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Major non-compliance found by HIQA in some aspects of care at Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home

A local nursing home had just one member of staff providing support for up to 17 residents with complex needs in a communal room and did not satisfactorily protect the

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Blackrock man reported missing found deceased

Blackrock man Fiachra Mac Gabhann has been found deceased having been reported missing from his home in Castlebar, Co Mayo yesterday. An appeal for information on his whereabouts was issued

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Help sought in locating Blackrock man missing from his home in Castlebar

An appeal has been launched for information on the whereabouts of a Blackrock man who has gone missing from his current home in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Fiachra Mac Gabhann, who

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The Food Medic Hazel Wallace to release her second book this April

Blackrock woman Dr Hazel Wallace, better known as The Food Medic, has announced plans to release her second book later this year. Last May London-based Hazel, from Cocklehill in Blackrock

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Blackrock woman Lynda McQuaid appointed as press officer to Mary Mitchell O’Connor

Blackrock woman Lynda McQuaid has been appointed press officer to Fine Gael Junior Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The former head of programming at TV3, who has previously worked on shows

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Recycle your Christmas tree for free in Blackrock this Saturday

January 6th, which comes around tomorrow, is perhaps best known as Little Christmas or Women’s Christmas. According to the Bible it was when the Three Kings visited Jesus. These days

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Blackrock’s Jimmy Dunne completes loan move to Accrington Stanley

Local footballer Jimmy Dunne will spend the second half of this season in League Two having signed a six month loan deal with Accrington Stanley yesterday. The 20-year-old centre back,

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Dolphin washes up on beach in Blackrock

A deceased dolphin or porpoise has washed up on the beach in Blackrock. The discovery was made at Ladies Beach on New Year’s Eve by a local woman. The Blackrock

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Annual CrossCause fundraiser to take place in Blackrock today

Local businessman Conor Hughes will once again be raising funds for his CrossCause charity with wacky fundraiser on St Stephen’s Day in Blackrock. Over the years the music store owner

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Blackrock pothole to be repaired tomorrow

A pothole that has been causing problems for motorists in recent weeks on the Sea Road in Blackrock is set to be repaired tomorrow. The pothole, located in the middle

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Till stolen from Blackrock pub

A till containing a sum of money was stolen from a pub in Blackrock at the weekend. The theft occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning from Uncle Tom’s

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€40 million flood defence funding for Dundalk is welcomed

Dundalk councillor John McGahon has welcomed the €40.5 million in flood defence funding announced for Dundalk today, saying it would be “vital protection for the town and its hinterlands.” Earlier

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Dundalk set to benefit from €40 million in funding for flood defences

Dundalk is set to be benefit from €40 million in funding to improve its flood defences. According to a report in The Irish Independent, a new €260 million fund will

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Spectacular sky captured over Blackrock

They say a red sky in the morning is a sailor’s warning. That it might be but it doesn’t make it any less special to look at for those on

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Widow of Garda Tony Golden collects Scott Medal for bravery on his behalf

The widow of Garda Tony Golden who was killed in the line of duty in Omeath in October 2015 yesterday accepted the Scott Medal for bravery on his behalf. Nicola