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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... 

Digital Hub – Eight New Companies in First Quarter of 2015

Since the start of this year eight ambitious, expanding digital companies have joined The Digital Hub. The Digital Hub is based in the Liberties D8 area and is an enterprise cluster that caters for growing technology companies in Ireland.   Employing almost 650 people and with 89 established businesses... 

An In-spiring Distillery!

For years looking up at St James’ Church of Ireland left one feeling something was just not quite right.  Firstly, it was no longer used as a church or even commonly called St James’ Church but rather as ‘Lighting World’.  In fact, if you were to enquire of Saint James, you were likely to... 

National Walk To School Week

This week, Monday May 11th to Friday 15th is National Walk to School Week and children, parents and teachers will be doing their share for a greener environment. Green-Schools from across the country will take part in this activity to help support and promote a healthier and greener environment. Last... 

Mexico Comes to Blackpitts

Mexico is a federal republic at the most Southern point of North America.  It shares its borders on the north with the United States and on the south with Guatemala and Belize. It is one of the largest Latin American countries, the fifth biggest of the Americas, with a mostly Spanish speaking populous.... 

Vintage is back in Fashion at the Dublin Co-Op

Vintage is back in Fashion at the Dublin Co-Op   After reading several very well researched studies on how old our world is, I reached the conclusion that there are a lot of people who don’t seem to agree! Scientists and creationists all belief differently and on both sides has come up with their... 

Interview: Richmond Site Restoration Coordinator

Interview: Richmond Site Restoration Coordinator  We all know next year will be a very significant year for Ireland historically when the country celebrates the Centenary of Easter Rising. Two buildings dating back from what was Richmond Barracks, namely the gymnasium and surviving classroom (from... 

Plans for National Children’s Hospital Unveiled

Plans for National Children’s Hospital Unveiled The plans for the new National Children’s Hospital that will be built on the grounds of St. James’ Hospital have been unveiled.  Reactions have been overall positive with some describing the structure as ‘breathtaking’. It was proposed in 2012... 

Guinness Storehouse on Google Business View

Guinness Storehouse on Google Business View In January Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction, the Guinness Storehouse, opened its doors to a global virtual audience by joining Google Business View. Google has recently launched Google’s Business View and Guinness is one of Ireland’s... 

Student Enterprise Awards Chooses Champion

Student Enterprise Awards Chooses Champion On the 22nd April 2015, Ireland’s youngest entrepreneurs competed in the National Finals for the Students Enterprise Awards at Croke Park. There were 300 entrepreneurs present on the day from 74 different enterprises from around the State. Every year youths... 

Surviving Richmond Building to be Restored

Surviving Richmond Building to be Restored In Budget 2015, the Government announced an increased allocation of €212 million for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. ‘Funding will also be provided for a programme of commemoration projects related to the social and political developments... 

Cork St Park Campaign Consultation Meeting

Cork St Park Campaign Consultation Meeting Below is a message from the great people over at the Cork St Park Campaign.  They have been fighting for a new park on Cork Street for some time now and are at the verge of great success with it. Dublin City Council are developing a new public park on the... 

Liberties FC News

  Liberties FC News BIRTHDAY BOY BARRY PUTS THE ICING ON THE CAKE – UNDERS HAVE DIVISION RUNNING SCARED!! AFL OVER 35’S DIVISION 2 Carndonagh 2 – 4 Liberties FC DDSL UNDER 17 MAJOR DIVISION 3 Knocklyon 3 – 16 Marrowbone Lane Celtic (Sixteen!!) It was another stunning performance... 

Spar Run – Who Got the Gold?

Spar Run – Who Got the Gold? Last Saturday was the day of the 2015 Great Ireland Spar Race with athletes coming from all over the world, amateur and professional alike, all gathering in the Phoenix Park for a day of running and enjoying the good sunny weather. For its part, the weather did hold up,... 

RIALTO RACIST GRAFFITI & NEW IRISH FAR RIGHT?

RIALTO RACIST GRAFFITI & NEW IRISH FAR RIGHT? Local residents have covered over racist graffiti daubed along hoardings at James walk Rialto.  The graffiti was several feet high and was painted at several points along the length of the hoardings. Similar graffiti appeared over the Easter weekend... 

New Development Will Accommodate 406 Students & Provide Elderly Housing

  New Development Will Accommodate 406 Students & Provide Elderly Housing Dublin is one of Irelands’ most popular student cities – the world renowned Trinity College had 16,729 students registered for 2013/2014 and of these students, 12,420 were undergraduates and 4,309 were postgraduates,... 
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