First New Year's baby born to Clondalkin family

Amelia O’Brien, from Clondalkin, was the first baby born in Dublin in 2019, born at four seconds past midnight.

Her parents Leanne and Alan spoke to The Echo about how they rang in the New Year...

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Santa does the floss in Scoil Chaitlín Maude

The excitement was epic when Santa arrived in Scoil Chaitlín Maude in Killinarden to do some serious Christmas flossing.

Santa said a big thank you to An Garda Síochána for helping him visit local schools this year, and to the Garda Band for the music.

Santa visits Dublin Fire Brigade to give a special Christmas greeting

Santa paid a visit to Dublin Fire Brigade's Tallaght Station to share a special Christmas greeting with everyone 🎅!

Christmas light house in Kilnamanagh

Have you visited the 'Light House' in Kilnamanagh yet?

What started off with one set of Christmas lights over 20 years ago now has 300 sets of lights, and took a month to set up!

This year, the Tallaght Men's Shed has built a wishing well for it, with the donations given to charity.

Christmas Day dinner for the homeless

The Echo dropped by Kids Zone to have a chat with Cllr Dermot Richardson ahead of the Christmas Day dinner for the homeless on December 25.

Now in its 5th year, the event is made possible through massive community support, with an appeal being issued to anyone living in emergency accommodation, and who is in need of Christmas dinner, to call 087 2036468.

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