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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... 

Dublin’s International Day for Biodiversity

Dublin’s International Day for Biodiversity If humanity is to survive in a world that is safe and able to care for future generations we have to consider biological diversity as an important step towards this goal. The UN has asked the people of the world to focus on biodiversity this year and to... 

Flannigan’s Field Community Gardening Fete

Flannigan’s Field Community Gardening Fete Over the June bank holiday, Flannigan’s Field opened its gates to the Fatima community. The popular community garden drew in a large crowd despite the weather turning nasty throughout the day. It all kicked off just past 2 pm, where, outside one... 

Report Reveals €1.3 Billion Generated Yearly By UCD

Report Reveals €1.3 Billion Generated Yearly By UCD   The Delivering Impact: Economic Cultural and Social Impact of University College Dublin Report was launched on the 26th of May, 2015, at Government Buildings last Tuesday. There to present the new report was Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President... 

Local GAA Club Seems Unbeatable

Local GAA Club Seems Unbeatable In a spectacular two-day tournament, Liffey Gaels Under 14 Gaelic football team beat all-comers to win their Dublin Division Title. Our local heroes began the first day playing in a three games league format. The first game set the tone as they beat Na Fianna by double... 

Smoke Free Campus at Local Hospital

Smoking is a harmful and dangerous drug, filled with chemicals that will eventually damage the body, if inhaled continuously. When this happens, you will inevitably be forced to pay your doctor a visit and, in severe cases, for instance in the case of lung cancer being diagnosed or emphysema taking... 

50 Welfare Cheats Are Reported In Ireland Daily

A new study has revealed that fifty social welfare cheats occur in Ireland every day. A report from January 2015 until mid April 2015 has revealed that 5,233 tip offs were made to the Department of Social Protection in relation to fraudulent claims being made by members of the public. There were 21,000... 

New Waste Plan for Eastern-Midlands Region

As consumers we end up with a lot of household waste in the form of packaging, leftover foods and general waste. Most of us try to recycle as much as we can in order to help a greener environment. However, it can be tedious and impossible at times to control one’s waste where bigger homes with larger... 

Oliver Bond’s Woolly Jumpers!

An appeal is to be launched to find the owner of a sheep found wondering in Oliver Bond flats. A routine Garda  patrol spotted the animal being chased by a group of children in the flat complex on Wednesday night. The officers loaded the sheep into a Patrol car and transported her to Kevin Street station... 

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

On the 17th of June the 20th International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards will be held in Dublin. On the 15th of April 10 novels from a list of 142 novels were short-listed for the finals. The first International IMPAC Award was launched by Dublin City Council on the 7th of April 1995. The initiative... 

Call to Increase School Meals Programme

A new study by Kellogg’s has revealed that children from lower income families are going to school hungry.  The study found that one in five families have had to cut back on food due to their lack of finances and this finding has been reinforced by over three quarters of primary school teachers who... 

In aid of Peter Collins Duffy

Peter is 18 months old. On the 7th April he was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a cancer tumour in the liver. He has had three sessions of chemotherapy so far. The family were told at the start that Peter would need six sessions before considering the operation in London. Peter has responded to the treatment... 

Choosing Older Motherhood

A study about first time mothers in the EU has revealed that Irish mother’s are, on average, older than other new mum’s in most of our neighbouring EU countries.  The study discovered that 13,040 first-time mums in Ireland were in their 30’s, ten percent higher than the EU average.  The study... 
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