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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 An unpublished Government report is proposing a higher rate of PRSI for those earning...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... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 12/01/15 – 26/01/15

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 12/01/15 – 26/01/15   The news in this month’s planning applications. The Solid Rock Church of God has resubmitted for permission to build a religious community centre in Goldenbridge Industrial Park off Tyrconnell Road.  The plan will see the conversion... 

Jape at the Tower

Jape at the Tower – In this article, Alan Finn talks about Irish Electronica sensation Jape’s new album “The Chemical Sea”   Pressup.ie’s Danielle was gracious enough to invite me to Dublin’s indie electronica sensation, Jape, who were performing in Tower Records on Dawson... 

“As you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me”

(Image Credit: Christian Post) “As you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me” Christchurch has been picked as a location for the now famous “Jesus the homeless” sculpture.  The piece, which depicts a hooded figure lying on a park bench whose identity is only revealed by crucifixion... 

Ireland’s Emerging Talent – Taken, The Stoles & Travis Oak

  Ireland’s Emerging Talent – Taken, The Stoles & Travis Oak  Weekend Review – Dublin’s emerging pop scene     Last Saturday, on invitation of their manager, I ventured into the Sugar Club on Leeson Street to see new Dublin boy band, Taken. The band had recently played... 

Tree of Hope Ceremony in Pimlico Tomorrow

  Tree of Hope Ceremony in Pimlico Tomorrow Pimlico Green will be the location for the Tree of Hope Ceremony in memory of all those who lost their lives as a result of suicide.   The ceremony will start at 2 pm on Saturday 24th of January (tomorrow). The “Tree of Hope” strives to provide... 
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