Padraig Conlon

Local man combines writing and music to create epic fantasy novel

A talented Tallaght man has released a children's fantasy book with a twist. Denis Thompson, who is also an accomplished musician, not only wrote the book but both wrote and recorded an album of original music to go with it. Published...

Shops recording drop in pre Christmas sales compared to last year

This is according to Retail Excellence, a representative organisation which supports Irish retailers, who put the blame for the decline down to Brexit, Donald Trump winning the US election and online shopping. They say the trend is concerning and is placing additional...

Irelands best women’s basketball players to compete in Tallaght this weekend

This weekend sees the National Arena in Tallaght play host to a massive festival of women’s 3x3 basketball. It all starts at 11am Saturday morning and promises to be an excellent showcase of the sport with some of the country’s best...

School Transport Review brings no seasonal joy for school children

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe claimed there is very little seasonal joy to be found in a School Transport Review published this week. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking after meeting a delegation of parents from across Ireland...

New online film featuring Richard E Grant goes live highlighting Dublin to millions across Great Britain

A new online film starring actor Richard E Grant exploring Dublin has been unveiled. It's the fifth and final in the series of short films created by Tourism Ireland and Smooth Radio to highlight the island of Ireland to holidaymakers...

Government plans in turmoil after Fianna Fail refuses to back 4% rent cap

Less than 48 hours after announcing their plans to control rents in "pressure zones" the governments scheme is already dead in the water. The Dáil was due to debate the government's new housing strategy this morning but just minutes before...

Graduate nurses from Tallaght Hospital take up permanent posts

Tallaght Hospital is celebrating the graduation of its 85 nursing students, with all graduates from the 2016 class who trained at Tallaght being offered permanent positions. The graduation took place at a ceremony last Thursday, December 8th. Six winners for...

Tallaght and the West to collide with Gaelforce coming to South Dublin for the first time

South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Chamber, in partnership with Killary Gaelforce, have announced the expansion of the infamous Gaelforce event into Tallaght on the 18th of February 2017. Over 1,000 brave souls, will kayak, cycle and run...

TCC present Matt Rudden with Tallaght Heritage map on his retirement from SDCC

Tallaght Community Council joined the large crowd who gathered in The Penny Black pub last Friday to wish Matt Rudden a happy retirement from the public realm team in SDCC. Matt, a Cavan native and avid GAA supporter, studied horticulture...

Survey reveals young Dublin based men are benefiting most from economic recovery

This is according to Aviva who spoke with 1,280 adults to assess the economic health of the nation for a survey they conducted last month. Going on their results it appears the economic recovery is not as prevalent as the...

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