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  • End of an era for St Mary’s Church
    End of an era for St Mary’s Church
    Eoin Meegan It was like saying goodbye to a very dear friend. That was how many of the parishioners of St Mary’s church, Donnybrook, on the corner of Anglesea Road and Simmonscourt Road, felt following the ceremony of deconsecration when...
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  • Tell My Mother I...                  by Anthony J. Jordan
    Tell My Mother I… by Anthony J. Jordan
    Eoin Meegan The story of how this book came about, the first novel by Anthony Jordan, is almost as interesting as the book itself. Ostensibly it tells the story of a young girl, Laura Burke, who discovers she is adopted...
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Memory Lane

  • Swastika Laundry remembered
    Swastika Laundry remembered
    Eoin Meegan Much has changed around Ballsbridge over the last century, as in many other parts of the capital. One big change is the disappearance forever of a one-time iconic building and industry, the Swastika Laundry. Operating for over 70...
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  • Activists fight York Road tower
    Activists fight York Road tower
    Peter McNamara Ringsend community activists are working to prevent a tower development proposal on York Road from being more than doubled in height. Melville Properties have submitted a proposal to Dublin City Council to extend permission that was...
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  • Patsy Gallagher:   The Mighty Atom (part 1)
    Patsy Gallagher: The Mighty Atom (part 1)
    Gavan Bergin Patrick ‘Patsy’ Gallagher was born in Milford Workhouse in Co. Donegal in 1891. He spent the first few years of his life living in Ramelton, a small village on the shores of Loch Swilly. When he was three,...
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Food & Wine

  • Vitamin D deficiency in Dublin says TCD study
    Vitamin D deficiency in Dublin says TCD study
    Geneva Pattison A recent medical and geographical study released from Trinity College Dublin has revealed that a large pro-portion of the population in urban areas are deficient in vitamin D. This study, conducted over five years, was a joint effort...
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