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60 Years and Beyond: The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland

60 Years and Beyond: The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland

During 2017, Ireland and Japan will celebrate 60 years of formal diplomatic relations. Since the first diplomatic exchanges took place in 1957, the relationship between the two countries has gone from strength to strength. Japan is now Ireland’s 11th largest […]

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When Dante came to Beggar’s Bush

When Dante came to Beggar’s Bush

The National Print Museum at Beggar’s Bush Barracks recently hosted an exhibition of creative print materials based upon Dante Alighieri’s epic 14th century narrative poem The Divine Comedy. The Typographic Dante is the result of an ongoing project by graphic […]

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Heritage Hero award for Alan

Heritage Hero award for Alan

A founder member of the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society, Alan Martin, has been named as a runner-up in a major national heritage award. Martin received the honour out of a group of 86 individual nominees at the Heritage Council’s Heritage […]

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Ballroom dancing, tea and love hearts

Ballroom dancing, tea and love hearts

On Valentine’s Day last, a romantically-themed Tea Dance was held in Clanna Gael Fontoy GAA club. It was a charming affair with many older couples and groups turning up to take in the ballroom atmosphere. Cary Posavitz and the Players […]

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Paul Kennedy and the Watersedge Drama Group

Paul Kennedy and the Watersedge Drama Group

NewsFour caught up with local Ringsend playwright and drama teacher Paul Kennedy to talk about his life and work in the field of drama and his passionate work with the local community. Readers may remember the success of his last […]

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‘The Little Book of Sandymount’

‘The Little Book of Sandymount’

Kurt Kullmann has written another local book about Dublin 4, titled ‘The Little Book of Sandymount’. The book begins with a description of the contentious borders of Sandymount, which can extend from Bath Avenue in the north to Merrion Gates […]

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Showing off at Showcase Ireland

Showing off at Showcase Ireland

January was a busy time over at the RDS in Ballsbridge. From Funderland to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, the famous venue has been packed to the rafters. Something a little more sedate, but none the less interesting, was Showcase, […]

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Fiery displays at Sandymount Strand

Fiery displays at Sandymount Strand

Despite the chilly temperatures, members of the Dublin Fire Meeting converged at Sandymount Strand on Friday night, January 20th, to practise the art of fire dancing and to showcase their talents in staff spinning, juggling and fire-breathing. Robbie Corcoran, co-founder […]

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Scorsese Hangs Out in Dublin 4

As you may have already heard, Martin Scorsese spent last weekend hanging out in a secret Dublin 4 location, and no, it wasn’t here at NewsFour. Scorsese, or “Marty” to his friends, opted for the slightly more salubrious surroundings of […]

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The Cinema Corner – February 23rd

The Cinema Corner - February 23rd

It’s a strong week for new releases. The best of the bunch is Patriots Day, a nail-biting dramatisation of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt to find its perpetrators. The movie commendably steers clear […]

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