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Development Work in Dublin 8 Update

Development Work in Dublin 8 Update – In this article, Ross Murray updates us on the building work at Dean Street, Weaver Square Allotments, Newmarket Square, Teresa’s Gardens and the Donnelly Centre  Last year we ran a couple of articles on the development work being done on Cork Street.... 

Historic IAWS Building Redevelopment Nears Completion

Historic IAWS Building Redevelopment Nears Completion In this article, Stephen Davis briefly recounts the history of the iconic IAWS building on Thomas Street before delving into its current redevelopment  Redevelopment of the former Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (I.A.W.S) building nears completion.... 

KC Peaches is coming to Thomas Street

KC Peaches is coming to Thomas Street The student favourite currently operating on Dame and Nassau Streets is coming to our own Thomas Street.   KC Peaches are seeking planning permission to develop 33, 34-35 Thomas Street and turn it into a new cafe and restaurant. A lot of work is needed to turn... 

The Final Curtain Call for the Tivoli Theatre

The Final Curtain Call for the Tivoli Theatre After almost 85 years on Francis Street the Tivoli Theatre is set to close its doors. The famous venue will be replaced by a 206 bedroom aparthotel operated by Staycity, as well as restaurants, a gym, shops and a cultural theatre and performance arts venue. Opened... 

Fountain Resource Group Senior Christmas Bash!

Fountain Resource Group Senior Christmas Bash! This year’s Christmas bash took place in St James Parochial Hall.  The senior citizens were treated to a traditional dinner of Roast beef with all the trimmings, followed by home made trifle and Christmas pudding. Afterwards they was live singing... 

Merry Christmas From the FRG!

Christmas In Dublin! Happy Christmas from everybody at the FRG!                    Read More »

Fill A Luas Event

Fill A Luas Event ICHH ran a event today to collect gifts for homeless adults and children today at Connolly Luas platform.It is the 4th annual Fill a Luas event and has been expanded to a week long this year.People wishing to donate can find the details at the below link. https://www.ichh.ie/ichh-fill-a-luas-event/              Read More »

Help! The Homeless

Help! The homeless. Vicar Street looks set to host Paul McCartney’s first Irish Show in nearly a decade. The purpose of the gig will be to raise money for homeless people in Dublin. Tickets will not be available to purchase in a conventional manner with guests instead asked to give a donation, with... 

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View In this article, Tony Kennedy asks a number of small businesses, residents and community activists their views of anti social behaviour in the James/Thomas Street area In recent months the area from Basin Street down to Oliver Bond has become blighted... 

Fire in Bridgefoot Street

Fire in Bridgefoot Street A large warehouse beside the old Mendacity building at the bottom of Bridgefoot St was on fire this morning. The fire appeared to be quite extensive as the roof of the warehouse was completely destroyed and there seemed to be serious structural damage caused. There did not... 

St. Teresa’s Garden Regeneration

St. Teresa’s Gardens was earmarked for regeneration in 2010 and in 2015, Dublin CIty Council announced that the project would go ahead. With the addition of the former John Player and Bailey Gibson sites, it gave the council much needed space for housing in the Dublin 8 area. Demolition work on... 

Development Plans for St Michael’s Estate

Development Plans for St Michael’s Estate It is looking increasingly likely that the St. Patricks Athletic football club will not succeed in their plans to develop a new 12,000 seat stadium and commercial quarter at the St. Michaels Estate site. Instead a public-private partnership has unveiled a... 

Developments in D8 – Homes Where Art Thou?

  Developments in D8 – Homes Where Art Thou?  Ross Murray examines the planning permissions for Dublin 8 period for the last 2 years and reveals the absence of residential builds in favour of Student Accommodation and Hotels Development projects in Dublin 8 over the next period will... 

Grand Canal Harbor Development Update

An update on the ongoing development in Grand Canal Harbor. Marlet have submitted new plans to Dublin City Council. In their new proposals the usage of the site is drastically altered. There will be no private residential units. Overall usage of the buildings will be divided between Student Accommodation... 

The Mendicity Institute. 200 Years in Dublin

The Mendicity Institute recently commemorated 200 years of its foundation in Dublin. For the vast majority of us (myself included) it was a garrison held by the rebels during easter week and our knowledge of what it actually is and does goes no further than that. The word mendicity is the same as mendicancy... 

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage – In this article, Tony discusses the local residential protests taking place in Kevin Street at the large scale hotel development, which residents argues is too close to their property A small group of residents in the Cathedral View houses in Kevin Street... 

James Street Post Office

Postmaster Darren Battersby of James Street post office announced Friday that, following talks with the management of Spar, it will remain open until July 18th. He told us that An Post are currently in the process of securing a new premises for the area and should have something in place by July. Good... 

Autism Charity “As I Am” to hold 5km Charity Race

Autism Charity “As I Am” to hold 5km Charity Race. Last year we brought the story of local Ballyfermot man Michael O’Flanagan and the journey he has been on since his little brother Gavin was diagnosed with Autism. We noted that rather than being overwhelmed with such news, Michael and his family... 

St Patrick’s Athletic Proposed Development

St Patrick’s Athletic Proposed Development Recently, this reporter covered a story regarding St. Patricks Athletic proposed development plan for the St.Michael’s estate in Inchicore. They want to see the development of a 12,000 seater stadium, along with an “urban quarter” that will contain... 

Grand Canal Biodiversity Clean-Up

Grand Canal Biodiversity Clean-Up ​Saturday 21st of April was Dublin Cleanup Action Day, an event bringing together a number of groups cleaning up the waterways in Dublin  Over 20 km of Canal was covered and over 4 tonnes of rubbish was removed. The Grand Canal Biodiversity and Clean-up Group were... 
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