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Irish Rail commuters told to expect strike tomorrow as taxi firm offers half price fares

Up to 150,000 passengers are likely to be hit by the all out strike action tomorrow with Irish Rail staff set to walk off the job in a dispute over their pay rises. Irish Rail workers want a 3.75% pay...

Zappone welcomes West Tallaght’s Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) to Dáil

Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone, welcomed West Tallaght's Community Development Initiative (CDI) to Leinster House to brief TDs and Senators on the need for continued support of its programmes. The CDI outlined what has been...

Ibrahim Halawa released from Cairo prison and due home in next few days

Egyptian authorities have released Firhouse man Ibrahim Halawa who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013. A message on the “Free Ibrahim Halawa” Facebook page last night confirmed the news and welcomed...

Zappone joins Sr Stan celebrations

Founder of Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has been hailed as a 'woman warrior' by Dublin South West TD Katherine Zappone at a celebration in Dublin's City Hall. The Independent...

Budget 2018 must set Tallaght to be a ‘Smart City’

Budget 2018 must set Tallaght on a course to be a 'Smart City' of the future, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone. Minister Zappone has set out her goals at a meeting between Independent...

Zappone briefed on Tallaght Hospital plans

Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister Katherine Zappone says Tallaght Hospital will remain a hub of health services for local communities. The Minister was speaking after being briefed on an expansion of services. Under the plans an expanded ICU...

CCTV and Text Alert supports to combat crime

Tallaght, Rathfarnham, Citywest and surrounding communities should check out new Government supports to protect local people from crime, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister Katherine Zappone. Support is being provided for the provision of community based...

Ibrahim Halawa found not guilty

The 21 year old from Firhouse has been acquitted on all charges after four years in jail in Egypt. Today in court he was found not guilty of all charges, something that local TD and Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says...

Local businesses can access funding supports

Local small businesses have an opportunity to get a slice of over €1.2m in funding being made available by Enterprise Ireland to promote innovation and competitiveness, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister Katherine Zappone. Both funds...

Jobstown Boxer ‘Confident’ Ahead of Super Bantamweight Clash

Tallaght fighter Carl McDonald is relishing the challenge of boxing another Irish pro, Regan Buckley, at Celtic Clash 3 on September 9th at the National Stadium. The card will be headlined by former amateur star Eric Donovan, who faces Welsh...
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