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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# South Dublin

Last week
28th May 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Garda Operation
Four people arrested and motorcyclist injured after south Dublin car chase
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
This year
# Seema Banu
Man arrested for murder of family disguised himself as a woman to travel to house, inquest told
Sameer Syed, the accused, was also in the family home on 29 days in the two months before their deaths, in breach of bail, according to evidence.
Last year
# drugs seized
Two arrested and over €1.1 million worth of drugs seized in South Dublin searches
€28,000 in cash was also seized by Gardaí.
# Burglary
Gardaí arrest 28 people in burglary crackdown in South Dublin
The arrests came as part of Operation Thor.
# accommodation fraud
Two arrested as part of probe into accommodation fraud in south Dublin
Investigators searched two houses in Dublin 13 this morning.
# Memorial
South Dublin County Council honours former Health Minister Dr Noel Browne
Browne helped to rid Ireland of tuberculosis.
# Planning
101-unit build-to-rent apartment scheme approved in Stillorgan despite council concerns
The local council said it has serious concerns relating to the development’s scale, massing and height.
# South Dublin
Locals fear impact of 534-unit build-to-rent scheme on ancient Glendruid dolmen
A group compared the plan to the idea of building a 10-storey apartment block beside Newgrange.
# South Dublin
'My heart sank': Use of 'kissing' gates criticised over lack of accessibility for wheelchair users
Journalist Ellis Palmer Babe, who is a wheelchair user, was unable to get through a kissing gate in Dodder Valley Park earlier this week.
# Investigation
Gardaí investigating second discovery of decapitated animal in south Dublin
It follows on from the gruesome discovery of a mutilated dog earlier this week.
# South Dublin
Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines earmarked as potential site for 1,000 new homes
A feasibility study will examine the potential use of the site,
All time
# South Dublin
Developer seeks High Court injunction against challenge to Killiney development
Atlas has permission to build 255 residential units and a childcare facility at Church Road in Killiney..
# South Dublin
Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin
Works are underway at a watermain in Stillorgan, which services several parts of the city.
# dublin and wicklow
Teachers and SNAs incorrectly given Covid vaccines due to reserve list error – Donnelly
Teachers and SNAs in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East received vaccines yesterday.
# South Dublin
Gardaí seize beer kegs and bar equipment during search of suspected shebeen in Monkstown
One man was also arrested for public order offences.
# Ballinteer
Man arrested in connection with the deaths of Seema Banu and her two children in Dublin last month
The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested this morning.
# Loughlinstown
More than 20 patients test positive for Covid-19 in south Dublin hospital outbreak
The outbreak was traced back to an asymptomatic patient.
# South Dublin
'They will be greatly missed': School principal pays tribute to children and mother found dead in Ballinteer
The family have been named locally as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her daughter Asfira and her son Faizan.
  • The family has been named as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her 11-year-old daughter Affira and 6-year-old son Razam
  • Seema Banu was the victim of an alleged assault earlier this year. A suspect in that case has appeared in court on related charges.
  • Post-mortem exams are due to take place today and will inform the direction of the garda probe
  • Gardaí have asked people not to speculate about the case on social media
  • 'I'm speechless': Community in shock as bodies of woman and two children discovered at house in Ballinteer
    # South Dublin
    'I'm speechless': Community in shock as bodies of woman and two children discovered at house in Ballinteer
    Dozens of locals turned out at a vigil this evening following today’s shock discovery.
    # new homes
    1,300 homes planned by 2025 in south Dublin's Cherrywood
    Construction is planned to begin before the end of this year.
    # South Dublin
    Developer scraps plans for 20-bed apartment block in favour of 111-bed co-living development
    The company also addressed concerns around meeting Covid-19 public health guidelines in co-living buildings.
    # Shankill
    Planning permission secured for 597 social and affordable homes in south Dublin
    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been successful in securing planning permission for the Shanganagh development.
    # Housing
    Council announces tender for proposed 500 new homes in Tallaght
    A proposed mix for the development includes 60% affordable, 20% social and 20% private homes.
    # South Dublin
    Sinn Féin suspends party activity in Dublin South-West following nomination of Holohan for mayor
    Paddy Holohan was suspended from the party for five months for comments described as “offensive” on his podcast.
    # Children's Court
    Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb
    The defendant was 16 when the alleged incident happened.
    # Citywest
    Man fatally stabbed outside Dublin house named as Gareth Kelly (39)
    The incident happened at the Brownsbarn estate in Kingswood.
    # Monkstown
    'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures
    The two schools’ principals said they have been notifying the department about health and safety concerns since 2017.
    # South Dublin
    Garda injured after being struck by car at Dundrum Town Centre
    Gardaí and security staff had been attempting to apprehend the occupant of a car at the south Dublin shopping centre.
    # Anti-social behaviour
    Gangs use 'expendable' young men to control parts of south Dublin – study
    New research finds that children as young as 10 are being groomed for criminal activity.
    # Dublin Fire Brigade
    Firefighters come under attack whilst extinguishing bonfire in Dublin
    The incident happened in the south of the city last night.
    # Affordable Housing
    Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin
    South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.
    # South Dublin
    Gardaí identify number of minors involved in alleged Dundrum assault on Muslim teenager
    The assault happened on Sunday afternoon.
    # Balgaddy
    Remedial work begins on 'poor quality' council homes with mould issues in south Dublin
    Two years ago a European committee upheld a complaint, stating the Irish government failed to ensure the right to social housing of an adequate standard.
    # Cornelscourt
    Plans for 469 homes in south Dublin on one of State's most valuable vacant sites
    The land in Cornelscourt is valued at €12 million.
    # clonburris
    An Bord Pleanála gives green light for Ireland's newest town in west Dublin
    The long-mooted plan has been the subject of fierce debate over the provision of social housing in the area.
    # Tallaght
    Man and teenager arrested after gun found in South Dublin
    They are currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station.
    # Merlin
    Controversial Hell Fire Club redevelopment put on hold due to potential effect on local bird of prey
    ABP has given the council until February of next year to address this and other concerns.
    # Courts
    Woman and ex-partner who re-occupied their former south Dublin residence facing €60,000 legal bill
    The woman and the couple’s teenage daughters entered the house after other occupants had been forced out.
    # Stillorgan
    Gardaí probe south Dublin sex attack after teenager says she was followed and assaulted
    The incident happened last Thursday.
    # Sean Walsh Park
    South Dublin County Council approves plan for apartment block beside park
    The plans had prompted objections from some community workers.