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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... 

Liberties FC News

Liberties FC News AFL OVER 35’s SENIOR DIVISION 2 OLV 2-4 LIBERTIES FC DDSL U17’S MAJOR DIVISION 3 VERONA BOYS 2-1 MARROWBONE LANE CELTIC FC There were 2 big games today for the club with the Under 17’s in a top of the table clash against unbeaten Verona Boys in Coolmine Park! 3... 

Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House

Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House  – The Royal Hospital Kilmainham holds Ireland’s 1st Shipping Container Home!  THOSE visiting the Royal Hospital (the Irish Museum of Modern Art) between the 27th and the... 

Building Dreams

Building Dreams – In this article, Dave Carr interviews one of the artists from a local studio space with a distinctive building off Thomas Street.  They discuss the importance of a building’s aesthetic in the creative process  This is the story of one building, the love of that building... 

Fr Mc Verry Trust Charity Christmas Concerts

FR Peter Mc Verry Trust Charity Concerts This Christmas Glenn Hansard, the lead singer of the Irish group “The Frames” will play two dates at the Vicar Street Venue here, in Dublin 8 this December. The dates are in aid of the Peter Mc Verry trust and the first date, Monday the 15th of December is... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 27/10/14 – 07/11/14

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 27/10/14 – 07/11/14 In this bi-monthly planning update, proposals include two major residential developments, a student accommodation complex, a science laboratory and a HSE Primary Care Centre.   In the Brickfield Lane/Cork Street, a large two site development... 

In Loving Memory of Sister John Teresita Barry

In Loving Memory of Sister John Teresita Barry  An incident this summer typifies Sister John Barry of the Sisters of Charity Order. One morning after mass at St James’s church, Sr John & Sr Teresa noticed a young man in the church who was looking a little bit lost. They enquired if he was alright,... 

King Con – Conor Hamiliton New EP out soon

King Con – Conor Hamiliton New EP out soon – Alan Finn talks about Conor Hamiliton’s new release  “Give it a go” out this December Conor Hamilton, the 16 year old singer songwriter from Pearse Street, Dublin City, has a lot going for him right now. He is about to be huge,... 
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