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Free musical instruments loan scheme for 12 to 17 year-olds at Dublin City Library

Eoin Meegan If you’re a teenager and you envisage yourself having a future career in the music business, but frustration bugs you because you don’t have, or can’t afford, a musical instrument, then keep reading. Musical instruments, even secondhand ones, […]

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Roadworks, repairs and tall stories

By Kathrin Kobus The footpath at Irishtown Nature Park was closed for most of July because of surface damage and weathering; temporary repairs were no longer sufficient. Dublin County Council said: “This is a particular problem after periods of prolonged […]

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Only three in 10 Irish men would attend counselling

Eoin Meegan Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it was revealed that only three in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy. The startling finding is compared to that of […]

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JOE BAMBRICK The record-breaking scorer

Gavan Bergin Joe Bambrick was born on November 3rd 1905 in the Grosvenor Road area of Belfast. As a boy Joe was exceptionally good at football, and he grew up into one of the best players in Belfast youth football.At […]

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A new voice in Irish literature

Eoin Meegan Izzy Hodder’s first novel Someone Like You deals with the perennial tale of teen pregnancy. We meet Amy, a 17-year-old girl in her final year at school, whose world is turned upside down when she unexpectedly discovers she […]

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HOPE IS CONTAGIOUS

Beibhinn Byrne It was the Chinese New Year but in the city of Wuhan there was no evidence of celebrations. This teeming place was a ghost town. No lanterns were lit red, and the dragons, unlucky, in this dismal New […]

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Remembering Eavan Boland Poet, feminist and inspiration

Geneva Pattison In a year filled with so much death, devastation and sadness, the loss of Eavan Boland on the 27th of April felt somewhat surreal. People may have known her from studying her poetry during the leaving cert, some […]

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New breakthrough in coping with Dyslexia

Eoin Meegan Dyslexia is a condition that affects approximately one in ten people in Ireland. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland defines the condition as “a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills.” Many […]

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Book Review: After This Our Exile by Aubrey Malone

Dermot Carmody After This Our Exile is a novel by Mayo-born author Aubrey Malone. Malone, a freelance journalist, has lived in Dublin since 1970, was a teacher for some fourteen years and started writing books in 1996. He has published […]

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Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre (RICC) – Covid 19

Covid 19 has brought many challenges for the RICC. Our newly refurbished Centre would normally be a busy hub of activity. But when the Government announced widespread closures of schools on 12th March due to Covid 19 the manager, Lorraine […]

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