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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... 

Guinness Storehouse Victory

  Guinness Storehouse Victory The Guinness Storehouse which is situated here in our own wonderful Dublin 8 has been very busy recently fighting off some very stiff competition to become the Europe’s new tourist number one. It has already beaten some of the continent’s great hallmarks, the Eiffel... 

National Heritage Week 2015

National Heritage Week 2015 This month Ireland is celebrating its 20th (1995-2015) National Heritage Week. But the history that is being celebrated is much older than that! Indeed, especially when we think of historical monuments and heritage sites, like Newgrange, which dates back over 5,000 years... 

Path to the Centenary: Dublin History Festival

Path to the Centenary: Dublin History Festival This year Dublin will be celebrating its third annual Dublin Festival of History. There will be of course greater emphasis on 1916 Rising on the lead up to next year’s Centenary. With little more than seven months to go many artists, performers and history... 

Animal Magic at the Fountain!

Animal Magic at the Fountain! As part of our ongoing summer project for the junior youth clubs, which has seen our area’s youth go to Funtasia, plenty of farms, the zoo, regal homes, the cinema, and all sorts of wonderful places, the kids this week got these some uncommon animals up close! The... 

New Digital Repository of Ireland

The DRI (Digital Repository of Ireland), an online resource site for social and cultural data, was launched a little while ago. The NCAD (National College of Art and Design) is one of the organizations who have joined the repository adding two of their collections for display on the DRI website, the... 

A Step Closer To Having a Children’s Hospital

Planning application for new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital submitted today. The planning application for a new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital was submitted today. The hospital – which will act as a catalyst for a new Model of... 

Delay in TB inoculations for Our Babies

(Image Credit: Irish Independent) Delay in TB inoculations for Our Babies Increasingly under fire Health Minister, Leo Varadkar has announced that TB vaccinations might not be available until March 2016.  There are currently 18,000 babies waiting to be injected with the BCG inoculations due to problems... 

Construction on the ‘Missing Link’ Begins

The laying of the tracks for the last bit of the main Luas Cross City project commences today on O’Connell Street. This begins the rest of the €368 million project that will link the Luas Red and Green lines to the existing Luas lines. The lines will be able to add 10 million journeys per year... 

New calls to scrap Irish Water

Ministers were told yesterday by Eurostat, the EU statistical service, that Irish Water could cost us about €2.3 billion euro. David Duffy from ESRI said yesterday ‘for the taxpayer, this means that there is an extra €2.5 billion that will now have to be funded by the government. ‘‘Prior to... 

New Jobs in Dublin 8 Area

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, announced on the 27th July 2015, that PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL) is opening a new global decision-making hub for the Company in Kilmainham, Dublin 8. PAREXEL has plans to hire an additional 130 people over the next... 

New Driving Simulator

In June a new driving initiative was launched for service users of St. Patrick’s University Hospital. Senator Eamonn Coghlan launched the new Driving Simulator in Dublin, funded by the Walk In My Shoes campaign. “The idea for a driving simulator in a mental health hospital has to be acknowledged... 

New Chairperson For Libbos!

New Chairperson For Libbos! We Introduced the Liberties FC New Chairman MR PETER O’NEILL! Ladies and Gentlemen it is our pleasure to introduce, to fill the big shoes of outgoing chairman Paul Stanley, your new club chairman Mr Peter O’Neill! Peter has become club chairman having successfully... 
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