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  • Family ‘had no choice’ but to close Cuckoo’s Nest Pub

    Author Mary Dennehy

    THE landmark Cuckoo’s Nest ceased trading on Wednesday morning, after the Lynch family, who bought the pub in 1962, “had no choice” but to close the doors of one of Tallaght’s most famous establishments. the nest
    Originally from Cavan, Peadar and Phyllis Lynch bought the Cuckoo’s Nest 53 years ago and as their family and surrounding community grew, so too did the pub – which was a well-known haunt for football and music and a key player in Tallaght’s economic and social history.
    However, on Wednesday morning, around 20 staff members were called to a meeting headed by the Lynch family – during which they were informed of the pub’s closure and their immediate redundancy.

  • Priority to create community hub at former HSE facility

    Author Maurice Garvey

    THE Social Enterprise Development Company (SEDCo) are working on a plan to rent part of the former HSE site on the Ballyfermot Road.
    Community organisations are encouraged to contact SEDCo, and form a collective community grouping, to rent detached buildings at the attractive site location.Ballyferomt front may21
    Rónán Ó Dálaigh, Sedco CEO, said the priority for the social enterprise group, is to create a “community hub.”
    Mr Ó Dálaigh said: “We have been in the Civic Community Centre for nine months and started looking into this. We want to see if community organisations who are looking to relocate, or form, in the building.”

  • Violent attack on teens during phone robbery

    Author Maurice Garvey

    A GROUP of teenagers hanging out on a public green space in Lucan last weekend, were attacked by a violent gang of thugs during a mobile phone robbery.Lucan front may21
    One of the victims was cut by a knife, whilst his friend received a punch from the gang, during the harrowing incident, which occurred at Beech Park on Saturday, May 16.
    The Echo understands four males were involved in the robbery, and are linked to another theft of a mobile phone later that evening, at Adamstown Community College.

  • Young man allegedly hit by stolen car in housing estate

    Author Lynda O'Donoghue Donnelly

    RESIDENTS say their worst fears have been realised after a young man was allegedly hit by a stolen car in Harelawn over the weekend.Clond front may21
    The incident was witnessed by a number of people in the area shortly after midnight on Sunday and although the injuries sustained by the victim are not thought to be serious, residents have raised further concerns about criminal activity locally.
    Earlier this year The Echo reported on a number of serious incidents of joyriding and stolen cars in the Clondalkin estate, detailing families fears that someone could be hurt.