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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... 

The Rise of the Irish Craft Beer – Where Next?

The Rise of the Irish Craft Beer – Where Next? – Seamus Raftery discusses the rise of the Irish Craft Beer out of the Recession In their book “Slainte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider”, Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen called the ongoing craft beer revolution on... 

NEW POWERS TO SPEED UP HOUSE BUILDING

NEW POWERS TO SPEED UP HOUSE BUILDING Presently the supply of new housing in the Dublin area is not matching demand and this is serving to pump up house prices in the city.  It’s widely believed that developers/property speculators are deliberately slowing work on new estates so as to profit... 

Elderly patients been kept in hospital due to lack of funding

Elderly patients been kept in hospital due to lack of funding Half of elderly patients who are well enough to be discharged from hospital and need to convalesce in a nursing home have to stay in hospital due to a lack of funding.  Some of these patients are waiting for a bed to become free in the National... 

Higher PRSI for top earners proposed in Government report

Higher PRSI for top earners proposed in Government report A Government report said that increasing the employee rate of PRSI from 4 to 5 per cent for higher earners would affect 250,000 employees and yield €60 million. An unpublished Government report is proposing a higher rate of PRSI for those earning... 

WATER PROTEST HIT RIALTO AND LIBERTIES

WATER PROTEST HIT RIALTO AND LIBERTIES Dave Carr reports on the tense standoff between water protesters and Gardai In Rialto Early on Monday morning the residents of Rialto Street awoke to the rumble of trucks and heavy footfall. Somewhere in the region of 30 to 40 Gardai and as many water company employees... 

Focus on Homeless Children

Focus on Homeless Children – In this article, Gillian Kelly explains why Focus is more than ever concerned with the homeless children problem in our city Focus Ireland is concerned that homelessness is becoming more prevalent in children due to rent increases.  Recent figures show that over... 

Demolition of flats at St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 begins

Credit to the Tallaght Photographiy Society member – Ray Mallon Demolition of flats at St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 begins St Teresa’s Gardens, beside the Coombe Maternity Hospital is going to be demolished due to a €12.5 million Dublin City Council social housing regeneration scheme. ... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 02/02/15 – 06/02/15

  The planning permission updates for the period 02/02/15 – 06/02/15     COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2151/15 Application Type Permission Applicant Como Properties Co LTD Location 75-78 Cork Street, Dublin 8 Proposal Mixed use development... 

RENT RISES SLOW DOWN

                                                 RENT RISES SLOW DOWN   The rise in prices in the rental sector has slowed for the first time since 2009. The latest quarterly daft report has found that although rents have continued to rise nationally,... 

What’s Going On? Irish Gig Guide

What’s Going On?                                           By Alan Finn. It’s coming to the end of the winter folks. The daffodils are out, its nearly time for the clocks to go forward and there’s a smell of spring in the air! There’s lots to be... 

A New Way To Live

A New Way to Live In this article, Gillian Kelly outlines the Narcotics Anonymous process and its role in our society What is Narcotics Anonymous? Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women with drug dependency problems.  NA members are recovering addicts who regularly meet... 

A Living City – Living With What?

A Living City – Living with what?   In this article, Eoghan Brunkard discusses the “Living City Initiative”, its positives, its negatives.  Since 2012, the Government has proposed a tax incentivising scheme to rejuvenate some of the State’s city centres in the guise of the “Living... 

Homeless Children: Tom’s Story

Homeless Children: Tom’s Story – Our New Reporter Gillian Kelly relates the sad story of Tom, a 17 homeless boy who lives on our streets. In my own personal experience, I came across a young man huddled in a sleeping bag trying to keep warm at the Ha’penny Bridge one cold January morning. ... 

Weekend to ‘Fourget’ For Liberties Team

Weekend to ‘Fourget’ For Liberties Team LFL Major Division  Liberties FC 3-4 Tallaght City AFL Over 35’s 2nd Division Liberties FC 1-4 Carndonagh DDSL Under 17’s Major Division 3 Celbridge 1-2 Marrowbone Lane Celtic It has been a difficult weekend for Liberties FC on the pitch... 
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