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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... 

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... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 44, 2013

Additional information has been required for two new buildings, proposed for Windmill Site at The Digital Hub. The buildings, to be called Block E and Block F will contain 100 apartments for students (housing 493 students in total), along with commercial areas which are set to be used by the Digital... 

Work Begins Clearing St James’ Site For New Hospital

According to yesterday’s Irish Times, work has begun on clearing some parts of the St. James’s Hospital campus which are to be used for the new National Children’s Hospital… “Eilish Hardiman started work as chief executive of the Children’s Hospital Group on Friday and... 

An Taisce Questions D8 Site For National Children’s Hospital

TO: Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2. 30 October 2013 Re: New National Children’s Hospital C.c. the Tanáiste, Minister for Health & Children, Cabinet colleagues of the aforementioned, Chair of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, Chair of the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 43, 2013

This week St Audoens National School, on Cook Street, Dublin 8, have applied to build a new entrance to their pre-school, which includes a new pedestrian gate. The school first opened in 1756, but the current building has been used for the school since 1954. The school is part of a major archeological... 

St. Catherine’s Church On Meath Street Re-Opening In November

After almost a couple of years spent fixing the extensive fire damage, and renovating the building completely, St. Catherine’s Church on Meath Street is about to finally re-open it’s doors. According to The Liberty (an excellent local newswire run by the journalism students at Dublin Institute... 

The National Children’s and Maternity Hospital @ St James’s

As it stands the National Children’s and Maternity Hospital is to be built on the St. James’s Hospital site, which would lead to some regeneration of the area, and added local employment too of course. If you havn’t already viewed the plans put forward by St. James’s Hospital, and... 

Cork Street Park Campaign Urges DCC To Act Via Posters

The Cork Street Park Campaign (Twitter), who aim to turn a derelict site on Chamber Street in Dublin 8, into a public space for all local residents to utilise, have upped the ante by placing posters around the unused site. The posters that urge locals to put pressure on the Dublin City Council (DCC)... 

SkateD8: Local Skateboarders Campaign For Skate Park In Dublin 8

A group of young people from the area have started a campaign to get a skateboard park for the youths of the area to use. They make the point that over 7,000 teenagers attend school in the South West Inner City, and not all of them would like to play football. Related Stories: Cork Street Park Campaign:... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 42, 2013

Not a huge lot going on planning-wise in Dublin 8 this week, apart from the DCC turning down an extension relating to the Windmill Site at the Digital Hub. This site is 3.2 acres in size – huge for an inner city vacant plot – and is home to the largest surviving Smock Windmill in Europe.... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 41, 2013

Our articles which relate to Urban Regeneration have been getting a lot of attention recently, so we have decided to run a brand new feature which highlights the major new planning applications for the Dublin 8 area, plus the planning decisions finalised during each week. Here is the 1st installment! NEW... 

Teeling Whiskey Coming Home To Dublin 8

The Fountain Newswire has learned that Teeling Whiskey have applied for planning permission for the conversion of a warehouse in New Market Square into a new micro distillery and tourist centre. Founded by Jack Teeling Teeling Whiskey originated in Marrowbone Lane in 1782. At this time, the James’s/Thomas... 

Public Works To Be Carried Out On Thomas Street/James’ Street

According to the Thomas Street Business Association (TBSA), Thomas Street and James’ Street are to get a new swanky look! Work on the Thomas Street Quality Bus Corridor Enhancement Scheme – funded by the National Transport Agency and Dublin City Council – is to begin over the coming... 

Get The Most Out Of Your Thomas Street Shopfront!

The Thomas Street Business Association (TSBA) have published a useful guide to help traders on Thomas Street to get the most out of their shopfronts! Tips range from scale & proportions to materials, fonts and colours. IMAGE: View of shopfronts on Thomas Street, Dublin 8 – image credit:... 

Guide To Planning & Development For Thomas Street Traders

The Thomas Street Business Association (TSBA) have come up with a handy guide to help you navigate through the various issues involving planning and development on Thomas Street. Stephen Coyne and the TSBA have put together the presentation below, which also includes details of protected structures,... 
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