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The final Ballymun tower is to be demolished this Monday...
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

The final Ballymun tower is to be demolished this Monday...

Sep 18th 2015, 11:00 AM 22,410 Views 48 Comments

Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last remaining of one of Dublin’s most famous housing projects.

Missing Galway man found safe and well
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Missing Galway man found safe and well

Sep 16th 2015, 2:19 PM 26,101 Views 9 Comments

A missing persons appeal was issued last week.

"It's just cruel" - 80-year-old man with one leg has been living on daughter's couch for last year
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"It's just cruel" - 80-year-old man with one leg has been living on daughter's couch for last year

Sep 1st 2015, 11:43 AM 17,995 Views 54 Comments

George Chalkley is sharing a house with seven others, despite being a “high priority” for Dublin City Council’s housing section.

Two accidents (one involving seven vehicles) on the M50
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# Junction 4

Two accidents (one involving seven vehicles) on the M50

Aug 27th 2015, 8:19 PM 45,419 Views 31 Comments

All lanes have since re-opened.

Young man in court after gardaí find handgun and silver silencer in his car
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Young man in court after gardaí find handgun and silver silencer in his car

Jul 15th 2015, 8:18 AM 26,778 Views 10 Comments

Two men were arrested and are being detained at Coolock Garda Station.

Can you help? This cat was shot with a pellet gun and is up for adoption
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Can you help? This cat was shot with a pellet gun and is up for adoption

Jul 8th 2015, 9:35 PM 13,569 Views 20 Comments

This female cat, Allie, broke her leg in a fall after being shot.

Teenager who drove a stolen car at a garda and broke her nose is jailed
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Teenager who drove a stolen car at a garda and broke her nose is jailed

Jun 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 24,687 Views 81 Comments

The victim has been assaulted three times in her career.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
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# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:55 PM 9,717 Views 2 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Fire crews battle massive blaze at Ballymun shopping centre
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# Up In Flames

Fire crews battle massive blaze at Ballymun shopping centre

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 27,212 Views 33 Comments

That section of the building has been empty for a number of months.

1916 Easter Rising mural to be saved after closure of 'Love/Hate pub'
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1916 Easter Rising mural to be saved after closure of 'Love/Hate pub'

Jun 2nd 2015, 6:03 PM 20,571 Views 8 Comments

The mural, by Irish artist Muriel Brandt, is to be moved to Ballymun’s Civic Centre in time for 1916 centenary celebrations.

Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid
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Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid

May 27th 2015, 12:33 PM 8,858 Views 12 Comments

The search was part of an intelligence led operation and investigations are ongoing.

A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user...
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# Dublin Bus

A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user...

May 20th 2015, 4:28 PM 53,603 Views 152 Comments

Caroline O’Leary was turned away from a number 13 bus as a child’s buggy was occupying the wheelchair space on board.

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...
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# Gridlock

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 AM 21,098 Views 85 Comments

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

7-year-old girl fought off man who tried to grab her on her way home from school
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7-year-old girl fought off man who tried to grab her on her way home from school

Apr 17th 2015, 10:16 PM 62,243 Views 116 Comments

An investigation has now been launched.

"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"
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"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"

Apr 8th 2015, 6:05 AM 30,891 Views 63 Comments

Residents say that sewage leaks are causing issues in Ballymun.

Community centre partially burned after "up to 40" young people get on to roof
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# Poppintree

Community centre partially burned after "up to 40" young people get on to roof

Apr 7th 2015, 9:52 PM 23,095 Views 37 Comments

Poppintree Community Centre needs security, a local councillor says.

IKEA said it's 'not facilitating' a massive game of Hide n Seek in Dublin
# Big Game
# Big Game

IKEA said it's 'not facilitating' a massive game of Hide n Seek in Dublin

Mar 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 5,683 Views 0 Comments

It’s on April 1st.

Why is money earmarked to tackle youth unemployment being returned to Europe?
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# No Guarantees

Why is money earmarked to tackle youth unemployment being returned to Europe?

Mar 24th 2015, 6:03 AM 12,086 Views 36 Comments

€100,000 due to be spent in Ballymun will be sent back to Brussels.

This week’s vital property news: The return of bedsits and a stand off in Killiney
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# Shovel Ready

This week’s vital property news: The return of bedsits and a stand off in Killiney

Mar 5th 2015, 6:23 PM 6,901 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

This is everything that went wrong with Ballymun
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# Urban Decay

This is everything that went wrong with Ballymun

Mar 4th 2015, 2:12 PM 40,753 Views 64 Comments

Dublin’s chief architect talks about why the original high-rise housing project was such a failure.

Nazi graffiti found on sign in Ballymun
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Nazi graffiti found on sign in Ballymun

Feb 3rd 2015, 12:58 PM 16,562 Views 168 Comments

Councillor says, ‘This sort of graffiti is not a reflection of Ballymun’.

Two women arrested after robberies of off-licences and chemists
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Two women arrested after robberies of off-licences and chemists

Jan 31st 2015, 7:38 AM 12,620 Views 0 Comments

The women will appear in court today.

Evacuation as homemade bomb found at Ballymun building site
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# Improvised Explosive

Evacuation as homemade bomb found at Ballymun building site

Jan 17th 2015, 8:40 AM 10,401 Views 4 Comments

The device was removed by army experts last night.

Prescription drugs seized in major raid in Dublin
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Prescription drugs seized in major raid in Dublin

Jan 14th 2015, 6:36 PM 21,501 Views 35 Comments

Gardaí seized drugs and money worth hundreds of thousands of euro.

Rubbish dumping still a problem around the last remaining flats in Ballymun
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# Flytipping

Rubbish dumping still a problem around the last remaining flats in Ballymun

Jan 2nd 2015, 5:57 PM 13,061 Views 41 Comments

They are set for demolition in June of this year.

Garda Ombudsman to investigate after young man who was in Garda custody died
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Garda Ombudsman to investigate after young man who was in Garda custody died

Oct 25th 2014, 8:40 PM 28,423 Views 44 Comments

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance but died at 4:30am.

Council decides to take developer's money instead of social housing
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Council decides to take developer's money instead of social housing

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 13,904 Views 42 Comments

A number of councillors in the area have criticised the move but one said he would support the decision – so long as that money is used by the council for social housing.

Man to appear in court after €500,000 worth of cocaine found in Dublin house raid
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# Santry

Man to appear in court after €500,000 worth of cocaine found in Dublin house raid

Oct 16th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,812 Views 0 Comments

The discovery was made yesterday afternoon.

Taxi hijacked at knifepoint in Ballymun at 2.30am
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Taxi hijacked at knifepoint in Ballymun at 2.30am

Oct 14th 2014, 8:29 AM 7,863 Views 18 Comments

A small amount of cash was stolen during the incident.

Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun
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Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun

Sep 29th 2014, 8:25 AM 15,558 Views 71 Comments

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

'You can't even buy a pair of socks in Ballymun these days'
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# Operation Regeneration

'You can't even buy a pair of socks in Ballymun these days'

Sep 16th 2014, 5:44 PM 21,097 Views 51 Comments

Plans for regeneration of the Dublin town have stalled, says a local councillor.

Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon
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Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon

Jul 31st 2014, 10:40 AM 20,292 Views 51 Comments

There are currently no plans for a replacement facility.

Ballymun council building occupied over rent allowance ban
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# Housing Protest

Ballymun council building occupied over rent allowance ban

Jul 18th 2014, 6:45 PM 23,197 Views 126 Comments

“It is discrimination against the people of Ballymun,” one of the protesters told TheJournal.ie.

Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun
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# Controlled Explosion

Homes evacuated after device found in Ballymun

Jul 17th 2014, 9:40 AM 6,429 Views 16 Comments

The Defence Forces sent their bomb disposal team to the site.

Two arrested after hijacking pizza delivery man's car
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# Carjack

Two arrested after hijacking pizza delivery man's car

Jun 1st 2014, 12:50 PM 17,256 Views 0 Comments

The man and woman were spotted by a garda patrol car shortly after they forced the driver out of his car.

Dublin City Council to take over Ballymun Shopping Centre
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# Staying Open

Dublin City Council to take over Ballymun Shopping Centre

May 28th 2014, 12:54 PM 11,475 Views 27 Comments

There had been fears about the future of the shopping centre after Tesco shut its doors.

'Strangely Beautiful': Photographer captures the colour of the Ballymun flats
# Retrospective
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# Retrospective

'Strangely Beautiful': Photographer captures the colour of the Ballymun flats

May 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 16,660 Views 23 Comments

The featured building has since been demolished.

Ballymun's boiler house to get a giant makeover
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Ballymun's boiler house to get a giant makeover

May 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 13,893 Views 19 Comments

The power station has been given €3.6 million from an EU fund to get a revamp.

Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life
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Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life

Apr 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 224 Views 22 Comments

The ‘solution’ of building more housing and expecting people to commute to out-of-town shopping complexes is detrimental to local community life.

Cocaine and tablets seized from man in north Dublin
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Cocaine and tablets seized from man in north Dublin

Apr 18th 2014, 6:24 PM 13,250 Views 18 Comments

A man was arrested as part of major investigation into drug-dealing in Ballymun.