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10 Years of the Ronnie Drew Crane

By David Prendeville Last Saturday saw local GAA and Ronnie Drew fans come out in force to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Ronnie Drew Crane, organised by Dublin Stevedores. The Ronnie Drew mural which adorns the eponymous crane was […]

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The destruction of Community Development

By Peter McNamara Remarkable new research, undertaken by Patricia Kelleher (PhD) and Cathleen O’Neill (MA), traces the rise and dramatic fall of the once-thriving community development sector in Ireland. Their paper, The Destruction of the Community Development Sector (2002-2015), was […]

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Bill McCracken: A master of defence

By Gavan Bergin Bill McCracken was born in the Falls Road area of Belfast in 1883. As a boy, Bill was very good at football, and by the time he left secondary school he had gained a reputation as one […]

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Ringsend Active Retirement Association joins the Gardaí

The Ringsend Active Retirement Association recently spent a very enjoyable day at the Garda Training College in Templemore. They were accompanied by Garda Paddy Collins and Garda Katie Sammon and greeted on arrival by Sergeant Michael Reynolds who was their […]

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Stella’s stellar results

The 2019 rowing season is nearly over just like the summer holidays, and Stella Maris are looking back on an impressive medal haul. “Our Junior Section retained the East Coast Junior Shield – that’s the 7th year on the bounce […]

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Shakespeare in a Park near you

The Robert Emmet Community Development, plus Direction Out, DCC, and Stanislawski studio proudly present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in a musical adaptation. Tomorrow and on Thursday they will be pop up in Merrion Square and in Herbert Park respectively. […]

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Here’ll be … Aliens

The 77th Worldcon got underway yesterday evening at the Convention Centre. Till Monday the space between CCD and the Point has become Area 51 for science fiction and fantasy fans. About 7,000 will have made the journey, fans and guests […]

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Dublin Fringe Festival 25th Birthday Feast

By Dermot Carmody The Dublin Fringe Festival celebrates its 25th birthday this year with shows in more than 30 locations around the city running from September 7-29. The festival draws over 30,000 spectators each year to a range of innovative […]

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Kevin Morrow at McClosky’s

By Dermot Carmody Singer and songwriter Kevin Morrow has been playing regularly on Thursday nights in McCloskey’s pub in Donnybrook for the last five years. The place itself is an old-school shop where a guest or customer can expect the […]

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Percy French: Sandymount’s adopted son

By Eoin Meegan Percy French is known far and wide as the writer of timeless classics such as ‘The Mountains of Mourne’, ‘Phil The Fluter’s Ball’, and ‘Slattery’s Mounted Fut’. Less well-known is that the composer, who was born in […]

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