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A Simple Guide To The Back To Work: Enterprise Allowance

The Back to Work: Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) is a special welfare payment that allows the recipient to earn any amount on a self employed venture while drawing their dole over a set period of time. You can qualify for BTWEA Scheme if you are… 1. Setting up as self-employed in a business that... 

Casadh: Dublin 8 Addiction Recovery Service Launches Website

The Newmarket-based substance misuse recovery centre, Casadh, has launched a brand new website. This is a website that I have been working hard on, for the past few months, and it has been launched yesterday. The launch date was set to coincide with the organisations’ film premiere in Liberty... 

2013 South West Inner City Network (SWICN) Community & Youth Awards

Last Thursday night, the South West Inner City Network (SWICN) hosted its annual community and youth awards. The event was held in the beautifully redecorated St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street. The award ceremony was conceived with Kevin Street Garda Siochana and funded by the Iris O’Brien... 

Lockout-Inspired Play, By RADE, Free To All This December

The organisation RADE, whose speciality is promoting recovery from drug abuse through performance in drama and entertainment, has this year decided to produce a play based on the Lock Out in honour of its centenary. People recovering from addiction have donned bonnets and caps to recapture the spirit... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 46, 2013

The only new commercial planning application in Dublin 8 this week is from the Emerald Waste Company, who would like to add a portable waste compactor to their Inchicore premises, at the Goldenbridge Industrial Estate. However, there were some notable decisions made, including permission to redevelop... 

Djing And Music Production @ Fountain Youth Project

With the assistance of The MY Project (Music for Youth), the Fountain Youth Project is collaborating with the Swan Youth Project in a programme to train our music mad young people in the proper use of DJ equipment. Under the supervision of Evan Kenny from The MY Project, young people from 15-21yrs are... 

A Series Of Poems, Wrote In Detox, That Helped To Change A Life!

We have been given a series of poems which are to be published on a weekly basis, that depict a former addicts journey out of heroin addiction. They contain some very interesting insights into a persons mentality whilst undergoing this process, so we just had to share them with you. Sean O’Seoigh,... 

2013 Dublin Space Invaders – Teams, Members and a Sneaky Peak!

The picture above depicts the 2013 Dublin Space Invaders winners alongside the head judges and the competition organisers: from left to right, Peter Geraghty the president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Dublin Space Invaders Winner Seamus Donohoe, Mary Crowley the president of the Irish... 

Unforeseen Consequences Of Banning Smoking On Hospital Grounds

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital here in Cork Street, Dublin 8, has brought in a change recently that put a stop to staff, patients, and visitors alike, when it come’s to smoking on hospital grounds. Smoking is a serious addiction and people who smoke do so because they are... 

Drug Prevention: Community Groups Coming Together!

On Friday coming, the 22nd of November 2013, we will be taking part in a gathering of local community groups from the area, which is aimed at creating better methods of drug addiction prevention, through dialogue between the groups, and through the sharing of ideas. The annual event is run by the South... 

Why Do Major Tech Brands Choose To Locate In The Digital Hub?

The Digital Hub campus is currently home to over 70 scaling digital companies, employing almost 900 people. Since The Digital Hub’s inception in 2003, 170 companies have chosen to locate their business in here. Well known brands such as Amazon, Lincor Solutions, 3V Transaction Services, Etsy, Distilled... 

Community Members To Be Remembered At Christmas Tree Lighting

This year’s FRG Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in memory of the late Marion Mulligan RIP, and Becky Mullins RIP. The event takes place as usual at our Basin Street home of the Wee Tots Creche, Junior Youth Service and Fountain Youth Project, on Monday 16th of December. We have decided... 

A Complete List Of Our Local TDs and Councillors (+ contact info)

Dublin South-Central TDs There are five TDs elected to serve the Dublin South-Central constituency in Dáil Éireann, our local constituency. In total there were 166 TDs elected to serve the entire country, from the 9th of March 2011 up until the 9th of March 2016, and this is the 31st Dáil. Catherine... 

2013 Cornmarket Christmas Tree Lighting Cermony (Dec 4)

The Dublin City Council (DCC) invites you to the switching on of the Christmas lights at Cornmarket, on Wednesday the 4th of December 2013 @ 6pm. Councillor Rebecca Moynihan (Labour, South West Inner City) will have the honour of turning the lights on, on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn.... 

Dublin Space Invaders Final Designs Presented To Judges @ Wood Quay

The Dublin Space Invaders folks held a presentation of the final designs from their teams of planning students, last Friday, at the Dublin County Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue. And it was a very interesting, informative and educational event indeed! The teams done a great job presenting their designs... 

House Prices In South Dublin City, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

Following on from our new Quarterly feature about rental prices in Dublin 8, we will also be running a quarterly update for house sales prices in South Dublin City (there is no reliable public data available for Dublin 8 specifically). This is the first installment. The latest Daft Quarterly Report... 

Casadh To Premier Their 1st Film: Locked Out! (Nov 29)

The Casadh treatment centre, based in Newmarket, are to premiere their first ever film, at Liberty Hall on Eden Quay in Dublin 1 on Friday the 29th of November 2013. The Dublin 8 drug treatment programme have been doing sterling work here in our community for many years, and this film is yet another... 

21st Annual Friends and Family Remembered Mass, Rialto (Nov 28)

On Thursday 28th November at 12 noon, at St Andrews Community Centre, Rialto, Dublin 8, local people will be having a special memorial for family, friends and neighbours who have passed on in tragic circumstances. All local people are been asked to attend, and summit names of people who have died. This... 

Social Welfare Recipients Being Priced Out Of Renting In Dublin 8

After recently digesting the latest figures for rental price increases in Dublin 8, for first time ever, I’m actually quite shocked as to how the prices are rising so fast. We are now just 20% below the peak in mid-2007. That was the stand out fact to me. How could we possibly be getting back... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 45, 2013

There are two interesting new planning applications this week, and they concern two of the biggest employers in this corner of the city; The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital. The Digital Hub has applied to convert a piece of land to create 50 additional car parking spaces, along with a bicycle... 
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