At 00:54 on Friday 11th May 2007, an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit northern Tallaght causing untold disruption and distress. Many were woken well before their dole check arrived.
Several priceless collections of mementoes from the Balearics and Spanish Costas were damaged. Three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed. Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Tallaght.
One resident, Jasmine-Demi Spencer, a 17 year old mother-of-three said “It was such a shock, little Chantal-Leanne came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Mariah-Britney slept through it.”
Thankfully though, looting did carry on as normal.
The Red Cross have so far managed to ship 4000 crates of Budweiser to the area to help the stricken masses.
Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings including benefit books and jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
€3 buys a 10 pack of Silk Cut to ease the pain of 2 stricken families.
€10 can take a family to Clondalkin for the day, where children can play on an unspoiled canal bank among the national collection of used shopping trolleys.
22c buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim.
PLEASE ACT NOW
Simply email us by return with your credit card details and we’ll do the rest!
If you prefer to donate cash, there are collection points available at your local branches of Argos, Pound World and The Square Shopping Centre.