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Dublin Space Invaders To Unveil Entrants + Winners On Friday

The Dublin Space Invaders crew are to reveal all of the entrants’ designs for the vacant Thomas Street plot on Friday, the 15th of November. The Dublin City Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue will be hosting the event, and we can expect to view cutting-edge designs that make use of the derelict plot... 

DCC Collecting Large Houshold Waste In Dublin 8 Tomorrow @ 7.30am

The Dublin City Council will be going around local housing estates picking up old house hold goods, in and around the Dublin 8 area. Leaflets were dropped in letter boxes as early as yesterday morning by Council Workers. Residents living in the Mallin Avenue, St James Walk, and McCarthy Terrace, and... 

Rental Prices In Dublin 8, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

The latest Daft Quarterly Report has been published yesterday, and it shows that rental prices continue to rise in our local area. Quarter-on-quarter rises in domestic rents continue throughout Dublin, with Dublin 8 not escaping this incredible surge. Dublin 8 rents have risen by almost 4% for one and... 

Local Clean-Up Clears Rubbish From Fatima

Since it started almost 4 years ago by members of the Church Of God, it’s been a huge success. The global and local cleanup’s have been a regular sight in and around, the city and countries, and recently in the Dublin 8. On Sunday 10th November I went along to one of these cleanup’s that was happening... 

Dubline: Failte Ireland Blaze A Trail Across Dublin 8

Failte Ireland, along with the Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) have put together a plan to create a trail from College Green to Kilmainham. This trail is set to become a major tourist draw to Dublin as a whole, and will hopefully help to bring more visitors to our area. Dubline... 

The Liberties Local Area Plan – To Regenerate Dublin 8

Similar to the Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street report we just added, this report is not breaking news, but it is relevant to our area, hence we are adding it to FRG.ie, to help build a repository of news and useful information related to our local area. The... 

Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street

This report was released in January 2012, and it highlights the history, current state and possible future of Thomas Street. It is intended to stress the importance of the street within the historic city centre, and the local Dublin 8 area itself. And it is also intended to show the interest that the... 

Positive Signs For Turning Derelict Dublin 8 Site Into Park!

The Dublin City Council (DCC) have passed a motion on Tuesday, November the 5th, that may potentially begin the process of allowing for a public park to be built on the derelict Cork Street/Chamber Street site in Dublin 8. The Dublin South Central motion was passed in the name of Counciller Críona... 

Does Minister Address St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Questions?

Catherine Byrne, the Fine Gael Dublin South-Central TD since 2007, asked a question regarding the regeneration of St. Teresa’s Gardens, and this week she got a written reply. The question was quite straight forward. She asked the Minister, Phil Hogan (Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny), who is... 

50 Small Dublin Businesses To Win €2.5k For Website/Marketing

This is an amazing opportunity which I have been made aware of. The Dublin City Enterprise Board (DCEB) are offering 50 lucky local Dublin businesses the chance to get their hands on €2.5k vouchers. The vouchers can be used to build or re-design a website, or an eCommerce store, and/or they can be... 

Free Movie Making Workshop, Dublin 8 (Wednesdays)

The SWICN crew have come up with an excellent mini-course for locals who are interested in learning how to make movies. Starting on the 13th of November, the course will teach adults the basics in a range of aspects relating to creating digital films. You will learn about scriptwriting, story boarding,... 

New Houses and New Hope for St Teresa’s Gardens

PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday the 9th October 2013 Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’ Sullivan gave her commitment to funding regeneration in St. Teresa’s Gardens over the next three years. This marks a fresh beginning for everyone living and working in the flats complex and provides renewed... 

Fountain Youth Project’s Trip To The Cavan Centre

A group of our Youths headed down to The Cavan Centre last week, and had a wonderful time! They had plenty of fun-filled activities during their trip to the countryside, as you can see from the pics added below. We have also added photos of their day Quad Biking in nearby Monaghan too. About The Cavan... 

Fountain Youth Go Quad Biking In County Monaghan

Here are some pics, taken during our trip to The Cavan Centre last week. Members of our youth project got to try out Quad Biking at Irish Country Quads (Facebook/Twitter) in nearby County Monaghan. The facility is situated close to Inniskeen, and not only features a Quad Biking Adventure Centre, but... 

November Events In Dublin For Parents & Kids

Wednesday 6th November * Parent and Toddler Morning, Dublin Zoo (11am-12pm) Thursday 7th November * Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm) * Welcome Santa Parade, Dundrum Town Centre Friday 8th November * Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, Citywest Hotel (7pm) Saturday 9th November * Disney... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 44, 2013

Additional information has been required for two new buildings, proposed for Windmill Site at The Digital Hub. The buildings, to be called Block E and Block F will contain 100 apartments for students (housing 493 students in total), along with commercial areas which are set to be used by the Digital... 

Work Begins Clearing St James’ Site For New Hospital

According to yesterday’s Irish Times, work has begun on clearing some parts of the St. James’s Hospital campus which are to be used for the new National Children’s Hospital… “Eilish Hardiman started work as chief executive of the Children’s Hospital Group on Friday and... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 43, 2013

This week St Audoens National School, on Cook Street, Dublin 8, have applied to build a new entrance to their pre-school, which includes a new pedestrian gate. The school first opened in 1756, but the current building has been used for the school since 1954. The school is part of a major archeological... 

Our Youths Dress Up For Halloween Festivities On Basin St.

Here are some of pics from last Thursday’s Halloween party, which was held at the Fountain Youth Project on Basin Street, Dublin 8. They include scenes of face painting, our smokey haunted house and one of the youth workers dressed as Tigger. We began the afternoon with a face painting session... 

Top Chinese Minister Ma Kai Visits The Digital Hub In Dublin 8

Dublin 8 was host to a high level delegation from the Chinese government last Tuesday, the 29th of October 2013. The visit was part of China’s official visit to Ireland which revolved around building closer ties through the China-Ireland Strategic Partnership. The Chinese officials were joined... 
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