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See, this is why we just can't have nice things. 

Krispy Kreme has been forced to end their 24 hour drive-thru service due to noise complaints from surrounding neighbours. 

From now on, the American confectionery will only be available between 6:30am and 11:30pm.


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Richard Cheshire, CEO of Krispy Kreme UK & Ireland said: 'We anticipated a warm welcome for Krispy Kreme in Ireland and have long wanted to open a store here, but the response has been way ahead of our most optimistic expectations.'

'For the customers coming into our store in Blanchardstown, the smiles and joy have been great to see. For the most part too, our drive thru has been a success.'

'But we know that the late-night noise has been an upset for our neighbours. Some customers have been beeping their horns and disturbing families in nearby apartment complexes.'

'Most importantly, we are saying to our neighbours, we’ve listened and we’re making changes immediately.'

Social media has been collectively baffled over the phenomenon now known as KrispyKremeGate. 



It's no secret that Ireland's love affair with the humble donut has gone from strength to strength over the past few years.

We just can't get enough of the tasty treat, and with new shops popping up all over the city, there's no fear of our fondness dwindling any time soon.

And now, cult donut brand Kripsy Kreme have announced the opening of its first Irish store, and honestly, our mouths are watering already.

Set to open this October, the factory store, located beside Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, will be stocked with 16 varieties of handcrafted donuts, as well as Kreme Shakes, tea and coffee.

Oh, and get this – there'll also be a DRIVE-THROUGH for anyone in need of a little donut-and-dash.

Alex Drysdale, Ireland Country Director, Krispy Kreme, said: "It is with great excitement that we today announce that the OG of donuts, Krispy Kreme Original Glazed, is coming to Ireland this October along with many other delicious flavours for Irish customers to enjoy.

"Our Blanchardstown build is under way and we will soon be announcing recruitment details for our Irish operation.

"We look forward to welcoming all our Irish fans, and those yet to have their first Krispy Kreme experience, through our doors and our drive-thru this October.”

We can not wait for this!




Blanchardstown Shopping Centre is expected to open as normal today after an armed Garda response team shut down the popular shopping destination yesterday evening.

The shopping centre was evacuated following a report that a missing person had been sighted.

Rumours circulated via eyewitness accounts on social media that a youth with a firearm was in the building.

Police conducted a thorough search of the premises after evacuating shoppers, but found no one.

It is alleged that the missing person sighted could be Jack Dinan.

In a previous statement, Gardai said:

'Jack is believed to be armed and the public are asked not to approach him, but should contact Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100 or the emergency numbers 999 or 112.'

The 19-year-old is described as being 6ft tall of slim build with black hair.

The incident was marked by an overwhelming Twitter reaction, as many people gave their opinions on the incident, and speculation spread on the site about what was happening in the centre.



Gardai are on the scene at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre this evening.

The popular shopping destination has been evacuated amid a security threat. 

Armed guards are dealing with the incident. 

Multiple social media posts have described that a teenager is inside the shopping centre armed with a rifle. 

There has been no confirmation from Gardai that this is the case. 

There have been no reported casualties.

A number of bus routes will not be serving the Blanchardstown area due to the incident. 

Routes 7A, 39/A 220, 236 238, 239 and 270 will not be serving the shopping centre stop. 

We will bring you more on this story as we have it. 


Lads, there's nothing better than cereal, right?

Just heap a load into a bowl and that's your morning meal covered (or your hangover meal in college when you were too broke to get a chipper).

Well, for this week only, a cereal pick'n'mix shop has opened in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and we are so God damn excited.

Nestle are the creators of this divine invention and from today until Sunday, the shopping centre will have the Aisle of Wonder open to the public.

If you can't guess already, we're pretty happy about this pop-up, it's just a pity it isn't staying around for longer.



Commuters have been advised to avoid the M50 southbound this evening after a serious road traffic accident earlier today.

The crash, which occurred at Junction 6 Blanchardstown, happened around 2pm.

According to new reports this evening, one man has passed away after being hit by a truck in the collision.

Traffic on the motorway has been diverted up a slip road at Junction 6 to rejoin the main road after the crash site.

Some motorists have taken to social media to warn other drives of expected delays:

It is hoped that the third lane on the M50 South at Junction 6 will be cleared shortly, and that all remaining lanes will be reopened too, after an examination by Gardaí.

Over the weekend a woman passed away following Wednesday's large-scale M50 crash, which saw the motorway closed for a number of hours.

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