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Dublin’s Housing Bubble

Dublin’s Housing Bubble In this article, Eoghan Brunkard discusses rising rents and property prices following the release of Daft.ie’s quarterly report.  The Government/Local Authorities approach to the problem are discussed as are alternatives.  Is Ireland and more Specifically Dublin... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 13/10/14 – 24/10/14

      D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 13/10/14 – 24/10/14 All the planning updates for the Dublin 8 area for the last two weeks    13/10/14 – 17/10/14   AREA 2   COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 3232/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Bernard... 

Halloween Events in Dublin

Halloween Events in Dublin – A quick run down of Dublin Halloween events for this most spooky of weekends. Castle Dracula Experience Behind Westwood Club, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3 353+ (0)1 851 2151 Please mention Family Fun when booking! Castle Dracula Experience The Castle Dracula Experience... 

Sanctuary Under Siege – St James’ Hospital

Sanctuary Under Siege – St James’ Hospital – Alan Finn  tells us his experience in St James’ Hospital & how he feels staff are coping with cuts, as well as the affect on patients  Recently, an unexpected illness saw me spirited away to St James’ Hospital, Dublin 8.  My... 

Liberties FC over 35s Just Fall Short in Top Table Clash!

Liberties FC over 35s Just Fall Short in Top Table Clash!   AFL OVER 35s SUNDAY DIVISION 2 CARNDONAGH FC 2-2 LIBERTIES FC The Over 35’s sure seem to be the team to watch at the moment as their games are full of twists, turns, incidents and drama and that’s just before the games!!! Sunday... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 29/09/14 – 10/10/14

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 29/09/14 – 10/41/14   There have been a number of important applications and decisions in the last two weeks of planning proposals. The old Crumlin swimming pool (incidentally where I learned to swim and spent many a happy time) has been closed for the last... 

Dublin 8- At the Tipping Point?

Dublin 8- At the Tipping Point? Back before the bottom fell out of the boom there were certain things that appeared certain. We were all rich, we were set to get richer and Temple Bar would gradually spread south past Christ Church and on up through Thomas and James street. And while the area could... 

Gerard Gavin – Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller

  Gerard Gavin Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller Last Saturday morning I woke to the news that someone had been knocked down and died just outside my front door. Being curious, I tried to find out who it was, but it took me a few days to find this out, which was very unusual for this area... 

A Garden Story – Fatima’s Geodesic Dome

A Garden Story – Fatima’s Geodesic Dome It was back in 2011 when the Rialto community group ‘ Back of the pipes’ first started talking about the empty field. It sat, unused at the end of Reuban Street and in its day had gone from being block E of Fatima Mansions to an empty rubble... 

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

Children from the Multi – Denominational school in Griffith Barracks  D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 15/09/14 – 19/09/14 IN this week’s planning applications, there are three proposals of note.  A new office block will be built on the site of 32 -36 Thomas Street (beside “Plus... 

Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof

Kieth Duffy’s Wife, Lisa, a fashion stylist, holding up a copy of the book Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof Last night I went to the official launch of “Tito’s Dead” by Dermott Hayes in Bruxelles on Harry Street.    I interviewed Dermott originally when the book... 

Liberties FC News

Liberties FC News LFL PREMIER LEAGUE TALLAGHT CITY 5-1 LIBERTIES FC It was a baptism of fire in the top division of the Leinster Football League today for the senior side as they came up against last season’s league champions!   It’s going to sound bias if we say it wasn’t as one sided... 

Residents up in arms with local wet house

Residents up in arms with local wet house  By Eoghan Brunkard & Gary Kelly  AT the inaugural meeting of what was to become St James’ Street’s residential committee, the rather controversial subject of Sundial House, the “Wet House” on the corner of James Street and Bow Lane became a... 

Last Orders – Goldenbridge Cemetery All But Closed

Last Orders – Goldenbridge Cemetery All But Closed The other week this correspondent was told (by Fran, a fellow-regular from the local), that the President of Dail Eireann from 1922-1932, W.T. Cosgrave was buried in Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore. He also informed your correspondent that when... 

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

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 01/09/14 – 12/09/14 Below are the planning proposals for the last two weeks, most notable are large scale apartment developments in Blackpitts.   AREA 2 01/09/14 – 07/09/14   COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 3322/14 Application... 

Liffey Gaels – GAA Bringing the community together!

Liffey Gaels – GAA Bringing the community together!   I’ve often heard the stories about towns in the country and how the GAA is the comer stone of the community and very often is responsible for holding the Community together, well I’ll tell you something for nothing they’re also... 

FRG Awarded A Donation from the HSS Credit Union

FRG Awarded A Donation from the HSS Credit Union The Health Services Staffs Credit Union, based on High Street each year, usually sponsors one particular charity, which they feel has done a lot to help the community. However this year they have decided to try help a number of charities and non profit... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 18/08/14 – 29/08/14

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 18/08/14 – 29/08/14 Not a huge amount of development news for the last two weeks.   Guinness has been granted permission to construct a new roasting building on their premises on Victoria Quay.   The long time planned development at the site of the rehearsal... 

Annual Fountain Resource Group Fun Day

Annual Fountain Resource Group Fun Day                                   The Basin Street Flat Complex football pitch played host to the Annual Fountain Resource Group Fun Day held by the FRG.  Children from as far as Oliver Bond and the surroundings areas came to Basin Street for... 

Footie Hero HUGHIE MORRISSEY Joins LIBERTIES FC!

Footie Hero HUGHIE MORRISSEY  Joins LIBERTIES FC! Liberties FC are proud and delighted tonight to announce that Hughie Morrissey has agreed to become manager of the Mens Senior Side for the season ahead as outgoing manager Keith Boylan moves ‘upstairs’ to a new role to develop the club... 
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