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Five New Companies Join The Digital Hub Team

Five New Companies Join The Digital Hub Team The Digital Hub is located at the old ‘Grainstore’ of what was Roe’s Distillery, which is currently under refurbishment and is planned to open later this year. Based in the Liberties area, the 19th century building will add a further 10,650 square... 

Fountain Summer Projects’ Big Day Out Snaps

Fountain Summer Projects’ Big Day Out Snaps Took us a while to get them up but here our a collection of snaps from our youth project community days out in Marrowbone Lane and Basin Lane.   The kids had BBQ burgers, candy floss, face painting, a DJ set and three bouncy Castles.   Everyone had... 

National Heritage Week 2015

National Heritage Week 2015 This month Ireland is celebrating its 20th (1995-2015) National Heritage Week. But the history that is being celebrated is much older than that! Indeed, especially when we think of historical monuments and heritage sites, like Newgrange, which dates back over 5,000 years... 

A Step Closer To Having a Children’s Hospital

Planning application for new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital submitted today. The planning application for a new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital was submitted today. The hospital – which will act as a catalyst for a new Model of... 

Between Generations, St Theresa Gardens

Between Generations, St Theresa Gardens Some years ago (though not too many mind!), I grew up in St Theresa’s Gardens.  A place, that myself and my family still have fond memories of and converse about regularly, though to others the name brings connotations of tough living. For some time now, the... 

GoodBye Dublin 8, Hello Dublin 08!

GoodBye Dublin 8, Hello Dublin 08! The Department of Communications are launching new postal codes today.  These will be called an Eircode.  It has cost €27 million to set it up. They have set up a website, www.eircode.ie. Homeowners can expect a letter in the post in 2 weeks time explaining this... 

James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics

Rainbow Garden Childrens Hospital James’ Children Hospital the Plans, the Politics – In this expose, Dave Carr outlines the plans for the new hospital and how the locals are reacting For a long time now, the planned – for new children’s hospital had appeared to slip to the back of... 

Diageo’s Opening Brewery Bar to the Public!

Diageo’s Opening Brewery Bar to the Public! St. James’s Gate is where it all begins for the lovers of the greatest stout in the world. Diageo is world famous for developing new beers and other alcoholic beverages. Beer has to be worked on and experimented with before the right combination is made,... 

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend

50 Years a Priest, 50 Years a Community Legend Today Fr Thomas “Tommy” Murphy celebrated his golden jubilee in St James’ Church in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Eamonn Walsh and past moderators and priests of the church (including, Fr Denis Laverty, Fr Ivan Tonge and Fr Jimmy Mc Partland). ... 

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse

Big Plans For Kilmainham Courthouse The Kilmainham Courthouse, located on Inchicore Road as become part of the Kilmainham Gaol in a redevelopment that is sure to increase tourist footfall to the area.  As a Courthouse it was active from the period 1820 to 2008. In July 2008, it closed its doors and... 

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills You don’t have to saunter too far off the beaten course in the Dublin 8 to find out how strongly the local residents feel about Irish Water. “No water meters” signs adorn every second window down quite Rialto lanes, while installing water meters has been... 

Flannigan’s Field Community Gardening Fete

Flannigan’s Field Community Gardening Fete Over the June bank holiday, Flannigan’s Field opened its gates to the Fatima community. The popular community garden drew in a large crowd despite the weather turning nasty throughout the day. It all kicked off just past 2 pm, where, outside one... 

Plans for National Children’s Hospital Unveiled

Plans for National Children’s Hospital Unveiled The plans for the new National Children’s Hospital that will be built on the grounds of St. James’ Hospital have been unveiled.  Reactions have been overall positive with some describing the structure as ‘breathtaking’. It was proposed in 2012... 

Liberties FC News

  Liberties FC News BIRTHDAY BOY BARRY PUTS THE ICING ON THE CAKE – UNDERS HAVE DIVISION RUNNING SCARED!! AFL OVER 35’S DIVISION 2 Carndonagh 2 – 4 Liberties FC DDSL UNDER 17 MAJOR DIVISION 3 Knocklyon 3 – 16 Marrowbone Lane Celtic (Sixteen!!) It was another stunning performance... 

RIALTO RACIST GRAFFITI & NEW IRISH FAR RIGHT?

RIALTO RACIST GRAFFITI & NEW IRISH FAR RIGHT? Local residents have covered over racist graffiti daubed along hoardings at James walk Rialto.  The graffiti was several feet high and was painted at several points along the length of the hoardings. Similar graffiti appeared over the Easter weekend... 

New Development Will Accommodate 406 Students & Provide Elderly Housing

  New Development Will Accommodate 406 Students & Provide Elderly Housing Dublin is one of Irelands’ most popular student cities – the world renowned Trinity College had 16,729 students registered for 2013/2014 and of these students, 12,420 were undergraduates and 4,309 were postgraduates,... 

Helter Skelter Homeless Shelter

(Editor’s Note: The below is an opinion piece and represents solely the author’s opinion) The residents of James Street/Kilmainham have done such a good job dealing with the five local homeless hostels/wet houses that the powers that be, have decided to gift them with another three.  The first... 

WATER PROTEST HIT RIALTO AND LIBERTIES

WATER PROTEST HIT RIALTO AND LIBERTIES Dave Carr reports on the tense standoff between water protesters and Gardai In Rialto Early on Monday morning the residents of Rialto Street awoke to the rumble of trucks and heavy footfall. Somewhere in the region of 30 to 40 Gardai and as many water company employees... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 02/02/15 – 06/02/15

  The planning permission updates for the period 02/02/15 – 06/02/15     COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2151/15 Application Type Permission Applicant Como Properties Co LTD Location 75-78 Cork Street, Dublin 8 Proposal Mixed use development... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 12/01/15 – 26/01/15

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 12/01/15 – 26/01/15   The news in this month’s planning applications. The Solid Rock Church of God has resubmitted for permission to build a religious community centre in Goldenbridge Industrial Park off Tyrconnell Road.  The plan will see the conversion... 
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