The social problems identified in the West Tallaght/Jobstown area are the most pressing found the south or west Dublin areas, however, issues identified by the EU in its 'Edge Cities' report of 2005 reported the only districts of Dublin City that continue to suffer unacceptable levels of social exclusion are north Ballymun and Darndale, both found in Dublin north.
A well-known contemporary citizen from the West Tallaght area is Robbie Keane, English Premiership soccer player. Several Eircom League soccer players are from the area as well, and Richard Dunne, Irish international and English Premiership soccer player. Philip Hogarty was also from Tallaght. Philip was Irish Chess Union Chairman from 2006 until his death on January 1 2008.
I'm Just a Normal Lad from Jobstown Who Is Fighting for a World Title, Insists Hyland; Pajo's Determined to Grab His Big Chance with Both Hands
Dec 02, 2012; Byline: Mark Gallagher THE HUDSON valley is still asleep when Patrick Hyland hits the road before seven every morning. Sometimes,...
Final farewell for boy, 14, struck by lightning; Grief: Mourners gathered outside the Church of St Thomas the Apostle in Jobstown for the funeral Patrick Ryan Corr: : A model student and a delightful person.
Apr 17, 2008; Byline: Leah McDonald HUNDREDS of mourners gathered yesterday for the funeral of a Dublin boywho died after being stuck by a bolt...