Archive for the Local Category

The Podcast Studios opens on Pearse Street

By Peter McNamara Do you have an interesting personal story to share? Is there a certain topic you’re bursting to tell the world about? Have you ever had an insightful chat with someone, about everything under the sun, and wished […]

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Dublin Port Diaries

‘Dublin Port Diaries’, a collection of Dockland stories and a collaboration between Port Perspectives and Fighting Words, was launched at the end of 2019 at the Port Centre with renowned Dublin author Roddy Doyle in attendance. The book is a […]

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Meningitis B vaccination available in Ringsend

By Eoin Meegan Irishtown and Ringsend Primary Care Centre was the venue in January for the launch of the Men B vaccine catch-up programme for the area. The launch was the brainchild of Dr Tony O’Sullivan and his wife Caitriona, […]

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Dancing with the local stars

By Eoin Meegan Some time ago NewsFour visited Fitsteps, a new dance and fitness programme set up by Shauna Tilley that was starting to create waves. Recently, on a catch-up visit I was delighted to find that Shauna and the […]

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The story of John Hearn

By Peter McNamara For over 70 years, a question mark hung over the fate of local lad John Hearn. In 1939, he went off to join the merchant navy during the Second World War, aged 19. From that date, up […]

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Reader’s View: Homeless Dublin

By Michael Behan It’s hard to believe that, in this day and age, over 10,000 people are homeless in Ireland, with a concentration in Dublin, and a third of which are children. Most homeless families are invisible as they struggle […]

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Molly Woods – Donnybrook’s forgotten heroine

By Eoin Meegan One of the lesser-known players in this country’s struggle for independence is one Molly Woods. A close friend of Michael Collins, Woods orchestrated the exchange of arms from her home in Donnybrook and provided a safe haven […]

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