Echo Year in Review: May 2021
Chapelizod resident Máirín Hughes celebrated her 107th birthday with her nearest and dearest at Maryfield Nursing Home, where staff commissioned a ‘pope mobile’ to bring Máirín for a spin around Chapelizod and the Phoenix Park.

Echo Year in Review: May 2021

As we moved into summer there was no shortage of news and community events as people started enjoying the longer and sunnier days that May brought.

The month started off on a happy note for VISIT with a powerful poem from a man struggling with addiction.

And staff at Maryfield Nursing Home commissioned a special ‘Máirín-mobile’ to bring the 107-year-old on a grand tour of Chapelizod and the Phoenix Park.

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Chapelizod resident Máirín Hughes celebrated her 107th birthday with her nearest and dearest at Maryfield Nursing Home, where staff commissioned a ‘pope mobile’ to bring Máirín for a spin around Chapelizod and the Phoenix Park. (May 27 edition).

Karen McEvoy from the Tallaght-based homelessness service VISIT was “overwhelmed with emotion” after receiving a powerful poem from a man she helped named Peter, who has struggled with homelessness and addiction. (May 6 edition).

Karen McEvoy from the Tallaght-based homelessness service VISIT

It was revealed at a policing meeting that organised criminal gangs had been using industrial estates as part of their operation to store drugs.

Gardai had previously carried out an operation in Greenogue Industrial Estate which resulted in arrests and a drugs seizure. (May 13 edition).

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Monica Matthias, a clinical nurse manager in the general and vascular theatre in Tallaght University Hospital

Monica Matthias, a clinical nurse manager in the general and vascular theatre in Tallaght University Hospital, won the prestigious Karnataka Konkani Literature Academy Award for her short story, ‘Navi Disha’, which was written in the Indian minority language Konkani. (May 20 edition).

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Seven-year-old Leah Connolly cowered under a table as her mother Sinead, who had no connection to crime, was shot three times in her Bluebell flat and suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries last March. In May, Sinead’s sister Orla launched a fundraising campaign for her sister and niece. (May 27 edition).

Pick up the January 6th edition of The Echo Newspaper for our full 2021 Year in Review.

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