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By Simon Walsh

A PATIENT in Tallaght Hospital last week refused care from two consultants, based on the grounds that the medical professionals were Muslim. Read more HERE>>>

MIRACLE: A Christams miracle occurred in Cherry Orchard, after the community rallied to ensure stolen goods from a local church were returned to the parish post-haste. Read more HERE>>>

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CHARITY: More than 6,000 households across Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Lucan will be given food hampers this Christmas by St Vincent De Paul, a growing demand which has prompted calls for the re-introduction of food banks into local communities. Read more HERE>>>

PLEA: The grieving family of a young Tallaght man who lost his life seven years ago last week again called for their loved one’s case to be re-opened after two anonymous letters believed to contain information on his death were anonymously sent to Gardaí. Read more HERE>>>

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SPORTS AWARDS: On a night when the local sporting world came together to recognise and celebrate the achievement’s of our sports people and teams in the Green Isle Hotel, South Dublin Taekwondo’s Jack Woolley and Ballyboden St Enda’s were some of the big winners. Read more HERE>>>

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TRAFFIC: A lot of you had plenty to say about the introduction of an “upgrade” to the road network beside Liffey Valley Shopping Centre – part of the planning requirements for the extension to centre – has caused severe frustration for angry motorists. Read more HERE>>>

CHRISTMAS DINNER: All local businesses were last week being encouraged to do any workplace charity collections for this year’s community-led Christmas dinner for the homeless. Read more HERE>>>

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CHAMPION: A champion of diversity from Tallaght was honoured last weekend at the 2015 People of the Year awards for her work with creating Diverse City FC and for her role as a youth leader for Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI). Read more HERE>>>

MORE NEWS: For even more of the best local news from across Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan and Ballyfermot check out www.echo.ie 

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