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# South Dublin County Council

Last month
November 2023
Green light for development of 607 apartments in west Dublin
South Dublin County Council did not receive a single objection against the €240 million apartment scheme.
Last year
Tender process opens for Tallaght Stadium naming rights
The venue is home to League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers, with the Ireland women’s side and men’s U21 team playing internationals there.
Appeal lodged against two new data centres in Clondalkin, despite local ban
The project was initially approved by South Dublin County Council in early August.
South Dublin Council ban on further data centres being challenged in High Court
The data centre operator claims the ban contravenes national and regional policy on data centres, was unreasonable and irrational.
Heads of Dublin's local authorities express support for directly elected mayor
The mayors of the four local authorities in Dublin spoke at a panel discussion at the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly on a directly elected mayor.
'My heart sank': Use of 'kissing' gates criticised over lack of accessibility for wheelchair users
Journalist Ellis Palmer Babe, who is a wheelchair user, was unable to get through a kissing gate in Dodder Valley Park earlier this week.
All time
Controversial councillor Paddy Holohan leaves Sinn Féin citing complaints with party investigation
The Tallaght South representative on South Dublin County Council has said he will remain as an independent.
Councillors green-light €26.4 million land sale for Dublin film studio
Lens Media is expected to invest €125 million in the development.
Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan
South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.
Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats
The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.
South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.
Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.
Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600
“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.
Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed
Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.
Council confirms it deposited silt on 'destroyed' Tallaght wetlands
An environmentalist working in the area said he was “completely heartbroken” by the wetlands’ destruction.
Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme
Doubts had previously been raised over the future of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.
Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house
Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.
As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation
The retailer was ordered to close its Café Sol outlet in Liffey Valley by the local council.
South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park
The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.
Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght
The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.
Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.
A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission
Rental adverts for Larkfield House, which were placed without naming the building, have appeared online in recent weeks. The building was constructed without planning permission.
Books of condolence have been opened following the murder of Ana Kriegel
The 14-year-old was found dead last Thursday.
There has been a big falling out among councillors over social housing plans for Dublin's newest town
Four Independent councillors were removed from an alliance over disagreements.
Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.
'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.
Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.
Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system
The council recently spent €20,000 on the security set-up.
'We need a full State investigation': Councillor who was on vaccine trial tables motion on inquiry
Francis Timmons only recently found out that he was on two vaccine trials at Madonna House in the early 1970s.
South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity"
South Dublin County Council will become the fourth Irish local authority to fly the Palestinian flag.
Former TD who said 'F**k you, Deputy Stagg' in the Dáil is elected mayor of South Dublin
Councillor Paul Gogarty replaces outgoing mayor Guss O’Connell.
Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project
Coillte said the development will bring the Dublin mountains to life for many of the city’s residents
Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)
The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.
Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months
In October, there were 439 people on the council’s homeless register.
Tallaght Stadium set for new €1.9 million south stand ahead of 2018 season
Independent Socialist Councillor Dermot Looney tells The42 that the long-term plan is to have four stands in place.
Ibrahim Halawa's local Dublin council has passed a motion seeking to bring him home
The motion calls on the Irish government to get publicly involved.
Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post
South Dublin County Council made the offer in court today.
This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad
Sinn Féin’s Warfield became the mayor of South Dublin after being elected to the council in 2014.
There's a new emergency plan on the way for the M50
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has the wheels well in motion towards a new emergency response plan for major incidents on Ireland’s busiest road.
South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.