Tallaght

€40k raised by Vincent and team in extreme winter swim

Aideen O'Flaherty- January 21, 2022 0

A LOCAL fire officer helped to raise over €40,000 for childhood cancer charity the Gavin Glynn Foundation by undertaking an extreme winter swim between Northern ... Read More

€40k raised by Vincent and team in extreme winter swim
Payroll administrator stole €870,000 from Virgin Media gets two years jail

Payroll administrator stole €870,000 from Virgin Media gets two years jail

Tallaght 0

A payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television over a period of ten years has been jailed for two years, reports Sonya ... Read More

Students’ garden shed raises over €4k for Pieta

Students’ garden shed raises over €4k for Pieta

Tallaght 0

TRANSITION year students at Firhouse Community College have raised over €4,000 for Pieta by raffling off a garden shed that they built from scratch themselves. ... Read More

Clondalkin

Local Faces: Tony Kennedy

Hayden Moore- January 20, 2022 0

There is no number you could put on the value of clubs such as Bluebell Knockmitten United and the volunteers who operate it for the ... Read More

Local Faces: Tony Kennedy
Plans for 569 dwellings, creche and innovation hub for Clonburris lands

Plans for 569 dwellings, creche and innovation hub for Clonburris lands

Clondalkin 0

PLANS for the development of 569 dwellings, a creche, innovation hub and open space in Clonburris have been filed with South Dublin County Council. Cairn ... Read More

80 new homes earmarked for school site in Kilcarbery

80 new homes earmarked for school site in Kilcarbery

Clondalkin 0

WORK continues at the council’s joint venture development of 1,034 homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin but the Department of Education are not proceeding with a ... Read More

Ballyfermot

Anthony’s blood platelets has impacted hundreds of lives

Maurice Garvey- January 21, 2022 0

A PROLIFIC blood donor was commended by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service this week, for his “generosity and support” over a near 40 year period. ... Read More

Anthony’s blood  platelets has impacted hundreds of lives
Ballyfermot community turns green to support victims – €92,000 raised

Ballyfermot community turns green to support victims – €92,000 raised

Ballyfermot 0

THE community has come together in an “overwhelming” show of solidarity for the victims of a serious assault, holding a vigil and with a GoFundMe ... Read More

Father shot multiple times in front garden

Father shot multiple times in front garden

Ballyfermot 0

GARDAI are investigating a number of lines of investigation into the murder of father-of-two Michael Tormey in Ballyfermot. Mr Tormey (49) was shot multiple times ... Read More

Lucan

‘Critical ingredient’ vital for major tourism plans

Maurice Garvey- January 21, 2022 0

MAJOR tourism plans for Lucan will need the “critical ingredient” of attracting people in to spend money for it to work. A report on Lucan ... Read More

‘Critical ingredient’ vital for major tourism plans
People make it clear that they don’t want to lose bus route 25

People make it clear that they don’t want to lose bus route 25

Lucan 0

LUCAN Planning Council have written to the National Transport Authority (NTA), on behalf of residents who do not wish to lose the 25 bus route. ... Read More

‘I felt my heart racing and pounding out of my chest’

‘I felt my heart racing and pounding out of my chest’

Lucan 0

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman who was diagnosed with a heart condition is sharing her story in a bid to raise awareness following her seven year wait ... Read More

Sport

Lopes and Cape Verde to square off with Senegal in AFCON

January 21, 2022 0

CRUMLIN native Roberto Lopes’ memorable journey with Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations will continue into next week after the Blue Sharks were ... Read More

Lopes and Cape Verde to square off with Senegal in AFCON
Sport

“We very much feel that we’re in the mix”

January 21, 2022 0

HEAD Coach Mark Byrne insists his Griffith College Templeogue side has the potential to defy the odds and beat NUIG Mystics in this Sunday's Women's ... Read More

“We very much feel that we’re in the mix”
Sport

Rovers and Pat’s set for President’s Cup showdown

January 21, 2022 0

SSE Airtricity League champions, Shamrock Rovers will welcome FAI Cup holders St Patrick's Athletic to Tallaght Stadium for the 2022 President's Cup Final on Friday, ... Read More

Rovers and Pat’s set for President’s Cup showdown
Sport

Clondalkin preserve hopes of title match berth

January 21, 2022 0

CLONDALKIN RFC thirds capitalised on the untimely depletion of the Tallaght seconds to record an emphatic 41-0 victory in their Leinster Metro Division Nine clash ... Read More

Clondalkin preserve hopes  of title match berth
Sport

Superb line-up of contenders for The Echo 2021 Sports Star title

January 20, 2022 0

THE ECHO 2021 Amateur Sports Star of the Year will be announced virtually online this coming Friday evening at 8pm (January 21). Together with the ... Read More

Superb line-up of contenders for The Echo 2021 Sports Star title
Business

Global tech company ABB leaves Belgard Road site after 30 years

January 18, 2022 0

AFTER thirty years in Tallaght, global technology company ABB have closed their headquarters on the Belgard Road as a fast-track application for 380 apartments has ... Read More

Global tech company ABB leaves Belgard Road site after 30 years
Business

Social enterprise Thriftify enjoys tremendous growth

January 14, 2022 0

BALLYFERMOT social enterprise Thriftify has enjoyed tremendous growth during Covid, with more and more people using their service, which makes it easy for charities to ... Read More

Social enterprise Thriftify enjoys tremendous growth
Business

‘We now have a positive future to build on our current success’

January 5, 2022 0

INTENSIFYING economic and demographic pressures facing South Dublin County, will need to be aligned with national, regional and local policy more closely, to ensure a ... Read More

‘We now have a positive future to build on our current success’
Business

Not Just A Princess eyes Chinese market for story’s expansion

December 14, 2021 0

TALLAGHT entrepreneur Gavin Leonard is looking forward to pitching broadcasting companies in the USA, China, Europe, and the UK, to expand his children’s book enterprise ... Read More

Not Just A Princess eyes Chinese market for story’s expansion
Business

Thomp2 Socks give to charity as business grows

December 13, 2021 0

A FAMILY sock business, Thomp2 Socks, are donating 5 per cent of their profits to charities, including St John of Gods and Pieta as their ... Read More

Thomp2 Socks give to charity as business grows
74 apartment plans lodged for site on Hayden’s Lane

74 apartment plans lodged for site on Hayden’s Lane

Property 0

PLANS for a new residential development comprising of 74 apartments have been filed with South Dublin County Council. Jackie Greene Construction Limited is seeking permission ... Read More

26 apartments at St Basil’s refused planning permission

26 apartments at St Basil’s refused planning permission

Property 0

PLANS to demolish three existing apartment units and bin store for newer three- to six-storey apartment blocks have been refused planning permission by South Dublin ... Read More

Revised plans lodged for part constructed housing development site in Newcastle

Revised plans lodged for part constructed housing development site in Newcastle

Property 0

AN APPLICATION showing a revised plan for the part-constructed housing development at Cornerpark in Newcastle has been lodged with South Dublin County Council. Dragonglen Limited ... Read More

Arts & Culture

Laochra Gael: Michael Darragh MaCauley features in TG4 show

January 20, 2022 0

The definitive GAA sports series Laochra Gael returns to TG4 for another series with Ballyboden St Enda’s and former Dublin football star Michael Darragh MacAuley ... Read More

Laochra Gael: Michael Darragh MaCauley features in TG4 show
Arts & Culture

Nature on our doorsteps: Flowering in winter

January 20, 2022 0

Not too many plants flower in winter. Day-light levels and temperatures are usually too low, and wind conditions are often too harsh to allow delicate ... Read More

Nature on our doorsteps: Flowering in winter
Arts & Culture

Tinseltown are back !

January 19, 2022 0

Children from a local stage school wowed the audience at their first performance in over 18 months just before Christmas, and they’re now looking forward ... Read More

Tinseltown are back !
Arts & Culture

Centauri: Sci-Fi movie needs help to complete mission

January 19, 2022 0

Two astronauts are sent into the cosmos to retrieve data after their satellites crash land on a planet called Centauri where they encounter a tribal ... Read More

Centauri: Sci-Fi movie needs help to complete mission
Arts & Culture

Dancing With The Stars: Karen and John perform with their dance partners

January 13, 2022 0

Two local professional dancers gave their first performances in the new series of RTÉ’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sunday evening. Now in its fifth ... Read More

Dancing With The Stars:  Karen and John perform with their dance partners
Echo Rewind

Point in Time: The fight for our Hospital

November 19, 2021 0

MAKING its way through the streets of Dublin on Sunday, June 21 1998, a squad of 12 high-tech Eastern Health Board ambulances carefully transported their ... Read More

Point in Time: The fight for our Hospital
Echo Rewind

Point in Time: Ballyfermot’s lost jewel

October 7, 2021 0

SEPTEMBER marked 25 years since some 650 workers from the Semperit plant in Ballyfermot saw a huge chapter of their working lives brought to a ... Read More

Point in Time: Ballyfermot’s lost jewel
Echo Rewind

Point in Time: Lucan back at the ’90s

August 29, 2021 0

IT WAS all happening in Lucan in the 1990s as the country hobbled from a period of bleak recession into the warm glow of the ... Read More

Point in Time: Lucan back at the ’90s
Echo Rewind

Point in Time: A new home for the force

July 19, 2021 0

By Stephen Leonard STANDING alone and impressively amid clear green fields just off the Belgard Road, there was little to impede sight of the new ... Read More

Point in Time: A new home for the force
Echo Rewind

Point in Time: The fight to save the Mill

June 23, 2021 0

By Stephen Leonard THE metal gates that barred entry to the Clondalkin Paper Mill in late January 1982 could do little to check the flood ... Read More

Point in Time: The fight to save the Mill
Sponsored Content

Meet Peter Dunne, Manager of Jordan’s Centra Springfield

December 22, 2021 0

“Everyday is different and that is one of the joys about it”, says Peter Dunne, who has been managing Jordan’s Centra in Springfield for the ... Read More

Meet Peter Dunne, Manager of Jordan’s Centra Springfield
Sponsored Content

Study Data Centre Operations at TU Dublin Blanchardstown

December 21, 2021 0

Last chance to apply! AWS has partnered with TU Dublin Blanchardstown on the Data Centre Operations (DCO) course, starting in January 2022. According to AWS, ... Read More

Study Data Centre Operations at TU Dublin Blanchardstown
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Meet Sarah O’Reilly, Manager of Jordan’s Super Valu Fortunestown

December 17, 2021 0

MEET Sarah O’Reilly, the Manager of Jordan’s Super Valu in Fortunestown. Working with Jordan’s for more than 20 years, Sarah grew up in Springfield and ... Read More

Meet Sarah O’Reilly, Manager of Jordan’s Super Valu Fortunestown
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Walfrid Private is growing and looking for people to join its team…

December 1, 2021 0

Walfrid Private in Ballymount is growing and looking for like-minded people to join the team. If you work in a bank, a brokerage, a life ... Read More

Walfrid Private is growing and looking for people to join its team…
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Implementing the EU Green Deal more urgent than ever after COP26

November 26, 2021 0

For some time now, the European Union has been leading the way in the fight against climate change. "As European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness recalls, “When ... Read More

Implementing the EU Green Deal more urgent than ever after COP26