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Donnelly Center Development

Donnelly Center Development – More Student accommodation developments this time in Brickfield Lane The development will consist of the demolition of former industrial buildings on the site and construction of a mixed-use development comprising a student accommodation facility, public café and... 

Kilamainham Arts and Craft Fair This Saturday!

Reminder of the craft fair at Hilton Kilmainham Our lady’s hospice Harold’s X will also be collecting at this event so please come along and support us both. Saturday April 21st 10:30-5:30  Read More »

Inchicore Set for Major Investment as St. Pats Plan for 12,000 Seat Stadium

Inchicore Set For Major Investment As St. Patricks Athletic FC Plan For New 12,000 Seat Stadium In this article Tony Kennedy details the new stadium plans for Inchicore’s St Patrick Athletic Football Club In an ambitious move, St. Patrick’s Athletic want to develop a new “urban quarter”... 

Grand Canal Basin Development News

  Grand Canal Basin Development News by Christine Bond and Ross Murray – We take a look at the history and the recent major developments at the Grand Canal Basin, a site with much history and a future of major building work. Work is finally starting on the Canal Basin Harbour development... 

Messiah on the Street

Messiah on the Street – A free concert for those who love Handel’s Messiah, we take a look at some of the more interesting facts about the piece and its first performance in Dublin This Friday at 1 pm, people will be able to enjoy Handel’s Messiah for free on Fishamble Street to celebrate... 

Unexploded device found on Grand Canal Basin site

  Unexploded device found on Grand Canal Basin site Builders on the Grand Canal basin site in Dublin were evacuated earlier today when a vintage artillery shell was discovered during excavations. Gardai and Army bomb disposal experts were on scene and removed the device. More on this as details... 

St. James Gate Urban Redevelopment

St. James Gate Urban Redevelopment William Mc Kenna surmises the recent developments at Guinness’s Brewery  Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, announced last year they are seeking to develop 12.6 acres of area around their St. James Gate brewery in the Liberties into a new urban quarter.... 

Dean Street Viking Village Find

In what is now being called “The Coombe Excavation”, archaeologists in Dublin have found small Medieval settlement in Dean’s Street,  Dublin 8. The site, which is owned by the Hodson-Bay Hotel group (which plans to open a hotel there in 2019), contains a variety of domestic and industrial artifacts... 

Bridgefoot Street Garden Places Second in “Grow It Yourself” Contest

Bridgefoot Street Garden Places Second in the Today Show’s “Grow It Yourself” Contest- Win €2000. After years of careful planning and preparation, it seems the Bridgefoot Street Garden is starting to get the recognition that it deserves. As it envisions to be a permanent and integral feature... 

A Tribute to Dr Lyons

The Fountain Resource Group would like to pay tribute Dr Pearse Lyons who passed away due an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73 years young. Dr Lyons was founder of the American company Alltech though originally born in county Louth he had strong family... 

St Catherines Sport Centre Became Make Shift Emergency Shelter

St Catherine’s Sports Centre on Marrowbone Lane was an Extreme Cold Weather Emergency Shelter during the recent emergency. The work was coordinated by the Peter McVerry Trust. They were providing shelter to up to 81 people on Tuesday the 27th February. CEO of the Trust Pat Doyle was on the Sean O’Rourke... 

Street traders of Thomas Street

A regular feature of life on Thomas street are the stalls which are dotted along the road up to St. Catherine’s Church. I managed to sit down for a cup of tea with Kathleen and have a chat about trading on the street. Their day starts at 6 am. The stall is set up and running by 9 am and trading... 

Bridgefoot Street Garden in Finals of Energia’s “Get Ireland Growing” Competition

Bridgefoot Street Garden in Finals of Energia’s “Get Ireland Growing” Competition. A few months back we at FRG interviewed the local men behind the Bridgefoot Street Garden. Prior to the mens efforts, the “garden” was essentially a green space that had been allowed to fall into ruin. Then,... 

Delivering Economic Benefits for the Local Community –  The Children’s Hospital

Ross Burns (21) from Inchicore is working as an Engineer’s Assistant on the new children’s hospital. The pioneering community benefit clauses which were included in the construction contracts by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board resulted in 10% of the construction jobs relating to... 

Diageo still looking for partners for the James Gate development project.

  Diageo still looking for partners for the James Gate development project. Late last year Diageo launched its ambitious new plan to turn part of the Guinness brewery at James Gate into a new development that will operate both as a commercial quarter and also a residential area. While such a development... 

Weekly Planning Lists

Article 27(2), Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) (a)  Under section 34 of the Act, the applications for permission may be granted permission, subject to or without conditions, or refused. (b)  It is the responsibility of any person wishing to use the personal data on planning... 

Christmas Industrial Complex

It all starts on the first of November. The day after Halloween, down comes the skeletons and pumpkins, and up goes the gaudy tinsel and lights. Shops begin to enter “Christmas mode”. And I say “mode” because that is what it is. The shops care nothing about the festival that is Christmas. They... 

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas craft market stalls on Kilmainham plaza, come and enjoy browsing beautiful handcrafted gifts, wide variety of goods and great selection for your Christmas presents. Support local craftspeople, artists and enjoy the atmosphere! The wonderful St. James’s Brass & Reed Band will also... 

Weekly Planning Lists

Article 31(g), Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) (a)  In deciding a planning application the planning authority, in accordance with section 34(3) of the Act, has had regard to submissions or observations received in accordance with these Regulations”   (b)  It is... 

Christmas Baileys Rocky Road

Ingredients: 300g Dark Chocolate 100g Unsalted Butter 5 Tablespoons (roughly) Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur 200g Mini Marshmallows 75g Pistachio Nuts 75g Shortbread (Chopped up) 75g Dried Cranberries 150g White Chocolate (Chopped) Method Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of... 
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