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Protest Planned For St Catherines Sports Centre on Monday

The following is a press release from the Fairness 4 D8 Young People action group relating to controversial new plans for St Catherines Centre. PRESS RELEASE: Unregistered homeless to be accommodated alongside vulnerable young people in Dublin The Foyer is a Dublin 8 project that has successfully been... 

City Centre Shopping – Loads of Shops, Little Options

I’m not usually one to complain about our fair capital. It oozes both history and culture and there isn’t a corner that doesn’t reveal some form of unique aesthetic. However, when shopping for a jacket recently I found myself annoyed and lost. Yes granted I’m not a man for shopping, I’m one... 

The Theory Test (How I Did It)

For any person wishing to drive a car for the first time or any person driving on their 2nd or 3rd provisional license in the Irish republic must take a theory test before they can apply to get a driving permit (provisional license). A person must be 17 or over to apply for a provisional license. The... 

The Three R’s in Recycling

I love the fact that when I recycle say an empty glass jar or a plastic container that they will get picked up, brought to a factory separated and cleaned and used again. Isn’t it wonderful to know that the saying “Waste Not Want Not” is actually been put into practice and over say the last 20... 

Local News & Opinion

The Royal Hospital is currently hosting the 7 Up Winter Wonderland and will do so till the 9th of January 2012. It houses a circus, fun fair with a selection of rides, Christmas market and an ice rink. I visited it myself and while I found the prices expensive for some of the rides (in excess of 4 euro),... 

The Night Bus For Homeless People Was Cancelled

I would just like to take a minute to talk about the various recent developments in the homeless situation in Dublin, if you know someone in a position where this information could be useful, please don’t hesitate to send this information on. In recent weeks it has come to my attention that The Night... 

Suicide Awareness

In conjunction with our interview with Sinn Fein TD Aengus O’Snodaigh, I have compiled some information about suicide prevention in this article for you. When someone takes their life they leave pain and heartbreak behind, one burning question may come up more and often and that is, why? Unlike... 

Have You Considered Insulating Your House?

Have you ever considered having your house insulated? By that I mean everything, roof, walls, windows and door frames. You may have noticed in the past 5 years that this is being done more regularly as the financial benefits are becoming more obvious. The positives are huge, you save energy, you only... 

The Liberties; Then And Now

We are based in Dublin on James Street, and we came up with the idea to do a project titled “The Liberties, Then and Now”. We wanted to an insight what it was like for the people living in this area going back to the 50’s, 60’s, and so on. We interviewed local people who were working and living... 

Society’s Role In Disabling Citizens

Often people look at others who have a disability be it intellectual, sensory, mental, or motor with sympathetic eyes. While I believe it is true that these different groups of people do usually have burdens that most do not, the question is how much of that burden rests with the person’s ailment... 

Social Crime: A Social Solution Not A Punitive One

Too often we hear from the conservative elements of our society and media that the best way to deal with street crime is harsher sentences and more prisons, but wait has that worked anywhere? America is renowned for it’s no nonsense approach to crime, it is also renowned for highly organised and violent... 

New Year, New You – Time To Start A New Business?

May 2010 was a month of sheer delight and relief having finished my final exams, yet it also brought about the dreaded fear of ‘whats next?’. It was then that my job hunt began, but I’m not sure which was more disheartening; the rejection letters or not hearing any feedback at all. I went through... 

The Budget

Now the dreaded budget has passed us by, I feel that it was like a field full of land mines, every step you take their seems to be a explosion, in other words, we were hit more than once but we were lucky in a sense it could have been a lot worse than it was. After all, the government could of hit the... 

Never Stop Learning

I was speaking the other night about learning and what it means to me. I have always considered myself to be curious by nature so learning came naturally to me. When I was 9 months old, my mother had to strap me into the pram while my twin sister was not restrained. Apparently, I was always trying to... 

Is It Time To Abolish The Seanad?

We are currently experiencing what may turn out to be the worst dual financial and political crisis since the founding of the Irish republic. Like previous troubled times on this island, not only are we broke, but there does not appear to be an immediate way out, and our younger generations are beginning... 

The Protest

I along with maybe 1,500 to 2,000 people met up outside the Anglo Irish bank just off St Stephens green on Wednesday 28th of September to help raise awareness and possibly a voice, to the way the Irish Government are using the likes of you and me to pay off bills that we shouldn’t have to. We are... 

Convenience, Is The Price Too High?

How many people have you met who do not have a mobile phone, or who don’t use email? How frustrating is it when we lose or break our mobile phones? Imagine what our lives would be like if these luxuries were taken away from us. It would be difficult to argue that some of the advances in technology... 

A Fine Line Between Intimate And Social

Social media is a great way of networking. The many free tools at your disposal allow you to communicate with people in a very intimate way. While the beauty of blogging, the flair of Facebook, and the thrill of Twitter is that it’s very personal, users need to know where to draw the line. People ‘like’... 
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