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Save St Mary’s Nursing Home campaign

David Predeville In June it was announced that the long-established St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road (Telford) was to close. Currently, the Centre is a healthcare facility for blind and visually impaired women. It is run under the auspices […]

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Let’s re-imagine a society without discrimination

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services have just launched an exciting No Stigma campaign, which aims to reimagine a life without mental health stigma. They hope you can join them in growing the conversation around mental health and showing how life […]

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DCC Notes

Compiled by Dermot Carmody Election of SEAC Chairperson At the start of the meeting on July 13th of the South East Area Committee (SEAC), Cllr. Dermot Lacey (LAB) was re-elected to the chair. Anne Feeney (FG) was elected vice-chairperson. Demolition […]

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Covid heroes: Plaques and scrolls

By Kathrin Kobus When Tom Brabazon took office as Dublin Lord Mayor earlier this year, neither he nor anyone else expected that his four-month term would cover the huge challenge of the Covid 19 pandemic. As the crisis began to […]

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Innovate Together fund

Rethink Ireland has funding of €5.5 million available to support social innovation projects from across Ireland who are acting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Innovate Together fund was established by Rethink Ireland with support from government and private […]

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€2 million prize fund for research into food waste and plastics

From Science Foundation Ireland Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has announced two new competitions, with a prize fund of €2 million each, as part of the SFI Future Innovator Prize. The SFI Food […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation proposes COVID-19 remembrance events

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is calling on the new Government to put in place a process for remembrance and reflection in post-COVID-19 Ireland. The Foundation has submitted a paper outlining a series of proposals for Ireland to remember and […]

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Pause for Harmony: Art in Lockdown

Launch by the Gerard Byrne Studio David Prendeville This September, the Gerard Byrne Studio will launch the highly anticipated ‘Pause for Harmony – Art in Lockdown’ exhibition. Gerard Byrne’s second major solo show of 2020 features an extraordinary and very […]

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Support Announced for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) Sector in the Form of Jobs Stimulus Package

In a press release on Saturday 25th July last the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D. announced a package of measures to support the Early Learning and Care and SchoolAge Childcare sector as remaining services reopen […]

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John Hume: Peacemaker

Beibhinn Byrne There has been an outpouring of tributes for the late John Hume, the former SDLP founder and leader, architect of the Peace Process and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize alongside David Trimble in 1998. He died over […]

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