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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... 

Part Four in the Heuston Gateway Series

In recent months the Richmond Barracks in Inchicore was given a facelift and restored to its former self. It is now “operational” and had a grand opening for the beginning of the 1916 Commemorations in March. The Collins Barracks also joined the 1916 Celebrations to add to this year’s memorable... 

97th Dublin City Liffey Swim

97th Dublin City Liffey Swim Hope  you all had a wonderful weekend, the weather was surely good and it is hard to believe that summer is making way for autumn already. If you did not catch all the action this weekend, do not worry here is the results of Saturday’s 97th Dublin City Liffey Swim. Brian... 

Bridgefoot St Park To Become Next Site For Modular Homes

Bridgefoot Street Park To Become Next Site For Modular Homes After being told that the people of Bridgefoot Street will be getting their park, it now looks like Dublin City Council has other plans for the site. In a recent post on Facebook the Bridgefoot campaigners were saying: “After all this... 

Lord Mayor Proposes A Solution To Unfair Evictions

Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr spoke out about the unfair evictions of tenants in Dublin recently. This is a message he sent out today, his solution to the immediate problem is: “There is a growing problem in Dublin that some unscrupulous landlords are exploiting tenants by evicting them from their... 

Part Three of the Heuston Gateway Series

Last week we told you about all the plans in store for the Heuston Gateway, these were drafted back in May 2003 under the Bertie Ahern Government. They are huge developments and there are lots to look forward to, provided that this dream of a friendly and connected city is seen through. Ireland has... 

Part Two Of The Heuston Gateway Series

Part Two Of The Heuston Gateway Series In Part One of the Heuston Gateway series, I touched on the plans for the many changes that are in store for the Heuston Gateway. This, will of course, take another decade or so, because there are quite a few developments that will have to be completed, planning... 

Part One – Heuston Gateway Development Series

Part One – Heuston Gateway Development Series An English architect  called Sanction Wood was commissioned to design Kingsbridge Station. The station opened in 1844. The Easter Rising’s 50th anniversary changed all of this and Kingsbridge was renamed Heuston Station in 1966 in honour of... 

Fitness to Teach

Fitness to Teach will as of today allow members of the public, parents, students, an employer or a teacher to make a complaint against a registered teacher to the Teaching Council. Fitness to Teach falls under the Teaching Council Act 2001-2015. Complaints concerning professional misconduct or poor... 

Oireachtas Passes The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment)

Oireachtas Passes The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016   A Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill was passed yesterday in the Oireachtas after a debate took place , led by Minister of Health , Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. with the other TDs and Senators in the house. Regulations to control substances... 
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