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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... 

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... 
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