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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... 

Minimum wage rise of 50 cent per hour

The Finance Minister is going to increase the minimum wage of €8.65 per hour to €9.15 per hour. There is controversy about this between businesses and union leaders. IBEC said it would be better if the government invested in creating job opportunities rather than increasing low wages. Danny McCoy... 

The Importance of Community Radio

The Importance of Community Radio Community radio stations focus on local areas they are an opportunity to give the community a voice. Community Radio Station’ staff are usually volunteers, and they are nearly always not-for-profit organisations. Funding is mostly given through donations or would... 

Cheap Cigarettes and Smuggling

Image Credit: CompleteSavingsBlog.ie Cheap Cigarettes and Smuggling Cigarettes are being bought for just €4 for a packet of 20. The usual price for most brands is €10.  An investigator of the Criminal Assets Bureau has found that gangs made up of former republican paramilitaries are paying protection... 

The Results Are In, 43% Have Paid Irish Water

The Results Are In, 43% Have Paid Irish Water Despite criticism from the media, Irish Water have claimed that their payment rate of 43% as a “decent start”.  They are expected to collect about €271 million from domestic customers and €229 million from non-domestic customers this year.  The... 

Anthony Browne, A Hero Remembered

Anthony Browne, A Hero Remembered On Thursday 9th July 2015, Flanagan’s Field, the beautiful community garden in Fatima hosted a very special memorial day. Private Anthony Browne, who was a soldier in the Irish Army was born and reared in Fatima. He was part of a 33rd Battalion and was peace keeping... 

GoodBye Dublin 8, Hello Dublin 08!

GoodBye Dublin 8, Hello Dublin 08! The Department of Communications are launching new postal codes today.  These will be called an Eircode.  It has cost €27 million to set it up. They have set up a website, www.eircode.ie. Homeowners can expect a letter in the post in 2 weeks time explaining this... 

Committee Considers Portuguese Drug Model

Packie Kelly Committee Considers Portuguese Drug Model The Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Aodhán O Riordáin TD, addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committees on Health and Children and on Justice Defence and Equality at a meeting at Leinster House last week. He requested... 

James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics

Rainbow Garden Childrens Hospital James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics – In this expose, Dave Carr outlines the plans for the new hospital and how the locals are reacting For a long time now, the planned – for new children’s hospital had appeared to slip to the back of... 
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