Archive for July 2014

DCC Notes

DCC Notes

UCD Burst Pipe Causes a Stir The South East Area meeting of Dublin City Council was told UCD burst a pipe back in May. The burst pipe caused damage to some houses in Beech Hill and Airfield Drive, supposedly due […]

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‘Meet Me at The Rosie’

‘Meet Me at The Rosie’

“The words came into my head while I was cycling along after a meeting.” Labour Councillor Dermot Lacey is putting politics aside for a moment to tell NewsFour about a song he composed, titled Meet Me at the Rosie. “When […]

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St Bart’s Bells Chime Again

St Bart’s Bells Chime Again

Church Bells are something you might well feel indifferent toward; that is, unless you live nearby a church. If you do, then you may think they are either an important part of your local community or simply noise pollution. Whichever […]

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Getting a Sense of the Sensor City

Getting a Sense of the Sensor City

Dublin is set to become the test bed for what’s being called an Internet of Things, in collaboration with Intel Labs Europe. An announcement in early April by Intel and Dublin City Council marked the next stage in the much-mooted […]

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An Apple a Day for Ringsend College

An Apple a Day for Ringsend College

“An Apple a day keeps Microsoft away” is the modern twist on a well-known saying. It may be a sign of the times, but, this September, the new first year students starting in Ringsend College will be reporting back on […]

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Poet in Profile – Mary Guckian

Poet in Profile – Mary Guckian

As mentioned elsewhere in this issue, this year’s One City, One Book is a break from the usual form of adopting an old favourite or reviving a neglected classic. Instead, the book is an anthology, If Ever You Go: a […]

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Eircode is Coming

Eircode is Coming

In the spring of 2015 this country will lead the way in an area of technology when Ireland adopts a unique postcode system called Eircode. As it stands, 35% of Irish addresses lack a unique digit or defining name. With […]

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New Land and Sea Ticket

New Land and Sea Ticket

Dublin Bus and Dublin Bay Cruises have launched a new Land and Sea combo ticket. The new ticket means that visitors, or those wishing to take a day off work or college to discover the city, can now avail of […]

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Dodder Walkies

Dodder Walkies

The problem of dog fouling on our streets can ruin the most pleasant of walks. As a response to this, some members of the Bath Avenue and District Residents Association (BADRA) are taking matters into their own hands, handing out […]

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The History of An Old Club

The History of An Old Club

You might assume without reading Dominic Branigan’s historical account of the sporting club, Clonliffe Harriers (Original Writing €20), that it’s another bland historical book. Instead, what you get is a well-written and researched account of a club that began way […]

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