Arrest in Blackrock robbery

The Irish Times has reported that there has been an arrest in the armed robbery in Blackrock this week: “A man in his late twenties has been arrested following a robbery at a Post Office in Blackrock, Co Dublin this afternoon. A man entered the Post Office at approximately 4pm and threatened staff with what is…

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Michael Davitt plaque

Today, I attended a ceremony in Ballybrack village to dedicate the obelisk there to the memory of Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League, who lived close by. Davitt’s first monster meeting took place in Irishtown in South Mayo in 1879 and he stayed in my great-great-grandfather’s house, nearby in Doonmacreena Bridge, that night.

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Robert Mallet plaque – Killiney beach

It was a bleak morning, this morning, on Killiney Beach for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to Robert Mallet, the father of seismology. In October 1849, aged 39, Robert, and his son John, who was a geology student at TCD, decided to carry out a remarkable experiment on Killiney Beach. They wanted to prove…

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Kevin O’Higgins plaque vandalised

Disgusted to see that the plaque commemorating Kevin O’Higgins near the place where he was assassinated in 1927, at the corner of Booterstown and Cross Avenues, was vandalised last week, for the second time since it was unveiled by An Taoiseach. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has ordered a replacement, but consideration will have to be…

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Cycling news

Greenway leaflets – DLRCoCo has produced two cycling leaflets for two mainly off–road routes in the County. These are the Slang River Greenway (Dundrum to Marlay Park) and the Sandyford Cycle Route (Leopardstown Road to Drummartin Link Road). The leaflets provide details of key features along the route including the route length and cycling time,…

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Demolition of Blackrock Baths

I am very disappointed by the decision of the County Manager to carry our demolition works at Blackrock Baths. This has been presented to councillors as a fait accompli without any option for repair or renovation. DLRCoCo does not own Blackrock Baths, merely the lease; Treasury Holdings is the freeholder. You can read the press…

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