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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... 

Grand Canal Harbor Development Update

An update on the ongoing development in Grand Canal Harbor. Marlet have submitted new plans to Dublin City Council. In their new proposals the usage of the site is drastically altered. There will be no private residential units. Overall usage of the buildings will be divided between Student Accommodation... 

The Mendicity Institute. 200 Years in Dublin

The Mendicity Institute recently commemorated 200 years of its foundation in Dublin. For the vast majority of us (myself included) it was a garrison held by the rebels during easter week and our knowledge of what it actually is and does goes no further than that. The word mendicity is the same as mendicancy... 

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage – In this article, Tony discusses the local residential protests taking place in Kevin Street at the large scale hotel development, which residents argues is too close to their property A small group of residents in the Cathedral View houses in Kevin Street... 

James Street Post Office

Postmaster Darren Battersby of James Street post office announced Friday that, following talks with the management of Spar, it will remain open until July 18th. He told us that An Post are currently in the process of securing a new premises for the area and should have something in place by July. Good... 

Autism Charity “As I Am” to hold 5km Charity Race

Autism Charity “As I Am” to hold 5km Charity Race. Last year we brought the story of local Ballyfermot man Michael O’Flanagan and the journey he has been on since his little brother Gavin was diagnosed with Autism. We noted that rather than being overwhelmed with such news, Michael and his family... 

St Patrick’s Athletic Proposed Development

St Patrick’s Athletic Proposed Development Recently, this reporter covered a story regarding St. Patricks Athletic proposed development plan for the St.Michael’s estate in Inchicore. They want to see the development of a 12,000 seater stadium, along with an “urban quarter” that will contain... 

Grand Canal Biodiversity Clean-Up

Grand Canal Biodiversity Clean-Up ​Saturday 21st of April was Dublin Cleanup Action Day, an event bringing together a number of groups cleaning up the waterways in Dublin  Over 20 km of Canal was covered and over 4 tonnes of rubbish was removed. The Grand Canal Biodiversity and Clean-up Group were... 

Donnelly Center Development

Donnelly Center Development – More Student accommodation developments this time in Brickfield Lane The development will consist of the demolition of former industrial buildings on the site and construction of a mixed-use development comprising a student accommodation facility, public café and... 

Kilamainham Arts and Craft Fair This Saturday!

Reminder of the craft fair at Hilton Kilmainham Our lady’s hospice Harold’s X will also be collecting at this event so please come along and support us both. Saturday April 21st 10:30-5:30  Read More »

Inchicore Set for Major Investment as St. Pats Plan for 12,000 Seat Stadium

Inchicore Set For Major Investment As St. Patricks Athletic FC Plan For New 12,000 Seat Stadium In this article Tony Kennedy details the new stadium plans for Inchicore’s St Patrick Athletic Football Club In an ambitious move, St. Patrick’s Athletic want to develop a new “urban quarter”... 

Grand Canal Basin Development News

  Grand Canal Basin Development News by Christine Bond and Ross Murray – We take a look at the history and the recent major developments at the Grand Canal Basin, a site with much history and a future of major building work. Work is finally starting on the Canal Basin Harbour development... 

Messiah on the Street

Messiah on the Street – A free concert for those who love Handel’s Messiah, we take a look at some of the more interesting facts about the piece and its first performance in Dublin This Friday at 1 pm, people will be able to enjoy Handel’s Messiah for free on Fishamble Street to celebrate... 

Unexploded device found on Grand Canal Basin site

  Unexploded device found on Grand Canal Basin site Builders on the Grand Canal basin site in Dublin were evacuated earlier today when a vintage artillery shell was discovered during excavations. Gardai and Army bomb disposal experts were on scene and removed the device. More on this as details... 

St. James Gate Urban Redevelopment

St. James Gate Urban Redevelopment William Mc Kenna surmises the recent developments at Guinness’s Brewery  Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, announced last year they are seeking to develop 12.6 acres of area around their St. James Gate brewery in the Liberties into a new urban quarter.... 

Dean Street Viking Village Find

In what is now being called “The Coombe Excavation”, archaeologists in Dublin have found small Medieval settlement in Dean’s Street,  Dublin 8. The site, which is owned by the Hodson-Bay Hotel group (which plans to open a hotel there in 2019), contains a variety of domestic and industrial artifacts... 

Bridgefoot Street Garden Places Second in “Grow It Yourself” Contest

Bridgefoot Street Garden Places Second in the Today Show’s “Grow It Yourself” Contest- Win €2000. After years of careful planning and preparation, it seems the Bridgefoot Street Garden is starting to get the recognition that it deserves. As it envisions to be a permanent and integral feature... 

A Tribute to Dr Lyons

The Fountain Resource Group would like to pay tribute Dr Pearse Lyons who passed away due an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73 years young. Dr Lyons was founder of the American company Alltech though originally born in county Louth he had strong family... 

St Catherines Sport Centre Became Make Shift Emergency Shelter

St Catherine’s Sports Centre on Marrowbone Lane was an Extreme Cold Weather Emergency Shelter during the recent emergency. The work was coordinated by the Peter McVerry Trust. They were providing shelter to up to 81 people on Tuesday the 27th February. CEO of the Trust Pat Doyle was on the Sean O’Rourke... 

Street traders of Thomas Street

A regular feature of life on Thomas street are the stalls which are dotted along the road up to St. Catherine’s Church. I managed to sit down for a cup of tea with Kathleen and have a chat about trading on the street. Their day starts at 6 am. The stall is set up and running by 9 am and trading... 
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