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Domestic Violence and Male Victims

  Domestic Violence and Male Victims Male victims of domestic abuse are becoming more prevalent in Ireland.  Unfortunately, the statistics are probably inaccurate due to the fact that many men find it embarrassing to admit being abused by women.  They fear the authorities won’t believe them... 

Youth Project Art Work Brings Community Alive

  Youth Project Art Work Brings Community Alive So after 4 months of planning, thinking, working, shopping and discussions the work has begun on getting the mural onto the wall beside the playground, our Youth Project has been working very hard to recapture the wonderful community spirit of the... 

A Gift of Life

A Gift of Life On Thursday the 26th of March, the religious organisation, the Church of God, invited me to their blood drive. I have never donated blood myself and wasn’t really sure where the blood bank was located, although I have passed the building on several occasions. When I arrived in LaFayette... 

Daffodil Day 27th March 2015

Daffodil Day 27th March 2015 Today is National Daffodil Day and the Irish Cancer Society will be raising funds and collecting donations and selling Daffodil brooches and flowers for the Irish Cancer Society, to raise money for the various hospices around the country. There are nine inpatient hospices... 

MASS EVICTION COMES TO DUBLIN

MASS EVICTION COMES TO DUBLIN Just as night must follow day a city that cannot provide affordable housing for its citizens will see a rise in homelessness. It follows on from this that if the same city has buildings lying empty and those building can be made liveable, then inevitably people will move... 

Dublin’s Announced Gigs for 2015!

Dublin’s Announced Gigs for 2015! Date Act Venue Price 25/03/15 Rubber Bandit’s Musical – “Continental Fist Fight” The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre €18.00 08/04/15 Spies Whelan’s Bar €13.00 10/04/15 Olly Moors 3 Arena €39.05 11/04/15 Olly Moors 3 Arena €39.05 11/04/15 Damien... 

The Government’s Welfare Plan for Self Employed

  The Government’s Welfare Plan for Self Employed Why do have successive governments excluded the self employed from receiving the dole? This is a question I have often asked myself. Is it fair that some people readily avail of social welfare payments, while others have to prove their insufficient... 

Who Will Be Ireland’s Next Great Entrepreneur?

Who will be Ireland’s next big entrepreneur? In September 2014, the Student Enterprise Programme was launched by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, to get the ball rolling for this years’ Student Enterprise Awards National Final. More than 17 000 students from every county have been running their... 

The Spar Great Ireland Family Run

The Spar Great Ireland Family Run – A Day For The Whole Family The Spar Great Ireland Family Run will be taking place again on the 11th April 2015 in the Phoenix Park. There will also be a Mini event for the 3-8 year-olds and a Junior event for 9-15 year-olds. The 10k run through the Phoenix Park... 

Hospitals to Establish Penalty Point System for Hygiene

Hospitals to Establish Penalty Point System for Hygiene A new report has asked this very question and has found health services less than adequate. During February 2014 and January 2015 the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) inspected cleanliness and hand hygiene practices in 49 out of... 

Leo Pushes Urgent Appeal to Amended Misuse of Drugs Act

Leo Pushes Urgent Appeal to Amended Misuse of Drugs Act The Court of Appeal ruled on the 10th March 2015 that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 is to be amended, as the Act was found to be unconstitutional after a High Court judgement that was made in May 2014.  The High Court found that successive Governments... 

Time to Rehabilitate St Audoen’s Park?

Time to Rehabilitate St Audoen’s Park? St Audeon’s Park, situated next door to the historic church of the same name, off High Street, has come into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The historic grounds have, in recent years, become a hive of activity for drug users.  It is believed... 

Irish Water Spends €650,000 on Advertising

Irish Water Spends €650,000 on Advertising Irish Water is going to spend €650,000 on producing an advertising campaign persuading customers that clean water doesn’t simply fall from the sky. Rothco created the campaign and it will be advertised on television, the radio, the press, in the cinema... 

Exciting New Play “Ode to Marianne” in the Parochial Hall

Ode to Marianne Written & Produced by Elizabeth Tuffy A two part short play… a tale of two sisters, Marianne and Patricia… a tale of love, loss and grief… Hear Marianne’s story… a normal girl, on a normal day in the park…with a secret? …the day she went missing. And... 

St Patrick Looking After The Irish – Local Tourism Increases

St Patrick Looking After The Irish – Local Tourism Increases There were huge crowds gathering outside Guinness’s Storehouse today as the anticipation for the St Patrick’s Day Festival continues to grow.  Lines of tourists stretched down Robert’s Street to the top of Echlin Street waiting... 

Iveagh Markets Reopening Delayed Until 2018

Iveagh Markets reopening delayed until 2018 The Iveagh Markets are not going to reopen until the spring of 2018 according to a recent interview between the online paper “The Liberty” and developer Martin Keane (Viewable here).  Liberties native Keane, stated that he wants to have the €90 million... 

SIXY STUFF FROM LIBBOS BOYS IN BLUE

SIXY STUFF FROM LIBBOS BOYS IN BLUE LFL Saturday Premier Division Liberties FC 6-0 SDFA Despite several absentees the Libbos lads in their light blue kit put on a six star show last Saturday in the Phoenix ‘Wind bowl’ Park! This was no mean feat…although the Libbos were on a run of... 

Nurses were paid €75,000 in overtime last year

Nurses were paid €75,000 in overtime last year – Nurses were paid €75,000 in overtime last year – Gillian Kelly asks the question, are our nurses overworked?  A nurse was paid almost €140,000 after working overtime last year.  Nurses have to do overtime because of shortages in staff. ... 

Dole Numbers Are Dropping

Dole Numbers Are Dropping The number of people on the Live Register fell by almost 43,000 last year.  There are 355,124 people claiming the Dole now compared to 398,069 this time last year.  A report from the Central Statistics Office was sent to Jobs Minister Richard Bruton yesterday and he said... 

ALL NIGHT NCT TESTING

ALL NIGHT NCT TESTING 24 hour testing started this week in Dublin’s Northpoint test centre as part of response to a growing backlog in NCT bookings. This four nights a week service will be shared with Deans Grange test centre and is part of a number improvements to existing services that include... 
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