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A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love  By Yvonne Eccles Jackie glanced at the clock on the wall and sighed with relief time to shut down her computer and tidy her desk it was time to go home, muttering to herself another day another dollar, she reached for her car keys switching off the heater that she had clung to all... 

Women And Education

As we all know this century has seen many changes, in every field of life.  Even if we only went back 20 years, our present world is much different. Social behaviours and norms, values old traditions, thoughts, customs has changed very quickly. If we talk about women empowerment then we can see a huge... 

What is Drug Abuse?

What is Drug Abuse? Drug Abuse is a psychiatric, psychological and social problem affecting the youth of the all over the world. It ruins the individual and the society in manifold ways-socially, physically, culturally, emotionally, and economically. Acting on the brain, the drug spawns a wide range... 

A Gift

A Gift Gift or present has a big importance in all over the world. Gift is that thing which is very valuable not only for human beings even for animals too. Anyone can feel easily how gifts are important in our lives when we see ourselves and around us. Because, world is full of beautiful gifts and we... 

New Roofer in Clonbrassil Street

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Time To Stop Letting Digital Mob Rule Dictate How Our Society Functions

  As with all articles in the “your say” section, the views of the author do not represent the views of the organisation. The section is designed to allow people to articulate their views on a given subject, if you would like to write a response to the below be sure to send us an email... 

No Fixed Abode

Tents at the Red Cow M50 junction – In this article, Ross Murray opines about the state of Ireland’s housing crisis and wonders have we really moved on from the dark days of the 19th Century?    No Fixed Abode – In this article, Ross Murray opines about Ireland’s housing... 

The Week in News with Jimmy Traynor

The Week in News with Jimmy Traynor We are delighted to announce that James T. Traynor is joining our editiorial team. Eagle-eyed readers will surely recall Jimmy as a previous, hard-copy contributor who’s ground-breaking reporting, quite literally, revolutionised the zeitgesit of our local community... 

Cancer truly is a big C.

Cancer truly is a big C – In this piece, Tony Kennedy speaks from the heart as he tells us of his own troubled experience with a loved one diagnosed with terminal cancer.  A powerful piece.  I lie here awake at 5:50am consumed by a whirlwind of emotion. I never really understood that phrase... 

“40”

“40”   One man’s honest, frank story of addiction to Nerofen pain killers, the depths it brought him and the courage he required to overcome it…A powerful read.  Are we discussing enough the problem of addiction to Pain Killers? “40”. As soon as I said it, I could instantly feel... 

The schizophrenic nature of support for Irish Republicanism in Ireland

“We’re the real Sinn Féin, and we are not going away”. Dissident Republican Group holds paramilitary commemoration at the GPO on Easter Monday. Marching behind the pugnacious melody of a bagpiper, a small group of men and women in a paramilitary-style colour party made their way down from the... 

A Conversation with “Mike”

The human face of homelessness in Ireland. I was coming out of Fresh in Camden Street Friday when a homeless guy asked if I had any spare change. I did, and put about €4 into his cup. He said “thank you, and have a good weekend”. Without thinking, I said “same to you”. Almost immediately,... 

Putting “Che” on a stamp? Why not Stalin? There really was no difference.

There seems to be something of a defect in the Irish psyche. If we as a nation find anyone of historical note that has any minute connection to Ireland, we go into full PR mode. Combine this geo-historical egotism with the innately Irish moral fallacy that if someone dies for a cause, the cause, and... 

Heart Of The Community

The dictionary describes the word community as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. I, along with many other people, would like the word community to hold a much heavier weight; to strike a larger chord. We can all agree that 2016 may have been... 

Washington, D.C. Saturday 21st of January 2017

Washington, D.C. Saturday 23rd of January 2017 Meeting up with friends I was going to the Women’s March with proved a little more awkward than expected. There was a queue of 20 minutes to get a Metro ticket but once purchased long Metro trains were arriving every 1 – 3 minutes. I had to coordinate... 

Apollo 13 no Apollo House 16 take over!

 A Nama owned building known as Apollo House in Dublin City has been taken over and used as a homeless shelter. Up to 40 rough sleepers are believed to be sleeping in this building. Home Sweet Home a group of housing activists took over this building last week and yesterday they were informed by a... 

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol production took place in The Dolours Church in Dolphins Barn over the weekend. Fr. Peter McVerry gave a moving speech to the crowd about the devastating effects of the homelessness crisis we have in Ireland. The production was a delight to see and showcased the wonderful talents of... 

A Course in Bereavement

When sickness takes the one’s you love and you are in despair And grief becomes a part of you and tears are all you share Bring memories back into your mind of happier days gone by And share these memories with those who lend their shoulder when you cry For loved ones who have passed over are never... 

Homelessness Crisis

Thursday 1st December 2016 will mark the second death anniversary of the Irish homeless man- Mr. Jonathan Corrie, who died on a door step near the Dail in Dublin. This man’s tragic death caused a huge media outcry and many a voice spoke out demanding to address the homeless crisis. Sadly in our society... 

Aesthetic Writings by Jack McCormack

We at Fountain Resource Group are delighted to welcome Jack McCormack, a Dublin based reader who has sent us in some original writings that he has kindly shared with us. His first offering is called  “Melancholy”, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. ‘Melancholy’ “She hauled... 
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