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#South Dublin County Council

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 19 March, 2021

Controversial councillor Paddy Holohan leaves Sinn Féin citing complaints with party investigation
# The Hooligan
# The Hooligan

Controversial councillor Paddy Holohan leaves Sinn Féin citing complaints with party investigation

Mar 19th 2021, 4:29 PM 47,818 Views 40 Comments

The Tallaght South representative on South Dublin County Council has said he will remain as an independent.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Councillors green-light €26.4 million land sale for Dublin film studio
# Lights Camera Action
# Lights Camera Action

Councillors green-light €26.4 million land sale for Dublin film studio

May 12th 2020, 12:08 PM 24,768 Views 16 Comments

Lens Media is expected to invest €125 million in the development.

# south-dublin-county-council - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

Feb 27th 2020, 10:51 AM 43,762 Views 41 Comments

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

# south-dublin-county-council - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats
# Dublin Mountains
# Dublin Mountains

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats

Feb 20th 2020, 3:13 PM 15,241 Views 20 Comments

The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 17 January, 2020

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
# High Court
# High Court

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

Jan 17th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,588 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
# Housing
# Housing

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

Dec 10th 2019, 12:01 PM 27,377 Views 60 Comments

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 22 November, 2019

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600
# Rent Hike
# Rent Hike

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:08 PM 34,794 Views 67 Comments

“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.

# south-dublin-county-council - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Nov 9th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,105 Views 43 Comments

Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.

# south-dublin-county-council - Monday 23 September, 2019

Council confirms it deposited silt on 'destroyed' Tallaght wetlands
# Outrage
# Outrage

Council confirms it deposited silt on 'destroyed' Tallaght wetlands

Sep 23rd 2019, 1:06 PM 59,922 Views 56 Comments

An environmentalist working in the area said he was “completely heartbroken” by the wetlands’ destruction.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 10 May, 2019

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme

May 10th 2019, 2:36 PM 20,135 Views 17 Comments

Doubts had previously been raised over the future of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.

# south-dublin-county-council - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house

Apr 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,156 Views 26 Comments

Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 14 December, 2018

As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation

Dec 14th 2018, 9:52 AM 21,114 Views 4 Comments

The retailer was ordered to close its Café Sol outlet in Liffey Valley by the local council.

# south-dublin-county-council - Monday 10 December, 2018

South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park
# Sean Walsh Park
# Sean Walsh Park

South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park

Dec 10th 2018, 7:25 PM 35,355 Views 40 Comments

The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.

# south-dublin-county-council - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:02 PM 20,867 Views 20 Comments

The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 21 September, 2018

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

Sep 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 72,598 Views 83 Comments

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 29 June, 2018

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission

Jun 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 51,732 Views 57 Comments

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.

# south-dublin-county-council - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Books of condolence have been opened following the murder of Ana Kriegel
# Lucan
# Lucan

Books of condolence have been opened following the murder of Ana Kriegel

May 23rd 2018, 8:37 AM 21,245 Views 18 Comments

The 14-year-old was found dead last Thursday.

# south-dublin-county-council - Thursday 15 February, 2018

There has been a big falling out among councillors over social housing plans for Dublin's newest town
# Clonburris
# Clonburris

There has been a big falling out among councillors over social housing plans for Dublin's newest town

Feb 15th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,704 Views 78 Comments

Four Independent councillors were removed from an alliance over disagreements.

# south-dublin-county-council - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
# Flying High
# Flying High

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced

Dec 24th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,348 Views 24 Comments

Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
# Because
# Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:26 PM 9,208 Views 19 Comments

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# south-dublin-county-council - Monday 25 September, 2017

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sep 25th 2017, 10:56 PM 20,442 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

# south-dublin-county-council - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system

Sep 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 43,268 Views 48 Comments

The council recently spent €20,000 on the security set-up.

# south-dublin-county-council - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'We need a full State investigation': Councillor who was on vaccine trial tables motion on inquiry
# Madonna House
# Madonna House

'We need a full State investigation': Councillor who was on vaccine trial tables motion on inquiry

Jul 29th 2017, 6:50 AM 12,586 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons only recently found out that he was on two vaccine trials at Madonna House in the early 1970s.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity"
# Palestine
# Palestine

South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity"

Jul 11th 2017, 10:05 AM 26,379 Views 229 Comments

South Dublin County Council will become the fourth Irish local authority to fly the Palestinian flag.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 30 June, 2017

Former TD who said 'F**k you, Deputy Stagg' in the Dáil is elected mayor of South Dublin
# Paul Gogarty
# Paul Gogarty

Former TD who said 'F**k you, Deputy Stagg' in the Dáil is elected mayor of South Dublin

Jun 30th 2017, 6:59 PM 40,678 Views 49 Comments

Councillor Paul Gogarty replaces outgoing mayor Guss O’Connell.

# south-dublin-county-council - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project
# Dublin Mountains
# Dublin Mountains

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project

May 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 16,083 Views 31 Comments

Coillte said the development will bring the Dublin mountains to life for many of the city’s residents

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 10 February, 2017

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)
# 1A St Patricks Road
# 1A St Patricks Road

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

Feb 10th 2017, 6:05 AM 32,343 Views 29 Comments

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months

Nov 15th 2016, 2:52 PM 9,037 Views 55 Comments

In October, there were 439 people on the council’s homeless register.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Tallaght Stadium set for new €1.9 million south stand ahead of 2018 season
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Tallaght Stadium set for new €1.9 million south stand ahead of 2018 season

Oct 18th 2016, 7:45 AM 8,439 Views 9 Comments

Independent Socialist Councillor Dermot Looney tells The42 that the long-term plan is to have four stands in place.

# south-dublin-county-council - Monday 11 July, 2016

Ibrahim Halawa's local Dublin council has passed a motion seeking to bring him home
# Jailed Without Trial
# Jailed Without Trial

Ibrahim Halawa's local Dublin council has passed a motion seeking to bring him home

Jul 11th 2016, 11:06 PM 21,519 Views 191 Comments

The motion calls on the Irish government to get publicly involved.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post
# South Dublin County Council
# South Dublin County Council

Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post

May 3rd 2016, 3:47 PM 35,578 Views 82 Comments

South Dublin County Council made the offer in court today.

# south-dublin-county-council - Monday 25 April, 2016

This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad
# Counting Votes
# Counting Votes

This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad

Apr 25th 2016, 7:27 PM 26,874 Views 37 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Warfield became the mayor of South Dublin after being elected to the council in 2014.

# south-dublin-county-council - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

There's a new emergency plan on the way for the M50
# Emergency Exit
# Emergency Exit

There's a new emergency plan on the way for the M50

Jan 13th 2016, 6:03 AM 36,660 Views 47 Comments

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 - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Dec 11th 2014, 8:19 PM 11,189 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# south-dublin-county-council - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor receives death threat warning him not to attend water protest meeting
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor receives death threat warning him not to attend water protest meeting

Dec 4th 2014, 11:27 AM 14,599 Views 53 Comments

Jonathan Graham says he will still attend the meeting, despite the threat.

# south-dublin-county-council - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

South Dublin County Council strike called off after LRC talks
# Impact
# Impact

South Dublin County Council strike called off after LRC talks

Jul 9th 2014, 6:34 PM 4,924 Views 7 Comments

Industrial action centred on staff pay cuts at the local authority.

# south-dublin-county-council - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute
# Talks
# Talks

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute

Jul 8th 2014, 10:52 PM 7,101 Views 4 Comments

Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.

Council workers in South Dublin say today's LRC talks are the 'last chance' before a strike
# Talks
# Talks

Council workers in South Dublin say today's LRC talks are the 'last chance' before a strike

Jul 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,647 Views 8 Comments

IMPACT says a work stoppage will be held on Thursday if no agreement is made.

# south-dublin-county-council - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Council sale of four acres would provide just 22 social housing units
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Council sale of four acres would provide just 22 social housing units

Jul 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 11,068 Views 16 Comments

A councillor in south Dublin said the plan would to “nothing to tackle the growing house crisis” in the area.

# south-dublin-county-council - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties
# Punishment
# Punishment

'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties

Jun 27th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,643 Views 105 Comments

Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.

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