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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... 

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign If we’re in luck and we have a summer this coming year and a last few pieces fall into place, the people of this city will be able to slip off their shoes and walk on the grass of what was once Chamber street flats on Cork Street. This is... 

Statement Regarding the Bonfire on Thursday Night

Statement Regarding the Bonfire on Thursday Night We at the Fountain Resource Group would like to share our dismay at the actions of some of the young people from the area who attacked fire services as they attempted to put out the bonfire on Thursday evening.   We would like to say that it was a... 

We Need Your 1916 Family Stories & Memorabilia

We Need Your 1916 Family Stories & Memorabilia The Fountain Resource Group needs your help for our local area’s 1916 Centenary Celebrations.  We hope to host an exhibition telling the story of the Easter Rising in our area.  Basically, we are looking for any folk story, account or materials... 

Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub

Four New Companies Join The Digital Hub The Digital Hub is now home to four new companies who has joined the nearly 90 other companies in the technology based cluster. This year only saw 13 other companies join the team at Digital Hub and The Grainstore has also opened its newly refurbished doors. The... 

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8 Irish water has returned to Dublin city 8 for the first time in half a year. Meter installers hit Altram Court in Inchicore on Thursday morning. The meter crew, Kelly’s contractors, appear to have completed much of their work, holes were dug and barriers erected, but... 

Budget 2015

Budget 2015 It’s been hailed by certain sections of the media as a giveaway budget, and it’s no coincidence that this ‘giveaway’ budget is the last one before the general election. The Fine Gael Labour coalition government say that it’s business as usual, keeping one eye on expenditure while... 

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are The Irish Government, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and MediaLab Europe were the bodies back in 1999 who came together to initiate the Digital Hub Project. This was to be put in place as part of the Local Area Plan (LAP) for the regeneration of... 

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past Though this news is somewhat late (I was caught napping), it should not go without some attention. The team at the High Road and Kilmainham Lane Residents Association have renovated the former side address to Kilmainham Mill.  The mill has a history going back several... 

Lots Happening At St Patrick’s University Hospital

Lots Happening At St Patrick’s University Hospital There was a lot happening at St Patrick’s University Hospital (SPUH) this past week. “Walk In My Shoes” Radio studio was built; ready for its first broadcast this week. For those who have not heard the exciting news yet, “Walk In My Shoes”... 
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