of...

St Vincent de Paul say data shows hundreds of thousands of low income families can’t afford essentials

SVP say new data confirms their experience that hundreds of thousands of low income households continue to be unable to afford essentials like food, adequate housing and heating. The charity say the latest official statistics published today confirm that despite...

Pope’s Dublin visit to cost €20m

Pope Francis' five day visit to Dublin next summer is going to cost an estimated €20m according to Archbishop Diarmaid Martin who was speaking on The Sean O'Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 yesterday. He also said fund raising has already...

Telephone counselling service opens today and will be available all over Christmas

Telephone counselling and support service Connect is to extend its hours during Christmas to open every evening from today (Monday 18th) until Monday, January 1st. Connect is a free, confidential and professional telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who...

Waiting times to see a gastroenterologist in Tallaght Hospital “unacceptable”

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the lengthy outpatient waiting list to see a gastroenterologist in Tallaght Hospital as unacceptable.  The Sinn Féin TD spoke out after receiving a reply from the HSE to a Parliamentary Question...

New housing support and advocacy group launches in Tallaght

With latest figures revealing the shocking extent of the homeless crisis in Dublin, one local based man is doing all he can to help assist anyone already homeless or in danger of losing their home. Having successfully fought and won...

Winners of South Dublin County Council’s Christmas Decoration Competition 2017

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council Paul Fogarty yesterday presented the winners of the SDCC Christmas Decoration Recycling Competition with their prizes in County Hall. Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Mayor Gogarty said: “It is wonderful to see so...

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