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Fidget Toys Popping off again

Brian Quinn Push Poppers, the new toy craze sweeping across Irish playgrounds. Remember bubble wrap as a child? The excitement, the thrill, the pop! Sure, your parents seemed pleased enough with their new crockery package, but for you, the true […]

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A Trio of Talents

Rodney Devitt In 1952, at the age of about seven, I was a fairly competent reader. This was not considered unusual or remarkable by my parents or immediate family, all for the most part avid readers themselves, subscribers to magazines, […]

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Author Derville Murphy on writing, art & architecture

Author Derville Murphy on writing, art & architecture

In this interview local author, artist, architect and certified renaissance woman, Derville Murphy, kindly spoke to Newsfour about what drives her to write, how art has influenced her work and what are the makings of a knockout historical fiction novel.

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Surprise By-Election for Dublin Bay South

Surprise By-Election for Dublin Bay South

Peter McNamara Coming to a soap box near you: it’s the Dublin Bay South Showdown. Eoghan Murphy (see profile pg, 14), best known for his tenure as Fine Gael’s Minister for Housing (talk about a troublesome tenant), has resigned his […]

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Editor’s Corner

With a by-election coming up in the Dublin Bay South constituency shortly (see our coverage on Pgs. 12-14) this is the perfect opportunity to demand that the housing crisis, a festering sore in the country for too long, is finally […]

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Music to our ears: Calling all local performers!

Music to our ears: Calling all local performers!

Calling all people of the Arts!
Apply for funding with the DCC.

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DUBLIN SAMARITANS: PANDEMIC PUTS PRESSURE ON VOLUNTEERS

Dublin Samaritans’ Volunteers double their hours to cope with pandemic pressure EVERY six minutes someone in distress phones Dublin Samaritans*. The ‘listening’ service provides a lifeline to thousands of people in Ireland each year who are troubled, in distress, struggling to cope, […]

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April May edition available online now

April May edition available online now

Apr-May 2021 Press Copy by dara o riordain

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Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Geneva Pattison For the first time in Irish history, a public area will be named after a female Irish writer. The writer in question is the pioneer of women’s writing, Mary Lavin. The new Mary Lavin Place will consist of […]

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George’s Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

George's Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

Geneva Pattison In early 2019, Dublin City Council put forward plans to develop a white water rafting facility in George’s Dock. The development plan was passed in December 2019, despite the estimated costs of the build starting at 12 million […]

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