ucd students union calls on government to disregard students pup income when applying for susi grants

UCD Students Union calls on government to disregard students’ PUP income when applying for SUSI grants

UCD Students’ Union say they wrote to Minister Simon Harris on June 15 to request that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is removed from income eligibility requirements for the SUSI grant this year.  Ruairí Power, President, UCD Students’ Union said; “The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will form part…

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dublin bay south bye election

Dublin Bay South Bye-Election

Following the moving of the writ in Dáil Éireann, Minister Darragh O’Brien has made an order today appointing Thursday, 8 July as the polling day for the Dublin Bay South bye-election. Polling will take place between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. To…

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cruinniu na nog 2021 festival a nationwide success

Cruinniú na nóg 2021 Festival a nationwide success

People came from near and far to celebrate the children’s festival, Cruinniú na nÓg, which was held countrywide and featured art and performance collaboration with the nation’s young people and also included Ireland’s first Pixel Can Art , a recycling awareness campaign which spreads the…

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call for additional gardai to tackle drug dealing problem in corkagh park

Call for additional Gardai to tackle drug dealing problem in Corkagh Park

Sinn Fein’s Cllr William Carey says he is calling on the Minister for Justice to provide additional resources to combat open drug dealing in Corkagh Park. Cllr Carey was speaking ahead of today’s area committee meeting where he put a motion down to discuss the…

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minister announces new building for stepaside educate together secondary school

Minister announces new building for Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School

Minister and Dublin Rathdown TD, Josepha Madigan, has announced that the tender process has begun for a brand-new building for Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School. The school, which is located on the Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, will get a new, stand-alone, 1000 student school building with…

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call for south dublin county council to turn around vacant council homes

Call for South Dublin County Council to turn around vacant Council homes

Chris O’Dwyer, the Local Area Representative for the Labour Party in Clondalkin-Rathcoole is calling on South Dublin County Council to turn around vacant Council houses.  O’Dwyer, who has previously worked with homeless families, says he is calling on SDCC to ‘pick up the pace at…

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sod turned on irelands first publicly owned not for profit energy company

Sod turned on Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company

Ground has been broken on South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) Tallaght District Heating Network at TU Dublin in Tallaght. Trading as Heatworks, Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company, will provide low carbon heat to local community buildings. Heatworks will begin supplying heat in early…

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concerns raised over co living development in planned nursing home in clondalkin

Concerns raised over co-living development in planned nursing home in Clondalkin

Angry locals are still furious that plans to build a four-storey nursing home on the grounds of a historic site in Clondalkin are going ahead. Bartra Property last month began construction of a 155-bed nursing home and retirement home for the Presentation nuns on land…

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new cathaoirleach for dlr elected

New Cathaoirleach for dlr elected

Councillor Lettie McCarthy has been elected Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at the Council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday. Councillor McCarthy, a representative of the Labour Party, was first elected to the County Council in 2004 as a Councillor for the Glencullen-Sandyford Ward. The new…

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local councillor calls for support to ban data centres

Local councillor calls for support to ban data centres

A local councillor has called on her fellow councillors in South Dublin to support her call to ban data centres from the county. People Before Profit Cllr Madeleine Johansson says she has made the call as part of the new Development Plan for South Dublin…

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