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By Simon Walsh

IMG 3221 resizedLast week the Echo reported on how an elderly women was sleeping in a tent, a young man was living in bushes in Jobstown and up to 18 people were being fed nightly in Tallaght Village by a community-led soup kitchen is the reality of the homeless crisis locally. Read more HERE

DRUGS: An undercover operation by the Echo newspaper discovered young dealers have been using public streets in Tymon North as a location to sell a multitude of narcotics – the problem becoming more prolific and brazen in the last two years. Read more HERE

CHARITY: THE North Clondalkin community of Harelawn last week rallied to support a family stricken with tragedy – and raised a substantial amount of money to help with funeral costs. Harelawn Avenue resident Gareth (Garzy) O’Connor (27) who sustained a serious head injury at Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar last week, and passed away in St James Hospital. Read more HERE

MEMORY LANE: This week the Echo brought five friends together after nearly 60 years to recreate a photograph they had taken in St Maelruain’s, and 'Relling in the Years' type event. Read more HERE

A SPECIAL MAN: TALLAGHT lost a great servant with the death last week of Paddy Brien from Avonmore Drive. Originally from Crumlin, Paddy and his family moved to the United States where he worked for a period of time. He then returned to Crumlin and later moved to Avonmore in 1970. Read more HERE

MOST SHARED: There was huge reaction online to the news that tenancy warnings were issued to seven families in the Harelawn estate – whilst a further three tenancy warnings were currently being issued to families whose household members are involved in anti-social behaviour. Read more HERE

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SPORT: TALLAGHT Martial Arts’ annual Open Kickboxing Tournament yet again attracted a strong turnout including local competi-tors from Bushido Clondalkin, Black Pan-thers and GMA Martial Arts as well as the host club. Read more HERE

FEATURE: WORKING alongside top Hollywood actors John C Reilly, landing the lead for highly anticipated Irish film A Date for Mad Mary and rehearsing for an upcoming play in the Civic Theatre is testament to the talent and dedication of versatile Tallaght actor, Seána Kerslake. Read more HERE


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