Blanchardstown Gardai value cocaine seizure at €1.2m

Blanchardstown Gardai have put an estimated value of €1.2m on 17 kilos of cocaine found in a container on Wednesday. “The Cocaine — subject to analysis — was discovered at approx 11am on March 16 in a holdall bag in the rear of a 40ft container at a location in West Dublin. Gardai believe that […]

Rail, Luas, Metro upgrades suggested for Dublin

A draft transport strategy for Dublin supports upgrading heavy rail, Luas and planned Metro lines . The Great Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011–2030 includes the already planned Dart Underground, Metro North, Metro West, Luas projects, and a railway to Navan. It also suggests, subject to assessment and depending on demand: Linking Metro North with the Luas […]

30km/h limit could be expanded under Dublin plans

An expansion of the 30km/h speed limit is part of a wide-ranging transport strategy for Dublin which was released yesterday. In the draft strategy, the National Transport Authority says “The authority will seek reductions in traffic speeds in town centres, and the application of a 30km/h speed limit in the commercial and retail core of […]

Long-term transport plan for Dublin released

Draft long-term transport plans for the Dublin region have been released for public consultation. The Great Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011–2030 was released today by the National Transport Authority (NTA). As well as covering all of Co Dublin it includes Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. Unlike previous plans of its nature the strategy has legal […]

Man arrested after €0.9m of cannabis found

A man was arrested after Gardai found an estimated €0.9 million worth of drugs in north Co Dublin. Gardai estimate that the amount of cannabis resin, subject to analysis, has a street value of €900,000. A premises was searched by members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Units and a man in his 40s was arrested. He is currently detained at […]

UPDATED: Green Party candidates concede in Dublin

At least three former Green Party TDs and candidates in the general election have conceded defeat. UPDATE AT 7.32pm: Eamon Ryan has now also conceded according to NewsTalk, but party leader John Gormley refused to do the same on RTE One television. On his party’s survival, Gormley told RTE: “What we have to do now as a party is lick […]

Full list of Dublin TDs elected to the 31st Dail

All Dail seats have been filled in Dublin. Labour is the largest party in Dublin with 18 seats, followed by Fine Gael with just one seat less. Dun Laoghaire was the last area to finish counting, where Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP/ULA) got the last seat and the fourth for the United Left Alliance. Sinn Fein […]

Malahide Gardai looking to reunite jewellery and owners

Malahide Gardai are looking to reunite jewellery with its owners. Images of the jewellery can be found on this PDF at Anyone who can help should contact Malahide Garda Station on 01 6664600.

Do you know where your local polling station is?

If you don’t, have a map of the polling stations in Co Dublin. It includes the City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, and South Dublin. You can find it at The site’s excellent Dublin transport route map can be found at

DATA BLOG: School inspection reports 22/02/2011

The following is a list of the Department of Education school inspection reports published today for the Dublin area. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were […]

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