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The Man, the Myth, the Movie Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins at 25

B.J. Quinn Much like crisp sandwiches, a game of slaps or defacing school property with a pointy “S”, for a lot of my generation, Michael Collins (1996) was a childhood staple. An absent school teacher? Not to worry, here comes […]

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LauraLynn celebrating a ‘Decade of Care’

LauraLynn Ireland’s only children’s hospice celebrating a ‘Decade of Care’ as it marks 10 years since the opening of LauraLynn House. Here founder Jane McKenna is pictured with Miriam O’Callaghan at the opening of a Memorial Tree & Garden in […]

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Santa Cycle, brain injury & a story of bravery

Santa Cycle, brain injury & a story of bravery

Every charity needs a little help from the public around this time of year, and why not help a worthwhile cause while being Santa-tastic at the same time? On Sunday the 5th of December at 4pm, the Laurels Cycle Crew will set off on their way, cycling 20km to raise money for the brain injury charity Headway.

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Electric Picnic Debacle Redolent of a Deeper Malaise in the Government’s Handling of the Arts Sector During Covid

David Prendeville One of the few constants in this government’s ramshackle reign has been the disregard and contempt which it has shown the arts sector. This came to a head recently with the decision to not allow Electric Picnic to […]

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A New Initiative Could Play a Major Part in Ending Homelessness: Irishtown locals co-found Lanu – an exciting housing startup project

David Prendeville A new proptech startup company, Lanu, which takes its name from the Irish word Leathnú – meaning extend – was recently co-founded by two Irishtown locals. It has also been announced that it is one of two housing […]

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New Christmas Song for Peter McVerry Trust

New Christmas Song for Peter McVerry Trust

A brand new Christmas song has been released by Friends of Peter McVerry Trust, to raise some very much needed funds for homeless services at this special, but difficult time of the year for some.

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THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part Two

Gavan Bergin “Bud Aherne was a sportsman to his fingertips” (The Limerick Post) Bud Aherne made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland against Portugal in Lisbon on June 16th 1946. Although the Republic lost that match 3-1, Bud […]

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The Importance of Hope

Paula Moen My name is Paula Moen. I live in Ringsend and for as long as I can remember I have always loved the idea of vintage – from home furnishings to fashion. It is sustainable and often unique. I […]

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Big Beach Clean-up

After a break in 2020, the Big Beach Clean was back again this year, where a record number of over 400 clean-ups were organised by volunteers who removed 42 tonnes of litter across the country. In addition, more volunteers joined […]

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The Endurance of Love openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go. Ann Ingle

The Endurance of Love openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go.    Ann Ingle

Eoin Meegan Ann Ingle is a wonderful writer, warm, witty, and clearly with a story to tell. Growing up in London in a working class family she was in every way the typical English girl. That was until she met […]

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