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2016 National Census & Spring Street Count

2016 National Census & Spring Street Count The National Census took place on the 24th of April 2016. The Spring 2016 Street Count was done on rough sleeping on the night of the 24th and continued into the morning of the 25th of April 2016. Yesterday, the 3rd of May, official figures were released... 

The Richmond Barracks

The Richmond Barracks was officially opened yesterday. There was a host of important figures there to mark the historical moment. The president’s wife, Sabina Coyne-Higgins, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhalaigh, and acting Tanaiste, Joan Burton were among the guests. The Barracks is one of the... 

Fatima Rocks

Fatima Rocks On Sunday 15th of May 2016, at the F2 Centre on Ruben Street, Fatima, something new and exciting will be take placing. Fatima Rocks, a music festival by up and coming Irish rock, rap and pop acts. Kicking off at 1.30 pm with a line up that includes, Conor Hamilton, and the group he leads... 

Children’s Hospital Gets All Clear!

Children’s Hospital Gets All Clear! The New National Children’s Hospital at St James’s Hospital will finally go ahead after planning permission was granted by An Bord Pleanala. The hospital is expected to open in 2020 with 2,300 jobs expected to be generated during the construction phase. On... 

NCAD Fashion Show 2016

The National College of Art and Design is hosting the NCAD Fashion Show 2016 on the 10th of May, in the underground carpark of The Westbury. Thirty-two graduating fashion design students are putting a fashion show together, sponsored by Brown Thomas, The Westbury and Doyle Collection Hotel. Each designer... 

Solas Project Presents “Digital Junkies”

Solas Project Presents  “Digital Junkies” We live in a digital era that is growing and taking over the world of business, economics and education.  Therefore it is preferable that we learn how to use these technologies from an early age. Many young people will eventually enter into careers... 

A New Deal on Irish Water, but does it go far enough?

A New deal on Irish Water, but does it go far enough? The country’s two largest parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have come to an agreement concerning the future of the much maligned utility, Irish Water. Both sides were optimistic that a deal can be brokered before the weekend. This latest development... 

The New College Green

Before the proposed changes The New College Green Dublin – Dublin City Centre  is known for its high traffic congestion levels and it is predicted that by the year 2023 morning journeys into the inner city will have risen with an additional 42,000 motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. College... 

Grand Benefit Night

  In Memory of Craig “Wazza” Hanlon Friday 29th of April 2016 in the Transport Club, Crumlin Doors Open 8pm- Show starts at 9pm SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE NIGHT Mr Tommy Carey (Ireland’s Gene Pitney) Joe McCabe, Dean Forrester & Mr Hollywood More Special Guests on the Night Raffle on... 

Blessing of Irish Heroes Graves in St James’ Graveyard

Blessing of Irish Heroes Graves in St James’ Graveyard Monday the 25th of April will see a special service for the memory of Lieutenant George Fullerton of the Irish Citizen Army and his wife, Elizabeth Fullerton who served in Cumman na mBan both lived at 52 Bow Lane west, James’s Street. George... 

Seven New Companies Join The Digital Hub

Seven New Companies Join The Digital Hub Four international and three indigenous Irish companies have joined the Hub this year, 2016. The seven new digital businesses will be taking up their position with the other 94 companies based at the The Digital Hub. The seven new companies have 23 people working... 

#MindYourSelfie Day

#MindYourSelfie Day The Walk In My Shoes’ Campaign #MindYourSelfie was launched on Friday the 8th of April. Thirty of Ireland’s A-List bloggers and celebrities were posting their selfies at the St. Patrick’s University Hospital’s #MindYourSelfie launch. Everyone loves a good old selfie,... 

The New Kilmainham Gaol Visitor Centre

Last Wednesday, the new Kilmainham Gaol Museum Visitor Centre officially opened after months of restoration and revamping. The President, Michael D. Higgins, was there to welcome the new Museum as one of the ‘Permanent Reminders’ to mark the centenary of 1916. A special Reception for the surviving... 

Pearse Lyons Distillery To Open In Spring 2017

In December 2013 the Lyons family purchased St. James’ Church. The historic St. James’ Church will become the Pearse Lyons Distillery which is to open its doors in Spring 2017. Deidre Lyons, co-founder of Alltech and wife of Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, are renovating... 

“Rising In The Union” Launch Huge Success!

After several months of work and a year of research, Fountain Resource Group’s “Rising In The Union”, an exhibition exploring the events of the 1916 Rising in the Dublin 8 area, as well as the fallout of the events on a national and international level was launched with a great aplomb! The... 

Tourism Still On The Rise

Tourism Still On The Rise The number of overseas visits to Ireland is still on the rise. Since December 2015 there has been a 17.1% increase in tourism. Last year was a record year for Irish Tourism, with 3,046,500 visitors from the UK, Europe, North America and other areas visiting Ireland during the... 

RISING IN THE UNION! LAUNCHES TONIGHT!

RISING IN THE UNION!  LAUNCHES TONIGHT! Our Exhibition with its own professionally made movie, detailed narrative of events local, national and international relating to the Rising, guns, uniforms, flags, the original Chalice and Ciborium used by the 1916 leaders before their execution, and the original... 

Kilmainham Gaol To Host “Signatories”

In April Signatories, a theatrical play about the seven signatories who signed the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916, will be presented in a promenade production in Kilmainham Gaol. Signatories will be running from the 22nd of April to the 5th of May and will be performed at Kilmainham Gaol... 

St Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dublin

St Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dublin The St Patrick’s day festival was launched in 1995.  It is a four-day event starting on March 17th and ending on March 20th. The government’s main purpose of the festival is so that we, as a nation are proud of our Irish heritage.  The celebration... 

Today’s Daffodil Day!

Today’s Daffodil Day! Today, Friday the 11th of March, is Daffodil Day. This year the Irish Cancer Society will be celebrating its 29th Daffodil Day in Ireland. Thousands of volunteers will take to the streets tomorrow to collect donations for people who are living with cancer. The volunteers... 
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