Drugs seized in Terenure

Gardai say they have arrested a man and seized illegal drugs with an established street value of €250,000 in Terenure, Dublin. Subject to analysis the drugs include cannabis resin, cocaine and a small amount of cannabis herb. The find was described as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs. “The […]

Armed robbery at Supervalu in Dublin

Two armed men entered a shop this evening and threatened staff in Dublin. The two — one armed with a handgun and the other with a hammer — entered a Supervalu on the Howth Road, Killester, at around 6.20pm. The men were driven away by a getaway driver using a red Citroen Saxo, which was abandoned a short […]

15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 8

UPDATE: Gardai say that Shannon Jackson has been located safe and well. Gardai are asking for help from the public finding a 15-year-old girl from Dublin 8. Shannon Jackson has been missing from New Street since last Thursday, March 31, 2011. “Shannon is described as being 5’ 4’’ in height of slim build with brown shoulder […]

TD wants church on hospital grounds saved

A Dublin TD wants a 120-year-old church on the grounds of St James’s Hospital to be saved. Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne says she will be seeking a commitment that church will be now saved after it was announced that plans to co-locate private hospitals on public grounds would be scraped. “It’s great news that […]

Expanded D2 pedestrian zone gains support

A traders-led campaign to more than double the pedestrian zone around Grafton Street has gained the support of 41 businesses in the area. The proposals include maintaining access routes to the large multi-story car parks in the area. If the plan was adopted by Dublin City Council most of the streets between Georges Street and […]

Two charged over Finglas drug find

Two men arrested yesterday on drug charges have been charged and are due to appear in court tomorrow morning. The two — aged 26 and 29 years old — were among four who were arrested when cannabis resin was found in a vehicle in Finglas. All of the men had been detained under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Gardai estimated that the street […]

COMMENT: Dangerously controversial 30km/h limits

“30kph limit for rush hour cars on Long Mile” cried the Evening Herald’s headline yesterday. Why is the zone only for certain times of the day? Only half way down the Herald’s news report is a council official quoted saying that the limit applied during the school year. No other mention that the limit is there because of school children or that there are school buildings […]

Ballinteer man is Dublin’s newest MEP

Joe Higgins, searing political wit and staunch defender of the working classes, is a tough act to follow. But 27-year-old Paul Murphy is quietly confident that he can fill the shoes of the great Socialist when he takes over as Dublin MEP next month. A native of Ballinteer who has been assistant to Joe Higgins […]

Dublin gets funding for electric cars

Dublin’s four local authorities are to benefit from EU funding to buy hundreds of electric cars and develop possible “smart energy zones” throughout the city. A total of €1.5 million will be shared between Trinity College, ESB and CODEMA, the agency which advises Dublin’s local authorities on energy policy. Cork City Council will also get a […]

Cannabis resin found in vehicle search in Finglas

Gardai searching a vehicle found cannabis resin with a street value of €420,000 yesterday, subject to analysis. The search was described as part of an on going cross border operation involving An Garda Siochana and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Gardai say that officers attached to the Garda National Drugs Unit and Organised Crime Unit stopped […]

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