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Bingo Night In The F2 Centre This Thursday!

A fundraising bingo night will take place this Thursday, 3rd November at 8 pm in the F2 centre in Fatima. This fundraiser has been organised by the Fatima Groups United in aid of The Rialto football club. Books will cost €10.00 and there will be spot prizes up for grabs. Also the fundraisers are... 

Nicholas of Myra To Be Homeless Shelter

Nicholas of Myra To Be Homeless Shelter People living near the derelict St Nicholas of Myra building on Carmans Hall are planning a protest following the announcement that the former community centre is to be turned into an emergency homeless hostel with room for 65 beds and related facilities. This... 

FOUNTAIN NEWS NEEDS YOU!

FOUNTAIN NEWS NEEDS YOU! The Fountain Resource Group is now looking for journalist for its online Newspaper. The journalist positions are part of our Community Employment Scheme.  A participant on the scheme would submit articles for €20 above any long term welfare payment they are on.  They could... 

Hollywood Stars Come To Rialto

Two Hollywood A Lister’s actors Mel Gibson & Sean Penn are due to begin filming The Professor and the Madman here in Rialto, Dublin 8. This movie is being directed by Farhad Safinia and it has taken up to four writers to complete the script including Simon Winchester, who originally wrote... 

What If Your Child Was One In Four?

What If Your Child Was One In Four?   This week the Tanaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. was at the launch of the One in Four’s Annual Report 2015. One in Four is a charity that was established in 2002 by Colm O’Gorman to help fight sexual abuse one in four... 

Digital Hub Wins 3 Awards!

Three companies from The Digital Hub won awards at Monday night’s 18th Dot IE Net Visionary Awards 2016 that was held at the RDS Concert Hall. The awards were sponsored by the .IE Domain Registry. Eight Digital Hub companies in total were shortlisted on the 4th of August for the awards. On Monday... 

Walk In My Shoes Radio Attempts New Guinness World Record

Walk In My Shoes Radio Attempts New Guinness World Record Walk In My Shoes Radio is back and will be broadcasting from St. Patrick’s Hospital from the 10th to the 14th of October during World Mental Health Awareness Week. This year they will also attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the World’s... 

Don’t Stump It – Bin It!

Don’t Stump It – Bin It! Do you know that cigarettes butts and chewing gum are the main items of littering on the streets of Ireland? The 2015 National Litter Pollution Report, released today, reveals that “cigarette related litter, continues to constitute the highest percentage (59.76%) of... 

Fountain Summer Project Video

Watch the video below! Footage from The Fountain Youth, Basin Street, Busy Bees and Marrowbone Lane Youth Projects with thanks to John Shaw Wendy McGrath Tanya O Neill Annemarie O’ Dwyer Patrica Richards Margaret Sands Nuri Tardio Emer Whelan Clare Geraghty Annemarie Buckley Darren Dempsey Alan Finn Brendan... 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  It is about remembering children and their families who are suffering from this terrible disease.  Gold is the internationally recognised colour of paediatric/childhood cancer. The Childhood Cancer Foundation... 

Binary Hub – The New Home To Dublin Students

Binary Hub – The New Home To Dublin Students For sometime now Dublin has been a city where students find it hard to find suitable accommodation. Take in consideration the amount of students attending colleges, universities and institutions in Ireland (in 2015 210,000 students were enrolled)  and... 

It Was Armageddon For St.Teresa’s Gardens

It Was Armageddon For St.Teresa’s Gardens Yesterday was a sad and desperate day for residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens, Dublin 8, when demolition trucks moved in and removed the last remaining block of flats, block 7. Even though it was Armageddon for St. Teresa’s, it is also a time for new beginnings... 

NCAD Now Hiring New Staff

NCAD Now Hiring New Staff The National College of Art and Design has advertised 27 new positions at the college; academic, administration and technical positions have become available. The closing dates for all jobs are Friday the 9th of September 2016 and for the position of Head of School of Design... 

Basin Street Fun Day

On Friday 26th August 2016,The Basin Street Flat Complex football pitch played host to the Annual Fountain Resource Group Fun Day. A big party got underway on Basin Street, providing three bouncy slides, DJ, sausages, candy floss and a barbeque cooking serving delicious hamburgers with all the trimmings! The... 

Have You Heard Of The Dublin Cookie Company

Have you heard of The Dublin Cookie Company? Elaine Cohalan and Jenny Synnott are the owners of a new business here in the Liberties. It is called The Dublin Cookie Company and is situated in Thomas Street; in walking distance from Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Whiskey Distillery and soon to open, Pearse... 

ISPCA Launches Trap, Neuter and Return Campaign

ISPCA Launches Trap, Neuter and Return Campaign Last week was Feral Cat Awareness Week (8th August – 14th August). The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) used the week to educate people on the benefits of the Trap, Neuter and Return Campaign (TNR). Funds were raised to... 

Rumours Only

Rumours Only This week FRG.ie had an interview with Zoe Obeimhan from the Bridgefoot Street Park Campaign who wanted to shed some light on recent rumours that have been circulating in the Irish Times concerning the site being made available for shipping style containers, also called pop-up villages. “This... 

Teeling Wins Seven Trophies At The 47th IWSC

  Teeling Whiskey has done pretty outstanding at the 47th International Wine and Spirits Competition. Teeling won seven trophies at this year’s wine and spirit competition as they battled it out with the rest of the world. The competition, started by wine chemist Anton Massel, was founded in... 

Bridgefoot Street Park Campaign Quiz

Bridgefoot Street Park Campaign Quiz Local residents living on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin 8 have lashed out after it emerged that a patch of land that was to be used as a public park is to be considered as a site for modular housing. Local residents and local businesses (in the guise of the Bridgefoot... 

IMMA is Presenting ‘A Fair Land’ This August

IMMA is presenting ‘A Fair Land’ this August. The visual and working installation in the IMMA’s courtyard is a new project that will be running from the 12th to the 28th of August 2016. A model village has been built in the courtyard of the old Royal Hospital of Kilmainham, now the Irish Museum... 
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