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Locals Left Shocked as Fire Destroys Youth Club

Locals Left Shocked as Fire Destroys Youth Club – Shane Adlum reports on a fire that has ravaged a local youth club Residents have been left devastated and sickened by senseless act of vandalism. On Friday night, 2nd of July, the Ring Street youth and community club was the victim of a mindless... 

No Room for The Dead

No Room for The Dead – Craig O Reilly reports on renewed efforts to save the house from one of Joyce’s most famous works Protests have been underway to stop the house featured in James Joyce’s famous story “the dead” from being turned into a hostel. It was originally owned by Joyce’s... 

Preparations Continue For Kilmainham Gig

Preparations Continue For Kilmainham Gig – First concert in the Republic since the pandemic began! Despite growing speculation of a slowdown of easing of restrictions, preparations continue in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for the first pilot concert since the Covid pandemic began in the Republic.... 

Fire in Vicar Street Area

Fire in Vicar Street Area There was a fire in the early afternoon in the Vicar Street area today.  It is unconfirmed whether it was the venue itself or a neighbouring building that caught fire, though early images suggest firefighters are working on the Vicar Street venue building.  The fire seems... 

Five Million Euro for Restoration of Dublin City Council Flats.

Five million Euro for restoration of Dublin City Council flats. The Department of Housing and the County Council announced Wednesday that €5 million has been put aside for the restoration of 100 derelict flats before the end of 2021. The flats include ones located at Pearse House, Oliver Bond House... 

Sean “The Sniper” McKeon To Play On The Advanced Junior Tour

Sean “The Sniper” McKeon To Play On The Advanced Junior Tour The Fountain Resource Group wants to wish Sean McKeon the very best of luck this weekend as he heads to Britain to compete in the Advanced Junior Tour. Sean, who plays for Jobstown house darts team in Tallaght, is a local lad to... 

Dublin’s Digital Hub to Close by June 2022

Dublin’s Digital Hub to Close by June 2022 – Shane Adlum covers the shock closure of a modern Dublin Intuition  The Land Development Agency (LDA) are set to take ownership from the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) and redevelop the site into social and affordable housing. The Hub in the... 

Moore Street Hammerson Plans

Moore Street Hammerson Plans –  Craig O Reilly reports on the controversial new development plans for Moore Street Hammerson has released its plan for the regeneration of Moore Street. The Plan aims to protect the cultural heritage of the area while creating two new public squares, pedestrian... 

Twenty Two New Phone Boxes Installed In Dublin

Twenty Two New Phone Boxes Installed In Dublin – Dublin’s old phone boxes to be repurposed as information kiosks The new ‘Digital Pedestals’ featuring a modern design, touch-sensitive screens and advertising space are being installed by Eir in the capital. A spokesperson for... 

Well Done Sean McKeon!

Well Done Sean McKeon! – Local Youth Wows At Dart Tournament! Fantastic weekend for local darts player aficionado Sean McKeon at the JDC Q School. He has played 10 darts matches, Won 6, and Lost 4 legs for 33 legs against 23, which qualified him for a tour card. Sean has qualified for the... 

Video Showing The Development of Bridgefoot Street Park

Video Showing The Development of Bridgefoot Street Park – Dublin City Council has uploaded a youtube video showing the development of Bridgefoot street park.   The aim is to provide green spaces for the local community. There will be play areas, a community Garden, a multi functional performance... 

Smart D8 project

Smart D8 project – Dublin 8 to be become more technology integrated? Craig O Reilly has more… A new initiative for Dublin 8 is set to launch in January 2021. Smart D8 aims to improve health and well-being for the community by using technology to better target resources and improve services.... 

Senior Citizens Get A Festive Hamper!

Senior Citizens Get A Festive Hamper! Just under 50 Christmas hampers were gifted to members of our senior citizens service.  This has been an especially hard year on the elderly in our community, who have had to remain indoors more than they may have liked to avoid the dangers of the pandemic. The... 

Lord Iveagh Takes Back Control of Iveagh Markets

Lord Iveagh takes back control of Iveagh markets – Stephen Davis has this surprise development in the ongoing saga! In an unforeseen twist to the fate of the Iveagh Markets which has been derelict for decades, Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh and the Iveagh trustees invoked a... 

Plan for a St James Linear Park Published

New Masterplan for a St James to Suir Road linear park published – Craig discusses the new exciting plans for the Bulfin/Rialto/Hybrasil Park Ait Urbanism and Landscape artists have been appointed by Dublin Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services to perform an assessment of St James linier... 

New Lidl Store Is Giving Shoppers A Peek At Dublin History

  New Lidl Store Is Giving Shoppers A Peek At Dublin History The middle aisle of Lidl can be a magical place, you only went in to buy some milk and you leave with a drumkit and a set of saucepans. We’ve gotten used to seeing some unusual stuff while shopping there, but how about the remains of... 

Dublin 8 Welcomes New Pubs

Dublin 8 Welcomes New Pubs – Craig O Reilly explores the opening of three new pub/restaurants in Kilmainham to Thomas Street Area – Murrays, John’s Bar and Bru House Kilmainham  As we navigate through these uncertain times, one thing we are seeing more, is that Dublin is changing.... 

We’re All Part of Jackie’s Army

We’re All Part of Jackie’s Army – Shane Adlum provides us a fitting tribute to Big Jack It’s hard to sum up what Jack Charlton meant to the people of Ireland. His decade in charge of the national team was incredibly successful, taking us to three major tournaments, and proved to be one... 

Staff at St Patrick’s Athletic Temporarily Laid Off

Players and Coaching Staff at St Patrick’s Athletic Temporarily Laid Off With the footballing world at a standstill it may not come as a big surprise, but St Patrick’s Athletic are the latest League of Ireland club to announce the temporary redundancy of players and coaching staff amid the ongoing... 

Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm

Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm Real Estate investment firm, Round Hill Capital, have bought a 368-bed student accommodation development in the Liberties area of Dublin 8. They have partnered up with NBK Capital, a Middle Eastern investment company, who will help fund... 
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