The biggest and best stories from last week's Echo

By Simon Walsh

PLANS to develop a €10 million primary care centre that will be used by the HSE and local GPs on the former Packard Electric site on the Airton Road were recently submitted to South Dublin County Council. Read more HERE

Burglaries: We brought you the news that one-fifth of the country’s Top 50 crime spots for burglaries are located within local communities including Tallaght and Clondalkin, many of which lie close to main road networks and arteries.Read more HERE

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Christmas miracle: Without doubt the biggest story of the last couple of months, a local dad felt the positive force of the Tallaght community after he issued a heartfelt appeal online for help in locating his Christmas money, which he had lost. Read more HERE

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Its a gog's life: Wuffles, a local dog, very nearly became Tallaght’s first Garda dog last week, when the dapper 10-year-old dog was handed into the local station after being found wandering around Tallaght Hospital. Read more HERE

Outrage: We also brought you the news that a vital stepdown service for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Tallaght is set to close its doors for the final time this month despite efforts by local politicians and groups to keep it open. Read more HERE

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Accessibility: As national Accessibility Week took place, a Tallaght wheelchair user told The Echo what it’s really like for disabled people when they’re out and about in local communities. Read more HERE

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Did someone say heels! In E Fashion and Beauty this week it was all about those killer festive heels and the best beauty gift sets to give your friends and family (or to treat yourself with!). Read more HERE

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Xmas Trees: We've been asking our readers to send us pictures of their Christmas trees, and we received this wonderful effort from Michael Johnston in Crumlin. If you would like your tree to feature in our bumper Christmas edition on December 17th then send a picture of it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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