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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... 

Nollag Shona Agus Ath – Bhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh!

I hope you and your family have a Joyful Christmas  and a Healthy Happy New Year Tom Brunkard Coordinator Fountain Resource Group   Read More »

Fountain Resource Group Crib Lighting Ceremony

Fountain Resource Group Crib Lighting Ceremony Breaking away from the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony local people turned up in decent numbers yesterday (Wednesday 14th of December) to see the lights been turned on at a Nativity Crib. This event was hosted by the Fountain Resource Group’s... 

Tunes In The Church

Tunes In The Church The NYF Dublin Festival will be taking place from the 30th of December to the 1st of January 2017. There will be events held over three days in Dublin city, with shows like the Spectacular Sky Dance at the Custom House, the New Year’s Day Concert on St. Stephen’s Green and many... 

Sudden Closure Of Rialto Post Office

Following the very sudden closure of a local post office in the Dublin 8 meeting is due to take place today. The post office in Rialto shut its door’s last week. No notice was given to its customers. Some of these customers are elderly and when they went to pick up their weekly pensions, a notice... 

Plans For Dolphin’s Barn Workshop

Plans For Dolphin’s Barn Workshop Local residents living in and around Dolphin’s Barn here in the Dublin 8 area have a chance to attend a local meeting to address certain issues when it comes to enhancing Dolphin’s Barn in general. Dublin City Council (DCC) is preparing an (Environment Improvement... 

A Little Something For The Art Lovers

A Little Something For The Art Lovers The weekend is around the corner and if you are an art lover you are in for a treat. This weekend the Dublin Gallery Weekend will take place from the 25th to the 27th of November. For three days in 36 different Galleries exhibitions, artist and curator talks, walking... 

The Park Singers

The Park Singers will sing their hearts out next month in Christ Church Cathedral with their beautiful rendition of carols by candlelight. Get into the spirit of Christmas by listening to this fantastic choir and enjoying their amazing voices. The Park Singers are a four-part female choir from Dublin,... 

Anything Goes At St Patricks!

Anything Goes At St Patricks! The “Anything Goes” Art Exhibition is back at St Patrick’s University Hospital and will go on display from the 1st of November to 27th January 2017 in the Art Space at SPUH. “This is one of the most important initiatives that we run at St Patrick’s and we are... 

Laurencetide At Christ Church Cathedral

Laurencetide At Christ Church Cathedral This year Dublin and Glendalough is celebrating its 800th anniversary. As part of this celebration Christ Church Cathedral will host a week of celebrations called Laurencetide, using the feast of St. Laurence O’Toole, Abbot of Glendalough and Archbishop of Dublin... 

Diageo – Best Multinational Workplace

Diageo is a great place to work. Diageo has been listed as the 19th Best Multinational Workplace to work for, making this their sixth year of getting to the top 20 best workplaces to be working for. Every year a study is performed to identify the top 25 best multinational companies by Great Place to... 

NCAD Wins At The RDS Visual Art Awards

NCAD Wins At The RDS Visual Art Awards On Tuesday of last week The RDS Visual Art Awards were held at the Royal Dublin Society, who invited 170 students to exhibit their visual art works, of these students 13 were shortlisted. Six NCAD students were shortlisted for the awards. ‘The Weight of Water’... 
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