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  • Gardaí warn of bag-snatching at shopping centres and traffic lights

    Author Mary Dennehy

    BAG snatches from cars continue to be reported from across the area, with seven incidents reported to Tallaght Garda Station since the start of the year.

    As reported in The Echo before Christmas, gangs are targeting vehicles stopped at traffic lights, parked in shopping centres or pulling into estates – with these young bandits opening doors and grabbing handbags.

    Tallagth Garda station

  • Luas Lucan proposals must link Ballyfermot

    Author Maurice Garvey

    COUNCILLORS in Dublin South Central have agreed that Ballyfermot should be linked up with any future proposals for a Luas Lucan line.

    Proposals under the Greater Dublin Area draft Transport Strategy 2016-2035, include a range of measures to improve rail, bus, road and cycle infrastructures.

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  • Vandals slammed by club over ‘reckless’ actions with ESB box

    Author Maurice Garvey

    VANDALS stepped up the stupidity stakes at Griffeen Valley Park in recent weeks – breaking into an ESB box in order to switch on floodlights for a late-night game of football.

    The practice was slammed as “incredibly reckless” by club officials, who are practically working full-time to try and protect the Newcastle Road premises from anti-social attacks by youths.

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