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Elbow To Play 2014 Gig In Kilmainham (Tickets from Thursday)

The UK rock group, Elbow, have announced that next year they will play at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, right here in Dublin 8. The gig is pencilled in for Wednesday June the 25th 2014, and tickets go on sale from Tickmaster.ie from this Thursday at 9am. They are priced at €49.50. The band are... 

Building The Archive: Three More Fountain News Issues Added!

Along with creating a relevant Newswire for the local Dublin 8 area, we want this website to become a repository of local information, so we are really glad to let you know that we have re-published three more issues of our Fountain News Digital newsletter over the past few days. Timeline of FRG Local... 

Mary Hayes Interview – Beech/Maple House Homeless Hostels

Hello my name is Alan Finn from the Fountain News and I’m joined with Mary Hayes, from Beech House, a mixed hostel for homeless people, and Maple house a male homeless hostel for over 18’s, over on the north of the city. Note from editor: This was originally published as part of our March 2011... 

Aengus O’Snodaigh Talks About Suicide Awareness

The Sinn Fein TD chats about his origins in politics and Sinn Fein, plus how suicide has affected himself and others around him – Quite a personal chat! IMAGE: Alan Finn (FRG) and Aengus O’Snodaigh (TD, Sinn Fein) at the Fountain Resource Group (FRG) hq on James’s Street in Dublin 8 –... 

Christmas Shopping @ The Liberty Market, Meath Street

Myself and Alan Finn took a trip down to the Liberty Market on Meath Street to see what kind of fare one of our local markets has on offer for local shoppers this Christmas. We were met by the general manager, Michael FitzGerald, and a pretty packed market! We were there from about 11am for an hour... 

Gallery: Remember, Remember, The Snow In December?

We are in the process of going through the old articles from the old Fountain News digital newsletter, and the plan is to add every single one of them to the Newswire on this site. We are about a third of the way through that, and in the process, revisiting some interesting local articles. One of the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 48, 2013

St. James’s Hospital have applied to implement large signs at both the James’s Street and Rialto entrances/exits. This is the first tangible visual sign locally of the impending new National Children’s Hospital, which is planned to be built on the St. James’s Hospital campus.... 

The Hub & Thomas Street News – December 2013 (Issue 4)

The 4th issue of The Hub & Thomas Street News, the final issue of 2013, is out now. Published this week by The Digital Hub, the December 2013 issue of the local newsletter contains some very interesting locally-focused stories indeed! Download/Read ISSUE 4 of THE HUB & THOMAS STREET NEWS (August... 

Global Civil Rights Icon Nelson Mandela Passes Away Aged 95

Following a term in intensive care, Nelson Mandela died last night in his Johannesburg home aged 95. The former prisoner of apartheid was suffering from a lung infection for a prolonged period before he died peacefully, president Jacob Zuma said. We’re not planning on covering global issues, but... 

St. James’s Hospital Is Leading The Way In Cancer Research!

St. James’s Hospital, here in Dublin 8, has been making the news today after it released a major report, the first of it’s kind to be undertaken in Ireland. The 10 Year Cancer Audit basically compiles data from a period of a decade, relating to patients who have been treated for various... 

Fountain Youth Create Baubles For Tree Of Rememberance

Some of the young people who are members of our Fountain Youth Project/Junior Youth Project, on Basin Street in Dublin 8, have created some very special decorative baubles to add to their Christmas Tree. The ‘Tree of Remembrance’ will be lit up on December the 16th in honour of the late... 

Gardai Launch ‘Child Rescue Ireland’ App For Missing Children

The Gardai have launched a smart phone app which alerts the public about missing children, and which also allows users to store photos and useful information relating to their own children, just incase they need to utilise photos/info for a future missing child alert. Pictured at the Launch of the App... 

Free Public Seminar Explaining Irish Planning System (Dec 06)

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) is holding a special event in the city centre tomorrow, which is aimed at explaining the planning process here in Ireland to the general public. The IPI hope to be able to ‘demystify’ the whole process for everyday folks, with the hope that we may walk... 

Hospital To Errect Signs To Inform Public Of Development

St. James’s Hospital have applied for planning permission to erect signs at the James’s Street entrance, and at the Rialto entrance near the rear of the hospital. These signs are to display information about the development of the planned National Children’s Hospital, and appear to... 

JOBS: Limited Youth Worker Places Available For Bridgefoot Street!

You may remember that we posted news about our brand new Youth Club on Bridgefoot Street, called Busy Bees, announcing that we were looking for Youth Workers to staff the new community service for Dublin 8 residents. We currently still have a limited number of places left for locals who wish to get... 

What’s Your Ideas For A New Public Park On Cork/Chamber Street?

I have campaigned with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Park campaign (who spearheaded this campaign) to have a wasteland site converted into a park. Due to public support, and the response this campaign garnered, and with many community groups being involved, the Dublin City Council (DCC) has agreed... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 47, 2013

Planning-wise, there is only one show in town this week! The big story is that the Teeling Whiskey Company have been granted permission to develop a new distillery in Newmarket, Dublin 8. We have been invited to an information meeting with the distillery, and we will be sure to report back with all... 

December/Christmas 2013 Events In Dublin For Parents & Kids

Loads of fab yuletide events on over December – Christmas story-telling, visiting Santa, making hand made Christmas gifts and artwork, carol singing, festivals, markets, fairs, pantos, puppet shows, movies, music. So there is plenty to keep your munchkins amused over the school holidays. Enjoy! UPDATED:... 

FRG.ie Monthly Website Statistics – November 2013

We broke all records again during November, with huge month-on-month increases. Visitor numbers were up by 37.3% and the average pages viewed (per visitor) was up by 19.7%, which, coupled together, led to a 64.1% increase in the total number of pages viewed. The average time spent on the site, by each... 

Complete List Of 2013 SWICN Youth & Community Awards Recipients

The South West Inner City Network (SWICN) hosted its annual community and youth awards last week at St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street. We here at the Fountain Resource Group (FRG) were honoured with a handful of our staff and volunteers receiving awards on the night. FRG’s Eoghan Brunkard... 
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