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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,... 

House Prices are Rising in the Country

  House Prices are Rising in the Country Why are house prices continuing to rise in counties outside of Dublin? Economists have said that the rise was as a result of first-time buyers rushing to get into the property market before the New Year.  House prices are rising due to the new regulations,... 

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... 
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