Ballyfermot

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Niamh Farrell, HamsandwicH When you were a teenager you needed to know somebody was feeling the same stuff as you The thought that’s sitting with (...)

Daniel Daudet: obtained a PPS number under the name Alexander Daude in 2002 and used this to claim €175,000 in unemployment, Back to Education and rent allowances on dates up to 2015

A French music teacher who rented a Dublin penthouse apartment with its own private swimming pool had dual identities so he could work and claim socia(...)

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling the Novel by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen narrowly pipped children’s author David Walliams’s Bad Dad to the No.1 slot.

A novel which arose out of a Facebook character created by two friends was Ireland’s bestselling book at Christmas. Oh My God What a Complete Aisling(...)

Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

On average, and all things being equal, girls generally outperform boys in Leaving Cert subjects, whether or not they have boys sitting beside them in the classroom.

Boys and girls About a third of Ireland’s post-primary school are single-sex. By international standards, this is unusual. Today’s feeder school lis(...)

College progression rates are lower in more disadvantaged areas of Dublin such as Ballyfermot, Finglas and Clondalkin compared with wealthier parts of the city.

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are denied the same opportunities as their wealthier peers, while parents with money can afford a better e(...)

Sr Patricia Wall, pictured in 2013 with Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody and then Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sr Patricia Wall has been named Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Ireland Awards for her dedication to a local community in Co Tipperary. Sr Pat(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: “All of our housebuilding targets and our social housing support targets are looking like we will exceed our numbers for this year, and we are more ambitious again for next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The homelessness crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better, the Minister for Housing has admitted. Eoghan Murphy has been strongly criticis(...)

The main square in Chapelizod. The area feels more like Co Dublin than the city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Chapelizod has the very unusual distinction of being a Dublin village that is located on both the north and south sides of the river Liffey. Located 7(...)

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