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June Events

NCAD Graduate Exhibition The Graduate Exhibition is the centerpiece of NCAD’s exhibition season. This exhibition features this year’s graduates’ projects from across all disciplines.  LOCATIONS:            NCAD Campus: Design, Fine Art & Education                                      ... 

Dublin 8 Musician’s Album Soars On Online Charts

Thomas Brunkard, brother of our esteemed website manager Eoghan and native of Dublin 8 has recorded an album of instrumental tracks that has been recently climbing the online charts.  Thomas has hit number 1 in the instrumental online chart and this accolade cannot go unnoticed by this Dublin 8 record... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 31/05/14

Two stories of note in this week’s planning permission, firstly, the Dublin Whiskey Company is reapplying for permission, the details of their application for their new distillery on Mill Street are immediately below and do not necessitate further summary.  Secondly, it would appear the major development... 

Action for Suicide Prevention Dublin

With the very little summer we are having some of us take advantage of the sun when are given the limited opportunity. Last June Bank Holiday, the Saturday to be exact, I took the Luas into the city and joined the hundreds of people talking the full advantage of the sun. Some folk were heading for city’s... 

Dublin 8’s South West Side – The City’s New Bohemian Quarter

Bohemian, the term is used synonymously with risqué cultural expressions, avant-garde galleries and cafes, the undercurrent and perhaps reaction to, mainstream culture.  The term is seldom used derisively and often seen as a positive, to be Bohemian is to be daring!  The strict definition of the... 

Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador Programme

  Do you love The Liberties area? Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to share your knowledge of Dublin City Centre with visitors? One of Dublin’s most historic streets, Thomas Street is at the heart of the city’s heritage.  As part of The Dubline – Discovery Trail, we are looking... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 18/05/14

A rather large development for the Vicar Street venue on Thomas Street has applied for an extension of duration of permission. At the rear of Vicar Street’s music venue, a new 8 storey hotel is proposed.  The hotel developed will contain up to 194 bedrooms, a bar and restaurant and creative artist... 

Dublin 8 May Events

Improv Asylum’s Main Stage Show Improv Asylum is a comedy theatre featuring improvisation and sketch comedy (think Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!). We have performed more than 10,000 shows for well over 2 million people. Venue: Tivoli Theatre Dates: May 22nd, 2014, 20:00 From: 2014-05-22... 

Are you looking to start a qualified career in childcare or youth work?

By joining a C.E. Scheme you will be entitled to free FETEC training in childcare, youth work or basic social science modules.  In addition, the C.E. candidate will get 19.5 hours a week on the job experience, an additional €20 on their dole payment and reference after their term.  At this moment... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 12/05/14

This week’s Planning Decisions   AREA 2   COMMERCIAL:     Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2295/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Katarzyna Czarkowska Location Quadrant House, Chapelizod Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20 Proposal The development... 

Rosie Hackett Bridge to open next week!

The bridge connecting Marlbough Street and Hawkins Street was first proposed in 2009 to ease congestion on O’Connell Bridge just a few a metres away and to carry the new southbound LUAS track (connecting Red and Green lines). The project was then operating under the name “Marlborough Street Public... 

Liberties FC Leinster Football League Premier Champions!

  Liberties FC are the Leinster Football League Saturday Premier Division! Liberties FC 1 – 1 Sallynoggin   The bottom line is we got the point we needed to clinch the Leinster Football League Saturday Premier Division title in our first year! An incredible achievement by every single... 

Ringsend Community Concert Last Mayday

On May Day (Bank Holiday Monday), I was invited to attend a concert in Ringsend. The concert opened with the famous Dublin All Stars Marching Band and The Finglas Marching Band, who’s booming music could be heard all over the quays. They led a great parade through the streets starting at Ringsend... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 05/05/14

  No huge developments this week, except a residential complex was denied permission beside Mount Argus Church.  In other planning related news, however, is the moving of the Thomas Street Welfare Office to Cork Street.  We will keep you posted as we find out more from the DCC and also a thanks... 

Liberties FC Cup Final and League News

  As we approach the end of the season Liberties FC are in pole position to take both the Mitten Cup and the Leinster Saturday Premier League titles.  Tonight with a 6.30pm kick off, in the Phoenix Park, the Libbo’s will face off against the Dublin Devils.  Liberties FC just need a point to... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 22/04/14

The big news in this week’s planning permission is permission has been granted for a large residential development in Clancy Barracks. The residential units will be built in the existing barracks as it is a protected structure. The oldest of the barracks dates from the late 18th century and has been... 

Rubbish Left Uncollected and Illegal Dumping in Fatima

Local people living in the Pimm Street of the Dublin 8 area, have again expressed deep concern over bins been left on pavements and the failure of the refuse services to collect on time. It has been noticed that some private refuse collectors are leaving some of their bags till late in the evening,... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 21/04/14

Our apologies for the delay in posting last week’s planning updates, there were a number of technical issues that needed to be contended with but are now running smoothly. The big use in last week’s planning updates (sorry again!) was the regeneration of St Theresa Garden’s has entered an “Observations”... 

A new Community Garden in Fatima

There was a very light breeze blowing gently and the butterflies were dancing around the plants and the flowers. With the sun hitting the high teens and there I was sitting in a garden fit for a king, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a foreign land.  However, I was local, in Fatima to... 

Dublin’s Elected Mayor – Democracy On A Hairpin

The Green Party were the first of the main political parties (and I use that term loosely given their present circumstances) to propose the idea of a directly Elected Mayor for Dublin.  It is an idea that immediately caused controversy, governments, as a rule, are usually quite reluctant to devolve... 
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