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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... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 19/12/14 – 09/01/15

(The Bank of Ireland in Inchicore Village is to be converted into retail/residential units) Due to the Christmas Break, we have four weeks of planning proposals for your perusal this week. Don’t get too excited! Among the big submissions this time are the following: The Hueston South Quarter development... 

Iveagh Markets from Jurassic Park to Convent Garden?

  (Image Credit Irish Times)  Iveagh Markets from Jurassic Park to Convent Garden? In this article Eoghan Brunkard talks about the proposals for the rejuvenation of the Iveagh Markets The Iveagh Markets have long resembled a set from Jurassic Park, covered with weeds, plants and well, ivy (no... 

Happy Christmas and Have Happy New Year From The FRG!

We are now coming to the end of our 23rd year in existence and we have grown from strength to strength in spite of the many difficulties and cutbacks that we had to face. We now have 5 people full time working in the organisation and 66 people working a 19 and half hour week.  The commitment of all... 

Dig on Thomas St Reveals Tunnels from Old Distillery

  Dig on Thomas Street Reveals Tunnels from Old Distillery In this article, Dave Carr talks about a massive tunnel network revealed through construction work on Thomas Street. Before Stout…There was Whiskey!  Looking out of the window where I’m writing this piece on James Street it’s... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 24/11/14 – 12/12/14

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 24/11/14 – 12/12/14   Eoghan Brunkard takes us through the last three weeks of planning permissions.   Due to the Christmas Break and the rush of work that always entails, this planning permission article encloses the last three weeks.   First up, the student... 

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend   Rita Kelly A Life-long James’s Street Resident Dedicated worker with Franciscan Order on Merchant’s Quay     On Sunday afternoon at 4pm Margret Rita Kelly Delaney passed away. A true Dubliner, who... 

The Online Release of Our Fountain Youth’s New Movie!

  Well the wait is finally over, behold the official release of our Fountain Youth’s new Movie!   Titled the “Drill” the story recounts a young lad’s fear of the dentist, which causes him to have mental breakdown leaving him questioning what is real and what is imaginary.   The... 

Shauna Kenny – Another Dublin 8 Rising Star

Shauna Kenny – Another Dublin 8 Rising Star                                                           Living in the Dublin 8 all of her life, Shauna Kenny, who is just 15 years of age has a lot going for her right now. This young woman from Kevin Street supported Conor... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 10/11/14 – 21/11/14

Site of new proposed student accommodation on Cork Street D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 10/11/14 – 21/11/14  The Alltech Micro Distillery, which is hoping to develop on the St James’ Church of Ireland site has provided additional information to the DCC on its proposed plans.  The site... 
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