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By Simon Walsh

A TALLAGHT family last week spoke out in support of Dr James Gray, whose “honesty and conviction” was the only source of comfort after their loved one died while on a trolley in Tallaght Hospital’s emergency department. Read more HERE

POSITIVE: Elsewhere, there was good news for Ballyfermot on the housing front and a possible breakthrough in Lucan residents' hope for a sports hall in Abbotstown.

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HEROES: There was a happy ending to an emergency situation in Tallaght last week as members of Dublin Fire Brigade helped deliver a baby in Kilnamanagh. Read more HERE

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CRIME: Meanwhile there was huge reaction to online to the news that thieves could be potentially marking homes with a chalk to signal whether or not they are to be targeted. Read more HERE 

BULLYING: Clondalkin school St Kevin’s Community College schools were last week awarded the very first ISPCC Shield Flag for their preventative work on the issue of bullying. Read more HERE

VIRAL: We brought you the news online this week of how the B Borza in Ballyfermot have come up with a new local delicacy - Battered Oreo cookies. Read more HERE

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XMAS CHEER: As the Government was last week accused of delayed action on the homeless crisis, a community-led Christmas Day dinner for the homeless was announced. Read more HERE

YES CHEF!: AN IT Tallaght culinary graduate who grew up in Aylesbury was appointed the executive head chef and company director of world-renowned, Michelin-starred London restaurant Pied a Terren. Read more HERE

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