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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”... 

Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland

Disireland are an organisation that specialises in community based horticulture, bee keeping, inner city green space renewal, they are a very interesting non-for profit with some huge ideas please read more here Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland Desireland, the producers of Spuds are hosting... 

The Bull Ring Market gets Revamped!

The Bull Ring Market gets Revamped! Building work on Meath Street is nearing completion and is set to turn what was once the old Bull ring, through a massive refurbishment, into a brand new market. The facade of the aged building is to get a total facelift and the whole ground level will include a market... 

Teelings Goes Green

Teelings Goes Green In June, the whiskey distillery opened its doors after months of renovating and building. Teeling’s Whiskey is the first distillery in Dublin to open its doors in over 125 years. The Teeling family first set up their small craft distillery the Liberties back in 1782 owned by... 

Designblok Showcase at Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Designblok Showcase at Teeling Whiskey Distillery An exhibition at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is now open to the public called the “Designblok Showcase”, an art collection to be showcased for two weeks. The selection of art pieces has been designed by Czech producers and manufacturers and inspired... 

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service The Fountain Resource Senior Citizens Group has reopened! The group met up at St James Parish hall last Thursday to trash out the coming season’s activities. The local crowd of about thirty expressed an interest in card games and “Card... 

Dublin 8’s Age Friendly City In Progress

Dublin 8’s Age Friendly City In Progress Life becomes more challenging once we get older, we physically stiffen up and become a little less mobile than we were in youth. For example, an outing to the shops can become a burdensome and difficult excursion. The Dublin City Age Friendly Strategy 2014-2019... 

Anything Goes Exhibition 2015

Anything Goes Exhibition 2015 It is that time of the year when St Patrick’s University Hospital (SPUH) has now opened entries for the “Anything Goes” Exhibition 2015 again. This will only be and exhibition and not a competition, so all the more reason to relax and get your piece of art to the... 

Culture Night 2015

Culture is a way of life, traditions people follow and their ethnicity in the society they live in. To understand the background of one’s country it is good to know its customs it has followed through the ages and where modern civilization has gone since the beginning of its origin. Friday the 18th... 

Walk In My Shoes Radio

Walk In My Shoes Radio St. Patrick’s University Hospital is located here in Dublin 8 on Bow Lane West and provides a service for those with mental health disorders. Walk In My shoes Radio was launched yesterday. It is Ireland’s only all-digital pop-up radio station and will aim at helping people... 

Flags for Dublin 8 Schools for 1916

Flags for Dublin 8 Schools for 1916 As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, 20 Primary Schools in the Dublin 8 area will be presented with the National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation in the coming months. Yesterday, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, for the launch of... 

Children’s Hospital Information Centre Launched

Children who attend the Cleft & Craniofacial Services both in Temple Street and the Orthodontic Unit on the St James’s campus joined Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group, to launch the new children’s hospital Information Centre on the South Circular Road, Dublin... 

Are School Uniforms Too Expensive?

Are School Uniforms Too Expensive? Many parents are struggling financially with the cost of school uniforms, especially if they have more than one child attending school.  The St Vincent De Paul made a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection in 2013.  The submission... 

Tourism Rise in Ireland – Good News for Dublin 8

Tourism Rise in Ireland – Good News for Dublin 8 Tourism in Ireland is on the rise which potentially means that next year will be a positive one for Dublin 8’s 1916 Rising Centenary Celebrations. The area will be hosting many activities for visitors and tourists with the 1916 commemorations... 

Five New Companies Join The Digital Hub Team

Five New Companies Join The Digital Hub Team The Digital Hub is located at the old ‘Grainstore’ of what was Roe’s Distillery, which is currently under refurbishment and is planned to open later this year. Based in the Liberties area, the 19th century building will add a further 10,650 square... 

Fountain Summer Projects’ Big Day Out Snaps

Fountain Summer Projects’ Big Day Out Snaps Took us a while to get them up but here our a collection of snaps from our youth project community days out in Marrowbone Lane and Basin Lane.   The kids had BBQ burgers, candy floss, face painting, a DJ set and three bouncy Castles.   Everyone had... 
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