Dublin News: 5 big stories you may have missed, including major seizures and the latest on Merriongate

By Roisin Cullen

Merriongate is the controversy that just won't go away and there was another twist in the tale yesterday as more texts came to light.

Elsewhere in Dublin there were two huge seizures while tributes were paid by Dublin City Council following the death of Anthony Flynn.

Here's a round up of five big Dublin stories you may have missed.

Lord Mayor vows to 'clean up' O'Connell Street

In an exclusive interview with Dublin Live, the Lord Mayor of Dublin revealed her plans to 'clean up' Dublin's main street.

Alison Gilliland is eager to introduce new measure's to make the city centre more attractive and welcoming.

She also spoke about the need for solutions after a string of violent attacks in the area.

Read what the former primary school teacher had to say here

Seven cars worth over €270,000 seized during search in Blanchardstown

Seven cars worth over €270,000 altogether were seized during a search in Blanchardstown.

This search was part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering that is being carried out by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Read more about the major sting here.

Whatsapp texts have show Katharine Zappone thanking Simon Coveney for 'incredible opportunity'

A WhatsApp conversation between the two politicians has been the latest reveal in the scandal surrounding Zappone's appointment UN Special Envoy for Freedom of Expression.

Read about the text conversation here

Detector dog Bailey helps to uncover drugs worth almost €145,000

Ace detector dog Bailey helped Revenue officers to uncover drugs worth almost €145,000 in Dublin Mail Centre.

They were hidden in parcels labelled ‘PPE’, ‘toys’, ‘books’ ‘electronic goods’, ‘laptop components’, ‘measuring cups’, ‘padlocks’ and ‘antique glassware’.

Read about the seizure here.

Dublin City Council pays tribute to Anthony Flynn

Dublin City Council met for the first time since Councillor Anthony Flynn died last month.

The CEO and founder of the Inner City Helping Homeless charity was found dead in his apartment on August 18.

He was remembered as a "huge champion for the most vulnerable people in society".

Read about the council meeting here.

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