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Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 22/04/14

The big news in this week’s planning permission is permission has been granted for a large residential development in Clancy Barracks. The residential units will be built in the existing barracks as it is a protected structure. The oldest of the barracks dates from the late 18th century and has been... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 21/04/14

Our apologies for the delay in posting last week’s planning updates, there were a number of technical issues that needed to be contended with but are now running smoothly. The big use in last week’s planning updates (sorry again!) was the regeneration of St Theresa Garden’s has entered an “Observations”... 

Dublin’s Elected Mayor – Democracy On A Hairpin

The Green Party were the first of the main political parties (and I use that term loosely given their present circumstances) to propose the idea of a directly Elected Mayor for Dublin.  It is an idea that immediately caused controversy, governments, as a rule, are usually quite reluctant to devolve... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 14/04/14

This week’s planning permission updates is reasonably quiet. Eight new houses are being constructed on the South Circular Road just coming into Rialto Village from the James’ Hospital end.     Diageo have applied to make storage alterations to their main brewery on Victoria Quay, to those following... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Starting 24/03/14

   One large scale development this week for Kilmainham’s Bow Lane area. A six storey, 80 bedroom retirement home will be built on Irwin Street.  The site which is across from a large complex of apartments on one side and Murrays pub on the other, has gone unused for several years.   This... 

The Green Door Market comes to Newmarket!

  In what is the beginning of a rejuvination of the Newmarket area, a new exciting food market is to start trading fresh farmers’ produce on April 3rd.  The more things change the more they stay the same, perhaps time is circular?  As all the fruit and veg farmer markets left our inner city... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 17/03/14

  This weeks planning decisions for Dublin 8,  no major grandbreaking developments.    AREA 2   COMMERCIAL: Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2378/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Fourcourt Promotions Location Unit 3, Long Mile Road Business Park, Long... 

Parking Problems in Fatima

Local residents living close to the Fatima Luas line have in recent times expressed a deep concern over intensive parking beside the Fatima Luas stop. Drivers are parking their cars from as early as 8am and leaving their car parked there all day as they go to work and return at 5pm to collect their... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 10/03/14

  Week Starting 10/03/14   My apologies, due to some delays last week we are a bit behind in our updates, below is last week’s planning permission applications.  Most notable among them is demolition of several buildings on St James’ Hospital campus, which I am assuming is the beginning... 

Interview with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Campaign

The Cork Street Park Campaign held a meeting in the Co – Op in New Market Square   The Dublin City Council have agreed in principle to the conversion of a derelict site on Chambers Street and an opening fund €75 000.00 for the project (see Story here).  The Liberties has been in need of... 

Massive Investment for Dublin 8 over the next 4 years!

  Image credit paddys-wagon.blogspot.com   A recent article by the Irish Independent (viewable here) has uncovered that up to €890 million is to be invested in the Liberties region of the Dublin 8 area.  This money can be traced to a number of major developments that combined will see a large... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 10/02/14

Old Kilmainham Road (Image Credit to Panoramio) Below is this week’s planning permission update from Dublin City Council for the Dublin 8 area. Not a huge amount of news apart from a noteworty, large scale, part commercial/part residential development where the present day remnants of Des Donnelly... 

Photos From Santa’s Visit To Our Wee Tots Creche, Basin Street

Here are some belated images of Santa visiting our Creche on Basin Street here in Dublin 8! Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit our crèche and pre-school. The toddlers, wobblers and bambinos were all generally delighted to see Mr Claus, though some of the younger ones were a little untrusting!... 

Songs For Lovers – Jack Lukeman Valentine Special @ Vicar St. (Feb 14)

Aiken Promotions presents Songs For Lovers – A Valentine Night Spectacular – featuring Jack Lukeman live at Vicar Street, on Friday 14th February 2014. Jack will perform a very special Songs For Lovers concert in the intimate surroundings of Vicar Street on Valentine’s Night, Friday the... 

Happy New Year From The FRG Newswire Team!

All of us here at the FRG Newswire have had a nice break over the Christmas holidays, and with new vigor, we are now ready to start reporting on local issues and events again. We would like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year! We hope 2014 is full of happy times, excitement, productivity... 

Could A Liberties Museum Suit The Cork Street Park?

Preface: Just To be Clear, My Own Position On A Cork Street Park Due to the articles I’ve written about the potential Cork Street Park, I’ve received some interesting ideas, via email and Facebook, for the use of the space that’s available, and I plan on presenting some of them here... 

Dublin Food Cooperative on Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The CO-OP market in Newmarket Square, just off Cork Street here in Dublin 8, is a market one must visit. It’s the season of goodwill and a must for shopping! This market is run by volunteers, so therefore there are no big company behind it. It’s right in the middle of Dublin 8, and it sells... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 49, 2013

There is not too much planning activity this week in Dublin 8. An application has been made to turn a street-front office on Usher’s Quay into a residential unit. There are quite a few empty offices on that part of the Quays, so it is no surprise to see landlords changing their usage, particularly... 

How Are The Current Future Creators Getting On?

The Future Creators 2013 kicked off on 5th November with 24 bright and brilliant teenagers from the Liberties and surrounding areas of Dublin. This year the Future Creators group is split almost 50:50, boys to girls, which has really encouraged the project coordinators who are The Digital Hub and the... 

Gallery: Images Of Newly Refurbished St. Catherine’s Church

Here are a series of photos I took earlier today, of the interior of the newly refurbished St. Catherine’s Church on Meath Street. Whilst penning previous articles about the re-opening of the local church, I found it hard to locate images of the new interior online, so I decided to take some pics... 
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