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Dublin Girl’s Track From THE HIT Makes TOP 10

Dublin native, Alice Lynskey, is making some impressive waves on The Hit tv show, on RTE for her songwriting skills. Her song was chosen as the track that legendary Irish rock outfit, The Stunning, recorded and released. Alice’s track, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, is doing very well in... 

Artists Compete @ The Voodoo Lounge To Support US Act

On Saturday 20th of July at The Voodoo Lounge on Arran Quay, I arrived to witness what I can only describe as an evening of pure pleasure from beginning to end. At least 15 hip hop acts where there to battle it out and try to earn themselves a chance of a lifetime. Irish rap & hip hop acts came... 

Local Hip Hop Artists Put On Motor Neurone Benefit Night

A group of Hip Hop artists from our local area have come together to put on a benefit night for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Organised by Joe Wrenn aka Explosive Joseph Wrenn, the gig takes place tomorrow night at Sweeneys Bar on Dame Street, with doors opening at 8pm. The admission... 

Thomas ‘Street Fest’ – Urban Art Regeneration Project (July 19-21)

The traders around the Thomas Street area have been busy in recent times attempting to clean up the area, by regenerating buildings and corners of our locality which have fallen into disrepair. As part of this programme, Evolve Urban Art (also see their facebook page) are holding the 1st Thomas Street... 

Local Residents Urge Council To Provide Park for Kids

Bridgefoot Street residents have pleaded with the Dublin City Council (D.C.C.) to allocate them a plot of land that in recent times has been left neglected. The plot of land which is situated around the corner from the busy shopping area, Thomas Street, is attracting people who are dealing and using... 

Volunteers Wanted for the Thomas Street Ambassador Programme

The Thomas Street Business Association, in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland and the Dublin Civic Trust are looking for local people to become ambassadors for the Thomas Street area. The ambassador’s role will be to approach tourists with relevant cultural, historical and business information... 

Kids Summer Cooking Programme – ALL Local Children Are Welcome!

Our youth project is running a cookery programme for the Summer, and places are available for any kids from the local area. Please contact Paul McDonald (087 328 3245) or Nicola Mc Gee (087 418 9541) to book your place! Here are some photos of the youths making tasty chicken fajitas and rice crispie... 

On The Driving Range – Fountain Youth Go All Tiger Woods On Us!

A group of our youngsters from the Fountain Youth Project headed down to the Spawell Golf Range (now known as the Carr Golf Centre) yesterday morning for a session on the driving range. Well done to Leon Morrissey who – with a swing like Rory McIlroy – won the competition for the longest... 

Fountain Youth Project – Photos From The Hellfire Trip, July 1st

The Fountain Youth Project had a fantastic day out yesterday at the Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains. Everybody had a wonderful time, experiencing a bit of history mixed with plenty of fresh air and nature too! Here are some pics from yesterdays trip, courtesy of the Fountain Youth Project’s... 

Community Addiction Programme (CAP) launches new website, annual report and ‘Addiction’ play

Pictured above, from left to right, Micheal Murtagh (CAP board member), Elaine Mulvaney (CAP Co-ordinator), Jack Roche (CAP board chairman) and Damien Hughes (FRG/Solid Website Design). On Thursday the 27th of June the Community Addiction Programme (CAP) published their annual report, hosted a play... 

Interview with John Quinn from Pieta House

This is an interview that took place around this time last year with the FRG’s Alan Finn asking the questions. We never got around to publishing it at the time, but after coming across it recently, we really felt the need to share it with you. So here it is, better late than never… John... 

The Liberties Celebrates 100 Years Of The Bayno

100 Years On. Tip-toe to the Bayno Where the kids go, to get their buns and Coco Come tip-toe to the Bayno with me Does the above song ring a bell? If it does then you know what I am talking about. When it first opened way back in the early part of the last century (1913) as a place for local children... 

Pieta House Video Shoot – Local Rappers Highlight The Issue Of Suicide

On Thursday the 23rd of May at 5.30 pm I along with two friends met a local Rap artist by the name of Paul Tall Order Ritchie at Greenfort Shopping Centre. The reason for our arrangement was Paul Tall along with some of his friends where doing a video shoot for a song he wrote titled (entitled ‘Here... 

Ghost Town – Whats Next For St Theresas Gardens?

St Theresa’s Gardens, six double blocks of three story balconies, have been opened since the early part of the 1950’s and at that time it was considered to be very plush and very comfortable. When I say the word plush, I mean it had its own supply of hot and cold water, its own loo and it was... 

Start Your Own Business Course – Next Intake April 25th

We are very pleased to announce that we have started accepting applications for the next edition of our ‘Start Your Own Business’ course, which is a collaboration between the Fountain Resource Group and the Department of Social Protection. Classes will begin for this 4 week course on April... 

RTE ‘Prime Time’ Highlights Basin Street Regeneration Crisis

Last nights ‘Prime Time’ program on RTE1 included a report about the Basin Street and O’Devaney Gardens regeneration situations. The report centered around the way in which both complexes have been partially de-populated in order to make way for major regeneration projects which have... 

Junior Youth Go Green!! – St Patricks Stories & Pictures

As the kids computer teacher I would like to sincerely thank all the kids in the Fountain Resource Group Junior Youth Project for their pictures and their stories. I would also like to give a special  thanks to the research team, Elle (aged 8) and Leah (aged 8), who searched the internet to find the... 

Interview: Peter McVerry – The Champion of Dublin’s Homeless

I = Interviewer (Alan Finn) R = Respondent (Fr Mc Verry) When you’re homeless you either sink or swim, when I was homeless I swam. By being homeless I got all the info on who helps who, cheap places to eat, places you can call home etc etc. I have often heard of Fr Peter Mc Verry but I have never... 

Locals Meet Up To Discuss The Subject Of Suicide

While most of you’s were tucking into your pancakes on Pancake Tuesday the 12th of February, I went along to St Andrews Centre in Rialto for a public meeting on suicide. I was a little late so I sat at the back, but there was a full house so I was very pleased for the organisers. Not only was there... 

New Government Policy Aims To End Homelessness By 2016

A new policy statement released by the Government sets out a plan to end long term homelessness in Ireland by 2016. The ‘Homelessness Policy Statement‘ was launched at the Custom House by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, last Thursday. These new guidelines aim... 
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