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Children hospital applies to lessen planning restrictions for fire safety conditions.

  The Sunday Times reporter Justine McCarthy reported that the Board of the National Children’s Hospital has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanala seeking lesser coverage of water-sprinkler systems throughout the building and fire controls in the planned atrium. Dublin Council granted a fire... 

Phoenix Children’s Health

Dublin, Monday October 23rd 2017: An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and the Mayor of Fingal Mary McCamley joined teams from the Children’s Hospital Group and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board at Connolly Hospital today to mark two significant milestones... 

Bridgefoot Street Community Garden

In the desert of concrete that is Dublin City, the garden in Bridgefort Street is surely an oasis. Not only because of its verdant visage, but also because it has acted as a vehicle that can sustain a community. This reporter visited the garden today, spoke with those involved in maintaining it and... 

The St. Jame’s Gate Project

On the 4th of October, Diageo Ireland launched its ambitious plans to develop the Guinness brewery site at James St Gate. With such advances in brewing technology, most of the 12.6 acre site is no longer required for the process. Accordingly, Diageo have decided to use the available space to build a... 

First Look at Weaver Park

First Look at Weaver Park – Tony Kennedy and Photographer Stephen Davis takes a look at the new Cork Street Public Space, Weaver Park Whilst taking a walk down Cork Street a few days ago I noticed something different. Gone were much of the hording that scarred the street, and in its place, there... 

Dublin set for first supervised injecting centre

It is no secret that that Dublin’s inner city continues to have a serious problem with chronic heroin addiction and the issues that result from it. For example, last year Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with 473 overdose incidents in Dublin, almost all in the inner city. Furthermore, a recent hse report... 

Theatre Royal Dublin Remembered

Dublin City Council are sponsoring the return of the show that has featured photographs, archive footage and songs to transport you pack to the glorious day of Dublin’s finest theatre. The Programme will be narrated by Conor Doyle, Soprano Kathleen Noonan will sing along with baritone Gerry Noonan.... 

The National Tea Break is coming to town!

This National Tea Break is coming to town! Suicide or Survive are launching the National Teabreak campaign with their community partner. South West Inner City Network- Youth Activities Meath Street (SWICN) When: 24th August from 12.00 to 3.00 pm Where: The Green Door Market, Newmarket Square, Dublin... 

10 Percent of Dublin Bus Routes to be Privatised

10 Percent of Dublin Bus Routes to be Privatised – Gary Nolan reports on the Government’s plan to privatize Dublin bus routes British public transport provider, The Go-Ahead Group has been chosen by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to operate 24 routes in the outer Dublin area. The... 

New Children’s Hospital Art Project

Children and young people from Dublin 8 are taking part in an art project that will see a section of the hoarding erected around the new children’s hospital transformed to a design of their creation.A group from the Rialto Youth Project were the first local group to work on the hoarding, under the... 

Fountain’s Senior Citizens’ Havin a Ball

The Fountain Senior Citizens had their afternoon tea and dance yesterday in St James Parochial Hall. Delicious cake, tea and home cooked beef/ham sandwiches where available as well as a little wine for those who needed a little courage to get on the dance floor. Dean Forester sang old favourites like... 

Pearse Lyons’ Distillery Hosts Opening Night

Pearse and Deirdre Lyons held four opening nights the weekend of the 21st of July 2017. Guests were brought into the new museum (left of the former Church Of Ireland now Distillery) where they were treated to a 20 minute movie recanting the history of the Liberties and Lyons personal attachment to the... 

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... 

The Liberties Awards 2017

The inaugural Liberties Awards are to celebrate the diverse community in which we live and work. This years awards will focus on 4 categories and if successful we will expand these next year. The categories are as follows: Person of the Year, Charitable Organisation of the Year, New Businessof the Year,... 

Spirit Of Dublin Summer Craft Fair

On Saturday July the 8th, a host of Irelands most exciting artisan producers will once again return to The Teeling Whiskey Distillery for the ‘Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair’ . The event will run from 10am-5.30pm and is free of charge for all attendees. 36 of Ireland’s finest food... 

Liberties Festival Presents: A Night At The Opera!

Liberties Festival presents A Night at the Opera. This Years event will feature Opera in The Open & Special Guests performing In The Courtyard of St. Audoen’s Roman Catholic Church. Experience Your Favourite Opera Classics Amidst Dublin City’s Urban Soundscape. This spectacular and Unique... 

Fayre In The Square

The Launch of Fayre in the Square will be taking place on Tuesday the 27th June. The market promises to to offer lots of delicious foods from paella to sushi. The market takes place in the CEO square outside the main hospital concourse from 11am until 3pm. Everyone is welcome and St. Jame’s Hospital... 

Liberties Festival 2017

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. From modest beginnings in 1969 to snagging Festival of the year at the LAMA national community and council awards 2016. For many the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series... 

Bridgefoot Street Park Workshop

The Bridgefoot Street Park Workshop will be taking place on the 15th June at St Catherines Church, Thomas Street from 11am – 12.30pm or 6.30pm – 8.00pm. The Bridgefoot Park Community Campaign has been working since 2015 to build awareness of the Bridgefoot Street site as a neighborhood park... 

The Roe & Co. Distillery

If you’re ever in London and have an interest in modern art, the Tate Modern will be one of the first stops on your itinerary. The gallery is housed in the former Bankside power station, which was finally completed in 1963. It’s an imposing and overtly industrial structure that dominates the skyline.... 
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