Padraig Conlon

Number of Gardai stationed in Tallaght revealed

Dublin South West and Fianna Fail TD John Lahart recently requested information from the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice on the number of Gardai stationed in Tallaght Garda station by position. This followed the release of figures last month which showed...

SDCC wins Best Practice in Citizen Engagement Award

South Dublin County Council has won the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement Award at this year’s Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The Best Practise in Citizen Engagement Award was won in recognition of the participatory budgeting initiative -...

Local TD tells Dail Tallaght Hospital is unsafe and dangerous

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe yesterday raised "the worrying and dangerous conditions in Tallaght Hospital" with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, in the Dáil. The Sinn Féin TD called for extra supports and resources to relieve the...

Tallaght Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony details announced

For the third year in a row the volunteers in Tallaght Community Council are bringing a little Christmas cheer to Tallaght Village. On Saturday 16th December there will be a tree lighting ceremony, seasonal treats and carols from 4 pm...

Is there a snap election on the cards?

The country is on the verge of a snap election after Fianna Fail threatened to pull down the coalition government over the Garda whistleblower scandal. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces the prospect of going to the polls next month in the...

Tallaght KICK project selected for 2017 Animate Fund Award

South County Dublin Partnership's KICK (Kickboxing to Inspire and Challenge Kids) programme has been awarded a €25,000 awards package to address rising levels of obesity, mental health issues and anti-social behaviour among teenagers in Tallaght. The Animate Fund is a...

Call for action on historic Kingswood home of Katharine Tynan

Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor called for action regarding the condition of the historic Katharine Tynan House in Kingswood Heights at the November meeting of the Tallaght Area Committee. He said he was responding to concerns of the local community regarding...

Cold weather strategy announced as highest number of homeless people recorded in Dublin

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has announced details of the Cold Weather Strategy 2017, new facilities and enhanced service options to meet demand for homeless emergency accommodation and to tackle rough sleeping. This comes as the highest number of rough...

Tallaght recognised as Enterprising Town at national awards ceremony

The initiative and efforts shown by a range of local businesses, community groups and enterprise support agencies here in Tallaght, and Rathcoole, were recognised at a national awards ceremony last week. Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising Town Awards aims to...

Local Family Resource Centres receive over €82,000

Eight Family Resource Centres are to receive over €82,000 in funding to allow for small works to go ahead before the end of the year, according to Independent Minister Katherine Zappone. Centres in Ballyboden, Killinarden, Kilnamanagh, Balally, Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard...

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