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Antisocial Behaviour Is On The Rise

Antisocial Behaviour Is On The Rise Whether it’s on the streets, on public transport or in the workplace there’s been a noticeable change in recent years regarding what is and is not acceptable in how we speak to and interact with others, but what lies behind it, and are there solutions? The... 

High Time We Decriminalize Cannabis?

High Time We Decriminalize Cannabis? Patrick Ryan looks at other countries’ experiences with drug control and decriminalization. The recent report from the Citizens’ Assembly on drugs use which recommends replacing criminal charges with a health-led approach based on the Portuguese model,... 

Dublin 8 : OUR TOWN

Dublin 8 : OUR TOWN – Jack opines about Dublin’s planning decisions, our we losing our soul to poor planning? In the Dublin City Ramblers 1970s hit song “The Rare Ould Times” composed by Pete St. John and later song by the greatest of them all Sheriff streets own Luke Kelly we... 

Two Feet Good

Two Feet Good – Patrick Ryan’s debut article for the Fountain Newswire’s questions our City’s policy to Pedestrians Ah, 2024. According to the talking heads on television over the last week it’s set to be the Year of Elections, as the public go to the polls all across... 

Reuben Street Aparthotel

Reuben Street Aparthotel – Craig O Reilly reports on the recent controversy Plans have been submitted to Dublin City Council to redevelop a  five story building into a sixteen-bedroom aparthotel at Reuben House on Reuben Street in Dublin 8. There are already appartements on the third and fourth... 

Weekly Planning List 11/23 (13/03/2023-17/03/2023)

Weekly Planning List 11/23 (13/03/2023-17/03/2023) All applications received will be considered by the Planning Authority to determine their validity in accordance with Planning and Development Regulations 2001. Any application pending validation listed hereunder, and subsequently declared to be invalid,... 

The Problem with AI Art

C The Problem with AI Art – A technological innovation but is it a replacement for the real thing? raig O’ Reilly opines… This year we will very likely see the first artificial intelligence generated short films, lf we haven’t already. I recently saw a short film clip generated... 

Clementine Lane – A Local Author with a Funny Story to Tell

Clementine Lane – A Local Author with a Funny Story to Tell – Jimmy Traynor Reviews Eoghan Brunkard’s new novel  Clementine Lane is ambitious.  Its very ambitious.  Its world is bigger than just the lane that gives the book it’s title, or maybe the lane has more detail than... 

An Unusual Christmas

An Unusual Christmas As we all know that Christmas is the biggest event of the year throughout the world. Christmas festivity brings family, friends and loved ones together.  At Christmas time we see different events in all around the Dublin as like other parts of the country (Ireland).In Dublin we... 

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love  By Yvonne Eccles Jackie glanced at the clock on the wall and sighed with relief time to shut down her computer and tidy her desk it was time to go home, muttering to herself another day another dollar, she reached for her car keys switching off the heater that she had clung to all... 

Women And Education

As we all know this century has seen many changes, in every field of life.  Even if we only went back 20 years, our present world is much different. Social behaviours and norms, values old traditions, thoughts, customs has changed very quickly. If we talk about women empowerment then we can see a huge... 

What is Drug Abuse?

What is Drug Abuse? Drug Abuse is a psychiatric, psychological and social problem affecting the youth of the all over the world. It ruins the individual and the society in manifold ways-socially, physically, culturally, emotionally, and economically. Acting on the brain, the drug spawns a wide range... 

A Gift

A Gift Gift or present has a big importance in all over the world. Gift is that thing which is very valuable not only for human beings even for animals too. Anyone can feel easily how gifts are important in our lives when we see ourselves and around us. Because, world is full of beautiful gifts and we... 

New Roofer in Clonbrassil Street

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Time To Stop Letting Digital Mob Rule Dictate How Our Society Functions

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No Fixed Abode

Tents at the Red Cow M50 junction – In this article, Ross Murray opines about the state of Ireland’s housing crisis and wonders have we really moved on from the dark days of the 19th Century?    No Fixed Abode – In this article, Ross Murray opines about Ireland’s housing... 

The Week in News with Jimmy Traynor

The Week in News with Jimmy Traynor We are delighted to announce that James T. Traynor is joining our editiorial team. Eagle-eyed readers will surely recall Jimmy as a previous, hard-copy contributor who’s ground-breaking reporting, quite literally, revolutionised the zeitgesit of our local community... 

Cancer truly is a big C.

Cancer truly is a big C – In this piece, Tony Kennedy speaks from the heart as he tells us of his own troubled experience with a loved one diagnosed with terminal cancer.  A powerful piece.  I lie here awake at 5:50am consumed by a whirlwind of emotion. I never really understood that phrase... 

“40”

“40”   One man’s honest, frank story of addiction to Nerofen pain killers, the depths it brought him and the courage he required to overcome it…A powerful read.  Are we discussing enough the problem of addiction to Pain Killers? “40”. As soon as I said it, I could instantly feel... 

The schizophrenic nature of support for Irish Republicanism in Ireland

“We’re the real Sinn Féin, and we are not going away”. Dissident Republican Group holds paramilitary commemoration at the GPO on Easter Monday. Marching behind the pugnacious melody of a bagpiper, a small group of men and women in a paramilitary-style colour party made their way down from the... 
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