Archive for the Community Category

BusConnects Update: Where no bus plan has gone before

By Kathrin Kobus The NTA (National Transport Authority Ireland) is busy publishing plans and projects that involve demolishing buildings, houses, cutting trees re-routing, handing over Dublin bus routes to other operators and increasing fares (simply by changing zones). When the […]

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Protests to Save Housing Deal

By Peter McNamara On Saturday March 3rd over a hundred members of the Irish Glass Bottle Housing Action Group gathered along Sean Moore road, in front of the high metal barriers of the Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). The […]

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Aviva Stadium Community Fund 2019

Applications for the Aviva Stadium Community Fund Scheme are open for 2019 and will remain open until St Patrick’s Day, 17th March. The fund, which was set up by the Aviva Stadium in 2007 supports community-based projects originating within a […]

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Pillowcase campaign join strong coalition this Saturday

Pillowcase campaign join strong coalition this Saturday

The housing and homeless situation has generated so many activist groups that there was nearly a new one setting up every week. Now they’ve formed a coalition, strength in numbers. If the numbers of the homeless and rent increases don’t […]

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Homeless Mobile Run Sleeping Bag Appeal

The Homeless Mobile Run volunteers provide hot dishes, snacks, tea, coffee, toiletries, clothes and sleeping bags for the homeless. With the decrease in temperature and the nights becoming colder and colder, the support for the homeless is needed now more […]

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Redevelopment work at RICC funded by Covanta2

By Kathrin Kobus Two pieces of good news from the Ringsend and Irishtown Community centre: Firstly, the long -overdue refurbishment got underway on Monday 28th January. Secondly, no services will have to be suspended. A plan B regarding locations for […]

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Shore leave at the sea shore

By Kathrin Kobus Early autumn last year, a sign was put up at a small tree on the green triangle between the footpaths near the beach in Sandymount regarding an application to the DCC to build a new playground. The […]

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Sean Moore Community Awards 2019

Working with our sponsor, the Aviva Stadium, and our media partner NewsFour, we are delighted to confirm that the Sean Moore Community Awards – first established during the 1988 Dublin Millennium – will again be presented in March 2019, at […]

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From fine to healthy at your library

By Geneva Pattison Just a reminder that from New Year’s day of this year all library fines have been abolished for all overdue library books. The public are encouraged to return any overdue items to the library that are in […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Dunner

By Alexander Kearney Christmas is a time when we are naturally drawn to thinking about the past. Another year gone or perhaps a whole decade to look back upon; the totting up of accounts both financial and spiritual. Almost exactly […]

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