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Hotel Development causing trouble for horse owners

Hotel Development causing trouble for horse owners

Two new hotels have been planned for construction in the Liberties area and they are already causing concern to locals.  These concerns have been brought up especially among horse owners in…

What Bus Connects Draft Report Means For D8

Bus Connects has just published a draft report that will affect the flow of public transport traffic through Cork Street, Patrick Street and up to Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of The Liberties.  The section of the report that covers the Dublin 8 area…

Becoming a tour guide with Dublinia

Becoming a tour guide with Dublinia

Bored during this second lockdown? Looking for something to keep you occupied while staying inside? Why not make the most of this time to take part in a course that could help…

Charity bike shop opens in Inchicore

Charity bike shop opens in Inchicore

A new bike shop, Frontline Bikes has opened in Inchicore and employs individuals affected by crime and addiction.  Frontline Bikes was set up by “Frontline Make Change”, a charity that…

Smithfield LUAS attack highlights lack of security

Smithfield LUAS attack highlights lack of security

On the morning of the 29th of October, a man was attacked and assaulted outside Smithfield LUAS stop.  He was then saved and assisted by a gentleman on the Luas that intervened and helped the 65-year-old man.   The daughter…

New hotel planned to be built on St Augustine Street

New hotel planned to be built on St Augustine Street

The Liberties is getting a new hotel built on St Augustine Street, near Cornmarket in the heart of the Liberties.  It was confirmed on Monday that the new Raag Hotel will…

Lockdown to Locked Up

Lockdown to Locked Up

On Thursday last, numerous “anti-lockdown” protestors gathered on O’Connell Bridge.   They then moved on to East Wall Road and then proceeded to Grafton Street. Some protesters were not adhering to the social distancing guidelines, the 5km restriction or…

Closure of charity shops leads to major financial losses

Closure of charity shops leads to major financial losses

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland is set to lose €1 million due to new level 5 restrictions.  The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) must raise €3…

D8RCS welcomes refugee families to Dublin 8

D8RCS welcomes refugee families to Dublin 8

Across the world, many families are seeking refuge. They are trying to escape poverty, war and other hardships for a better way of life. They must make the most difficult decision they might ever have to make, and…

Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on

Shopping local during Covid-19  Ireland has seen its first wave of small business closure due to Covid-19, and as times remain uncertain, those who survived are counting on community to make it through the…

Visors are no match for masks

Visors are no match for masks

While face masks remain the primary recommendation for protecting yourself and others against Covid-19, in Ireland, many people are using visors – especially in shop and café/restaurant settings where they’d rather not…

The future of green space in D8

The future of green space in D8

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a project called Mapping Green Dublin (MGD) to see what can be done about the lack of green space in the Dublin 8 area.   According…