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Hospital To Errect Signs To Inform Public Of Development

St. James’s Hospital have applied for planning permission to erect signs at the James’s Street entrance, and at the Rialto entrance near the rear of the hospital. These signs are to display information about the development of the planned National Children’s Hospital, and appear to... 

JOBS: Limited Youth Worker Places Available For Bridgefoot Street!

You may remember that we posted news about our brand new Youth Club on Bridgefoot Street, called Busy Bees, announcing that we were looking for Youth Workers to staff the new community service for Dublin 8 residents. We currently still have a limited number of places left for locals who wish to get... 

What’s Your Ideas For A New Public Park On Cork/Chamber Street?

I have campaigned with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Park campaign (who spearheaded this campaign) to have a wasteland site converted into a park. Due to public support, and the response this campaign garnered, and with many community groups being involved, the Dublin City Council (DCC) has agreed... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 47, 2013

Planning-wise, there is only one show in town this week! The big story is that the Teeling Whiskey Company have been granted permission to develop a new distillery in Newmarket, Dublin 8. We have been invited to an information meeting with the distillery, and we will be sure to report back with all... 

Complete List Of 2013 SWICN Youth & Community Awards Recipients

The South West Inner City Network (SWICN) hosted its annual community and youth awards last week at St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street. We here at the Fountain Resource Group (FRG) were honoured with a handful of our staff and volunteers receiving awards on the night. FRG’s Eoghan Brunkard... 

Casadh: Dublin 8 Addiction Recovery Service Launches Website

The Newmarket-based substance misuse recovery centre, Casadh, has launched a brand new website. This is a website that I have been working hard on, for the past few months, and it has been launched yesterday. The launch date was set to coincide with the organisations’ film premiere in Liberty... 

2013 South West Inner City Network (SWICN) Community & Youth Awards

Last Thursday night, the South West Inner City Network (SWICN) hosted its annual community and youth awards. The event was held in the beautifully redecorated St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street. The award ceremony was conceived with Kevin Street Garda Siochana and funded by the Iris O’Brien... 

From The Vaults: Fountain News – August 1998 (Issue 5.5)

Looking back… Many moons ago Fountain Resource Group news was distributed by a medium known as “paper”, much like the ancient Egyptians used papyrus, this substance was soft, and could be manipulated easily by the natives as a recording substance. The notorious Derek Freeney was a famed record... 

Lockout-Inspired Play, By RADE, Free To All This December

The organisation RADE, whose speciality is promoting recovery from drug abuse through performance in drama and entertainment, has this year decided to produce a play based on the Lock Out in honour of its centenary. People recovering from addiction have donned bonnets and caps to recapture the spirit... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 46, 2013

The only new commercial planning application in Dublin 8 this week is from the Emerald Waste Company, who would like to add a portable waste compactor to their Inchicore premises, at the Goldenbridge Industrial Estate. However, there were some notable decisions made, including permission to redevelop... 

Frosty Feast Of Winter Tales @ Arthurs, Thomas Street (Dec 03)

Story-O, an ensemble of international storytellers, is hosting an evening of storytelling in Arthur’s Pub on Thomas Street in Dublin 8. The event takes place on Tuesday the 3rd of December, and admission is just €5/€4. There will be storytellers from four different countries sharing wintry... 

Djing And Music Production @ Fountain Youth Project

With the assistance of The MY Project (Music for Youth), the Fountain Youth Project is collaborating with the Swan Youth Project in a programme to train our music mad young people in the proper use of DJ equipment. Under the supervision of Evan Kenny from The MY Project, young people from 15-21yrs are... 

A Series Of Poems, Wrote In Detox, That Helped To Change A Life!

We have been given a series of poems which are to be published on a weekly basis, that depict a former addicts journey out of heroin addiction. They contain some very interesting insights into a persons mentality whilst undergoing this process, so we just had to share them with you. Sean O’Seoigh,... 

2013 Dublin Space Invaders – Teams, Members and a Sneaky Peak!

The picture above depicts the 2013 Dublin Space Invaders winners alongside the head judges and the competition organisers: from left to right, Peter Geraghty the president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Dublin Space Invaders Winner Seamus Donohoe, Mary Crowley the president of the Irish... 

Unforeseen Consequences Of Banning Smoking On Hospital Grounds

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital here in Cork Street, Dublin 8, has brought in a change recently that put a stop to staff, patients, and visitors alike, when it come’s to smoking on hospital grounds. Smoking is a serious addiction and people who smoke do so because they are... 

Drug Prevention: Community Groups Coming Together!

On Friday coming, the 22nd of November 2013, we will be taking part in a gathering of local community groups from the area, which is aimed at creating better methods of drug addiction prevention, through dialogue between the groups, and through the sharing of ideas. The annual event is run by the South... 

Why Do Major Tech Brands Choose To Locate In The Digital Hub?

The Digital Hub campus is currently home to over 70 scaling digital companies, employing almost 900 people. Since The Digital Hub’s inception in 2003, 170 companies have chosen to locate their business in here. Well known brands such as Amazon, Lincor Solutions, 3V Transaction Services, Etsy, Distilled... 

Community Members To Be Remembered At Christmas Tree Lighting

This year’s FRG Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in memory of the late Marion Mulligan RIP, and Becky Mullins RIP. The event takes place as usual at our Basin Street home of the Wee Tots Creche, Junior Youth Service and Fountain Youth Project, on Monday 16th of December. We have decided... 

A Complete List Of Our Local TDs and Councillors (+ contact info)

Dublin South-Central TDs There are five TDs elected to serve the Dublin South-Central constituency in Dáil Éireann, our local constituency. In total there were 166 TDs elected to serve the entire country, from the 9th of March 2011 up until the 9th of March 2016, and this is the 31st Dáil. Catherine... 

2013 Cornmarket Christmas Tree Lighting Cermony (Dec 4)

The Dublin City Council (DCC) invites you to the switching on of the Christmas lights at Cornmarket, on Wednesday the 4th of December 2013 @ 6pm. Councillor Rebecca Moynihan (Labour, South West Inner City) will have the honour of turning the lights on, on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn.... 
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