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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... 

Weekly Planning Lists

Article 27(2), Planning & Development Regulations 2001-2007 (a)  Under section 34 of the Act, the applications for permission may be granted permission, subject to or without conditions, or refused. (b)  It is the responsibility of any person wishing to use the personal data on planning applications... 

NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea at The Westbury

The National College of Art and Design has come together with The Westbury Hotel to launch the NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea this summer. Pastry chefs will use designs NCAD fashion designer students have come up with to decorate and make cakes and desserts mimicking designs students have created. NCAD’s... 

Teeling Whiskey Release ‘Spirit of Dublin’

Teeling Whiskey has brought out ‘Spirit of Dublin’, a new premium Irish Poitín. “Poitín is at the heart of all true Irish spirits and will be the base for future whiskey releases from our new distillery. This ‘Spirit of Dublin’ bottling gives people a sneak peek at what... 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair On Saturday, St. Patrick’s University Hospital together with the “Walk in My Shoes” charity held their first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair here in Dublin 8. The first of the Mental Health Roadshow Fairs were held in Cork in February. The Fair took... 

Statement on Brú Aimsir

Statement on Brú Aimsir Brú Aimsir was opened in October 2015 as an emergency homeless hostel facility for the winter period as part of the annual Cold Weather Initiative. Dublin City Council and the DRHE are grateful to the Board of the Digital Hub Development Agency and to the Department of Communications,... 

Save The Bridgefoot Street Park

Save The Bridgefoot Street Park On Wednesday the 11th of May 2016 a public meeting took place in response to Dublin City Council’s decision to cancel the design workshops for the proposed Bridgefoot Street Park. Presently the site at Bridgefoot Street is an empty allotment  – half being used... 

Video of George Fullerton’s Service

A video of the  special service for the memory of Lieutenant George Fullerton of the Irish Citizen Army and his wife, Elizabeth Fullerton who served in Cumman na mBan both lived at 52 Bow Lane west, James’s Street. Presided over by Fr John Collins.  For their story click here   Read More »

New Clause for Regeneration Project Workers

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh , has introduced a new clause for City Council procurement contracts. This clause will entitle young people and the long-term unemployed to engage in vocational training and education for regeneration projects. On Monday the 9th of May 2016 the Community... 

Rising In The Union – The Movie

The Fountain Resource Group proudly presents its 1916 Commemorative Movie “Rising in the Union” – This movie presents accounts of the action in the South Dublin Union and Marrowbone Lane Distillery and was on display in our Rising in the Union Exhibition. With Thanks to Gary Nolan,... 

Kilmainham Gaol This Week Remembers…

Kilmainham Gaol This Week Remembers… On Tuesday the 3rd of May the first of the private ceremonies remembering the executions of the 15 leaders of the Easter Rising were held. Tuesday marked the day that Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh and Padraig Pearse were put to death on the 3rd of May 1916. This... 

Pay by Weight – It’s Almost Time

Pay by Weight – It’s Almost Time In July 2016, households will be introduced to new legislation asking Irish homes to pay by weight for household waste (domestic, recyclable waste (paper, plastic and tin) and glass), this is being done to encourage recycling. Households will be asked to pay... 
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