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8th Liberties Fun Run Is Here

8th Liberties Fun Run Is Here   Today at 7.45 pm the 8th Liberties Fun Run 2016 will kick-start at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.  It is estimated that over 1000 participants will take to the road in a 6km run that will take them through the streets of the Liberties and its most famous landmarks.  St.... 

Minister for Health, Simon Harris marks the commencement of construction of the new children’s hospital

NO FEE PIC20/06/16Maxwell PhotographyNew Childrens Hospital at St James Hospital Dublin first phase of construction begins .Minister for Health Simon Harris TD joins children James Stack (9) Grace Cawley ( 8) Adam Kelly (5) and Matilda Kiernan (7) and Eilish Hardiman CEO of the childrens Hospital Group... 

Liberties Festival

This year’s Liberties Festival is in full swing. The Festival will be running from the 18th of July to the 23rd of July 2016. This is the 46th Liberties Festival, the first one held in 1969. There is a little something for everyone this summer. Comedy, music, dance, film, visual art and literature... 

Diageo Goes Into Partnership With WaterAid

Diageo Goes Into Partnership With WaterAid Diageo has been supporting WaterAid for the last fifteen years with the Water of Life programme in Africa, aiding some of the poorest communities in the world. Last week Diageo announced that they will be going into partnership with WaterAid for the next five... 

Thursday Luas Delays

Thursday Luas Delays Luas services were disrupted Thursday evening after an incident on the red line, near Rialto. Trams travelling in both directions were halted for nearly two hours. It’s believed that a van veered on to the track, causing a power cut of from 9.35pm to 10.50pm. There are no... 

IMMA Summer Party This Weekend

IMMA Summer Party This Weekend On Saturday night the 16th of July the Irish Museum of Modern Art will be having this year’s IMMA Summer Party. Unfortunately for those of you are interested in going the tickets are all sold out, but you could chance your arm and see if you can’t get one on the night. The... 

Digital Hub Family Is Growing

Five new technology companies has joined The Digital Hub’s “digital family business”, making it 15 new companies in 2016 to join the very serene and modern facility here in the heart of the Liberties. The new companies are AdScribe, Danal Mobile Services Ireland Limited, Ink and Light, Optimal... 

Turning A New Sod

The people of the Liberties are spoiled for choice when it comes to the availability of parks and green spaces. Recently, the ex-Lord Mayor of Dublin and member of Sinn Fein Críona Ní Dhálaigh turned the very first sod for Weaver Park at Weaver Place, near Cork Street. The site, six acres in total,... 

New Bill For Admissions To Schools Approved

The Government approved The Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 today. The Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD announced that legislation will be enacted before September 2017 and the Minister has written to all opposition parties seeking to consult on the legislation. Minister... 

Lord Mayor Call On Public To Keep Giving

On Monday the 27th of June the new Lord Mayor of Dublin was elected. Labour Cllr Brendan Carr is the 347th Lord Mayor of Dublin to be elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council which was held at City Hall. Cllr Rebecca Moynihan was selected as Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin. Today Lord Mayor Brendan... 

Dublin Flea Market – 26th June 2016

Dublin Flea Market – 26th June 2016 On the last Sunday of the month The Co-op on Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 is host to  The Dublin Flea Market. The Flea Market is held indoors at The Dublin Co-op and has been running since November 2008. Over 600 stalls gather there each month selling everything... 

Finally! Weaver Park Here We Come!

Finally! Weaver Park Here We Come! On Friday the 24th of June, 2016 development on the Weaver Park will officially begin, marked by a sod-turning at 10.30 a.m. Weaver Park will become a recreational area with an amphitheatre, a raised lawn, outdoor micro gym, picnic area, play area, seating and a terrace... 

Joint Statement from the Children’s Hospital Group

  Joint Statement from the Children’s Hospital Group; the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board; Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital; the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght and St. James’s Hospital     June 22, 2016:... 

#hellomynameis Campaign

St. James’ Hospital is starting a #hellomynameis Campaign today. A doctor called Kate Granger who was diagnosed with cancer found that when she was in hospital with postoperative sepsis, none of the hospital staff would introduce themselves formally while in their care. “It felt incredibly wrong... 

Teeling Whiskey Celebrates First Birthday

Teeling Whiskey celebrated their first birthday yesterday. Teeling’s first distillery was opened 125 years ago, then owned by Walter Teeling. Owners Jack and Stephen Teeling re-opened the distillery on the 13th June 2015 and now employs 55 people at their new establishment. So far this year Teeling... 

Strategic Operations Centre Opens At The Hub

Strategic Operations Centre Opens At The Hub If you have an interest in the latest technologies and you would like to work as part of a team that gets new and aspiring businesses off the ground, watch out for the Strategic Operations Centre at The Digital Hub. Alien Technology Transfer is a new project... 

Bridgefoot Park Site Rezoned!

Dublin 8’s Bridgefoot Street Community has done it! On Monday they had a silent protest at City Hall in support of a development of a park at the Bridgefoot Street site. Dublin City Council had a Development Plan meeting on Monday at City Hall and Dublin City Councillors voted on a motion to have... 

Unveiling of Plaque at Kilmainham’s New Visitors Centre

Kilmainham Gaol has recently opened a new Visitor’s Centre at Kilmainham Courthouse. A lot of work was done to the entrance of the old Gaol. The outside has been paved with Leinster granite paving and bollards, making the surrounding civic space a more efficient space for pedestrians and cyclists. Irish... 

Bridgefoot Street Park Campaign BBQ

Bridgefoot Street Park Campaign BBQ The Bridgefoot Street Campaign have enjoyed much media attention lately. A group of people from a Dublin 8 community have come together to see if they can convince Dublin City Council to turn a site located on Bridgefoot Street into a park where families can come... 

St Theresa Gardens Revisited

St Theresa Gardens Revisited For the past couple of years or so, your favourite online newswire, Fountain News, has been following the regeneration progress of St Theresa Gardens. On Wednesday 25th May, I went back up to what was once that famous flat complex. Directly behind the Coombe Hospital, the... 
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