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DCC Notes for SEAC meeting, July 2019

Compiled by Eoin Meegan Fresh from the May elections the South East Area Committee (SEAC) got proceedings underway on July 8th with Cllr Dermot Lacey (LAB) taking up his new role as Area Committee Chairperson. The meeting began with a […]

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Fiddler’s Green and more

By Kathrin Kobus A very special concert as part of the All in a row charity events will get under way at 8pm this evening in St. Patrick’s Church. Since early afternoon the sound stage has been set up and […]

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It’s official – the playground is open

Since the beginning of August children and their parents have been using the new playground at the beach already, but it was only a week ago September 25 when Deputy Lord Mayor, Tom Brabazon accompanied by pupils from local primary […]

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New funding model needed for RTE?

David Prendeville RTÉ have released their annual report for 2018 and it paints quite a bleak picture. Last year saw the launch of RTÉ’s five-year strategy from 2018 to 2022. This plan reflected the need for RTÉ to evolve in […]

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McCartan Opticians moving to new building

David Prendeville McCartan Opticians, which has been in Ringsend since 1987 and Baggot Street before that, since 1935, is moving to 2 Thorncastle Street on the corner, beside Ferrari’s chip shop. The building they’re moving into was formerly the old […]

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Shakespeare in the Dail? The Holinshed Chronicles and other treasures

Geneva Pattison This year, the Oireachtas Library displayed the oldest book in its collection The Holinshed Chronicles, for the entirety of May. Originally housed in the library of the Chief Secretary of Dublin Castle, The Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland […]

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Mrs Carter’s eventful Irish visit

Dermot Carmody In 1977 ‘Miss Lillian’ Carter, mother of the then recently-elected President of the USA, Jimmy Carter, made an eight-day visit to Dublin as part of a Friendship Force visit by a group of around 250 people from Des […]

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A 21st Century Treescape

By Susan O’Brien While walking along the neighbourhood streets in recent sunny days, I found myself actively seeking out the tree-lined side of the road. In an endeavour to keep cool my route was notably influenced by the welcome cooling […]

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Slugs and snails begone! DIY repellents

By Geneva Pattison As the sad but inevitable end of the Summer approaches, so will the dreary weather. Snails and slugs can wreak havoc on even the most acutely tended-to gardens during rainy periods and it can feel impossible to […]

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Irish Cinema in the 21st Century

By David Prendeville The latest book from Professor Ruth Barton, of Trinity College, is an extensive look at Irish cinema in the 21st century. It’s broken down into eight chapters and covers Irish animation, horror, documentary, history and trauma, Northern […]

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