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“As you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me”

(Image Credit: Christian Post) “As you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me” Christchurch has been picked as a location for the now famous “Jesus the homeless” sculpture.  The piece, which depicts a hooded figure lying on a park bench whose identity is only revealed by crucifixion... 

Tree of Hope Ceremony in Pimlico Tomorrow

  Tree of Hope Ceremony in Pimlico Tomorrow Pimlico Green will be the location for the Tree of Hope Ceremony in memory of all those who lost their lives as a result of suicide.   The ceremony will start at 2 pm on Saturday 24th of January (tomorrow). The “Tree of Hope” strives to provide... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 19/12/14 – 09/01/15

(The Bank of Ireland in Inchicore Village is to be converted into retail/residential units) Due to the Christmas Break, we have four weeks of planning proposals for your perusal this week. Don’t get too excited! Among the big submissions this time are the following: The Hueston South Quarter development... 

Iveagh Markets from Jurassic Park to Convent Garden?

  (Image Credit Irish Times)  Iveagh Markets from Jurassic Park to Convent Garden? In this article Eoghan Brunkard talks about the proposals for the rejuvenation of the Iveagh Markets The Iveagh Markets have long resembled a set from Jurassic Park, covered with weeds, plants and well, ivy (no... 

Dig on Thomas St Reveals Tunnels from Old Distillery

  Dig on Thomas Street Reveals Tunnels from Old Distillery In this article, Dave Carr talks about a massive tunnel network revealed through construction work on Thomas Street. Before Stout…There was Whiskey!  Looking out of the window where I’m writing this piece on James Street it’s... 

Fountain Youth Project’s Christmas Light’s Ceremony

Fountain Youth Project’s Christmas Light’s Ceremony Alan Finn recounts our Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  We would just like to thank everyone involved for making this event possible. It was all smiles at the Fountain Youth Project’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Local... 

Liberties FC News

Liberties FC News AFL OVER 35’s SENIOR DIVISION 2 OLV 2-4 LIBERTIES FC DDSL U17’S MAJOR DIVISION 3 VERONA BOYS 2-1 MARROWBONE LANE CELTIC FC There were 2 big games today for the club with the Under 17’s in a top of the table clash against unbeaten Verona Boys in Coolmine Park! 3... 

Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House

Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House Home Delivery: Ireland’s First Shipping Container House  – The Royal Hospital Kilmainham holds Ireland’s 1st Shipping Container Home!  THOSE visiting the Royal Hospital (the Irish Museum of Modern Art) between the 27th and the... 

Gerard Gavin – Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller

  Gerard Gavin Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller Last Saturday morning I woke to the news that someone had been knocked down and died just outside my front door. Being curious, I tried to find out who it was, but it took me a few days to find this out, which was very unusual for this area... 

A Garden Story – Fatima’s Geodesic Dome

A Garden Story – Fatima’s Geodesic Dome It was back in 2011 when the Rialto community group ‘ Back of the pipes’ first started talking about the empty field. It sat, unused at the end of Reuban Street and in its day had gone from being block E of Fatima Mansions to an empty rubble... 

Fountain Youth Project Lead The Way at Reel Youth 2014

Fountain Youth Project Lead The Way at Reel Youth 2014 The Reel Youth Programme has long been a valued addition to the lives of young people in Dublin’s Inner City.  The programme encourages young people from youth services around the Capital to utilise their inner creative talents across the... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 15/09/14 – 19/09/14

Children from the Multi – Denominational school in Griffith Barracks  D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 15/09/14 – 19/09/14 IN this week’s planning applications, there are three proposals of note.  A new office block will be built on the site of 32 -36 Thomas Street (beside “Plus... 

Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof

Kieth Duffy’s Wife, Lisa, a fashion stylist, holding up a copy of the book Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof Last night I went to the official launch of “Tito’s Dead” by Dermott Hayes in Bruxelles on Harry Street.    I interviewed Dermott originally when the book... 

Liberties FC News

Liberties FC News LFL PREMIER LEAGUE TALLAGHT CITY 5-1 LIBERTIES FC It was a baptism of fire in the top division of the Leinster Football League today for the senior side as they came up against last season’s league champions!   It’s going to sound bias if we say it wasn’t as one sided... 

Residents up in arms with local wet house

Residents up in arms with local wet house  By Eoghan Brunkard & Gary Kelly  AT the inaugural meeting of what was to become St James’ Street’s residential committee, the rather controversial subject of Sundial House, the “Wet House” on the corner of James Street and Bow Lane became a... 

Rubbish Left Uncollected and Illegal Dumping in Fatima

Local people living in the Pimm Street of the Dublin 8 area, have again expressed deep concern over bins been left on pavements and the failure of the refuse services to collect on time. It has been noticed that some private refuse collectors are leaving some of their bags till late in the evening,... 

Local Residents Unhappy about Widening Paths outside Church

The road works that are being carried out on James’ Street/Thomas Street have recently caused some controversy among residents of the area.  Dublin City Council will be in the process of widening the path outside St James’ Church meaning that church goers will no longer be able use the parking... 
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