Archive for the Community Category

Mattress Men of Pearse Street

Mattress Men of Pearse Street

Mattress Mick’s face is well known around Dublin city. Not one to be publicity shy, his distinctive mug has graced many an advertising campaign. Now he’s about to go stratospheric, in the mattress world at least, with the release of […]

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Coffee Morning fundraiser for local hospices

Coffee Morning fundraiser for local hospices

There was a nationwide fundraiser in aid of Ireland’s Hospice Foundation on September 15th last. Bewleys provided the coffee free of charge for all fundraisers, with €2 gathered from every cup of coffee and all the proceeds have gone to […]

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Tom Clarke Bridge Fund to continue

Tom Clarke Bridge Fund to continue

There have been a number of changes over at the Tom Clarke Bridge of late. Firstly, there was the end of the toll operation by a private company which lasted some thirty years. On January 1st, 2016 Dublin City Council […]

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The Grove Sanctuary – A little wilderness in development

The Grove Sanctuary -  A little wilderness in development

A little-known secret haven in Donnybrook can be easily missed. Nestled into the corner of Morehampton Road and Wellington Place, The Grove Wildlife Sanctuary is free to any person to enjoy on specific dates with the permission of An Taisce, […]

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New bridge for Ringsend

New bridge for Ringsend

As reported in a previous issue, plans are moving ahead at pace to construct a new €30 million bridge over the mouth of the river Dodder at Grand Canal Docks. The bridge would connect Thorncastle Street in Ringsend to Britain […]

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Japanese Knotweed in Irishtown Nature Reserve

Japanese Knotweed in Irishtown Nature Reserve

NewsFour has discovered a large colony of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) thriving in the Irishtown Nature Reserve, close to the Shelley Banks. Japanese Knotweed is probably the most invasive plant known in Ireland and the UK today, with some towns […]

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Soakaway drainage concerns in Sandymount

Soakaway drainage concerns in Sandymount

Residents of Sandymount are concerned that the installation of soakaway flood drainage measures in the area by Dublin City Council (DCC) will prove ineffective and could contribute to further flooding incidents as they may not be suitable for a coastal […]

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What’s the crack?

What’s the crack?

Building on the Grand Canal Dock area has been accelerating at a fast pace in recent times, with many residents in the vicinity becoming increasingly frustrated at the high levels of noise and dust. Pile driving, in particular has proven […]

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New life for graving docks?

New life for graving docks?

The Docklands Business Forum (DBF), a group which represents companies operating in the fastest-growing part of Dublin, has put together an interesting proposal for one of the city’s oldest landmarks. Three Georgian graving docks, which date back over 220 years, […]

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Fund awards soon to be announced

Fund awards soon to be announced

Dublin Waste To Energy project is soon to announce its awards to local community groups under their Community Gain Fund scheme. The scheme is part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative between Dublin City Council (DCC), local groups in […]

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