A body was found by the Dublin Fire Brigade this morning in Loretto Park, Rathfarnham. “Gardaí from Tallaght are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a female in her 50s in Loretto Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Gardaí attended the scene following a call from Dublin Fire Brigade at approximately 9.50am this morning the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A house full of cannabis in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham was raided by Gardai this afternoon. Gardai value the plants found in every room of the house in Grange Wood, Rathfarnham at a street value of €200,000. “All four bedrooms of the house were being used to cultivate cannabis plants. In total Gardai discovered 529 plants, which subject [...]
A cyclist is in critical condition after a collision involving a Mercedes car on Wednesday. The crash took place around 4.30pm on Wednesday at the Miltown Drive junction of the Braemor Road, between Rathfarnham and Dundrum. Witnesses to the collision involving the cyclist and a silver coloured Mercedes salon car are being asked to contact [...]
Fianna Fail are to blame for the recent increase in bin charges in the South Dublin County Council region, says Labour councillor Dermot Looney.
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 [...]
Public information days are to be held this week on the on the River Dodder flood study, hosted by Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council.
School inspection reports were publiched on the website of the Department of Education and Skills on Thursday.