Gardai appeal for missing Lucan teenager

Gardai have made an appeal to the public for help in finding 16-year-old from Lucan. Michelle Doyle from Moyglass Road, Lucan, is missing since last Wednesday, May 11. “Michelle was last seen at 3pm on the 11th of May 2011 in the Cherry Orchard area of the city. She is described as being 5’ 6”, eight stone in weight, […]

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 […]

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 / […]

Man due in court over fatal stabbing in Lucan

A 25-year old man is due in court this morning after fatally stabbing 33-year-old Paul Harris in Lucan on Thursday, Gardai say. “The 25-year-old man being detained in Lucan Garda Station in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old male is due to appear in Court 44 (Chancery Street) at 10.30am this morning 4th […]

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 […]

Agency seeks permission to build Metro West

Following the Minister for Transport’s orders, the Railway Procurement Agency are proceeding in looking for permission for the Metro West light rail line. Although funding has yet to be earmarked for the route. Much of the fully overground line goes via undeveloped lands, which is likely to give rise to calls that the project’s route is developer-led at a time when most developers are […]

Ballyowen residents’ views wanted on Lucan Luas

Residents in the Ballyowen area of West Dublin are being invited to give their views on options of the Lucan Luas. While funding has not been earmarked for the planned route, the Railway Procurement Agency were instructed by the Minister of Transport to continue projects up to advanced planning stages, including applying for permission for […]

Knife-point robbery claims were not reported

Claims of knife-point robberies in the Lucan area were not reported to the Gardai. A chain email in circulation claims that men with “NTL/SKY” t-shirts are calling to homes under the guise of checking the TV signal.

Looney blames FF for bin price hike

Fianna Fail are to blame for the recent increase in bin charges in the South Dublin County Council region, says Labour councillor Dermot Looney.

Bin collection changes for South Dublin

South Dublin County Counil (SDCC) have announced changes to the waste collection scheme in South Dublin which see the charges for bin collection increase and black and brown bins move from weekly to fortnightly collection. The charge for collection of a black bin (for general waste) is to increase from €8 to €10.50, while the […]

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