Archive for the Local News Category

Covanta’s plans to burn more kept on ice

Covanta's plans to burn more kept on ice

By Paul Carton Covanta have had to withdraw their application to burn more waste. The application to ‘increase the annual capacity of existing waste to energy facility by 90000 tonnes’ which was lodged with An Bord Pleanala (the board) requested […]

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New library strategy with no fees and late opening

New library strategy with no fees and late opening

By  Peter McNamara Do you have a habit of forgetting to return library books? Does the prospect of a sizeable fine keep you from visiting your local library? Now that the government has decided to get rid of late fines, […]

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Vaulting Ambition: The process of perfection

Vaulting Ambition: The process of perfection

By Alexander Kearney I meet builder Declan Darcy outside 22 Seafort Avenue on a blazing sunny morning in mid-June. The semi-detached house is roughly midway from Sandymount Village and the sea. “When I was a boy I used to pop […]

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St Patricks Church Weekly draw results 09-07-18

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Facebook eyes up former Bankcentre

Facebook eyes up former Bankcentre

By Alexander Kearney What’s going on with the AIB Bankcentre? Mystery still surrounds the future of the site after it was revealed earlier this year that AIB intended to vacate the last portion of its purpose-built campus by summer 2019. […]

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Beech Hill Terrace nearing completion

Beech Hill Terrace nearing completion

By Paul Carton Royal Hospital Donnybrook Housing Agency’s Beech Hill Terrace accommodation project is on track to be completed for September. The address in Donnybrook was previously home to a dilapidated apartment block which was demolished to allow for the […]

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Working to keep Sandymount vibrant

By Kathrin Kobus. About 100 residents of Sandymount and neighbours of all ages and gender came and got their gear and handy tools, like gloves and tongs on a stick, from the Sandymount Tidy Towns committee. They were going about the […]

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HOUSING DEAL IN DISARRAY

HOUSING DEAL IN DISARRAY

by Alexander Kearney What is the deal with the Poolbeg social housing agreement? Questions over social and affordable housing in the Poolbeg West SDZ remain unanswered and unclear. On the morning of the 17th April, members of the Irish Glass […]

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DCC notes

DCC notes

Compiled By Paul Carton February Tree Programme for 2018: It is anticipated that this work will be undertaken over the coming months and prior to the trees coming into leaf. At Shrewsbury Park, there is a planned crown reduction of […]

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Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store

Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store

The Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store is located on Sandymount Avenue, nestled under a beautiful horse chestnut tree. The garden centre began with a request from one adult with a disability using Enable Ireland services to start growing tomatoes. […]

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