South Dublin bin privatisation “undemocratic”

A councillor claims that South Dublin County Council’s move to privatise its brown bin collection service is a “grossly unfair and undemocratic act.” “This decision has clearly been in the pipeline for some time, but the manner in which it was announced was bizarre. I first found out about it on a visit to the […]

New appeal for missing Clondalkin woman

A renewed appeal has been made for information about a missing person, 38-year-old Esra Uyrun from Clondalkin. “Esra has not been seen since leaving her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin, in a Grey Renault Twingo, registration number 08-D-23067, at approximately 7.15am, on February 23. This motor car has since been located in the Bray area,” said Sergeant Damian Hogan. He said: “She […]

Car missing woman last seen in found

UPDATE: Renewed appeal, updated photograph A car which a Clondalkin woman was last seen in has been found in Bray. Gardai say that 38-year-old Esra Uyrun was last seen leaving her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin, in a Grey Renault Twingo, at around 7.15am on Wednesday. The car has the registration number 08-D2-3067. Esra is 5’3” in height, […]

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 […]

DATA BLOG: Map of Dublin murders and killings

The map only shows murders and killings for 2010, some data maybe incomplete or missing. Locations are as exact as possible but sometimes only mark the general area of the incident. The map does not currently show attempted murders. Shooting = red Shooting (more than one killed) = red pinpoint Stabbings = yellow Other / […]

DATE BLOG: Latest school inspection reports

The following are recent Department of Education school inspection reports. 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 looked at. WSE = whole-school evaluations. Sorted […]

Drugs found in cars at Newlands Cross

Dublin Gardai have arrested two men, and seized drugs in Clonsilla and Newlands Cross. Two men in their 30s were arrested after officers stopped two cars close to Newlands Cross yesterday afternoon. What was described as a large quantity of cannabis herb, subject to analysis, was seized. Further drugs – including cannabis herb, cannabis resin […]

Opposition increases to Dublin Bus cuts

Opposition to Dublin Bus cuts and changes is increasing as public consultation takes places on new route changes for the Malahide Road, Ballymun and Clondalkin. “Over 2,000 residents sign my petition against proposed bus route changes on Northside,” said Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, a Labour councillor on Dublin City Council. On boards.ie, one person under the […]

Ghosts estates still a problem in Dublin says councillor

South Dublin has a significant problem with ghost estates in “limbo” and only partially completed, according to a Labour councillor. He also highlighted the problem of developers retaining a controlling interest in management companies. “Ghost estates have been characterised as a particular problem in small rural towns and in the so-called ‘commuter belt.’ However, there […]

Consultation on Ballyfermot, Finglas bus changes

Public consultation for Ballyfermot bus route changes ends next Sunday, October 31. Meanwhile consultation on changes to Finglas West and South routes started last Thursday, October 21, and will run until Sunday November 14 2010. The changes are part of the Network Direct plan to reform and cut Dublin Bus routes. Central to the proposals for both Ballyfermot and Finglas is a merger of current […]

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