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E – Cig Ban on Darts and Iarnrod Eireann Trains

Irish Rail has recently banned the use of Electric Cigarettes on trains and Dart services. The new ruling, which has already come into affect by Irish Rail and is only at the early stages. Posters have been put up in all Dart and train stations across Dublin & Ireland with details of the new policy. The... 

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

This week’s planning permission updates is reasonably quiet. Eight new houses are being constructed on the South Circular Road just coming into Rialto Village from the James’ Hospital end.     Diageo have applied to make storage alterations to their main brewery on Victoria Quay, to those following... 

Alan Finn Interviews New Pop Sensation Conor Hamilton (with Prize Giveaway)

Alan Finn talks to Conor Hamilton who is embarking on a hopefully successful pop career. Conor is known for his tracks “Lately”    and “Day Dreamer”, which is his new single coming out on iTunes this May 3rd!   We have prizes to give away after the interview so pay close heed to... 

Easter Events In Dublin

Battle of Clontarf Commemorations Viking Big Dig By Dublinia Medieval Exhibition When:              Saturday, 12th April  Sunday, 27th April Where:             Dublinia, Dublin 8 Overview         Children (ideal age 8-12) will experience what it was like to be an archaeologist... 

Local Residents Unhappy about Widening Paths outside Church

The road works that are being carried out on James’ Street/Thomas Street have recently caused some controversy among residents of the area.  Dublin City Council will be in the process of widening the path outside St James’ Church meaning that church goers will no longer be able use the parking... 

Cork Street Campaign Report published

The Cork Street Park Campaign has recently released its report following a meeting it held on the 20th of February in the Dublin Food Co-Op premises in Newmarket.  The meeting was a huge success and an excellent example of a well run community development project, as 80 people attended and each was... 

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

    This week’s planning updates for Dublin 8 are posted below.  The main story this week relates to the newly proposed Dublin Whiskey Company’s Distillery for Mill Street.  The Distillery completes a trifecta of new distilleries for the Dublin 8 area, the other two being O’Hara’s... 

Interview with Liberties FC’s Keith Boylan and Robbie O’Grady

              A new Liberties based football team was founded last year and has so far been leading the Saturday Premier League. We sat down with two founding members Keith Boylan and Robbie O’Grady, who gave us the low down on this quickly rising team. So firstly,... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Starting 24/03/14

   One large scale development this week for Kilmainham’s Bow Lane area. A six storey, 80 bedroom retirement home will be built on Irwin Street.  The site which is across from a large complex of apartments on one side and Murrays pub on the other, has gone unused for several years.   This... 

Increase in Road Deaths last year

                                          About 13 years ago, the RSA, (Road Safety Authority) launched a huge media campaign fronted by Gay Byrne and aimed at reducing deaths on our roads. This was a huge success and over the past decade deaths on our roads... 

The Green Door Market comes to Newmarket!

  In what is the beginning of a rejuvination of the Newmarket area, a new exciting food market is to start trading fresh farmers’ produce on April 3rd.  The more things change the more they stay the same, perhaps time is circular?  As all the fruit and veg farmer markets left our inner city... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 17/03/14

  This weeks planning decisions for Dublin 8,  no major grandbreaking developments.    AREA 2   COMMERCIAL: Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2378/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Fourcourt Promotions Location Unit 3, Long Mile Road Business Park, Long... 

Reel Youth Star makes Love/Hate Debut!

  Our very own Keith Fitzpatrick will be making his TV acting debut on the set of Love/Hate for its new season this autumn.  Keith was talent spotted by RTE after he starred in “First Impressions”, a Fountain Youth produced film last October (read more here).  The movie was shown in the Irish... 

Parking Problems in Fatima

Local residents living close to the Fatima Luas line have in recent times expressed a deep concern over intensive parking beside the Fatima Luas stop. Drivers are parking their cars from as early as 8am and leaving their car parked there all day as they go to work and return at 5pm to collect their... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 10/03/14

  Week Starting 10/03/14   My apologies, due to some delays last week we are a bit behind in our updates, below is last week’s planning permission applications.  Most notable among them is demolition of several buildings on St James’ Hospital campus, which I am assuming is the beginning... 

Operation Fiacala

On Wednesday 12th March 2014, An Garda Siochana launched “National Crime Prevention Day of Action for Burglaries”.  The day focused on practical tips for home owners and renters alike to make their homes more secure from intruders.  These include the following for your information: ·        ... 

Dublin Garden Festival 2014

This year’s Dublin’s Garden Festival will be held in one of Dublin’s most famous churches, Christ Church. The key part of the above sentence is the small word “in”, the church is to be transformed into what is described as “a stunning floral arcadia” with designs from the contemporary... 

What’s happening with St Theresa Gardens?

For the past few years, St Theresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 has been the topic of many a meeting between the local residents and the Dublin City Council. Last year, it was announced that the regeneration project, which was set up to help the residents will finally go ahead with plans to knock down a... 

The Love Bridge

Justine and Chellsey were in the process of putting up their friendship lock The Ha’penny Bridge is one of the most distinctive sights in Dublin. It opened in May of 1816, it was originally called “The Duke of Wellington Bridge” and in 2001, it was reported that up to 27,000 people used the bridge... 

Interview with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Campaign

The Cork Street Park Campaign held a meeting in the Co – Op in New Market Square   The Dublin City Council have agreed in principle to the conversion of a derelict site on Chambers Street and an opening fund €75 000.00 for the project (see Story here).  The Liberties has been in need of... 
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