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Dodder Action Day

Dodder Action Day

This year’s Dodder Action Day has been another great success. Dodder Action, along with a bevy of volunteers, has lived up to its reliable and hard-working reputation yet again by collecting and recycling an astonishing 2,500 bottles and cans. They […]

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Wastewater extension projects for Ringsend and Dublin

Wastewater extension projects for Ringsend and Dublin

The Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works currently deals with the exit of sludge for the greater Dublin region. It also recycles some of the sludge as bio-solids for use as fertiliser. However, this facility will see a significant increase in the […]

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Incinerator emissions: Monitoring not finalised

Incinerator emissions: Monitoring not finalised

The Poolbeg incinerator has begun pumping out smoke as it begins to come into operation. It will take a number of months until it is actually combusting waste at full scale. However, even at this early stage many in Ringsend, […]

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New Lord Mayor for Ringsend

New Lord Mayor for Ringsend

The campaign to elect the new Lord Mayor of Ringsend and Irishtown was held during the last few weeks of April, and Tony McDonald, aka Deke Rivers, has emerged as the new Lord Mayor. He was inaugurated during the Mayday […]

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25% Social Housing for Poolbeg – Agreement follows major visit by Housing Minister to IGB site

25% Social Housing for Poolbeg - Agreement follows major visit by Housing Minister to IGB site

Agreement has been reached on an allocation of 25% social housing in the Poolbeg West SDZ that has been the subject of much lobbying and speculation regarding the potential housing and commercial mix. Councillors of Dublin City Council have voted […]

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Hive of activities

Hive of activities

The Hive at Herbert Park was buzzing with activity on the 1st and 2nd of April recently, thanks to Dublin City Council and Dodder Action. The weekend-long event brought together organisations and volunteers who are passionate about preserving the natural […]

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Darkness into Light Ringsend already making a difference

Darkness into Light Ringsend already making a difference

Lisa Callaghan, a Dublin 4 resident, is passionate about mental health awareness and has done a number of charity runs in the past for Aware and volunteered with Aware last year on their support line. Lisa posted the following story […]

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Poem For Darkness Into Light, Ringsend.

Poem For Darkness Into Light, Ringsend.

I see you smiling, but can read your eyes, You’re trying so hard, to keep the tears inside, You cannot feel the sun, nor stop the pounding rain, You long for better days and an end to your pain. I […]

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LIGHT RISES IN RINGSEND AND SANDYMOUNT

LIGHT RISES IN RINGSEND AND SANDYMOUNT

The inaugural Pieta House Darkness into Light Ringsend event was attended by over 2,200 people on the morning of May 6th. It was one of 150 such events to take place all over Ireland and over four continents with a […]

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Clanna Gael Fontenoy supporting the community in many ways

Clanna Gael Fontenoy supporting the community in many ways

We welcomed a delegation of public and community representatives to the club on a Saturday morning recently. They took the opportunity to see plenty of training activity in the academy and out on the pitches; but also to hear how […]

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