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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... 

Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Update

Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Update Work has begun on the regeneration project in Dolphin’s Barn flat complex. Over the last 2 weeks flats have been cleared of their fittings. On the week starting the 1st of December 3 balconies were taken down safely using two diggers. The block, which back’s... 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The Fountain Resource Group would like to cordially invite you to our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony presided over by the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh at 4.30pm at the Fountain Youth Project on Basin Street,  tomorrow, Tuesday 8/12/15. The... 

Stop Climate Chaos March

Stop Climate Chaos March On Sunday the 29th of November 2015 the Stop Climate Chaos March took place in Dublin. Protesters came together at the Custom House to unite against Climate Change. Their goal was to urge the 150 politicians who will be meeting in Paris from the 30th of November to the 11th... 

Oral Hearing For Children’s Hospital Commences

One Step Closer’ to a new children’s hospital as Oral Hearing Commences Supporters for new children’s hospital welcome commencement of An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing Process today Press Release: Monday 30th November 2015: An Bord Pleanála (ABP) today began an Oral Hearing into the planning application... 

Fountain Scores Big At Community Awards

Fountain Scores Big At Community Awards The Fountain Resource Group was well represented at this year’s SWICN Youth & Community Achievement Awards.  The award ceremony was presided over by Sybil Mulcahy of TV 3’s Morning Show and RTE’s Robert Carley. The aim of the event is to... 

Lovely Night At The New Open Gate Brewery

  Lovely Night At The New Open Gate Brewery Last night, the Open Gate Brewery had their second event to celebrate their opening of the gates to the public. The evening started off with starters, and Baby Gem and Blue Cheese Candied Walnuts, Silver Hill Duck Confit and Pickled Mackerel Fillets floating... 

Guinness Opens Experimental Brewery Visitors Centre

Guinness Opens Experimental Brewery Visitors Centre Guinness launched “The Open Gate Brewery” visitors centre at St James Gate today. The experimental brewery has been exploring different beers for almost over a hundred years now. It is the place where Guinness creates many different stouts... 

Teeling Whiskey Revival

Teeling Whiskey Revival Teeling Whiskey’s Distillery opened earlier this year since it was first founded by Walter Teeling in 1782. The Teeling’s has brought out a limited edition 15 Year Old Single Malt to celebrate their come back after 125 years. This limited edition Irish whiskey is called The... 

Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016

Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016 As the show states, “Winter is Coming” and for most of us it is the time of the year that we eat more to keep ourselves warm and our willingness to go for walks and get the exercise we need is sometimes something we end up neglecting. Keeping fit all... 

Report claims positive impact for new Hospital

  EY Report sets out a roadmap for ‘Harnessing the Potential’ from the new children’s hospital Dublin, November 10th, 2015; An independent report by EY (Ernst Young), published today, outlines opportunities that would be created for residents and businesses in Dublin 8 (and parts of Dublin... 

Digital Hub to Open Doors to Homeless

Digital Hub to Open Doors to Homeless The Digital hub is set to open its gates to the homeless. This coming winter, former industrial premises just off Thomas Street will be acting as a nightly refuge for as many as 100 rough sleepers. The empty building is being made available on a temporary basis to... 
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