Archive for the Community Category

Back to school budgeting

Back to school budgeting

The new school year has just begun and with it, its associated costs. The list is endless and it’s like a financial vicious circle. Most people could not afford to cover the back to school costs out of their income. […]

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Grafitti, Traffic and Antisocial Issues

Grafitti, Traffic and Antisocial Issues

There was no South East Area meeting during August. A South East Area meeting took place on the 11th of September. Cllr Mannix Flynn raised the issue of how graffiti was being dealt with through waste management in the South […]

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Summer shut-downs at Sandymount Strand

Summer shut-downs at Sandymount Strand

Birds and sewage spills are to blame for the multiple bans on swimming at Sandymount Strand over the summer. The latest temporary ban, which occurred in August, was due to heavy overnight rainfall. This resulted in spot flooding in east […]

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O Happy Day for Sandymount Gospel Choir

O Happy Day for Sandymount Gospel Choir

About ten years ago, the Sandymount Gospel Choir came into being with just three songs for their very first performance. One of them, O Happy Day, is still part of their repertoire. After a long (but not too hot) summer […]

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Dcc South East Area City D4 Community Development news October 2017

Dcc South East Area City D4  Community Development news October 2017

The South East Area villages have been growing from strength to strength over the last year in enhancing and improving the streets, greens, community areas, shops and local amenities. The annual awards night for the area was held in Dublin […]

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Get fit for free in Herbert Park’s outdoor gym

Get fit for free in Herbert Park’s outdoor gym

You may have spotted the fancy new outdoor gymnasium that was installed in three different zones in Herbert Park over the summer. Dublin City Council have plans to introduce even more workout equipment to the area and are in the […]

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Upcycling plastic to bio-plastics

No matter how environmentally aware, you might be, in how you manage your household waste, your neighbour might not be so inclined. This is one of the reasons why a convoy of trucks now deliver our rubbish straight to the […]

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Training course for jobs in local construction

An initiative to upskill the unemployed to fulfil the job criteria desired by building contractors involved in the construction at the local North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) is underway. The three-week course covers all the […]

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Russelling up the footwork

Russelling up the footwork

Dusk, on a Friday evening in Donnybrook village and most of the workers are heading home, already loosening their ties and letting down their hair with a bite to eat, an after-work drink or cranking the music up and getting […]

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A day out with May

A day out with May

You may remember reading a previous NewsFour article about a local lady from Sandymount, May Roddy. She turned 100 years old this year, quite the achievement! I visited May while she was having her birthday party back in April and […]

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