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James Street Aparthotel Development

Another Aparthotel Proposal – for James Street this Time! Just as the plans for the conversion of the Tivoli Theatre site to Aparthotel was refused by Dublin City Council (builders have one month to appeal), an application was made for the building of similar units in James Street. Permission... 

St James’ Brass Band Break Guinness World Record

St James’ Brass Band Break Guinness World Record John Gannon aged 99 years young last Saturday 27th May has received an official Certificate from the Guinness World Records for being a registered member of St James’s Brass and Reed Band since 22nd March 1936, taking his continuous active service... 

Liberties Snapped

This year The Liberties Festival are giving all you budding mobilephone photographers a chance to have your work exhibited at our annual photography exhibition on 17th July 2017. Distinguised street photographer Tim Bingham will host two free mobilep hone photography workshops that will culminate at... 

Dublin Street Feast 2017

Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on the 11th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really- out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but its really just a great excuse to eat great food,... 

Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign Fundraising Bash

Thursday 25th May 7.30pm – 10.30pm Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign Fundraising Bash, Patriots Inn, Kilmainham Kilmainham Mill is a unique, important and beautiful heritage site. We are fighting to have our say in its future use; once lost we can never get it back! It should be purchased by DCC and... 

PlayBack Theatre at St.Pat’s

This May the first Green Ribbon Month will take place nationwide with 500,000 green ribbons being distributed across the island. The Campaign is being organised by See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and 90 other partner organisations. Green Ribbon Month will be about bringing awareness... 

Foundations To Be Laid For The New Children’s Hospital

Dublin, April 26th, 2017: The National Paediatric Development Board (NPHDB) and the Children’s Hospital Group Board (CHGB) today warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD that Government has approved the construction investment decision for the building of the new... 

Careers Day At National Children’s Hospital

It was precisely a year ago that An Bord Pleanála gave the National Children’s Hospital permission to go ahead with the new planned hospital. The hospital is for some something they have been looking forward to for a long time, but some it caused much anxiety. The good news is that it will go... 

Women’s Mini Marathon

The Vhi Womens Mini Marathon will be taking place on the 5th May. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world. It has grown from its beginnings in 1983 with almost 9,000 participants to a staggering 41,006 women participating in 2014. Since 1983... 

Exciting career options at the new children’s hospital showcased

Exciting career options at the new children’s hospital showcased as part of Engineers Week Hundreds of students and unemployed attend Engineers Week ‘Careers Day’ hosted by NPHDB More than 300 Dublin 8 & Dublin 12 secondary school students and unemployed young people are attending an interactive... 

Minister visited the Offices of Children’s Hospital Group

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone TD visited the offices of the Children’s Hospital Group and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board this week to learn about the state-of the-art new children’s hospital which open on the campus shared with St James’s Hospital in 2021 and the new... 

Dublin 8 – The Community Allotment Centre

This is the time of year that tulips and daffodils are showing up in the shops and many of us start thinking about planting and growing our own. Us city dwellers don’t always have the garden space (or any growing space) to grow much, which is where allotments come in. When unused land is turned over... 

Justice for Mary Boyle 40th Anniversary Public Demonstration

Justice for Mary Boyle 40th Anniversary Public Demonstration  A public demonstration will take place in Dublin City on Monday 20th March 2017. This demo has been called in light of a very tragic case known simply as Justice For Mary Boyle who will be 40 years missing this year. The meeting place in... 

New Whiskey Distillery

Diageo has this week announced that they have plans for a whiskey distillery to be built on the premises of the old Power Station at St. James’s Gate. The new premium Blended Irish Whiskey called Roe & Co is about to be launched and will be distilled here in the future. This project is said to... 

If The Walls Could Talk

The Digital Hub has become a business centre that is growing rapidly. New and innovative technology and web-based companies are joining the Hub every year. Technology and the internet is still a fairly new development, but the Hub is hiding something older – Ireland’s oldest fruit bearing pear tree. Last... 

Weaver Park Here We Come!

Finally! Weaver Park here we come! A statement released from Dublin City Council: ‘I’m pleased to inform you that the tender process for Weaver Park is now complete. The successful contractor, Bracegrade ltd has been appointed and is expected on site in the coming weeks. The contractors programme... 

March For Your Lives

On Saturday the 21st January 2017, a little past 2pm, I arrived outside Heuston Train station. It was one year ago on that day the Irish Citizens took to the streets of Dublin calling for the abolition of the water charges. There was a fairly decent turn out and a heavy Garda presence. I took my place... 

Victory for the local community over sudden closure of Post Office

Victory for the local community over sudden closure of Post Office Some good news arrived this afternoon for the community of Rialto, and Fatima here in the Dublin 8 area, and for the campaign to have its local postal service returned. An Post has decided to end it‘d arrangement with the... 

Teeling Makes A New Proprietary Cocktail

Teeling Makes A New Proprietary Cocktail The Teeling Whiskey Distillery has developed a new Proprietary Cocktail. This new cocktail is a combination of distillers and wine yeast with a South African twist. But first things first, what do yeast and whiskey have in common. Most of us think of yeast as... 

Energy Action, Local Community Group Saving You Money

  Energy Action, Local Community Group Saving You Money The New Year starts all us thinking about our expenses. It might be because we spent too much money over the holidays, it might be the consumer advice coming over the radio and TV, it might be because our contracts are up for renewal, whatever... 
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