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‘Square’ plan leads jobs boost for Dublin

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‘Square’ plan leads jobs boost for Dublin

PLANNING permission granted for a major expansion of the Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght could lead to hundreds of new jobs for the area. And in another significant jobs boost for the Southside it has emerged that the US company Airbnb is doubling its European headquarters in Dublin by hiring... Read More

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Southside school gets to grips with mental health

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Southside school gets to grips with mental health

A GROUP of 22 students and 10 staff members from St Raphaela’s Secondary Sch­ool in Stillorgan are taking part in an epic cycle ride in aid of charity. The team is hoping to complete the 84km from the RTE studios to Carlow in just one day as part of this year’s Cycle Against Suicide taking place at... Read More

Sports facility proposal for Kilbarrack

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Sports facility proposal for Kilbarrack

A FOOTBALL pitch and running track at Greendale is being tipped for upgrade and refurbishment following three years of proposals from local groups. Willie Dunne, chairman of Kilbarrack United Football Club, told Northside People, the club was in talks with Dublin City Council to upgrade the area... Read More

It’s showtime!

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It’s showtime!

IF you fancy some quality entertainment locally, Baldoyle is the place to be next week. Baldoyle Musical Society’s production of Cole Porter’s much loved musical comedy ‘Anything Goes’ will be staged at St Mary’s Secondary School, from April 22-26 nightly at 8pm. Tickets are priced at e15 for... Read More

New local enterprise office established

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New local enterprise office established

AFTER 21 years providing supports to new enterprises and small local businesses throughout the Fingal region, Fingal County Enterprise Board ceased operations last week. On Tuesday, April 15, the new structure, Local Enterprise Offices (or LEOs), will replace the 35 County Enterprise Boards around... Read More

Inspired Hannah cooks up a fundraising treat

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Inspired Hannah cooks up a fundraising treat

IN 2008 Hannah Kent, from Chanel, Coolock, watched helplessly as cancer took her grandmother. She was only six-years-of-age at the time. In 2013, cancer returned to take her beloved grandfather ‘Shaymo’. Hannah was Seamus’s first grandchild and from the moment they met had an inseparable bond... Read More

Radio documentary series tells story of Dublin singer

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Radio documentary series tells story of Dublin singer

A NEW eight-part documentary series exploring the life and times of Dublin singer, storyteller and social historian Luke Cheevers is being broadcast on Dublin South 93.9fm. The Raytown Rhymer that explores various aspects of Dublin's social history as well as local singing traditions goes out every... Read More

Northside girls make model final

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Northside girls make model final

TWO stunning Northsiders have made it to the final of a competition designed to find models for a top boutique that specialises in selling top fashion in curvy sizes. Student nurse from Glasnevin, Liana Forte, and mum-of-one Teresa Watson from Finglas are among 15 hopefuls from across Ireland who... Read More

Talented teen on his way to LA

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Talented teen on his way to LA

A YOUNG Southside boy is travelling to Los Angeles, California this summer to represent Ireland at the forthcoming World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA). Luke Andrew Feeney (14), of Grange Manor, Rathfarnham recently found out that he has been selected, following auditions, to represent... Read More

Ballymun hotel up for sale

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Ballymun hotel up for sale

THE Metro Hotel and 30 adjoining apartments at Santry Cross has gone on sale with a guide price of €5.5 million. The landmark 15 storey, three star hotel development also includes a retail unit. Selling agents Savills say the hotel and apartments are being offered for sale in three lots. Lot one,... Read More

Fingal Mayor backs suicide report

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Fingal Mayor backs suicide report

LORD Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Kieran Dennison (FG) has backed a report that blames a national surge in suicide rates on the economic downturn. Recent analysis conducted by the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) has shown that while the number of suicides reduced nationally between 2001... Read More

Reports confirm Dublin property price increases

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Reports confirm Dublin property price increases

TWO new reports published earlier this month have confirmed that the price of Dublin homes is continuing to increase. The average asking price for properties in Dublin has risen by 15 per cent over the past year according to the House Price Report released by property website Daft.ie. And the... Read More

Airfield reopens after two-year overhaul

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Airfield reopens after two-year overhaul

IRELAND’S largest urban farm has reopened after an e11 million redevelopment. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, recently cut the red tape on the refurbished Airfield Estate two years after it closed for renovation. The 38-acre working farm, gardens, interactive... Read More

Locals tell amazing donor stories

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Locals tell amazing donor stories

SOME amazing stories of Northsiders who donated and received life-saving organs were told during Organ Donor Awareness Week earlier this month. A record number of 294 organ transplants were carried out in 2013, despite there being the same number of donors last year as there was back in 2003.... Read More

Report states five people go blind every week

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Report states five people go blind every week

A NEW report launched on the Southside recently has revealed how 75-80 per cent of all blindness is preventable. Five people go blind every week in Ireland, yet most of the conditions that cause sight problems are easily treated, the Economic Cost and Burden of Eye Diseases and Preventable... Read More

EPA report:  No serious  impact from Ballymount fire

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EPA report: No serious impact from Ballymount fire

A REPORT by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into the fire that broke out at the Oxigen Environmental Waste Facility in Ballymount in January has revealed that there was no significant impact on pollution levels in the air. The EPA was informed, via its emergency line, in the early hours... Read More

Public safety risk posed by illegal dump site

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Public safety risk posed by illegal dump site

A LOCAL councillor has drawn attention to an illegal dumping blackspot on the Southside where he took pictures of a dead rat and a discarded hypodermic needle among the rubbish. The shocking images captured by Cllr Trevor Gilligan (FF) show the carcass of a large rodent and a needle lying among the... Read More

Cancer survivor’s inspiring journey

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Cancer survivor’s inspiring journey

A NORTHSIDE cancer survivor has told how a Dublin support service is helping her cope with the devastating diagnosis that changed her life forever. Ruth Wylie from Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin 7 had her life turned upside down five years ago when she discovered a lump on her chest during a holiday... Read More

It’s a cliffhanger

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It’s a cliffhanger

HOWTH Head was the scene of a delicate rescue operation last week when a dog became trapped on the side of a cliff. The drama unfolded around noon last Thursday (April 10) when the Irish Coast Guard Operations centre received a call that Trixie, a one-year-old springer spaniel pup, was trapped on... Read More

Local event aims to save lives

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Local event aims to save lives

OVER 4,000 people are expected to converge on Malahide Castle next month to raise funds and awareness for a self-harm and suicide prevention charity. Darkness Into Light, now Pieta House’s flagship fundraiser, has been a huge success since its inception in 2009. Then, thousands walked through the... Read More

Drugs projects facing closure

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Drugs projects facing closure

COMMUNITY activists are warning that the closure of a vital drugs service in Dublin 15 could be the first of many due to savage cutbacks in funding. The Greater Blanchardstown Response to Drugs (GBRD) is due to close next month after providing services in the Dublin 15 area for over 20 years. The... Read More

Paul Simon to grace Dublin book festival

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Paul Simon to grace Dublin book festival

THE legendary singer and songwriter Paul Simon is to make a highly anticipated appearance at this year’s Dublin: One City One Book Festival. Dublin City Council’s Public Libraries made the surprise announcement on its @1City1 Book Twitter account that Simon will be among those paying tribute to... Read More

Politicians react to directly elected mayor decision

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Politicians react to directly elected mayor decision

FINGAL County Council’s decision not to adopt the resolution for holding a plebiscite on the establishment of an office of directly elected mayor for Dublin was one of the big talking points on the Northside last week. Here’s a selection of some of the comments from local politicians and local... Read More

Edel to go under the needle for brave Merryn

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Edel to go under the needle for brave Merryn

A NORTHSIDE woman will get a tattoo while blindfolded next month to raise funds for a brave little girl who has cancer. On May 6, Edel Kennedy, from Balbriggan, will put herself in the capable hands of tattoo artists at Swords Ink, for Merryn Lacy’s cause. In 2013, Merryn, from Donabate, was... Read More

Kidney transplant still celebrated four decades later

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Kidney transplant still celebrated four decades later

THE daughter of a Northside woman celebrating a remarkable 40 years since receiving a living donor kidney transplant from her late sister has shared her family’s moving story to help highlight the need for organ donations. Christine Kelly (63) from Griffith Avenue, Dublin is an example of the... Read More

Massive transport plan to get Dublin moving

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Massive transport plan to get Dublin moving

THE Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, has given the green light for an ambitious five-year transport plan for the Greater Dublin area. It’s full steam ahead for the Luas Cross City works as the Phoenix Park tunnel is set to re-open alongside a new Bus Rapid Transit network... Read More

Blanchardstown jobs welcomed

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Blanchardstown jobs welcomed

HUNDREDS of jobs are to be created in Dublin 15 following last week’s announcement that Alexion Pharma is to expand its operations in Ireland. The biopharma group says the €75 million expansion will create 200 new jobs at a new facility in the area and it’s expected 200 construction workers will be... Read More

Asian TV show winner delighted with Ballymun prize

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Asian TV show winner delighted with Ballymun prize

BALLYMUN mightn’t be somewhere you’d expect to be offered as a prize destination for winning a national TV show but that’s exactly where Vietnamese student Tran Thuy An ended up last month. An, as she’s called by pals, was a competitor and eventual winner on Super Leader, a popular youth TV show on... Read More

Local bullying trends revealed

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Local bullying trends revealed

A NEW survey published last week has revealed that 60 per cent of local schoolchildren have come across abusive text messages and more than half know somebody who has been affected by online bullying. The study carried out by Northside TD, John Lyons (Lab), also found that almost 80 per cent of... Read More

Unemployed locals  plead for project jobs

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Unemployed locals plead for project jobs

UNEMPLOYED Northside construction workers are pleading for jobs that will become available when a housing project begins in their area soon. Last month, Northside People reported that $7.9 million in Government funding is to be provided for 35 new houses to be built at Lower Buttercup Estate,... Read More