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  • Parish council locks horns with residents

    Author Emma Kennedy

    ANGRY residents were locked out of the Balgaddy Community Garden this week and a sign erected prohibiting the community from using the land.Balgaddy Community Garden sign1
    The issue has been ongoing with the Lucan South Parish Pastoral Council asking residents to vacate the land in order to facilitate the redevelop-ment of the community centre.
    However, the community has argued that the garden should be kept where it is and become part of the redevelopment plan.

  • Save our green spaces

    Author Maurice Garvey

    RESIDENTS in Springfield are campaigning to prevent the building of 44 social housing Springfield Protest 1818homes on green spaces in Maplewood and Ashgrove-Fernwood.
    The two areas are proposed as locations, under South Dublin County Council’s Social Housing Strategy – which will see 444 new social houses built in the county.
    St Mark’s Residents Association, say the proliferation of social housing on green space in West Tallaght is creating a “concrete jungle” which will fuel “mental health problems.”
    The group feel let down by politicians, particularly after the development of 40 social houses in Maplewood eight years ago, and are asking questions about sustainable development and proper planning for the area.

  • Scramblers spotted chasing goat before it was found dead

    Author Lynda O'Donoghue Donnelly

    A DEAD goat – whose body was still warm – greeted animal rescue volunteers in West Dublin dead-goat-fonthillthis week as they attended a call-out.
    Members of the public contacted the My Lovely Horse Rescue charity after spotting youths chasing the goat around a local field known as Clonburris Little on scrambler bikes.
    A spokesperson for the charity told The Echo that there were two goats in the field and there are now serious concerns for the life of the second animal.

  • Vote scheduled for disposal of lands in Cherry Orchard

    Author Maurice Garvey

    DUBLIN City Council are scheduled to vote on the disposal of lands in Cherry Orchard for a Nabco housing project, at City Hall on Monday, July 6.
    Cooperative housing body Nabco, received government funding, to construct 72 homes for social housing at Cherry Orchard Park.
    Residents living near the park say they are not against housing, but are vehemently opposed to the development on open green space in an area lacking vital amenities.