Posts by Christine Bond


Plans for Newmarket Square – Massive Changes!

  Four developments have applied for planning permission to start on some massive changes to Newmarket Square area in Dublin 8. In the beginning of July planning permission was lodged with Dublin City Council Planning for two large and one massive sites on Newmarket Square. All three of these applications... 

Fillit

We all can have needs for spaces at times. I have borrowed the upstairs of a friends shop to have a photographic exhibition, friends sitting rooms to sell vintage jewelry, attended exhibitions in an art gallery “This is Not a Shop” that provided gallery space in the front room of converted shop... 

NCAD Graduate Show 2017

Last Few Days of NCAD 2017 Show !   I was able to drop in to see the Post Graduate students work at The Annex, 101-103 James’ Street, showing both the MFA Art in the Digital World and the MFA Fine Art. An interesting visit that especially if I wanted to see the three virtual reality pieces... 

What Will Be The Future We Can Expect In Our Working Life?

Players from  a number of areas influencing and creating that new work environment gathered for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for a fascinating one day conference on the “Future of Work” in Dublin Castle on the 12th of May. The main theme of the conference was that technological... 

James Street Aparthotel Development

Another Aparthotel Proposal – for James Street this Time! Just as the plans for the conversion of the Tivoli Theatre site to Aparthotel was refused by Dublin City Council (builders have one month to appeal), an application was made for the building of similar units in James Street. Permission... 

Auctions!

If you are looking to furnish a house or flat cheaply, if your sofa has chosen an inconvenient time to fall apart, if you like nicknacks, or have a small present you need to get for an old fashioned auntie, then heading to Herman and Wilkinson’s weekly house clearance auctions in Rathmines might just... 

Team Dublin Clean-Up

Team Dublin Clean Up is taking place this Friday (Good Friday) 14th of April between 11am and 1pm. Dublin City Council will provide the tools necessary from gloves to bins to shovels and grabbers. Contact our local area council. Ours came out within 1 hour to handover the tools! When finished with your... 

New Advice! Exercise During Pregnancy

New Advice! Exercise During Pregnancy Health advice from our mothers and aunties can be dangerously out of date. Especially when they are repeating the advice of doctors of 50 years ago. Then the advice was “take it easy, put your feet up” and ‘eat for two” for expectant mothers. That advice... 

Quad Adventures

What to do when you have been stuck inside for too long? Feel the need to get outdoors and challenge yourself? Tired of seeing a grey, windswept and rainy city? At least with grey, windswept and rainy country days the wind and weather recharges my energy rather than dragging me down.  If the answer... 

International Women’s Day

In looking for a brief history of International Women’s Day I have found a lot of conflicting stories. Most stories agree that the beginnings were in the American labour union struggles of the early 1900’s and especially those of the immigrant women working in the garment industry in the east coast.   A... 

What are the pressures causing a decline in Ireland’s bees?

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation of that habitat – Homelessness! “A European honey bee (Apis mellifera) extracts nectar from an Aster flower using its proboscis. Tiny hairs covering the bee’s body maintain a slight electrostatic charge, causing pollen from the flower’s anthers... 

Dublin 8 – The Community Allotment Centre

This is the time of year that tulips and daffodils are showing up in the shops and many of us start thinking about planting and growing our own. Us city dwellers don’t always have the garden space (or any growing space) to grow much, which is where allotments come in. When unused land is turned over... 

Washington, D.C. Saturday 21st of January 2017

Washington, D.C. Saturday 23rd of January 2017 Meeting up with friends I was going to the Women’s March with proved a little more awkward than expected. There was a queue of 20 minutes to get a Metro ticket but once purchased long Metro trains were arriving every 1 – 3 minutes. I had to coordinate... 

Womens March On Washington

I am about to become Fountain Resource Groups foreign correspondent (for the next week)! I am off to the United States to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday 21st and will be reporting on the event. I grew up in the D.C. area but left for Dublin and Ireland in the late 70’s... 

Family Fun – Scooter Island

Family Fun – Scooter Island Scooter Island has been a family business run from Usher Island on the Liffey since 1948 when they were known as Island Motors. Established by Joe Farrell at first it mainly dealt in motor cars, but since the 1980’s the business has been primarily about two wheel... 

Energy Action, Local Community Group Saving You Money

  Energy Action, Local Community Group Saving You Money The New Year starts all us thinking about our expenses. It might be because we spent too much money over the holidays, it might be the consumer advice coming over the radio and TV, it might be because our contracts are up for renewal, whatever... 

Rugelach – A Traditional Hanukah Pastry

Rugelach – A Traditional Hanukah Pastry Rugelach is a traditional pastry for Hanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. This year Hanukkah starts on the 24th of December 2016 and lasts for 8 days. This rugelach recipe I’ve made a bit more Irish by soaking the dried fruit in whiskey or sherry. It... 
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