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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... 

Soulful May in Dublin

Dublin’s Merrion Square Park is one of the places where Dublin City Soul Festival will be celebrating the festival that ‘celebrates peace, unity and love’ between May 23rd and 24th. The Dublin City Soul Festival is a soul music festival that has been successively running during the Irish spring... 

NCAD to Host Summer School

University College Dublin (UCD) and Thomas Street’s National College of Art and Design (NCAD) will be hosting an international summer school this July as part of a project to develop the institutional relationship between NCAD and UCD. The ‘City Life’ summer school will explore issues that relate... 

Multi-Vitamins May Increase Health Risks

Scientists at the University of Colorado in the U.S have discovered that taking vitamins above the recommended daily allowance (RDA) may increase the risk of developing cancer.  The Food Safety Authority in Ireland (FSAI) wants to put regulations in place across the EU in order to prevent the spread... 

Domestic milk intake down by 3.9%

According to the latest March 2015 figures of the Central Statistics Office, domestic milk intake has gone down by 3.9%. Compared to March 2014’s domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers, an estimated 470.7 million litres was consumed compared to the March 2015 figure of 452.4 million... 

Stitch and Bitch at the Mansion House!

Next week two celebrations will be held in Dublin’s inner city, the Age & Opportunity Bealtaine Festival and Mansion House 300th Anniversary.  The Mansion House will be celebrating its 300th Anniversary since the deeds of sale was agreed on in 1715 and ladies from the south west of Dublin will... 

Descendants of Joshua Dawson Welcomed Back to Mansion House

The 300th Anniversary of Mansion House will be celebrated on the 18th May 2015. It will be 300 years since the day that the deed of sale was signed between Joshua Dawson and Dublin Corporation. The descendants of Joshua Dawson will be met by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, at the Mansion House,... 

New Tearooms For St. Patrick’s Park

This summer new tearooms will be opening at St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8 and will be operated by Busyfeet & Coco Café. The new tearooms are part of a Dublin City Council Parks Division initiative to add to the experience of visitors visiting the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Dublin... 

Minister Reaches Out to Ireland’s ‘Angels’

Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, has announced a campaign starting next month to persuade Irish nurses to come home to Ireland.  In recent years, many Irish nurses left the country to pursue a career in nursing due to a ban on recruitment.  However, with the ban now lifting, Minister Varadkar is eager... 
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