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Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00
Recall the Dail
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A NORTHSIDE TD is calling on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for the Department of the Environment Alan Kelly to immediately recall the Dáil to discuss the ongoing crisis of families entering homelessness.

Dublin Bay North TD Tommy Broughan (Ind) said he wrote an open letter to the Taoiseach, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister Kelly and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin two months ago, urging them to meet with representatives of the Irish Housing Network to declare a housing emergency. More...
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00
Major jobs boost for Northside
Ed Spelman (left) and Michael Hoey, managing director and chairman respectively of Ballymaguire Foods pictured at the jobs announcement in Lusk. PHOTO: MAXWELLS
THERE was good news on the employment front locally last week when a Northside company announced that it is to provide 100 new jobs at a new state-of-the-art facility in Lusk. 

And a further 100 jobs will be generated in the construction of Ballymaguire Foods’ new 70,000 sq ft plant which will take nine months to complete. More...
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00
Back on track
David Franks, chief executive of Iarnród Éireann; Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe; and Anne Graham, chief executive of the NTA, pictured last week. Photo by Jason Clarke
PLANS for the long-awaited opening of the Phoenix Park Tunnel to commuter rail traffic were announced by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, last week.

In a major development for commuters, it was revealed that, for the first time, commuter trains terminating in Heuston station will be connected with Connolly station via the three-mile line which runs under part of the city’s biggest park. More...
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00
Simon says run in the Phoenix Park
Fun runners Senin Singh, Oran Kennedy, Charlotte Reddy, Aurelia Fokas and the Hamley’s Bear get on their marks for the upcoming Simon Fun Run. PHOTO: Conor Healy Photography
AN INVITATION has gone out to all Dubliners and everyone from further afield in fact to take part in this year’s Dublin Simon Community Fun Run.

Taking place on Saturday, October 3, the Simon Fun Run is a professionally timed road race registered with Athletics Association Ireland. More...
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:00
Young ballet dancer chases her dreams
Emer Haughton (pictured above and right). The young Southsider has managed to earn a place at the renowned London Studio Centre where she hopes she will be able to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
A TABLE quiz is being held on the Southside next week to help a local ballerina achieve her dreams of joining a prestigious dance academy.

Emer Haughton (19) has managed to earn a place at the renowned London Studio Centre to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. More...

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