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Help! The Homeless

Help! The homeless. Vicar Street looks set to host Paul McCartney’s first Irish Show in nearly a decade. The purpose of the gig will be to raise money for homeless people in Dublin. Tickets will not be available to purchase in a conventional manner with guests instead asked to give a donation, with... 

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View

The Anti Social Problem – The Locals View In this article, Tony Kennedy asks a number of small businesses, residents and community activists their views of anti social behaviour in the James/Thomas Street area In recent months the area from Basin Street down to Oliver Bond has become blighted... 

Fire in Bridgefoot Street

Fire in Bridgefoot Street A large warehouse beside the old Mendacity building at the bottom of Bridgefoot St was on fire this morning. The fire appeared to be quite extensive as the roof of the warehouse was completely destroyed and there seemed to be serious structural damage caused. There did not... 

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage

Kevin Street Hotel Development Outrage – In this article, Tony discusses the local residential protests taking place in Kevin Street at the large scale hotel development, which residents argues is too close to their property A small group of residents in the Cathedral View houses in Kevin Street... 

Planning Permission Week 33/16 Dates 08/08 to 12/08/2016

AREA 2 COMMERCIAL:       Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 3063/16 Application Type Permission Applicant Davian Investments Ltd. Location Block B, Brabazon Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8 Proposal Change of use of basement (276 sq.m) and ground floor (312.8 sq.m)... 

Part Two Of The Heuston Gateway Series

Part Two Of The Heuston Gateway Series In Part One of the Heuston Gateway series, I touched on the plans for the many changes that are in store for the Heuston Gateway. This, will of course, take another decade or so, because there are quite a few developments that will have to be completed, planning... 

Part One – Heuston Gateway Development Series

Part One – Heuston Gateway Development Series An English architect  called Sanction Wood was commissioned to design Kingsbridge Station. The station opened in 1844. The Easter Rising’s 50th anniversary changed all of this and Kingsbridge was renamed Heuston Station in 1966 in honour of... 

Children’s Hospital Gets All Clear!

Children’s Hospital Gets All Clear! The New National Children’s Hospital at St James’s Hospital will finally go ahead after planning permission was granted by An Bord Pleanala. The hospital is expected to open in 2020 with 2,300 jobs expected to be generated during the construction phase. On... 

Demonstration for the “Crumlin2”

Demonstration for the “Crumlin2” On Wednesday 27th April, Ireland woke up to the news that water charges now looked to be suspended for at least two years according to sources who are negotiating the formation of the next government. This of course, means no new bills.  Standing Minister for the... 

IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!! FRG Lights Up The Trees

IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!! FRG Lights Up The Trees Despite the threat of rain and high winds, the annual Christmas tree lights were turned on, at the Fountain Resource Group’s Youth Project in Basin lane. There was plenty of singing with guest appearance from pop sensation, Dubliner, Conor Hamilton, and... 

Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Update

Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Update Work has begun on the regeneration project in Dolphin’s Barn flat complex. Over the last 2 weeks flats have been cleared of their fittings. On the week starting the 1st of December 3 balconies were taken down safely using two diggers. The block, which back’s... 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The Fountain Resource Group would like to cordially invite you to our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony presided over by the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh at 4.30pm at the Fountain Youth Project on Basin Street,  tomorrow, Tuesday 8/12/15. The... 

Guinness Opens Experimental Brewery Visitors Centre

Guinness Opens Experimental Brewery Visitors Centre Guinness launched “The Open Gate Brewery” visitors centre at St James Gate today. The experimental brewery has been exploring different beers for almost over a hundred years now. It is the place where Guinness creates many different stouts... 

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign

“A People’s Park” The Cork Street Campaign If we’re in luck and we have a summer this coming year and a last few pieces fall into place, the people of this city will be able to slip off their shoes and walk on the grass of what was once Chamber street flats on Cork Street. This is... 

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8

IRISH WATER RETURNS TO DUBLIN 8 Irish water has returned to Dublin city 8 for the first time in half a year. Meter installers hit Altram Court in Inchicore on Thursday morning. The meter crew, Kelly’s contractors, appear to have completed much of their work, holes were dug and barriers erected, but... 

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are

Plans That Never Were & Plans That Are The Irish Government, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and MediaLab Europe were the bodies back in 1999 who came together to initiate the Digital Hub Project. This was to be put in place as part of the Local Area Plan (LAP) for the regeneration of... 

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past

Kilmainham Celebrating Our Past Though this news is somewhat late (I was caught napping), it should not go without some attention. The team at the High Road and Kilmainham Lane Residents Association have renovated the former side address to Kilmainham Mill.  The mill has a history going back several... 

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service

Fountain Resource Group Launches New Senior Citizens Service The Fountain Resource Senior Citizens Group has reopened! The group met up at St James Parish hall last Thursday to trash out the coming season’s activities. The local crowd of about thirty expressed an interest in card games and “Card... 

Flags for Dublin 8 Schools for 1916

Flags for Dublin 8 Schools for 1916 As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, 20 Primary Schools in the Dublin 8 area will be presented with the National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation in the coming months. Yesterday, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, for the launch of... 

Children’s Hospital Information Centre Launched

Children who attend the Cleft & Craniofacial Services both in Temple Street and the Orthodontic Unit on the St James’s campus joined Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group, to launch the new children’s hospital Information Centre on the South Circular Road, Dublin... 
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