Archive for the Local News Category

Dublin Waste to Energy facility processes one millionth tonne

Dublin Waste to Energy facility has accepted its one millionth tonnes of residual waste at its facility at Poolbeg in Dublin. It was delivered by Keywaste Ltd., which is one of the companies contracted to deliver waste to the facility.  […]

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Ringsend Rock School Relaunched

By Peter McNamara Have you been looking for a fun and rewarding hobby? Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to try something different? Maybe you want to express yourself – and believe you could be the next rock superstar. […]

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Lansdowne Place – The High Life

By Alexander Kearney On a bright afternoon in late October I find myself with a few minutes to spare wandering down Lansdowne road towards the corner of Shelbourne road. I have an appointment to view the marketing suite of Lansdowne […]

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A Bridge Too Far? Developer seeks modifications for new Facebook campus

By Alexander Kearney Early in November news was finally announced of a move that was long anticipated in the nation’s property pages: Facebook had finally agreed to take on a long-term lease for the entire 14 acre AIB Bankcentre site […]

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Covanta’s plans to burn more kept on ice

Covanta's plans to burn more kept on ice

By Paul Carton Covanta have had to withdraw their application to burn more waste. The application to ‘increase the annual capacity of existing waste to energy facility by 90000 tonnes’ which was lodged with An Bord Pleanala (the board) requested […]

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New library strategy with no fees and late opening

New library strategy with no fees and late opening

By  Peter McNamara Do you have a habit of forgetting to return library books? Does the prospect of a sizeable fine keep you from visiting your local library? Now that the government has decided to get rid of late fines, […]

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Vaulting Ambition: The process of perfection

Vaulting Ambition: The process of perfection

By Alexander Kearney I meet builder Declan Darcy outside 22 Seafort Avenue on a blazing sunny morning in mid-June. The semi-detached house is roughly midway from Sandymount Village and the sea. “When I was a boy I used to pop […]

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Facebook eyes up former Bankcentre

Facebook eyes up former Bankcentre

By Alexander Kearney What’s going on with the AIB Bankcentre? Mystery still surrounds the future of the site after it was revealed earlier this year that AIB intended to vacate the last portion of its purpose-built campus by summer 2019. […]

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Beech Hill Terrace nearing completion

Beech Hill Terrace nearing completion

By Paul Carton Royal Hospital Donnybrook Housing Agency’s Beech Hill Terrace accommodation project is on track to be completed for September. The address in Donnybrook was previously home to a dilapidated apartment block which was demolished to allow for the […]

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Working to keep Sandymount vibrant

By Kathrin Kobus. About 100 residents of Sandymount and neighbours of all ages and gender came and got their gear and handy tools, like gloves and tongs on a stick, from the Sandymount Tidy Towns committee. They were going about the […]

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