Archive for the Community Category

McCartan Opticians moving to new building

David Prendeville McCartan Opticians, which has been in Ringsend since 1987 and Baggot Street before that, since 1935, is moving to 2 Thorncastle Street on the corner, beside Ferrari’s chip shop. The building they’re moving into was formerly the old […]

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The importance of being seen

This dull, grey, wet morning proved the necessity for the annual appeal by the Road Safety Authority together with ESB Networks and An Garda Síochána to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety instructions part of school lessons for […]

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Refurbishment of Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre

The refurbishment of the Centre commenced in early February 2019 and is on schedule to be completed in September. This development of the Community Centre is fundamental to improve the area of Ringsend and Irishtown. The plan will bring the […]

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The destruction of Community Development

By Peter McNamara Remarkable new research, undertaken by Patricia Kelleher (PhD) and Cathleen O’Neill (MA), traces the rise and dramatic fall of the once-thriving community development sector in Ireland. Their paper, The Destruction of the Community Development Sector (2002-2015), was […]

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Ringsend Active Retirement Association joins the Gardaí

The Ringsend Active Retirement Association recently spent a very enjoyable day at the Garda Training College in Templemore. They were accompanied by Garda Paddy Collins and Garda Katie Sammon and greeted on arrival by Sergeant Michael Reynolds who was their […]

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Campaign to save Markievicz Pool from Metrolink

By Peter McNamara On Thursday June 16th members of the “Save Markievicz Pool” campaign group convened a public meeting at St Andrews Resource Centre, on Pearse Street. At issue was the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) proposal to demolish the newly-refurbished […]

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Golden applause at RDRD Annual event

By Beibhinn Byrne The teenage years are notorious for trouble. A highly-charged and creative time in life that can prove tricky for most often requires huge support. The many rites of passage at play – from peer group approval to […]

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Salute to the great Ringsend Eagles

By Eoin Meegan Some thirty years ago, a group of Ringsend youths made history by being part of a unique and very special athletic club. Even if they are not recorded in the official sporting records, one man recalls their […]

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BusConnects update

Two things: proposals for the bus service aka the revised network of bus service and proposals the core bus corridors are related, but are treated separately by the National Transport Authority, NTA. The first round of consultations and for submissions […]

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Charity Begins at Home

By Kathrin Kobus The rugby season is on a break until the World Cup comes along in September, when the club rugby will start anew. For now, the 2018/19  competitions are over. Back in April, president Kieran Mulligan had invited […]

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