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Video: The Liberties – Then and Now

The good folks at The Liberty, a free online newspaper run by the students at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), have produced this short film which captures some of the differences that have come about due to development around The Liberties. The video features excerpts from a 30-year-old RTE programme,... 

Dublin Space Invaders Final Designs Presented To Judges @ Wood Quay

The Dublin Space Invaders folks held a presentation of the final designs from their teams of planning students, last Friday, at the Dublin County Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue. And it was a very interesting, informative and educational event indeed! The teams done a great job presenting their designs... 

House Prices In South Dublin City, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

Following on from our new Quarterly feature about rental prices in Dublin 8, we will also be running a quarterly update for house sales prices in South Dublin City (there is no reliable public data available for Dublin 8 specifically). This is the first installment. The latest Daft Quarterly Report... 

Casadh To Premier Their 1st Film: Locked Out! (Nov 29)

The Casadh treatment centre, based in Newmarket, are to premiere their first ever film, at Liberty Hall on Eden Quay in Dublin 1 on Friday the 29th of November 2013. The Dublin 8 drug treatment programme have been doing sterling work here in our community for many years, and this film is yet another... 

21st Annual Friends and Family Remembered Mass, Rialto (Nov 28)

On Thursday 28th November at 12 noon, at St Andrews Community Centre, Rialto, Dublin 8, local people will be having a special memorial for family, friends and neighbours who have passed on in tragic circumstances. All local people are been asked to attend, and summit names of people who have died. This... 

Social Welfare Recipients Being Priced Out Of Renting In Dublin 8

After recently digesting the latest figures for rental price increases in Dublin 8, for first time ever, I’m actually quite shocked as to how the prices are rising so fast. We are now just 20% below the peak in mid-2007. That was the stand out fact to me. How could we possibly be getting back... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 45, 2013

There are two interesting new planning applications this week, and they concern two of the biggest employers in this corner of the city; The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital. The Digital Hub has applied to convert a piece of land to create 50 additional car parking spaces, along with a bicycle... 

Dublin Space Invaders To Unveil Entrants + Winners On Friday

The Dublin Space Invaders crew are to reveal all of the entrants’ designs for the vacant Thomas Street plot on Friday, the 15th of November. The Dublin City Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue will be hosting the event, and we can expect to view cutting-edge designs that make use of the derelict plot... 

Dublin 8 Place Names Part 1 – Oliver Bond Street, Rainsford Street

Rainsford Street, Dublin 8 Sir Mark Rainsford was a Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1700 to 1701. He was the original founder of the Guinness Brewery, and had a son, also named Mark (Jnr.), who inherited his fathers land. Another Mark (Sir Mark Rainsford’s grandson) sold the current site to Mr Arthur... 

DCC Collecting Large Houshold Waste In Dublin 8 Tomorrow @ 7.30am

The Dublin City Council will be going around local housing estates picking up old house hold goods, in and around the Dublin 8 area. Leaflets were dropped in letter boxes as early as yesterday morning by Council Workers. Residents living in the Mallin Avenue, St James Walk, and McCarthy Terrace, and... 

Rental Prices In Dublin 8, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

The latest Daft Quarterly Report has been published yesterday, and it shows that rental prices continue to rise in our local area. Quarter-on-quarter rises in domestic rents continue throughout Dublin, with Dublin 8 not escaping this incredible surge. Dublin 8 rents have risen by almost 4% for one and... 

Local Clean-Up Clears Rubbish From Fatima

Since it started almost 4 years ago by members of the Church Of God, it’s been a huge success. The global and local cleanup’s have been a regular sight in and around, the city and countries, and recently in the Dublin 8. On Sunday 10th November I went along to one of these cleanup’s that was happening... 

The New Children’s Hospital May Impact Jobs + Nutrition

I agree totally that the children’s hospital coming to the James’s campus is great for the area and will lead to regeneration, investment and employment. My issue lies with hospital management who have been looking to bring in ready cooked meals from the UK as a cost cutting exercise, since... 

Dubline: Failte Ireland Blaze A Trail Across Dublin 8

Failte Ireland, along with the Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) have put together a plan to create a trail from College Green to Kilmainham. This trail is set to become a major tourist draw to Dublin as a whole, and will hopefully help to bring more visitors to our area. Dubline... 

The Liberties Local Area Plan – To Regenerate Dublin 8

Similar to the Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street report we just added, this report is not breaking news, but it is relevant to our area, hence we are adding it to FRG.ie, to help build a repository of news and useful information related to our local area. The... 

Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street

This report was released in January 2012, and it highlights the history, current state and possible future of Thomas Street. It is intended to stress the importance of the street within the historic city centre, and the local Dublin 8 area itself. And it is also intended to show the interest that the... 

Positive Signs For Turning Derelict Dublin 8 Site Into Park!

The Dublin City Council (DCC) have passed a motion on Tuesday, November the 5th, that may potentially begin the process of allowing for a public park to be built on the derelict Cork Street/Chamber Street site in Dublin 8. The Dublin South Central motion was passed in the name of Counciller Críona... 

Does Minister Address St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Questions?

Catherine Byrne, the Fine Gael Dublin South-Central TD since 2007, asked a question regarding the regeneration of St. Teresa’s Gardens, and this week she got a written reply. The question was quite straight forward. She asked the Minister, Phil Hogan (Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny), who is... 

Free Movie Making Workshop, Dublin 8 (Wednesdays)

The SWICN crew have come up with an excellent mini-course for locals who are interested in learning how to make movies. Starting on the 13th of November, the course will teach adults the basics in a range of aspects relating to creating digital films. You will learn about scriptwriting, story boarding,... 

New Houses and New Hope for St Teresa’s Gardens

PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday the 9th October 2013 Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’ Sullivan gave her commitment to funding regeneration in St. Teresa’s Gardens over the next three years. This marks a fresh beginning for everyone living and working in the flats complex and provides renewed... 
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