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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00
Double blow for local community
Dublin People
LAST week’s announcement that Dublin City Council is to close the motor tax office in Ballymun has been met with dismay from local councillors. The news came just days after the closure of The Towers pub in Ballymun Shopping Centre, which the council plans to vacate by the end of the year. More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00
How a suicide survivor inspired a Dublin band
• Friends of Emmet.
AN American man who survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has teamed  up with a Southside band in a bid to help tackle the crisis in this country. Kevin Hines is only one of 34 people who have survived the fall from the iconic structure since its construction in 1937. More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00
Maureen’s pretty nifty at ninety
• GOING STRONG: Maureen McCormick (left) pictured at her birthday celebration at Odin’s Wood with Sr Clare Whelan who also worked at the centre but is now moving to Galway.
THERE was great fun and plenty of well wishes handed out at Odin’s Wood Day Care Centre in Finglas last week during a special birthday party for 90-year-old volunteer, Maureen McCormick. The sprightly pensioner is loved by all at the centre where she’s volunteered for the past 14 years, devoting her time to help raise the spirits of clients much younger than herself. More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00
Seniors demand budget break
• BUDGET PLEA: Dick O’Leary has thrown down a challenge to the Government to show it cares in Budget 2015. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA
AFTER enduring seven painful years of austerity Northside senior citizens are pleading with the Government to ease their financial burden in Budget 2015. One of the main priorities for elderly people ahead of the next budget on October 15 is the restoration of the Christmas bonus. More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00
Residents to appeal Primary Care Centre decision
• A large group of protesting locals on the site of the proposed Primary Care Centre on Mellowes Road last May.
LOCAL residents in Finglas have confirmed they plan to appeal the granting of planning permission for the Finglas Primary Care Centre to An Bord Pleanála. Dublin City Council granted permission for the centre on land bordered by Mellowes Road, Mellowes Avenue and Kildonan Road despite 25 objections from locals in the area. More...

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