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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... 

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... 
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