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Shedding Inhibitions

Shedding Inhibitions

Commercial premises, once home to prosperous businesses, lie dormant. Skilled men, once gainfully employed, find themselves at a loose end. This is sadly the case in towns and villages across Ireland. But, thanks to the work of the Irish Men’s […]

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Spilling Onto The Streets

Spilling Onto The Streets

On Saturday, May 18th, Ringsend Park Playground was transformed into a contemporary dance stage thanks to Spill, a U.K dance group who entertained onlookers as part of the Dublin Dance Festival with their show A Playground of Dance. The group […]

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Sandymount Credit Union – Our Loan Book is Open

Sandymount Credit Union – Our Loan Book is Open

People helping People, Neighbours helping Neighbours Before taking out a loan of any kind, it’s worth taking the time to understand the costs and how lending works. Most financial institutions which lend money are in business primarily to make a […]

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Birdman of Herbert Park

Birdman of Herbert Park

Tommy Doyle from Home Villas, Donnybrook is known as the Birdman of Herbert Park. Tommy has been feeding the birds for the past twenty years and is a regular in the park, and as you can see from the picture […]

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Band Nights at Iris Charles Centre

The Iris Charles Centre on Newbridge Avenue in Sandymount has been expanding its activities and entertainment programmes this year, as part of a plan to include more members of different ages from within the local community. The Iris Charles Centre […]

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Talent Scouting the Docklands

Talent Scouting the Docklands

Dublin City Council has enlisted the aid of axis: Ballymun, an arts and community resource centre, to develop that aspect of their new strategy in the Docklands, Ringsend and Irishtown areas. As DCC prepares to issue a new long-term plan […]

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Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Party season got underway last month, kicked off by the annual Life Festival where the country’s hoofers got their groove on to some of the leading lights in dance music. A line-up featuring Laurent Garnier, Modselector, Booka Shade and Leftfield […]

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Ireland’s First Petrol Car Comes Home

Ireland’s First Petrol Car Comes Home

Ireland’s first ever motor car was on display at the Malahide Car Show on May 19th, at the Grand Hotel. The show brought people back 100 years when it showcased the 1898 Benz Velo, the first petrol-driven car ever to […]

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Martello Mystery

Martello Mystery

There has been no small amount of speculation about the status of the Sandymount Martello Tower in recent months. Work began earlier in the year without announcement and resulted in some very obvious cosmetic alterations, an addition one witness characterised […]

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Twenty years ago, if we wished to contact someone, we simply made a phone call. Ten years ago, we were more likely to send a text message. Now, increasingly, we are likely to make contact through email, Twitter or Facebook. […]

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