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Helter Skelter Homeless Shelter

(Editor’s Note: The below is an opinion piece and represents solely the author’s opinion) The residents of James Street/Kilmainham have done such a good job dealing with the five local homeless hostels/wet houses that the powers that be, have decided to gift them with another three.  The first... 

The Rise of the Irish Craft Beer – Where Next?

The Rise of the Irish Craft Beer – Where Next? – Seamus Raftery discusses the rise of the Irish Craft Beer out of the Recession In their book “Slainte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider”, Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen called the ongoing craft beer revolution on... 

Goodbye to Theresa’s

Goodbye to Theresa’s  It has been on the cards for so long, shelved, promised, and shelved again but finally, the St Theresa Gardens regeneration project has begun with the demolition of the flats, a process they expect top finish by the end of the second week of March. I spent a lot of my... 

It’s Friday! Time for a bit of fun

Two women are pushing their shopping trolleys quickly down opposite ends of a supermarket aisle when they collide into each other. The women going up the aisle apologies to the women going down it, “I’m sorry, I’m trying to find my husband and I was not looking where I was going. I’m... 

Entrepreneurial Spirits

Entrepreneurial Spirits  Entrepreneurial Spirits – an amusing story about why you shouldn’t abuse power, literally and metaphorically  An incident between the management of a Chinese Bar and four drunken customers, reported in the Times, reminded your correspondent of a lesson on customer... 

The Good Old Days and Tomorrows Past

The Good Old Days and Tomorrows Past   Gary Kelly recounts a charming tale of his youth and opines about next generations good old days What are the good old days? Are the good old days no more than good old memories? Are my good old days different to yours? Of course they are, and isn’t it funny... 

They Didn’t Read The Script…

They Didn’t Read The Script…. Dave Carr opines about last week’s early morning arrests and the media’s approach to Irish Water narrative   At one point during the week of November 9th, a sixteen year old was awoken early by the Gardai entering his bedroom.  He was then... 

Hollywood – What Irish Dreams are made of…

The Silver Screen is where the real dreams are created Hollywood – What Irish Dreams are made of… In This article Gary Kelly talks about Ireland’s love affair with Hollywood and Holly’s Love affair with Ireland I guess everyone’s dreams are different but where do they all... 

Point the Finger – A Nurse’s Tale (Daniela Poggiali)

Point the Finger – A Nurse’s Tale (Daniela Poggiali) If work colleagues have ever accused you of being tired on the job (a regular Monday occurrence for this correspondent) or unprofessional (has happened to your correspondent on a few occasions) or worse still poorly-trained, try not to... 

Go from Bad to Better

  Go from Bad to Better – In This article, Poraic draws an interesting simile between a well meaning priest and the head of FIFA.  Action or inaction? I guess we will see.   Question to the two readers of this column; what do you think the primary need of the Homeless in Rome is? If... 

Homelessness is not just for Christmas…

Homelessness is not just for Christmas… In my time as a journalist I have always had an interest in the subject of homelessness.  I have had the pleasure to have interviewed some people in authority on the subject in the city over that time, people such as Mary Hayes, who works for the Dublin... 

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend   Rita Kelly A Life-long James’s Street Resident Dedicated worker with Franciscan Order on Merchant’s Quay     On Sunday afternoon at 4pm Margret Rita Kelly Delaney passed away. A true Dubliner, who... 

Solidarity at Yesterday’s Water Charges Protest

Image credited Breakingnews.ie    In this article, our Reporter Gary Kelly Opines about the sense of purpose of yesterday’s march.  The Fountain Resource Group is in no way a political organisation, all opinions in the “Your Say” section are those of the authors themselves.     Solidarity... 

Fear to Tread

Fear to Tread Your Correspondent has encountered some phobias in his time, with the sight of an approaching doctor’s needle making family members go queasy, to open spaces suddenly stimulating a panic attack (and subsequent disappearance) in a friend. One also remembers a documentary of Howard Hughes... 

The Jobstown Fallout – Making a Splash

The Jobstown Fallout – Making a Splash David Carr opines about the recent media and government response to the water charge protests. Do you think their OTT or that Government is?   There’s been a lot of water under the fridge since the protest two week ago in Jobstown. There is no point in reprising... 

Laughing Matter

Laughing Matter It is very seldom this correspondent spontaneously laughs out loud while reading (Jeffrey Bernard has done it to me a few times with some insights in his low life columns, as has John B Keane with a few incidents in his novella ‘Letters of an Irish Parish) but a reported response by... 

Complying with the Rules – Fifa’s Corruption Report

Complying with the Rules – Fifa’s Corruption Report IN this article, Poraic Cahill contemplates about Fifa’s priorities in a recent report into corruption following the world cup hosting decision This correspondent has known of Sepp Blatter since he drew plastic balls from bowls with... 

On the Receiving End – The Positive Action Scandal

On the Receiving End – The Positive Action Scandal   Poraic Cahill opines about the Recent Positive Action Scandal of which the charity has been charged with the misuse of funding   An interesting tit-bit was revealed to me by John from the local (Cherry Tree Pub) recently. He had read... 

Sin Tax

Sin Tax Somewhere amid the “blah blah” and noise of his budget speech our Minister of Finance let it be known this state’s part in the all so legally creative accounting scam known as the “double Dutch” was no more. What with that honest cop, the European Commission, breathing down his neck... 

Under Certain Circumstances – Who loves to write?

Under Certain Circumstances The other week this correspondent was browsing through the stories on the Evening Herald web-page, to catch up on local news, when I came across a story that left me completely confused, and after a bit of thought, baffled still. The story concerned Amy Huberman’s (actress,... 
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