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Smart D8 project

Smart D8 project – Dublin 8 to be become more technology integrated? Craig O Reilly has more… A new initiative for Dublin 8 is set to launch in January 2021. Smart D8 aims to improve health and well-being for the community by using technology to better target resources and improve services.... 

Senior Citizens Get A Festive Hamper!

Senior Citizens Get A Festive Hamper! Just under 50 Christmas hampers were gifted to members of our senior citizens service.  This has been an especially hard year on the elderly in our community, who have had to remain indoors more than they may have liked to avoid the dangers of the pandemic. The... 

Lord Iveagh Takes Back Control of Iveagh Markets

Lord Iveagh takes back control of Iveagh markets – Stephen Davis has this surprise development in the ongoing saga! In an unforeseen twist to the fate of the Iveagh Markets which has been derelict for decades, Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh and the Iveagh trustees invoked a... 

Plan for a St James Linear Park Published

New Masterplan for a St James to Suir Road linear park published – Craig discusses the new exciting plans for the Bulfin/Rialto/Hybrasil Park Ait Urbanism and Landscape artists have been appointed by Dublin Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services to perform an assessment of St James linier... 

New Lidl Store Is Giving Shoppers A Peek At Dublin History

New Lidl Store Is Giving Shoppers A Peek At Dublin History The middle aisle of Lidl can be a magical place, you only went in to buy some milk and you leave with a drumkit and a set of saucepans. We’ve gotten used to seeing some unusual stuff while shopping there, but how about the remains of an 11th... 

Dublin 8 Welcomes New Pubs

Dublin 8 Welcomes New Pubs – Craig O Reilly explores the opening of three new pub/restaurants in Kilmainham to Thomas Street Area – Murrays, John’s Bar and Bru House Kilmainham  As we navigate through these uncertain times, one thing we are seeing more, is that Dublin is changing.... 

We’re All Part of Jackie’s Army

We’re All Part of Jackie’s Army – Shane Adlum provides us a fitting tribute to Big Jack It’s hard to sum up what Jack Charlton meant to the people of Ireland. His decade in charge of the national team was incredibly successful, taking us to three major tournaments, and proved to be one... 

Staff at St Patrick’s Athletic Temporarily Laid Off

Players and Coaching Staff at St Patrick’s Athletic Temporarily Laid Off With the footballing world at a standstill it may not come as a big surprise, but St Patrick’s Athletic are the latest League of Ireland club to announce the temporary redundancy of players and coaching staff amid the ongoing... 

Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm

Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm Real Estate investment firm, Round Hill Capital, have bought a 368-bed student accommodation development in the Liberties area of Dublin 8. They have partnered up with NBK Capital, a Middle Eastern investment company, who will help fund... 

Inchicore to see Development as a Historical Military Quarter

  Inchicore to see Development as a Historical Military Quarter – In this detailed articled, Craig O Reilly outlines the new development plans for Kilmainham and Inchicore as both a tourist and recreational centre of the city A new report Commissioned by the Department of Housing, Planning... 

Peter McVerry Trust development New Street Dublin

Peter McVerry Trust development New Street Dublin. Funded through the capital assistance scheme under Rebuilding Ireland -the previous government’s housing plan. The project on New Street is in the process of redevelopment, to provide much-needed housing on a derelict brownfields site owned by... 

Chinese New Year Dublin Fruit and Veg Market

Chinese New Year Dublin Fruit and Veg Market- Stephen Davis was there to capture the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Market A few images from the Dublin Chinese New Year festival at the Dublin Fruit Market last weekend. The celebration of Chinese culture was a great... 

Dublin City Council Looking to Take Back Possession of The Iveagh Markets

Dublin City Council Looking to Take Back Possession of The Iveagh Markets – Shane Adlum reports on the DCC’s plan to take control of the beleaguered local icon  The long running saga of the redevelopment of The Iveagh Markets has taken another twist as Dublin City Council announce plans... 

New Boutique Hotel for Echlin Street

New Boutique Hotel for Echlin Street Boutique hotels are small, stylish hotels with a unique selling point and it looks like one is coming to Dublin 8. This 11-bedroom hotel will be located at 15 Echlin Street, at the rear of St. James Church. Unlike many of the new large hotels coming to the Dublin... 

Dublin chippers come together with charity Pieta House

Dublin chippers come together with suicide prevention charity Pieta House. On January 15th dozens of Irish Italian chippers across the capital will unite to help raise funds for Pieta House following the tragic death of Enrico Marsella last August. Enrico Marsella was a beloved member of the Irish... 

Christmas Village Dublin Castle

Christmas Village Dublin Castle From now until the 22nd of December the central courtyard of Dublin Castle will be turned into a winter wonderland. For the first time in its history, the castle will host a Victorian themed market complete with 30 traditional Swiss chalets featuring an array of decorative... 

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter Avalon House will not become 150-bed homeless shelter following local objections. The Peter McVerry Trust had planned on opening the homeless hostel at Avalon House on Aungier Street in January but followingobjections from residents, councillors and local... 

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project!

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project! – The management team of the Fountain Resource Group gets spoilt by the young people of the Fountain Youth Project The Fountain Youth Project’s management team was treated to a full three course Christmas Dinner by the young people of the... 

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin – Shane Adlum tells us about the new white water rafting centre heading for George’s Dock Plans have been unveiled for a brand new, state of the art white-water rafting attraction to be built on George’s dock in the... 

Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details

  Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details – The new development at the Guinness Enterprise Centre is detailed in this article 1 2  Read More »
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