• Appeal by gardaí into ‘rave’ killing

    Author Maurice Garvey

    Griffin (27) from Croftwood was stabbed in the neck during an all-night rave at O’Casey Avenue.
    He was found by gardaí at 4am and was pronounced dead a short time after he was brought to Tallaght Hospital.
    A garda source said the attack “didn’t look planned” but it “had the look of something brewing” and might have been “semi-gangland.”

    See page 6

  • Guerin name suggested for flyover

    Author Paul Healy

    THE NEWLANDS Cross Flyover, officially opened on Tuesday is already receiving name suggestions – with some calling for the road to be named after murdered journalist VeronicaNewlandsCross Guerin.
    The suggestion to name the flyover after the reporter who was tragically murdered just a few yards from the area, came from a local resident who proposed the idea to Clondalkin councillor Breeda Bonner.

    See page 27

  • Jobstown water march planned for this weekend

    Author Mary Dennehy

    JOBSTOWN has continued to fuel national debate after an anti-water protest on Saturday, which saw Tanaiste Joan Burton confined to her car for two-and-a-half hours, sparked a storm of JoanBurtonProtestcommentary and criticism – mainly surrounding the deployment of the Garda Public Order Unit to protect the Tanaiste and deal with incidents of “violence”.
    Over recent days, multiple versions of what happened outside An Cosán education centre have been broadcast and batted about – at the expense of a community which has overcome much adversity to build itself into a vibrant, progressive place.
    This week that community is reuniting and organising a peaceful march around Jobstown, followed by a family fun day, and anybody who cannot gather peacefully is asked to stay away.

    See pages 12 & 22

  • NAMA sites for social housing

    Author Paul Healy

    One such site is the NAMA-owned St Edmund’s Housing Development, opposite the Arc Bar at Liffey Valley, and it has been touted by the local authority as a potential site for social housing.StEdmundsLiffeyValley05
    The plans come at a time when The Echo has revealed that there are a total of 10,800 people on the social housing list across the county.
    NAMA informed the council of 120 unfinished develop-ments at St Edmund’s that could be utilised, but the number of units are yet to be agreed by both parties.
    However Clondalkin councillor Eoin Ó Broin believes that the council could make better use of the money by investing in a completely new social housing development opposite Kilcarbary Estate.

    See special report on page 24 & 25