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St Patrick’s Day 2019 in Dublin

St Patrick’s Day 2019 in Dublin – Stephen Davis takes some beautiful shots of the parade in Dublin!                              Read More »

St Patrick’s Day 2019

St Patrick’s Day 2019 It’s the time of the year to don the Shamrock,get out the flags,paint the town green and celebrate Ireland’s favourite reptile eradicator. Apparently St Patrick’s day is a week long affair these days. I remember when is was a Bord na Mona float pulled by... 

Kilmainham Mill Part 2: Looking To The Future

Kilmainham Mill Part 2: Looking To The Future – In this part of my interview with Maurice Coen we discuss the current state of the mill, what work needs to be done and what the future holds for the former flour mill. Part 1 of this article viewable here The mill has been saved from developers... 

Kilmainham Mill Part 1: Saving The Mill

Kilmainham mill, Part 1: Saving the mill – In the first part of two, Shane Adlum interviews Maurice Coen about the history of the ‘save Kilmainham Mill’ Campaign (inc new shots from inside the mill) Part 2 viewable here In recent years Kilmainham mill has become run down and is in... 

County Council to Spend Big on Street Lighting

County Council to Spend Big on Street Lighting – Did you know that each area of Dublin has its own unique style of street lamp?  Stephen Davis photographs some example ahead of news that the DCC is spending big to bring the city back in line with its Georgian past. Dublin City Council is to... 

Residents Protest Against New Eight-Storey Hotel

Residents Protest Against New Eight Storey Hotel – In this article, Shane Adlum investigates the new hotel development at the back of the Vicar Street Venue Complex and residents reaction to development Last month planning permission was granted to Mr Harry Crosbie to build a new 4 star hotel... 

Job Path on the Ropes

Job Path on the Ropes – Eoghan Brunkard explains why Job Path maybe on its way out the door. In late 2016, myself and Cian O Flattery set out to lobby on behalf of Community Employment Schemes and participants across the State. We quickly formed a lobby group with initially ten other C.E.... 

Development Work in Dublin 8 Update

Development Work in Dublin 8 Update – In this article, Ross Murray updates us on the building work at Dean Street, Weaver Square Allotments, Newmarket Square, Teresa’s Gardens and the Donnelly Centre  Last year we ran a couple of articles on the development work being done on Cork Street.... 

Historic IAWS Building Redevelopment Nears Completion

Historic IAWS Building Redevelopment Nears Completion In this article, Stephen Davis briefly recounts the history of the iconic IAWS building on Thomas Street before delving into its current redevelopment  Redevelopment of the former Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (I.A.W.S) building nears completion.... 

KC Peaches is coming to Thomas Street

KC Peaches is coming to Thomas Street The student favourite currently operating on Dame and Nassau Streets is coming to our own Thomas Street.   KC Peaches are seeking planning permission to develop 33, 34-35 Thomas Street and turn it into a new cafe and restaurant. A lot of work is needed to turn... 

The Final Curtain Call for the Tivoli Theatre

The Final Curtain Call for the Tivoli Theatre After almost 85 years on Francis Street the Tivoli Theatre is set to close its doors. The famous venue will be replaced by a 206 bedroom aparthotel operated by Staycity, as well as restaurants, a gym, shops and a cultural theatre and performance arts venue. Opened... 

Fountain Resource Group Senior Christmas Bash!

Fountain Resource Group Senior Christmas Bash! This year’s Christmas bash took place in St James Parochial Hall.  The senior citizens were treated to a traditional dinner of Roast beef with all the trimmings, followed by home made trifle and Christmas pudding. Afterwards they was live singing... 

Merry Christmas From the FRG!

Christmas In Dublin! Happy Christmas from everybody at the FRG!                    Read More »

Fill A Luas Event

Fill A Luas Event ICHH ran a event today to collect gifts for homeless adults and children today at Connolly Luas platform.It is the 4th annual Fill a Luas event and has been expanded to a week long this year.People wishing to donate can find the details at the below link. https://www.ichh.ie/ichh-fill-a-luas-event/              Read More »

Help! The Homeless

Help! The homeless. Vicar Street looks set to host Paul McCartney’s first Irish Show in nearly a decade. The purpose of the gig will be to raise money for homeless people in Dublin. Tickets will not be available to purchase in a conventional manner with guests instead asked to give a donation, with... 

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View In this article, Tony Kennedy asks a number of small businesses, residents and community activists their views of anti social behaviour in the James/Thomas Street area In recent months the area from Basin Street down to Oliver Bond has become blighted... 

Fire in Bridgefoot Street

Fire in Bridgefoot Street A large warehouse beside the old Mendacity building at the bottom of Bridgefoot St was on fire this morning. The fire appeared to be quite extensive as the roof of the warehouse was completely destroyed and there seemed to be serious structural damage caused. There did not... 

St. Teresa’s Garden Regeneration

St. Teresa’s Gardens was earmarked for regeneration in 2010 and in 2015, Dublin CIty Council announced that the project would go ahead. With the addition of the former John Player and Bailey Gibson sites, it gave the council much needed space for housing in the Dublin 8 area. Demolition work on... 

Development Plans for St Michael’s Estate

Development Plans for St Michael’s Estate It is looking increasingly likely that the St. Patricks Athletic football club will not succeed in their plans to develop a new 12,000 seat stadium and commercial quarter at the St. Michaels Estate site. Instead a public-private partnership has unveiled a... 

Developments in D8 – Homes Where Art Thou?

  Developments in D8 – Homes Where Art Thou?  Ross Murray examines the planning permissions for Dublin 8 period for the last 2 years and reveals the absence of residential builds in favour of Student Accommodation and Hotels Development projects in Dublin 8 over the next period will... 
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