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DCC Notes for SEAC meeting, September 2019

Compiled by Dermot Carmody A busy South East Area Committee (SEAC) meeting on September 9th featured four presentations given to councillors on various matters. These were on the Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme, the planning application for a replacement development on […]

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Winter films preview

BY David Prendeville The summer is over. We’re facing into those long, cold nights again. One source of refuge from the misery is the cinema. Traditionally, winter was a time for more serious and awards-friendly films to emerge, after the […]

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Massacre or ancient cemetery? The tale of a gruesome find in Donnybrook

BY Eoin Meegan This is the season for the macabre, when on dark Halloween nights families gather round the fireside to listen to tales of fiendish deeds and spooky goings-on. They don’t get much more eerie than this, the true […]

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An act of remembrance: The Dublin Festival of History 2019

Eoin Meegan The 2019 Dublin Festival of History is upon us. Throughout the month of October a diverse range of cultural, historical and interactive events recalling how we see and interpret the past will take place right across the city. […]

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UCD in the running for five KTI awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD and ConsultUCD, has received five nominations for this year’s  Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards. UCD and Glanbia have been shortlisted for the Collaborative Research Impact Award for the AgriChemWhey project. This project is focused […]

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Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dermot Carmody The role of Dublin during the War of Independence (1919-1921), and the experiences of her ordinary citizens during that conflict, are the subject of an exhibition at the Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street. The exhibition’s […]

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The Dodder: A haven of biodiversity

Dermot Carmody As part of the recent Heritage Week 2019, Dublin City Council organised guided walks highlighting Rivers As Havens. NewsFour went along to the walk along the Dodder under the expert guidance of DCC Biodiversity officer Lorraine Bull and […]

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Pretty in Pink: Join the Great Pink Run and beat cancer

Eoin Meegan Do you want to face a challenge to help beat breast cancer? The Great Pink Run is back on October 19th in the Phoenix Park. You have a choice of a 10k or a 5k run or walk, […]

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Dr Niamh Shaw talks bees and space

Dermot Carmody Dr Niamh Shaw will give a “talk for grown ups” on beekeeping and bees’ importance in the ecosystem at The Ark in Eustace Street on November 17th. The event is part of Science Week, which runs from the […]

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Documenting Donnybrook’s sacred space

Eoin Meegan Having written about the ancient cemetery in Donnybrook previously in this paper, I was intrigued when a new documentary on the cemetery was announced this summer. So I went along to a preview showing at The Hive in […]

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