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Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 49, 2013

There is not too much planning activity this week in Dublin 8. An application has been made to turn a street-front office on Usher’s Quay into a residential unit. There are quite a few empty offices on that part of the Quays, so it is no surprise to see landlords changing their usage, particularly... 

What Do The ESB Want To Build On Fitzwilliam Street Lower?

You may wonder why we added the Dublin City Council (DCC) Public Notice yesterday? Well, after going through them for months, this is the first time that I have seen a public notice being publicised through the weekly planning updates section of the DCC website. So it is an unusual occurrence to see... 

How Are The Current Future Creators Getting On?

The Future Creators 2013 kicked off on 5th November with 24 bright and brilliant teenagers from the Liberties and surrounding areas of Dublin. This year the Future Creators group is split almost 50:50, boys to girls, which has really encouraged the project coordinators who are The Digital Hub and the... 

Gallery: Images Of Newly Refurbished St. Catherine’s Church

Here are a series of photos I took earlier today, of the interior of the newly refurbished St. Catherine’s Church on Meath Street. Whilst penning previous articles about the re-opening of the local church, I found it hard to locate images of the new interior online, so I decided to take some pics... 

Public Notice: Variation 16 Amendment, ESB HQ Fitzwilliam St.

Dated: 11th December 2013 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, AS AMENDED (SECTION 13) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 – 2012 NOTICE OF PROPOSED DRAFT VARIATION NO.16 OF THE DUBLIN CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2011 – 2017 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and... 

Top Tips For Your Mental Wellbeing This Christmas

This Christmas we have teamed up with some of the wonderful mental health advocacy organisations to present their Top Tips for your mental health this Christmas. If you need Mental Health advice, St. Patrick’s Support & Information Service is a telephone and email service staffed by experienced... 

Love/Hate Stars & Superquinn Support St. Patrick’s Hospital

Kilmainham Superquinn held a Christmas Evening at their Heuston South Quarter store last Friday, the 13th of December, and Alan Finn and I popped along to see what all the commotion was about! Ultimate Chocolate Biscuit Cake!Two Love/Hate stars – Stephen O’Brien and Aaron Heffernan –... 

Business Advice – What Form Should My Business Take?

Prefaced by Eoghan Brunkard, information via FETAC There are four main types of legal format an enterprise start up may take. These are a Sole Trader, a Partnership, a Limited Liability Company, and a Cooperative. There are a number of factors, which influence a person decision as to the format their... 

St. Catherine’s Church To Hold It’s First Service On Sunday

The reopening of St. Catherines Church has been getting a lot of mainstream media attention over the past few days, with the doors open for locals, and the media, to view the incredible restoration work that has taken place. The layers of paint that had built up over the decades were completely damaged... 

Conor Hamilton Interview – A Star In The Making

After selling out the Academy, on Abbey Street lower, here in our wonderful city of Dublin, Conor Hamilton has a lot to be thankful for. Aged only 15 he is already making a name for himself as a singer songwriter and he has a few video’s up on his YouTube channel. So how did this young man at the... 

Local Man Wins Photo Competition For Calender

A local man’s photo was chosen to be included on the 2014 Trident Holiday Homes calender. David Soanes, from right here in Dublin 8, is a photographer who has had exhibitions of his cityscapes in the likes of the Pearse Library on Pearse Street, the Central Library in Tallaght and the Ilac Centre... 

The Southside’s Only Remaining Motor Tax Office To Close

Clondalkin motor tax office is to close on December 24th 2013. The popular office which is directly across the road from the Mill Shopping Centre will not be re-opening after the Christmas holidays. Staff will not loose their jobs as they will be moved to various other posts across the Council. Since... 

Our Pre-School Kids Go See Santa @ Jervis Centre

Our Pre–School kids made the rather convenient trip (say nothing) to Jervis Street this year to see Santa Claus, and to demand that he cough up the goods this December 25th! It will be one of two appearances that Saint Nic will make to our playschool kids. The second will be next week on the Wee Tots... 

Join Us @ Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On Monday!

The ‘Tree of Remembrance’ will be lit up on December the 16th at 4.30pm in honour of the late Marion Mulligan RIP and Becky Mullins RIP, both former members of the board of Management of the Fountain Resource Group, who were instrumental in securing funding for our Fountain Youth Project... 

Treoir’s 12 Tips For Shared Parenting @ Christmas

This Christmas Treoir are publishing their 12 Tips For Shared Parenting at Christmas, one tip per day, with the fifth one coming out tomorrow. The first four tips are really practical, useful and clear. Well done to Treoir for providing this excellent guidance to those who are attempting to co-parent... 

Digital Hub-Based Company Wins Major Start-Up Award

Bull or Bear, a company that is based in The Digital Hub, has won the 2013 DIGITAL START-UP Eircom Golden Spider Award. Furthermore, one of it’s two current apps – it’s Bull or Bear League – was nominated within two other categories, USER EXPERIENCE and SPORTS. Based in the Digital... 

Our Youths Get To Grips With Football Zorbing

Over the last two weeks many of the young people in our Fountain Youth Project have enjoyed a session of Football Zorbing! This crazy game has been popular amongst our youths, and has benefited them in many ways, including fitness, decision making, teamwork and more. Here are some photos that we took... 

FRG DJs! – Fountain Youth Hold Their First Disco

The Fountain Youth Project held it’s first disco at the weekend, with three of the youth club members djing on the night! Jason Fitzpatrick, Gerard Fox and Craig Hanlon took part in our recent Djing And Music Production tuition, held at our Fountain Youth Project premises on Basin Street in Dublin... 

Candlelight Christmas Carol Service @ St Catherines (Dec 22)

There is to be a candlelight service on the Sunday before Christmas at St. Catherines Church, which is located on Thomas Street here in Dublin 8. The service will be held at 7pm on Sunday the 22nd of December at the church, which is at the Bridgefoot Street Junction on Thomas Street. And there will... 

2013 Future Creators Showcase @ Computer Clubhouse (Dec 18)

There is a very special event taking place next week at the Computer Clubhouse, which is run by The South West Inner City Network (SWICN), an umbrella organisation for groups such as ourselves in this part of the city. The SWICN Computer Clubhouse is to hold it’s annual showcase, which presents... 
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