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Help Homelessness Radiothon’ 2016

Help Homelessness Radiothon’ 2016 On the 17th and the 18th of February Radio NOVA 100 FM will host the ‘Help Homelessness Radiothon’ 2016 to help raise funds for youth homelessness in the Greater Dublin area. This year is the second year that Radio NOVA and Focus Ireland will join forces on air... 

NCAD Has Appointed a New Acting Director

NCAD Has Appointed a New Acting Director The National College of Art and Design welcomed Mr Bernard Hanratty as Acting Director of the College. He will be taking over from Professor Declan McGonagle. Prof McGonagle retired at the end of December 2015. Dr Gary Granville served as Interim Director for... 

Commuters out in the Cold Over LUAS Strike

Commuters out in the Cold Over LUAS Strike Passengers, who regularly use the LUAS, woke up on Thursday 11th of February to discover that the all LUAS operations throughout the city were on strike.  Several thousand people, who use the Red and Green LUAS lines where affected. The strike took affect... 

Whiskey Awards 2016

Whiskey Magazine’s Icons Whiskey Rest of the World Awards 2016 is a global award ceremony that celebrates and recognizes the best whiskey makers and distilleries in the world. It has been running for the last nine years and partners up with the Scottish and American Icons Whiskey Awards. The Teeling... 

Remembering Craig Waza Hanlon

A Plaque, Tree and Painting in memory of the beloved young man was unveiled  on Monday 9th of February at 4.30 pm at the green area behind the soccer pitch in Basin Lane. The Lord May of Dublin, Criona Na Dhaliagh was in attendance to assist in the unveiling with Craig’s brothers, Sean and... 

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Today, February 8th 2016 is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.  The monkey is intelligent, curious, witty, and sociable. It is the most fun loving out of all the Chinese star signs.  This is the 9th year of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) which is... 

Doodle 4 Google

Busy Bee’s Ella Fitzpatrick has been chosen as a finalist in this years Doodle4Google competition. You can vote for her here https://www.google.ie/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d1-15 from today until Valentines day. She was the only person to reach the finals from her whole school and deserves the... 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair This Saturday, the 6th February, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services will join the Walk In My Shoes charity organization to host the Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair. The Fair will take place in the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, in Cork and will start at 11am... 

Varadkar Launches Interim Report for Nursing Staff

Varadkar Launches Interim Report for Nursing Staff On Monday, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, launched a new radical €2 million pilot scheme at the The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. He was joined by Chief Nursing Officer Dr Siobhan O’Halloran to reveal the Interim Report and Recommendations... 

Calling Volunteers To Join Team Dublin Clean-up

Calling Volunteers To Join Team Dublin Clean-up On Easter Sunday the 26th March, there will be a huge joint clean-up day taking place around the whole of Dublin city. The big clean-up, called the “Team Dublin Clean-Up Initiative”, will involve 10,000 volunteers taking to the streets of Dublin... 

What We Call Love Exhibition

What We Call Love Exhibition The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting a major exhibition called ‘What We Call Love’ which is about how artist’s perception of love has developed over the 20th and 21st century.  The Artists look at significant changes in social culture during the 20’s,... 

Irish Water stats seen as ‘worthless’ by TD Paul Murphy

Irish Water stats seen as ‘worthless’ by TD Paul Murphy Controversial utility company Irish Water has claimed that 61% of households are now compliant in paying water charges compared to 55% at the end of the last billing cycle. The company has said that 928,000 people have paid some or all of their... 

Shrine Erected in Memory of Craig Hanlon

Shrine Erected in Memory of Craig Hanlon A shrine was erected yesterday in honour of Craig Hanlon, candles have been lit and people have begun to congregate to say prayers for Craig who was left clinically dead after an accident on Monday of this week.  A multitude of flowers and cards have been placed... 

Our Condolences

We at the Fountain Resource Group would like to share our sympathies with the parents, family and friends of Craig Hanlon over the tragedy which befell them last Monday evening. They all will be in our thoughts and prayers.  Read More »

Homeless in Dublin Winter Count 2015

Homeless in Dublin Winter Count 2015 On the 30th November 2015, 120 volunteers and staff from homeless services, took to the streets of Dublin to count those who are sleeping rough. The number have certainly gone down since 2014; it has been estimated that it has gone down by 54%. The official count... 

The New Dublin 8 #techmums

The New Dublin 8 #techmums Becoming a mother changes many things, including how you think of your career. After your first child, life changes drastically and woman are often left wondering about what they want to do for the rest of their lives. For mothers who have never gone on to further education... 

NCAD Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Access Programme

NCAD Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Access Programme Last Thursday, the 10th of December, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) celebrated the tenth anniversary of their Access Programme. The Access Programme has been hosting Access Days for the last ten years, inviting primary and secondary... 

IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!! FRG Lights Up The Trees

IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!! FRG Lights Up The Trees Despite the threat of rain and high winds, the annual Christmas tree lights were turned on, at the Fountain Resource Group’s Youth Project in Basin lane. There was plenty of singing with guest appearance from pop sensation, Dubliner, Conor Hamilton, and... 

Local Family Facing Homelessness

Local Family Facing Homelessness A young family with 2 children are facing becoming homeless victim.  The family are living in emergency accommodation Parnell Road in Dublin 12. The complex, which is called St Catherine’s’ gate has in the last couple of days become a meeting point for various housing... 

York Street Playground and Garden Opens

York Street Playground and Garden Opens A new playground and garden was has been opened in York Street Flat Complex. Yesterday, local children from York Street and St. Enda’s National School, Whitefrair Street, joined the Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh  and Professor Hannah McGee from the Royal... 
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