Family concerned for missing Tallaght man

UPDATED: Gardai say Conor O’Gara who was missing has been located safe and well. Gardai are looking for the public’s help finding 27-year-old Conor O’Gara. Conor, from Kiltipper Road in Tallaght, has been missing since last Wednesday, May 4, when he was last seen at his home. Gardai say that Conor’s family are concerned for his […]

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 […]

Further bus changes in Finglas, Glasnevin, Drumcondra

Dublin Bus is making further bus route changes in Finglas East, Glasnevin, and Drumcondra as part of its Network Direct service cutting project. Dublin Bus says routes 13 and 13a will be merged into the 13. Route 19a will be renamed the 19 and the current 19 will be merged with the 83. It says that the […]

Teens on motorbike hospitalised after crash

Gardai say they are investigating a serious injury road traffic collision which happened last night in Whitestown, Tallaght. The collision — which involved a motorcycle and a van – happened at around 8.30pm on the Killinarden Heights road, at one of its junctions with Donomore Avenue. “The motorcycle had two males on board, both of whom […]

Missing man last seen in Tallaght on Saturday

UPDATED: Gardai say they have located Robert McCabe safe and well. Tallaght Gardaí are asking for help in finding 39-year-old Robert Mc Cab. He was last seen at his home on Allenton Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin 24, last Saturday, February 19. “Robert is described as being 5’10” to 6ft in height, thin build, short grey/black hair, […]

Heroin seized in Tallaght

A large amount of heroin was found in a house in Tallaght, and a 21-year-old man arrested at the scene this morning. He is being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act. “As the result of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs a house […]

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 […]

Man with imitation firearm arrested

Gardai in Tallaght say they arrested a man with an imitation firearm this morning. “Gardai in Tallaght responding to a call at approx 11.30am on October 20, 2010 of suspicious activity outside a premises at Castletymon Shopping Centre, Tallaght   arrested a male (29), and seized an imitation firearm”, said Sergeant Brian Whelan He added: “The male was brought to Tallaght Garda station […]

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 […]

Three men arrested in connection with Tallaght shooting

Gardai arrested three men this morning in connection with the shooting of a young man in Tallaght almost two years ago. Father-of-two Robert Delaney was shot in the head in October 2008 as he looked out his bedroom window following a knock on his door. The 27-year-old suffered severe brain damage and is currently being […]

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