Archive for the Community Category

Older and Bolder

Older and Bolder

On October 18th hundreds of people from Older and Bolder gathered outside Leinster House with placards and posters to protest at the cuts in Home Helps and Home Care Packages. For some of the people involved it was the first […]

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Thank Murtaghs it’s Friday…

Murtaghs hardware 27 years in Sandymount run their ‘Fiver Friday’ offer on the first Friday of every month. Five per cent of the day’s takings are donated to charities and local causes, based on the idea championed by The Joe […]

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Mr. Tilly’s Lights

Mr. Tilly's Lights

Mr. Tilly does it again with his amazing Christmas light spectacular. Every year Mr. Tilly puts on this display to raise money for the Our Lady’s Hospice. He lights up his house so that you can light up a life […]

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A Stitch in Time…

A Stitch in Time...

Residents of Dodder View Cottages, Ballsbridge gathered to mark the completion of a 40 ft knitted ‘flood wall’ art installation aimed at highlighting their ongoing vulnerability to flooding and their inability to get flood insurance. A ceremony held on Saturday […]

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Irishtown Nature Park

Irishtown Nature Park

A few years ago a Biodiversity Action Plan was implemented for Irishtown Nature Park which was a landfill at one point and has become its own significant place locally. People are very conscious and very vigilant of what’s happening there […]

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ICA Charity Auction

ICA Charity Auction

The Ballsbridge ICA will be holding an auction of unwanted Christmas Gifts in the Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount at 7.30pm on 28th January 2013. All funds raised will go to Cancer Research. So if you just can’t see […]

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Help My House

Help My House

HMH Draught Q. My cottage is very draughty. Are there any cheap ways of fixing this? A. Draughts can account for a significant heat loss element in any house, even a well insulated house. This explains why on a frosty […]

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Educate Together

Educate Together

Dublin 4 Educate Together Start Up Group met with Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humphreys to discuss the prospects for an Educate Together School in the Sandymount/Ringsend area www.dublin4educatetogether.ie L – R: Rosemarie Tobin, Doug Aird, Labour TD Kevin Humphreys, Jessica […]

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25 Years of Community Achievement

25 Years of Community Achievement

Dublin South East Community Training Centre which provides vocational training and support celebrated 25 years of outstanding service to the local community recently. In the challenging times in which we find ourselves the work of Community Training Centres (CDC) is […]

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Drilling off Dalkey

Drilling off Dalkey

Drilling for oil or gas is often a contentious issue and we only need to look west to see the controversy between Shell and the local residents of Rossport. However in the last few months this controversy has come closer […]

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