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Young ones to take over Docklands

Young ones to take over Docklands

Dublin’s Docklands will be a busy place next year as the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the National Convention Centre will host the One Young World Summit alongside Croke Park. Dublin beat some serious competition including Edinburgh, Hong Kong and […]

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Is water fluoridation a health risk?

Is water fluoridation a health risk?

Most mothers would be horrified at the thought of their daughters stripping for attention. Not Martha Fitzgibbon. She encouraged her daughter Aisling to strip in public to emphasize how they believe the Irish Government’s forced fluoridation policy puts their health […]

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Casting a wide net with Jobcare

Casting a wide net with Jobcare

A stoical attitude is a must in today’s jobs market. Employment figures are low, wages are falling, and the uttering of bleak catchphrases like ‘the Forgotten Generation’ are routine, enforcing a sense that what’s bad can only get worse. Where […]

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UCD joins TEDx Club

UCD joins TEDx Club

UCD joined the TEDx club in June by organising a day of TED-style inspirational talks by former students. TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’, which started as a conference in California 26 years ago. It created […]

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Staycation on the Canal

Staycation on the Canal

Ten years ago, when the country was going mad for buying houses in rural France and snapping up apartments in Bulgaria, Michael Rankin bought himself a 20-year old barge for a fraction of the cost. It was a simple, practical […]

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Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean

March of this year brought a dramatic turn of events to the River Dodder when a mass die-off of fish was discovered near the Old Bawn area of Tallaght. A prevailing rumour among concerned fishermen and wildlife lovers the length […]

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Some new special deliveries

Some new special deliveries

In May, Minister for Health James Reilly announced the relocation of the country’s National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street to the Elm Park campus in Dublin 4. The move is expected to be completed by 2018 to a site close […]

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New School for D4

New School for D4

Back in June of 2011, the Department of Education announced plans to build 40 new primary schools, including one to service the Ringsend and Sandymount area. In May of this year, it was confirmed that a school would open in […]

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Good News Wall a hit at Fair Play Café

Good News Wall a hit at Fair Play Café

The Fair Play Café on York Road in Ringsend has teamed up with newspapers across Ireland to battle recession fatigue by creating a wall of good news stories to cheer customers up. Joe Donnelly, pictured, who runs the Fair Play […]

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Equal Play For All Children

Equal Play For All Children

The playground is an essential part of a child’s development and should be accessible to all children. Unfortunately, children with special needs are currently unable to enjoy most of Dublin’s playgrounds, due to a lack of suitable equipment. Aiming to […]

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