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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... 

The Closure of the CE Arts Squad

The Closure of the CE Arts Squad Arts in the city centre will soon be without one of its longstanding community endeavours with the news that the Liberty College based City Arts Squad CE project is to close at the end of June. Art Squad is a Community Employment Scheme involved with Community Art/Culture... 

Dublin Garden Festival 2015

Dublin Garden Festival 2015 Christ Church Cathedral is thrilled to announce that it is going to host another Dublin Garden Festival this year after the success of the previous year’s festival.  It will take place on Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 2015.   The flower arrangements will... 

Major Transport Changes Proposed For Dublin City

Major Transport Changes Proposed For Dublin City A Dublin City Centre Transport Study has proposed major changes for the city with a possible investment of €115 million forecasted. NTA might be ready to invest €150 million for public transport to help the city to continue to grow and function efficiently. “Dublin... 

James St CBS Helps Eastern European Charity!

James St CBS Helps Eastern European Charity! An Post worker and former student of CBS James’ Street, Paul O’ Neill returned home and spoke to students and teachers of CBS about his experiences bringing humanitarian aid to extremely vulnerable and needy orphanages in the Eastern block of... 

Lord Mayor’s Coach Goes On Display

Lord Mayor’s Coach Goes On Display This year, the Mansion House is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its deed of sale. The Mansion House belonged to landowner, merchant and developer, Joshua Dawson, who built the house in 1710 and sold it to the Dublin Corporation in 1715 for use as the residence... 

Guinness to Get Brazilian?

Guinness to Get Brazilian? A rumour has circulated from the Brazilian magazine “Veja” that the country’s richest man is eyeing up a buyout attempt of Diageo, parent company to Baileys and Guinness. In one of those few moments when both a reporter in Rio de Janeiro and in Basin Lane can both report... 

Taken Live

Taken Live It was December 2014 when I first came across Ireland’s answer to One Direction, this unassuming group of young Dubliners (one of whom a local lad) went by the name of Taken.  The group had endeared me to them by their good sense of social conscience and their willingness to come down... 

Our Coastlines Polluted With Waste

Our Coastlines Polluted With Waste Irish Water and Clean Coasts conducted a survey recently which has indicated that 3 in 10 adults have flushed sanitary items as well as condoms, plasters, plastic and medicine down the toilet.  About 90 percent of these people claimed to feel disgusted if they saw... 
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