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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... 

Kilmainham Gaol – A History & A Future

Kilmainham Gaol – A History & A Future As it was a beautiful day, last week I decided to make my way down to Kilmainham to see how far the latest work on both the Goal and Courthouse has progressed. I was greeted by a very friendly member of staff, a tour guide.  It was beginning to get late... 

Diageo’s Opening Brewery Bar to the Public!

Diageo’s Opening Brewery Bar to the Public! St. James’s Gate is where it all begins for the lovers of the greatest stout in the world. Diageo is world famous for developing new beers and other alcoholic beverages. Beer has to be worked on and experimented with before the right combination is made,... 

Liberties Festival 2015

Liberties Festival 2015   13th – 18th July The Liberties first festival was held in 1970 and it has continued every summer since. The festival features, arts programmes, film, dance, music, literature and much more. This year’s festival promises to be a fun filled event for all of the family! Programme... 

Changes to Lone Parents Allowance

Changes to Lone Parents Allowance Changes to the lone parents allowance are going to be implemented next Wednesday 8th July. Lone parents whose youngest child has reached 7 years old will have their payment stopped. These payment cuts could cost some families €87 a week. Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary... 

New Lord Mayor of Dublin Elected

New Lord Mayor of Dublin Elected Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh has been elected to serve as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Fifty-nine members of the city council voted, 41 votes went to Ní Dhálaigh, nine went to Jim O’Callaghan and Mannix Flynn received eight votes. There was one abstention.... 

Dublin Bay New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Dublin Bay New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Dublin bay has been recognised as a Biosphere reserve by the UNESCO.  Bull Island was first recognised as a reserve in 1981, and now the rest of Dublin Bay has been awarded one. Other worldwide UNESCO biospheres include the Skocjan Caves Park in Slovenia, Serra... 

Diageo Wins Gold

Diageo is a global leader when it comes to their leading brands of spirits, beers and wines. Their brands are sold across more than 180 countries. Popular brands include: Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys, J & B and Guinness. Since 1954 the Cannes Lions Festival has been celebrating... 

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend Today Fr Thomas “Tommy” Murphy celebrated his golden jubilee in St James’ Church in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Eamonn Walsh and past moderators and priests of the church (including, Fr Denis Laverty, Fr Ivan Tonge and Fr Jimmy Mc Partland). ... 

Paul Mc Garry Charity Cup for Baby Peter Duffy

PAUL MC GARRY MEMORIAL CHARITY CUP IN AID OF BABY PETER COLLINS DUFFY @ TRANSPORT CLUB CRUMLIN – JUST 1 WEEK TO GO!! It’s just gone 5 O’Clock and this time next week we’ll have just launched the Paul McGarry Cup 2015 kicking off the Men’s match representing Bakers versus... 

Every Penny Kounts – Children’s Hospital Charity

  Every Penny Kounts – Children’s Hospital Charity Jacqueline interviews Liam Duggan and Suzie Barrett about their charity Koins for Kids Last Sunday, I was taking a casual promenade down Henry Street when I heard someone calling me over. It was an old friend of mine, Liam Duggan, whom... 

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse The Kilmainham Courthouse, located on Inchicore Road as become part of the Kilmainham Gaol in a redevelopment that is sure to increase tourist footfall to the area.  As a Courthouse it was active from the period 1820 to 2008. In July 2008, it closed its doors and... 

We Close the Door On Another Part of Old Dublin

We Close the Door On Another Part of Old Dublin One of Dublin’s fair city’s finest and most iconic landmarks is gone. Clerys turned off its cash registers and closed its doors for the last time last Friday, and it is hard for me to say that without getting a little bit emotional as I have a collage... 
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