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DCC notes

DCC notes

Compiled By Paul Carton February Tree Programme for 2018: It is anticipated that this work will be undertaken over the coming months and prior to the trees coming into leaf. At Shrewsbury Park, there is a planned crown reduction of […]

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Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store

Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store

The Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store is located on Sandymount Avenue, nestled under a beautiful horse chestnut tree. The garden centre began with a request from one adult with a disability using Enable Ireland services to start growing tomatoes. […]

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‘Tilting Towers’ win for developer

‘Tilting Towers’ win for developer

By Alexander Kearney A Dublin City Council planner has finally accepted changes to the profiles of two commercial blocks in one of the most distinctive developments in Dublin 4 – Boland’s Quay on Grand Canal Dock. The case is an early […]

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Covanta’s day in court

Covanta’s day in court

By Paul Carton   A Dublin District Court Judge has fined the incinerator operators Covanta, €1,000 for being in breach of their licence with the EPA. Covanta, who are in a public-private partnership with DCC, known as the Dublin Waste to […]

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The Hanging Gardens of Ballsbridge

The Hanging Gardens of Ballsbridge

By Alexander Kearney We are fortunate in having in this country an efficient, stable, comprehensive banking and financial system of the highest integrity and probity.” Even after nearly forty years, the nasal quality and slightly bored tone of the recorded […]

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A special supermoon

A special supermoon

By Kathrin Kobus The new year began with a full moon, and the first month ended with a full moon as well. If there are two full moons in one calendar month, the second is called a ‘blue moon’. What […]

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Donnybrook Scouts celebrating 90th ‘birthday’ with three-day camp in Herbert Park

Donnybrook Scouts celebrating 90th ‘birthday’ with three-day camp in Herbert Park

The Donnybrook scouting group celebrated their 90th birthday with a group camp in Herbert park during the second week of September. It was the first time anyone had been given permission to camp overnight in the park. All sections of […]

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Battle for the bike lane

Battle for the bike lane
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Piano passion at Pearse Street

Perhaps the most iconic of Billy Joel’s songs is the stunning Piano Man. It is set in a lonely, beer-filled, smoky New York bar. It plays to many people’s sense of isolation and of unimportance. It teaches us that music […]

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Big bang at Anglesea Bridge

Big bang at Anglesea Bridge

An unexploded hand grenade thought to be from the time of the War of Independence was discovered under the Anglesea Bridge in the Ballsbridge area on August 28th. Gardai were immediately alerted and submitted a request to the Irish Defence […]

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