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Massive Investment for Dublin 8 over the next 4 years!

  Image credit paddys-wagon.blogspot.com   A recent article by the Irish Independent (viewable here) has uncovered that up to €890 million is to be invested in the Liberties region of the Dublin 8 area.  This money can be traced to a number of major developments that combined will see a large... 

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

Prosposed site of New Apartment Complex Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 03/03/14 The main noteworthy news of this week’s planning permission updates is the development of yet another large apartment complex in Old Kilmainham.  The proposal (which is still waiting approval) would... 

BIG Events in D8 this March!

Wild Geese Re-enactmentCollins Barracks this Saturday   Re-enactment: Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 Date From: 08/03/2014 Date To: 08/03/2014 Time: 10am-12pm Event Type: Historical Re-enactment Event Topic: History Audience: All Ages Venue: Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) Content:... 

That was a train…I’m sure of it!

New Dublin 8 Tourist attraction! If you are anything like me, as a resident of Dublin 8, you’ve probably being chasing a red train around Thomas Street.  Doubtlessly, many people will say they are not like me and put down my misfortune to a clumsy doctor upon my leaving the womb or think that I am... 

Free Pancakes in the Fountain Youth!

In keeping with this most solemn of times of year, the ancient and most revered festival of the Pancake, our youth workers and senior youth team doled out free pancakes for young and old alike.  At last count, they had served out 300 pancakes and they’re not even done!  Parents also got to enjoy... 

RADE to finish successful run of “A Hundred Years Ago” in Benefit for the Simon Community

  The RADE group (a rehabilitation organisation who focus on recovering from addiction through arts, drama and education) finish their centenary celebrations of the 1913 Lockout with one final performance of their excellent play “A Hundred Years Ago” in Liberty Hall theatre tomorrow night (04/03/14)... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 17/02/14

  Commercial Rowing Club has been granted permission for new gym   Some good news for the communities of Driminagh and Bluebell this week as planning permission has been submitted for two new all weather football pitches.  Keeping with the sports theme, the Commercial Rowing Club near Islandbridge... 

The “Restore the Dublin Georgian Mile” Campaign

The original Fitzwilliam facade A few months back, we ran an article on the new proposed development of ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street (viewable here) .  The original building caused massive controversy when it was first proposed in 1961.  Its development saw the end of the historic Georgian... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 10/02/14

Old Kilmainham Road (Image Credit to Panoramio) Below is this week’s planning permission update from Dublin City Council for the Dublin 8 area. Not a huge amount of news apart from a noteworty, large scale, part commercial/part residential development where the present day remnants of Des Donnelly... 

“Come Into My Garden” St Teresa’s Gardens Film to be released in time for Jameson Festival

Excellent news as a film containing the stories of many residents of the slowly dying St. Teresa’s Gardens estate (read more about it here) was premiered to great success at this year’s Jameson Film Festival.  Below is the press release for this exciting new film. ‘Come into the Gardens;... 

I.A.W.S Building is up for Sale

The historic Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (I.A.W.S) building at 151 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 is on the market after 117 years since its establishment as the I.A.W.S headquarters in 1897.  I.A.W.S was set up by co-op members to deal directly with the international commodity markets on behalf... 

Road Works in Rialto

Local residents living in the Rialto area have expressed alarm after they learned that road works, which have started in their area last November, may not be finished till April of this year. Local residents and local businesses are very worried about the impact this is causing. One man said while he... 

Photos From Santa’s Visit To Our Wee Tots Creche, Basin Street

Here are some belated images of Santa visiting our Creche on Basin Street here in Dublin 8! Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit our crèche and pre-school. The toddlers, wobblers and bambinos were all generally delighted to see Mr Claus, though some of the younger ones were a little untrusting!... 

James’s Street Post Office To Move To New Location

The post office that has served James Street since moving from its own built for purpose office five years ago is once again moving to a new location. The post office will move from its present location inside the Gala newsagents to the Spar facing St James Hospital near Ceannt Fort. This represents... 

The Value of Community Employment (CE Schemes)

Community Employment or C.E. as it is more commonly known is a Department of Social Protection (DSP) scheme that is designed to bring people who are aged 25 years or over and in receipt of a DSP payment for a year or more back into the labour market. Participants of C.E. schemes are primarily sponsored... 

Happy New Year From The FRG Newswire Team!

All of us here at the FRG Newswire have had a nice break over the Christmas holidays, and with new vigor, we are now ready to start reporting on local issues and events again. We would like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year! We hope 2014 is full of happy times, excitement, productivity... 

Happy Christmas from the Fountain Resource Group!

We would like to wish all our staff and all our readers a very Merry Christmas. We hope you have a wonderful festive period with your friends and family, and that Santy brings you all that you wish for! And after such a busy end of year, we would also like to thank everybody who has shown support for... 

Junior Youth’s Wish Us A Happy Christmas, via Digital Art!

Our Junior Youth’s, with a little bit of help from their art teacher, Patrick Fay, have drawn another bunch of expressive digital art drawings! For Christmas 2013, they have given us the usual mixture of greetings. From those who wanted to specifically wish their Dad’s a Happy Christmas,... 

Could A Liberties Museum Suit The Cork Street Park?

Preface: Just To be Clear, My Own Position On A Cork Street Park Due to the articles I’ve written about the potential Cork Street Park, I’ve received some interesting ideas, via email and Facebook, for the use of the space that’s available, and I plan on presenting some of them here... 

Dublin Food Cooperative on Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The CO-OP market in Newmarket Square, just off Cork Street here in Dublin 8, is a market one must visit. It’s the season of goodwill and a must for shopping! This market is run by volunteers, so therefore there are no big company behind it. It’s right in the middle of Dublin 8, and it sells... 
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