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By Simon Walsh

karen IMG 2856 resizedA HOMELESS family faced with a daily, five-hour round trip to school were this week looking forward to September 1, after they secured accommodation in Tallaght.

As reported in last week’s Echo, Karen Sutton and her 4-year-old son Ciaran have been homeless since January and last month were placed by the local authority in a hotel in Santry, which is approximately 25km away from their hometown of Tallaght. Read HERE...

CRIME: VANDALS set fire to St Ultans National School in Cherry Orchard for a second time – causing thousands of euro worth of damage and putting a counselling room out of commission. Read HERE...

PLANNING: AN application for a waste facility permit on proposed cemetery land in Lucan – this week led to concerns in the community over the nature of works involved. Read HERE...

HEALTH: AUTISM services in Tallaght were being described by parents as “practically non-existent”, with one mother telling The Echo that there are currently no services available for her 12-year-old son. Read HERE...

MOST SHARED: This week the Echo sought to end the running debate over where to buy the best spice bag in our area, and the reaction was a little controversial to say the least! Read HERE...

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CHARITY: Schools across South Dublin County were included high on Trócaire’s list, including St MacDara’s Community College in Templeogue and Our Lady Queen of Apostles National School in Clondalkin. Read HERE...

MOST READ: BEREAVED families were this week calling on South Dublin County Council to introduce CCTV at Bohernabreena Cemetery, in an attempt to curtail car break-ins, illegal dumping and theft from graves. Read HERE...

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