Posts by Patrick Ryan


Antisocial Behaviour Is On The Rise

Antisocial Behaviour Is On The Rise Whether it’s on the streets, on public transport or in the workplace there’s been a noticeable change in recent years regarding what is and is not acceptable in how we speak to and interact with others, but what lies behind it, and are there solutions? The... 

High Time We Decriminalize Cannabis?

High Time We Decriminalize Cannabis? Patrick Ryan looks at other countries’ experiences with drug control and decriminalization. The recent report from the Citizens’ Assembly on drugs use which recommends replacing criminal charges with a health-led approach based on the Portuguese model,... 

Handel’s Messiah. A Dublin History

Handel’s Messiah. A Dublin History – Patrick Ryan looks at the history of Handel’s Messiah, one of Dublin’s most famous pieces of music. When it comes to a list of the great musical performances in Dublin some acts are nailed-on certainties. U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor,... 

Oscar’s a Dub!

Oscar’s a Dub! – Patrick Ryan takes a look at our capital’s close link to the Academy Award The eyes of the world will be on the Dolby Theatre on March 11th when the 96th Academy Awards are presented in LA but we’ll wake up Monday morning wearing a collective smile of smug... 

Our Forever Valentine

Our Forever Valentine – You can keep Paris, and forget about Rome. If it’s love you’re after and not just a good time Patrick Ryan explains why dear auld Dublin is actually the most romantic city in the world. St Valentine’s Day. The description isn’t in the title anymore. February... 

Two Feet Good

Two Feet Good – Patrick Ryan’s debut article for the Fountain Newswire’s questions our City’s policy to Pedestrians Ah, 2024. According to the talking heads on television over the last week it’s set to be the Year of Elections, as the public go to the polls all across... 
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